Friday, March 15, 2013

Training Properly Means More Than Getting A Clone

If you are using airsoft as a training tool, you know how excellent it can be as a resource.  If you get a hold of an airsoft 1911, you'll see that many of them have the weight and feel of a real 1911 (even if the recoil isn't the same).  However, I want to use the shotguns below as an example of how having a clone/similar model to your real-steel gun is sometimes not enough.

For example, while it's not clear what model this UTG is modeled after, many say it's somewhat like a Benelli.  That said, now think about reloading.  There's no port on the right side of the gun, and the 'tube' can only accept 1 shell by loading it underneath.  Conclusion: probably not the best gun to use if you are working on learning how to reload something like your real Benelli. 

Here's a Mossberg clone.  Looks-wise it's pretty good, but again, there are training issues that will come up since this one takes a mag and not shells.

NOW, here's an example of a gun that might work, at least a little better.  This shotgun loads 2 shells at a time and the shells are very similar in size to a real shotgun shell.  While not many people have this kind of 'pirate gun' in real life, the concept remains.  If you are going to use an airsoft gun to work on training and reloading, make sure it's as similar as possible to your real-steel gun.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Interview with Travis Haley


The title says it all.  Here's my interview with Travis Haley from Shot Show 2013.  Solid info from a guy who knows his stuff.
- Carp

Monday, January 21, 2013

KWA for Real Steel Training

I'm sure you've heard of people using KWA as a training tool for real steel applications.  Well, in case you thought that was just theory, check this out.  I was out at Shot Show 2013 and as I walked by a booth I was handed the following.  Yes, KWA is their training tool of choice.


- Carp

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Airsoft Snipers - Some Tips

Great ideas from an airsoft sniper.  If you are serious about your airsoft sniping, check this out.  (Big shout out to Bryce for hooking me up with this channel).
- Carp

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Costa's Background

A little history from Costa on how he got to where he is today.

- Carp

(Props to Juggernaut Media)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Great Training Option from Phil and MMX

Check this out.  Note that these guys aren't saying they invented this, but they are giving the serious airsofter a chance to get out and train based on situations he or she may face in a serious airsoft op.  Great ideas from these guys - check their Facebook page out HERE.

- Carp