can airsoft be used for training?

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by Abc1911, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Abc1911

    Abc1911 New Member

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    Thinking about getting into the Airsoft world so I can become more efficient with tactics and operate Under Stress and alot of the gear they use can be used for shtf and can be transitoned to real life useful stuff like the plate carriers Molle mag pouches holsters boots gloves bdu ect can all be used for shtf after I'm done with airsoft its likeI get shtf gear and SOME simulated combat experience but nothing like the real military has lol so us it worth getting into airsoft?
     
  2. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Plenty of people do what you're describing and it can help you learn a lot.

    It also makes you not afraid to do stupid things you would never do under live fire.
     

  3. c3shooter

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  4. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I am a paintballer. I think the two are similar. It is a lot of fun. But it is not a serious training tool in my opinion. Lets face it...in real life you can not use bushes and srubs as cover. We have even been known to run out from cover when we have the element of suprise. That would be crazy in a real situation. You are willing to take chances that you would not take if the bullets were real.

    One time we did take two way radios with head sets. My team was a bunch of high school kids. They were my students from church. We were against a bunch of sheriffs deputies. We were able to take out their whole team without losing a single player. It is amazing what a strong tool communication is. That is the only thing I have learned that transfers to real life.
     
  5. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Funny story...maybe another reason the sheriffs lost is like everyone said above, they were trained with real bullets and would not do things that untrained civilians would do in paintball. I doubt you'd have won a real gun fight with them LOL ;)
     
  6. unclebear

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    When I was in high school we use to play every weekend rain or shine, the same tach gear I wore when I played I wear now when I go shooting (run and gun and what not) the only difference is I had to get a new holster for my revolver (I used a CO2 M9 in airsoft). But really its a cheaper way to practice drills and what not the only difference I found between my Airsoft AK and my actual AKM is recoil noise and muzzle flash and a little extra weight. I know a few police officers that use it just to train and have fun, plus a thing of a 1000 .20 grams BB's are cheaper then a 1000 rounds of 9mm
     
  7. tito

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    airsoft is fun as hell. I use airsoft as target practice and it does help when transferring to the real world of firearms. but just play airsoft cuz it's a good time:)
     
  8. sniper762

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    my cdr in the army used to cary an airsoft 92 beretta in his holster for training excersises instead of drawing the real one from the arms room. nobody ever knew except the armore (me).
     
  9. Abc1911

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    Just got my new a&k m4 s system in the mail yesterday !! Man these things are stunning in details. Weight and everything are like the real deal I compared it with my friends real m4 and there really was no diffrent except mine runs off of electric and shoots plastic bbs this is awesome I most definitely will have fun at the arena thanks guys :D
     
  10. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Congrats man sounds killer! Post a link or pictures to what you got, I'd love to see it.
     
  11. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    My youngest son age 8 has a nice M&P Co2 BB gun that I practice with alot in the garage , kinda heavy trigger pull but I figure it just makes you a better shot when you do the real thing. :D
     
  12. Abc1911

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    I will try lol but I'm using my phone app and I am at work I can't get to a computer much if you can't wait just Google A&k m4 s system :) I recomend this gun to anyone who cant make it to the range or would like to train indoors with your airsoft lol it was only 105$ on Amazon plus shipping real nice
     
  13. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I did it looks pretty cool man!
     
  14. Balota

    Balota ... but I used to play keyboards.

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    Airsoft sounds like a pretty good way to practice stuff like drawing, movement, stance, grip, etc. I would like to do some of that in my back yard. However, I live in Glenpool OK in a development. I have looked through the laws in Oklahoma and do not find any limitations there. I do not know how to find city or county laws online.
     
  15. astroman

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    was watching Doug Koenig's championship season on tv and he was using a Gamo PT-85 Blowback pistol. It looks like a great way to train with at home.
     
  16. Davo45

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    I would be very surprised if your local gov't has any ordinances against you shooting Air Soft guns on your property, even if you lived in a suburbs.
     
  17. Davo45

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    It sure is, you get the same feel including recoil but without the noise. ;) Even using a plastic Air soft pistol improves accuracy, as a previous poster said, the trigger pull is heavier, so when you can hit with an Air Soft pistol you'll hit better with your real pistol. Not to mention it costs a LOT less and you can train daily without leaving your yard. :D
     
  18. cj84

    cj84 New Member

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    It's a toy there's no laws against using one in ur yard but I'd suggest drop it if anyone ask you to
     
  19. Balota

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    Haha, you've got that right, drop it if asked.

    OK Self Defense Act is a little unclear about Airsoft, though. It defines a pistol as any semi-automatic firearm which:
    a. has an overall length of less than sixteen (16) inches,
    b. is capable of discharging a projectile composed of any material which may be reasonably expected to be able to cause lethal injury, (This is the unclear part)
    c. is designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand, and
    d. uses gunpowder, gas or any means of rocket propulsion to discharge the projectile.

    Airsoft meets parts a, c and d. The only question is whether the projectile could cause lethal injury. If it can, then it is a pistol and falls under the Self Defense Act and related state and local laws. I have no feel for this issue. Anyone know about this?
     
  20. Blueguns

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    You can buy full auto airsoft guns as well as air soft hand guns in CA, so I don't think they fall under the definition.

    EDIT: Also many neighborhood kids use them in their yard, and no one complains.