Air Gun Reviews: Why Shoot Airsoft?

Although the term “airsoft” is synonymous with fun and safe training, and even used by instructors to teach force-on-force, the platforms used can improve the real-world simulation as stand-ins for lethal firearms. Case in point: Umarex offers a selection of licensed Airsoft replicas that mimic the look, feel and operation of many popular guns, including the Glock 17 pistol, as well as the HK 416 rifle. In this Guns & Ammo TV segment, Gun Tech Editor Richard Nance and Pro-Shooter Jim Tarr discuss the benefits of airsoft training for uniformed professionals and armed citizens alike.

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