This past weekend I spent some time playing Airsoft. If you are not familiar with airsoft it is similar to paintball except the guns used are very realistic and fire small bb’s at varying velocities (200 – 500 fps). Yup, people take these airsoft guns out in fields and buildings and shoot each other.
I had a ball.
I have seen that police departments, SWAT units and other tactical units train with airsoft. Why? There are aspects of airsoft that as a hobby and fun activity makes it a positive training tool for preparedness. Many of the available airsoft guns are very close replica’s of the real deal. Magazines are shaped the same. Magazine are inserted the same and also are released from magazine well the same. Optics are often the same along with all controls.
So – it’s a fun game/sport to play. It is competitive and takes strategy and sometimes a bit of luck to be successful.
I will be playing again this weekend and looking forward to it.
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