Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
TACOMHQ, IronVader, TrophyTheFilm, Steve Swearingen, HuntNewMexico
61680 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 80962
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44064
BOBO the Clown 41959
BMD 40612
Big Orn 37484
bill oxner 37468
txshntr 34253
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31152
facebook
Forum Stats
61680 Members
46 Forums
425375 Topics
5870445 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6252387 - 04/08/16 02:30 PM Airsoft Pistol for Training?
RCINTX Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/04/11
Posts: 232
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Does anyone use airsoft for training? I thought I could setup a pretty decent indoor range if I had a more lifelike airsoft pistol? I know it wouldn't be exactly the same with recoil, etc, but I could work mag changes, trigger control, and sight picture. Any recommendations on pistols or places to buy them?

Top
#6253942 - 04/09/16 10:35 PM Re: Airsoft Pistol for Training? [Re: RCINTX]
Gwood88 Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 370
All the airsoft guns that I have shot you have to rack every time, almost never shoot where you aim them, and are prone to breaking. If you can set up a safe range a pellet be better.

That being said, Tnoutdoors9, a pretty reputable youtube gun guy, seems to like his airsoft 1911, but his was over $100: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Oy6pgWILw
_________________________
Texas A&M Class of 2011

Top
#6254674 - 04/10/16 06:27 PM Re: Airsoft Pistol for Training? [Re: RCINTX]
Tactical Cowboy Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 3123
Loc: San Angelo
Buy Ben Stoeger's dry fire book.
_________________________
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

Powder coated cast bullets available. https://www.facebook.com/lazyhbullets/

Top
#6254863 - 04/10/16 09:23 PM Re: Airsoft Pistol for Training? [Re: RCINTX]
kmon1 Online   content
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21282
Loc: Texas
Don't remember his name but a pistol competitor from Japan had trained there for quite some time before traveling to the states to compete and won his first live fire match IRRC. So if you get a good airsoft that would say training with one can be beneficial.
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/u..._PO#Post1959111

Top
#6254872 - 04/10/16 09:28 PM Re: Airsoft Pistol for Training? [Re: kmon1]
Tactical Cowboy Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 3123
Loc: San Angelo
Originally Posted By: kmon1
Don't remember his name but a pistol competitor from Japan had trained there for quite some time before traveling to the states to compete and won his first live fire match IRRC. So if you get a good airsoft that would say training with one can be beneficial.


Yeah.. But he was shooting Open with a dot, comp, and minor ammo. I've done some practice with 22 pistols and even 22 conversions on both Glocks and 1911s, and it's just not the same. It works well for one shot and a transition, but not so much for splits.

I think you'd get just as much out of dry fire.
_________________________
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

Powder coated cast bullets available. https://www.facebook.com/lazyhbullets/

Top
#6255668 - 04/11/16 02:45 PM Re: Airsoft Pistol for Training? [Re: Gwood88]
RCINTX Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/04/11
Posts: 232
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Thanks for the opinions guys. I think dry firing might be a better option at this point. It would be fun, but for the price, I would rather buy ammo.

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide