This is a FIREARMS Forum. Who cares about your airsoft popguns, even if you have one, which I doubt. Junior High kids like airsoft. Maybe you should go play with them.
As disgusted as it makes me to do so, he actually does have a point, Airsoft does have a utility for training, especially for Force on force and to build muscle memory without the expense of paying for Live Ammunition (Even Simunitions are expensive) and the advantage of having the exact same loadout to build muscle memory. is it perfect??? No, but it's better than nothing.My 12 year old nephew is a Cowboy Action shooter using .38 Spl Ruger Vaqueros and a SxS 12 gauge. Airsoft, isn't that for the kindergarten crowd?
Im not real willing to get my ass shot with a .22 doing force on force training. The cost of maintaining a shoot house is incredible, never mind the liability. using airsoft approximating your gear you can do Entry practice, Active Shooter, Felony Stop and a dozen different scenarios. its not perfect, but for a small agency that is cash low, its an inexpensive and effective training tool. I can set up a USPSA Stage in my back yard, and run it with airsoft, working on muscle memory and movement without worrying about neighbors having an issue with me running around with an actual firearm..or without losing an entire day to Packing the truck, driving 40 min each way to the range, setting up, shooting, breaking down, repacking, driving home, reloading the 100+ rounds i used. Not perfect as i said..but it has utilityThere are so many .22 LR Conversion kits available today for a wide variety of firearms, I cannot in good judgment believe that airsoft is anything but a substitute for wannabe's that figure it is one step up for paint ball.