Former Force Recon Marine and Magpul/Magpul Dynamics CEO turned consultant Travis Haley shares his thoughts on using airsoft to supplement conventional training at the range. It is well worth watching.
I have used airsoft in the past for training purposes and also enjoyed playing force-on-force with large groups of people. I think Haley’s advice is excellent and it has inspired to me to go out and buy a high-end airsoft rifle. That said, I would struggle to afford, or justify, buying every accessory twice, especially $1,000+ optics.
I would also not be comfortable playing a force-on-force game with a large group of people all carrying replica’s of their ‘real steel’ guns. All it takes is for some idiot, who is high on adrenaline, to go to his truck in the middle of the game (to chug a bottle of gatorade) and accidentally pick up his real gun …
[ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]