Airsoft for training?

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    Airsoft for training?

    I did a search and can't find anything, but I know I saw a post somewhere (maybe another forum) regarding using Airsoft for tactical training -- like around the house and such.

    Any comments or feedback on that? Any ideas on excercizes that could be run in the home using airsoft in "live fire" situations? Is this a good or bad idea?
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    There is several threads about this... I think it works pretty well.
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    Yes, we did have a good thread running on this a while back - but I have no link. Maybe we can locate it eventually.

    I'd say excercizes are probably down to the limits of your imagination!

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    Dang you P95Carry. Don't you think I have other things to do? I have to work. I have things to do, places to go, people to see. Now I have to spend hours reading all those posts.

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    Now I have to spend hours reading all those posts.
    Sorry!

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    Short answer? Force-on-force training is invaluable, and can really make you re-think your "square range" training as well. Airsoft (or Simunition, or whatever) isn't the answer to everything, but it can help a great deal. If you can, go for it - I'm sure you can think of (or look up) many, many scenarios and training programs.
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    I agree that FOF training is definitely worthwhile. It helps to realize what really happens and what works in an actual situation. OMO

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    Check out Gabe Suarez' book on FOF training with airsoft. It's an eye opener!

    After reading the book and watching the DVD, then trying it in person, I watched Personal Defense TV last night. The thing that kept running through my mind, watching some bulky instructor shoot a moving target was "If this is what you have in mind for a fight, you're a dead man"

    Technique goes out the window. As a Master class shooter I have the techniques down. I can do them in my sleep (I probably DO), when I draw the gun comes up on target, period. In my first run I was shooting strong hand over my left shoulder while running from the bad guy with a knife. THAT ISN'T IN THE DRILL BOOK! <g>

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    I use it a lot. Airsoft is easy, cheap, and you don't end up with 'training welts' at the end of the day. We do tactical actions in real houses, under construction houses, and vacant commercial buildings when we can. I usually set out some of the LE Targets with traps behind them. Also, we get interactive and run scenarios to make the experience interactive.

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    I'm part of a 20+ man milsim airsoft team, and it definitely opens your eyes to what might and might not fly in a real situation.

    Not to mention it's a ton of fun. We have a 45 acre game field with bunkers, 2 blockhouses, a 2 story tower, and a small village. Soon to be constructed, a mock airfield.

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    If you get an airsoft that is replica of your carry gun I def think it's a good thing. You can set up some cardboard tagets in your basement and practice drawing, firing from awkward positions...whatever you want really. $20 or so for a can of gas and you can shoot all you want of the little plastic BB's.
    I got a 1911 clone last year and I love it. Even if I don't use it for training, it lets me get the edge off when I want to shoot but dont have time to make it to the range (+ lots cheaper too!!!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhfox462 View Post
    If you get an airsoft that is replica of your carry gun I def think it's a good thing. You can set up some cardboard tagets in your basement and practice drawing, firing from awkward positions...whatever you want really. $20 or so for a can of gas and you can shoot all you want of the little plastic BB's.
    I got a 1911 clone last year and I love it. Even if I don't use it for training, it lets me get the edge off when I want to shoot but dont have time to make it to the range (+ lots cheaper too!!!).
    most common carry guns have airsoft GBB replica's but finding a site that has "your gun" might sometimes be an issue. also look at the reviews some are better than others. as far as the $20 for a small can of gas just buy some silicone oil(you'll need it anyway) and a propane adapter. $2 for a better sized can at most retail stores.

    BTW green gas is just propane with some silicone oil mixed in to make maintnence a little easier(use it a few times a year with each of your mags to prevent seal wear).
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    Excellent training aid and a lot of fun.
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    I got to looking at some of these blowback versions... They're almost as expensive as a real gun. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernset View Post
    I got to looking at some of these blowback versions... They're almost as expensive as a real gun. lol
    Yeah, but ammo costs go way down

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