Perhaps one of the most problematic issues with training for a violent encounter, especially one with firearms, is that there are few opportunities to actually use a firearm in force-on-force training. Yes, airsoft exists and is viable, but it does not have the limited ammo capacity, noise, realism, recoil, and function of a firearm. Seeing this, the industry developed sim rounds, which use converted or purpose-built replicas to feel, sound, and operate like real guns.
Due to their costs, these sim rounds have generally been reserved only for law enforcement or military training. Combined with the HUGE liability issues of potentially real rounds being used in these environments, commercial enterprises have stayed away. Fortunately, for those looking for training (or just an adrenaline rush), commercial companies are stepping up to offer the capability.
One of those is Tampa Gunfights, an upcoming company, and facility that will offer the use of sim rounds to civilian shooters. Billed as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the company has created a slick video showcasing the weapons and potential scenarios to be offered. Weapons include Glocks and AR-15s
The facility is not yet open, but as of this wriiting, is scheduled to open in 51 days. Those interested in heading to the red-carpet opening event can sight up for details on their website. Additional information is on their Facebook page.