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Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics and Training' started by foxmeadow, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. foxmeadow

    foxmeadow Member

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    For those that think airsoft is just silly...
     
  2. labnoti

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    It's affordable Force on Force training. People with more money use Simmunition wax bullets. The problem for individuals like myself is that I cannot easily find people serious about Force on Force training. Even with airsoft gear, there is a substantial investment in equipment and skill so that there are few people willing to do more than play a silly game, and they usually don't invite me. The ones who will invite me, for a fee, usually use simmunition.

    Let's face it. There are a lot more people in the US fascinated with hoarding guns than there are with a serious interest in training and acquiring skills in their use.
     
  3. Rick McC.

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    I’ve used gas powered air soft pistols in FoF training. They’re no joke.
     
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  4. Robbins290

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    Plus its hard to find the kits for Simmuntion. I could not find any with out a LEO letterhead.
     
  5. Good Ol' Boy

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    I would say this video emphasizes dry practice more than playing airsoft.

    Regardless, its impressive and inspiring.

    I know dry practice has without a doubt helped me and should continue to do so.
     
  6. GEM

    GEM Moderator Staff Member

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    Some references on FOF, airsoft:

    https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/blog/the-cutting-edge-of-force-on-force-training/
    https://www.krtraining.com/KRTraining/Archive/ForceOnForce.pdf

    My own experience and Karl's take. Karl runs great FOF at Taccon. Airsoft guns are very viable. BTW, I know from experience that if you are caught in an FOF ambush at close range with a fully auto airsoft gun and you are just wearing a tee shirt, you can come away black, blue and bloody. Was interesting explaining that in the faculty locker room after that weekend. Why, Glenn - why are you so beat up - did you fall down as you are an old toot. No, I was shot to pieces in a FOF intensive training session.

    Why did I get hosed? Simulated bank robbery. A team crashes into the bank. Surprise! I duck out the door. Should have pied it but then the attack team would have had me. So out I go - into another team of four. Surprise again - pew, pew in full auto. Sometimes there is not a winning solution. BTW, my gun - a 5 shot J with Code Eagle. Oh, well.

    Wife told me I was too old for such. She has a point - certainly now. I couldn't escape from attack turtles.
     
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  7. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Like anything, the quality of the training determines the value of it. I've done FoF with simunition and airsoft. I've had bad simunition trainers and good airsoft and the reverse.
     
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