Episode-671- Becoming a Better Shooter and Trainer with Airsoft Guns

Today we are going to delve a bit into the world of Airsoft as a training tool for marksmanship and tactical application.  Airsoft has immense potential for introducing new shooters to the shooting sports and offer very realistic fully accurate reproduction weapons to work with.  I think Airsoft gets a bad rap with many people who see it only as a way for pseudo military types to “play war games”.

The reality is even if gaming isn’t your thing Airsoft has a ton to offer in the way of affordable training that you can safely practice just about anywhere.

Tune in today to hear…

  • Some of the different options in Airsoft weapons
    • Spring
    • Gas
    • AEG (automatic electric guns)
  • The value of all metal gas blow back airsoft pistols for training
  • How Airsoft can let you shoot more often
  • Building a “target/training range” anywhere
  • The value of “cheap plastic spring pistols”
  • Accelerting the learning curve for new shooters
  • Being a better coach because you can be more relaxed
  • Using airsoft to replace fear with respect
  • Transitioning new shooters to conventional arms
  • Protecting the 2nd amendment by promoting gun ownership and safety

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6 Responses to Episode-671- Becoming a Better Shooter and Trainer with Airsoft Guns

  1. Jack, your podcast today has inspired me to get off my tail and get a BB pistol I’ve been thinking about getting. It is an exact replica of the pistol I carry (M&P 45) and costs less than $40. If nothing else, this will let me get in more practice time in my backyard with a good pellet trap.

  2. Great ideas. This is a great way to introduce guns to my children when the time is right.

    When I was a kid we had the Red Ryder “You’ll shoot your eye out with that!” BB guns and I am surprised my family ever let me shoot a real gun based on how reckless and stupid we were with the BB guns LOL.

    I’ve never shot an airsoft gun before. Are they powerful enough to break windows? hehe…

  3. Thanks for the show Jack, I think I will buy an airsoft 1911 now. On simulated weapons, maybe you could use silly string to represent pepper spray. There would be no question of whether or not there was a ‘hit’.

  4. Great show Jack, I would love to see airsoft training courses, I think that’s a great idea. I’ve seen scenario based training similar to your idea, only using paintball guns. As an entrepreneur, if I knew qualified instructors I would be tempted…

  5. Good show. I use my airsoft pistol to practice and to discourage the pigeons from eating all my bird seed. I have a six foot fence around the yard and don’t have to worry about shooting into my neighbors yard. We have wind much of the time which limits the range to about 10 yards with any accuracy. The practice is great though and inexpensive.

  6. You talked about airsoft and force on force training. There is a nationally known trainer already doing this type of training it is Gabe Saurez at http://www.suarezinternationalstore.com/classschedule.aspx. I haven’t taken of any of his FoF course but i have taken a couple of his handgun course and they are top notch.