Point-shoot training and Airsoft

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    Point-shoot training and Airsoft

    OK.....start laughing if you like....but, I was wondering if there would be any value in using an Airsoft Pistol to work on Point/shoot skills?

    Can't always go the range, and it costs a few bucks everytime. Airsoft is pretty cheap, and quiet, and comparatively safe....could easily shoot in my carport and not upset the neighbors.

    As always, you guys KNOW IT ALL.....well, none of you know all of it, all alone, but as a group there is a LOT OF KNOWLEDGE here....so I'll appreciate any and all ideas and info.

    Carry on, Cannon

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannon View Post
    OK.....start laughing if you like....but, I was wondering if there would be any value in using an Airsoft Pistol to work on Point/shoot skills?

    Can't always go the range, and it costs a few bucks everytime. Airsoft is pretty cheap, and quiet, and comparatively safe....could easily shoot in my carport and not upset the neighbors.

    As always, you guys KNOW IT ALL.....well, none of you know all of it, all alone, but as a group there is a LOT OF KNOWLEDGE here....so I'll appreciate any and all ideas and info.

    Carry on, Cannon
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    Shooting is shooting and you will gain as much benefit with Airsoft as with live ammo.
    I have taught several four hour classes with both Sim guns and CO2 pellet guns and, IMHO, the classes were as good as the live fire classes.
    An added benefit of Airsoft is the ability to use it in FOF scenarios.

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    No laughing here.

    Airsoft is an excellent way to practice all of your shooting skills.

    You can do things with Airsoft that wouldn't be safe with a real firearm.
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    Just like you...can't get to the range everyday, but I can go down in the basement and shoot my Crossman, 10 shot, semi-auto pistol as much as I like. And at 20 feet, with a small target, it is just as challenging as my 10 mm at 20 yards.

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    There's a Japanese competitor in Action Shooting (Bianchi Cup maybe?) who can ONLY practice shooting Airsoft when he's at home in Japan. Then he saves his money & spends his vacation time to come over here & shoot in "real" matches. Sorry my memory isn't better... but I think he (sadly) got disqualified last year for a accidential discharge. Anyway, he's quite good. Especially since he only has a chance to shoot live ammo once a year.
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    I was wondering if there would be any value in using an Airsoft Pistol to work on Point/shoot skills?

    We've seen FoF training using the airsofts used with tremendous success after the skills were learned with live fire on the ranges in the last three classes.

    No reason to think that order could not be reversed by using the airsofts in the first place.

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    No laughing here either air soft is a vauleable training tool.
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    Especially if you can find the same model as you carry. I practice with a USP knock off. It even fits the same holster.
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    rocky,

    I use the kwa g17's, we purchased a few glock comabt holsters for them and they also sit nicely within our carry holsters for those who have them.

    I recently bought a g18 for the upcoming class in Flagstaff so we can run some 2 on 1 scenarios

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    Yeah, I run a cheap spring gun right now. Still better than just dry fire when in the home.
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    As long as you're using a gun that has the same grip angle as your carry gun it's an excellent point-shooting training tool. I carry a G27 with a G23 mag for a reload, and I've duplicated my carry setup with KJworks airsoft. It's great! Get the propane adapter from airsoft innovations, and your gas bill goes waaaaay down.

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    Get the propane adapter from airsoft innovations, and your gas bill goes waaaaay down.

    I bought the adapter, and the silicone "oil" to use with the propane tanks just this last week when I ordered a supllemental kwa g18 and extra mags.

    If you are going to run the airsofts a lot, it is a good money saver AS sjp2452 mentions.

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    No laughing here either air soft is a very vauleable training tool we use it for our shoot-don't shoot senarios as well as for fight for life.

    I also feel point shooting is just as important as sighted shooting.

    They are all tools to be put in your "Tactical Tool Box" and used when and as needed.

    You can never get too much training!

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    I laughed because you thought we would laugh.

    I think it's awesome that you are doing it. It is a great way to gain proprioception and to fine tune your skills.
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