Originally Posted by Neved4eyes
Do you think airsoft is a reasonable training tool? I assume you are referring to military training. I could understand team involvement, a good way to practice communication in battle but we are talking about weapons that shoot nothing close to the real things. I would think that it might tamper with the sense of engagement if soldiers trained using airsoft because if real life your talking about 200-400 yards engagement rather then 200 feet as with airsoft. Are you personally involved with the military? If so, please let everyone in on how the training associated with airsoft works, and if my points are valid, or if they are not. Thanks for the great response!
Any of the work that I have done regarding Professional training with Airsoft guns was for CQB.
airsoft guns are excellent tools for this purpose. their effective range is well within typical close quarters engagement ranges.
Even Simunitions is limited for range, and generally used for CQB training as well.
to get anything approaching effective range of real weapon training you pretty much are in to laser based systems .. and big dollars
Personally, this is why I much prefer playing in a CQB environment where the confines of the space is within the effective range of airsoft guns or playing at night where the enagagement range is reduced due to low light.
I don't really enjoy outdoor daylight games .. as I find it frustrating to have a clear line of sight on a person but be unable to effectively engage them.