Getting a concealed carry license means that you are going to have to take some classes before you are approved for that license. Taking classes is going to make sure that you know what you are doing, and that you are going to be able to use your weapon safely and appropriately. One of the things that you might do when you are taking classes is to use a firearms simulator.
A simulator uses technology to let you feel like you are in an actual shooting situation. You will use a gun that has a special laser on it that will trigger a sensor if it makes a hit. Then you go into the simulator room, which may be a full room or it may be a small room with virtual reality (VR) capabilities. Using a simulator with VR capabilities will let you be fully immersed in the simulation. There are several reasons to go with a course that uses a firearms simulator or to find one that you can use on your own.
One reason for using a firearms simulator is that you are going to want to build up muscle memory of what you are doing. You want to be able to make the whole shooting procedure smooth and flowing. The only way to get that is to get a lot of practice and build up that muscle memory.
Another reason for practicing with a firearms simulator is that you want to be able to think and make good decisions in a chaotic situation. Depending on what is happening when you pull your weapon, there may be people running and screaming, and a lot of innocent bystanders. All that chaos can make it hard for you to be able to think. You might freeze or panic. You don't want to try to handle these emotions for the first time in a real situation, because people will get hurt. But, in a firearms simulator, the simulator can be set so that it can have all that chaos, plus loud noises and flashing lights. All that simulated chaos will make it easier for you to handle situations in real life because you have spent time trying to make decisions in the simulator.
If you are going to get your concealed carry license, or you are in the military or law enforcement, you want to be sure that you are going to be able to make the right choice with your weapon. A firearm simulator can help you with that.