Airsoft Anyone?

Discussion in 'Training' started by Sine Nomen, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Sine Nomen

    Sine Nomen New Member

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    During this past weekends class Ken said MANY times how beneficial Airsoft training can be. The guns are pretty cheap, the "ammunition" is super cheap, you don't need to go to a range to shoot, you get to practice real, live fire simulations, and it's a heck of a lot of fun.

    I personally would be up for a semi-organized and regular group for practice. Maybe monthly (or semi-monthly) at whomever's house is out of town. Sound like fun to anyone else?
     
  2. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    I'd be all for it, but wasn't there a thread about some kids playing around and getting locked up somewhere?
     

  3. tace

    tace New Member

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    I would be up for it monthly but can't volunteer my house since its a townhouse in a packed inner city neighbourhood.
     
  4. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    Has anyone found a place that sells the G23's in the Airsoft version? What's a good price for these?
     
  5. Brian618

    Brian618 New Member

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    Could be interesting though :lol:
     
  6. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    I'm interested.
     
  7. CoolHand

    CoolHand Active Member

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  8. fallison

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  9. ThetaReactor

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    Yeah, sure. Sadly, the only Hi Power airsoft I could track down is a limited-run, high-end model. It costs about as much as a real gun. Does anyone make airsoft guns that aren't in Counter-Strike? I don't want a friggin' [fake] Glock 18.
     
  10. Mafuta54

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    Have you tried Cheaper than Dirt?
    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/handguns_biac.htm
     
  11. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Wouldn't that be the best kind of place for realistic training?

    :D
     
  12. AeroShooter

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    Airsoft Atlanta has one under http://www.airsoftatlanta.com/gas.htm look for KJW G23 Pistol.

    I have no experience with this device and there are no reviews fresh in my head. You must rely on your own google-fu, grasshopper.


    I am very interested in participating in Airsoft events, formal or informal.
     
  13. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Yeah

    I've done some paintball battles and a couple backyard airsoft duels. The main advantage of Airsoft for self-defense training is you can draw from your real holster, from concealment, and try to shoot a moving opponent from standard self-defense range (1-7 yards).

    The guns are very inaccurate beyond that distance. And the new generation Airsoft guns have greatly reduced muzzle velocities, such that the only kind of shooting you can do without considering bullet drop or windage will be really close-range stuff.

    I would like to do some Airsoft training that involves scenarios and circumstances that cannot easily be duplicated on the range with real guns. Maybe shooting from the driver's seat of your car. Maybe clearing a building room by room. Maybe practicing shooting in very low light conditions, so dark that you might miss the target by several feet (this would be dangerous to do at an indoor range).
     
  14. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    So... does the Airsoft Sig P229 weigh the same as my real P229?

    Cuz if it does, I'm buying one. But if it doesn't, I don't see the point.
     
  15. ptsmith24

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  16. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Watch the movie on that sig link.
     
  17. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Weigh?

    It will be the same size and shape. When you reach for it in the holster, it will feel the same. No, it won't weigh the same. Unless you figure out how to add weight to it. Maybe fill some parts of the hollow plastic frame with lead birdshot? But who cares ?! It certainly won't recoil either. Just try to see how good you can draw, point, and fire that first shot.

    If you want realism, you'll have to add noise, smoke, and recoil. I could throw a pack of 16 Black Cat firecrackers at you while you do the training exercise, if you like. That's the noise and smoke. The recoil could be simulated by my slapping your hand after each shot.

    Or maybe we could just have fun and learn a few things without being perfectionists.
     
  18. lsu_nonleg

    lsu_nonleg New Member

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    I'm up for bruising Tace some more. I know it's supposed to sting a little, but if we're going to shoot at each other upwards of a hundred times in an afternoon, I think a cup and a facemask may be insufficient.

    I have a big fenced back yard, but it's chain link, and I don't want the neighbor kids being plinked by strays... :)
     
  19. ptsmith24

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    Re: Weigh?

    The Sig one does weigh the same...look at that link.