Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics and Training' started by foxmeadow, Aug 11, 2019.
For those that think airsoft is just silly...
It's affordable Force on Force training. People with more money use Simmunition wax bullets. The problem for individuals like myself is that I cannot easily find people serious about Force on Force training. Even with airsoft gear, there is a substantial investment in equipment and skill so that there are few people willing to do more than play a silly game, and they usually don't invite me. The ones who will invite me, for a fee, usually use simmunition.
Let's face it. There are a lot more people in the US fascinated with hoarding guns than there are with a serious interest in training and acquiring skills in their use.
I’ve used gas powered air soft pistols in FoF training. They’re no joke.
Plus its hard to find the kits for Simmuntion. I could not find any with out a LEO letterhead.
I would say this video emphasizes dry practice more than playing airsoft.
Regardless, its impressive and inspiring.
I know dry practice has without a doubt helped me and should continue to do so.
Some references on FOF, airsoft:
My own experience and Karl's take. Karl runs great FOF at Taccon. Airsoft guns are very viable. BTW, I know from experience that if you are caught in an FOF ambush at close range with a fully auto airsoft gun and you are just wearing a tee shirt, you can come away black, blue and bloody. Was interesting explaining that in the faculty locker room after that weekend. Why, Glenn - why are you so beat up - did you fall down as you are an old toot. No, I was shot to pieces in a FOF intensive training session.
Why did I get hosed? Simulated bank robbery. A team crashes into the bank. Surprise! I duck out the door. Should have pied it but then the attack team would have had me. So out I go - into another team of four. Surprise again - pew, pew in full auto. Sometimes there is not a winning solution. BTW, my gun - a 5 shot J with Code Eagle. Oh, well.
Wife told me I was too old for such. She has a point - certainly now. I couldn't escape from attack turtles.
Like anything, the quality of the training determines the value of it. I've done FoF with simunition and airsoft. I've had bad simunition trainers and good airsoft and the reverse.
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