If you are at SHOT Show and ventured into the law enforcement section of the first floor, you likely came across Evike Manufacturing Group, EMG. They have amassed in one area probably the coolest collection of arms in all of SHOT Show. The only kicker is that they are all airsoft guns. So you cannot use anything they have as your next race gun or 3-Gun setup, but they are great training tools for law enforcement.
What EMG has done is produced perfect replica models of firearms so they can be used for training purposes.
By working with actual firearm manufacturers and not skimping on the components, the level of realism and authenticity they achieved in regards to airsoft guns is unmatched.
Law enforcement companies use these firearms in different configurations and models for less expensive training and without the need of an actual range with a back stop.
This keeps department ammo costs down and allows for more frequent training.
Companies from Hollywood and the movie industry have also looked to use these incredibly, realistic airsoft guns because it makes for safer scenarios in films.
Some of the big headliners that EMG is working with are:
- Salient Arms International
- Seekins Precision
- Knight’s Armament
- Falkor Defense
- Sharps Bros from Spike’s Tactical
Looking at that list is like a who’s who of tacticool in the gun industry. Most of these airsoft training replicas run around $400 and up.
Finally, to cap off this lair of awesomeness there were two special guests gun enthusiasts could get selfies with. EMG had Black Widow and Iron Man present as if the guns were not enough (the guns were enough, but having some of The Avengers there is just icing on the cake).