Skip to main content

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.

Current Magazine Cover

Enjoy articles like this?

Subscribe to the magazine.

Get access to everything Guns & Ammo has to offer.
Subscribe to the Magazine

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Guns & Ammo TV: Cameras Don

Guns & Ammo TV: Cameras Don't Lie: 9mm vs .45 ACP

The age-old question, 9mm vs .45 ACP. For some, this has been asked and answered already. For others, the debate goes on. In this segment of “Cameras Don't Lie,” competitive shooters Patrick Sweeney and Jim Tarr head to the range to put the vaunted loads on record, and then consider the footage.

Trijicon

Trijicon's New Specialized Reflex Optics (SRO)

The Trijicon SRO is specifically designed for pistol use. The wide field of view and clean, crisp dot makes it easy for users to find and track the dot in both target and competitive shooting applications.

Air Gun Reviews: Why Shoot Airsoft?

Air Gun Reviews: Why Shoot Airsoft?

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.

First Look: Springfield Armory Model 2020 Waypoint Bolt-Action Rifle

First Look: Springfield Armory Model 2020 Waypoint Bolt-Action Rifle

At the heart of the rifle is the Model 2020 action which wish designed and built with very tight tolerances thanks to Springfield's technology-driven manufacturing capabilities The stainless steel action features an integral recoil lug, and pairs with a fluted bolt employing dual cocking cams and an enhanced extractor for high pressure loads. The blueprinted and precisely machined action allows Springfield to offer the Model 2020 with .75" MOA accuracy guarantee. Despite being a production rifle, the Model 2020 should rival more expensive custom builds.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Where has all of the ammo gone?2020 Ammo Shortage Industry

2020 Ammo Shortage

Keith Wood - December 23, 2020

Where has all of the ammo gone?

Leupold launches its new DeltaPoint Micro Red Dot sight, a low-profile red dot sight designed specifically for concealed carry and personal defense firearms.Leupold DeltaPoint Micro Red Dot Sight for Pistols: New for 2021 SHOT Show

Leupold DeltaPoint Micro Red Dot Sight for Pistols: New for 2021

Guns & Ammo Staff - January 27, 2021

Leupold launches its new DeltaPoint Micro Red Dot sight, a low-profile red dot sight designed...

Don't underestimate the fun factor.Review: Remington V3 TAC-13 Shotguns

Review: Remington V3 TAC-13

Brad Fitzpatrick - March 08, 2019

Don't underestimate the fun factor.

You might be surprised how many Americans (even gun owners) think machine guns are illegal.Machine Guns — Can You Own One? Rifles

Machine Guns — Can You Own One?

Eric R. Poole - December 15, 2020

You might be surprised how many Americans (even gun owners) think machine guns are illegal.

See More Trending Articles

More Personal Defense

While considering a rimfire cartridge like the .22LR for personal defense would be blasphemous to the .45 blowhard, it has its place for inexperienced or recoil-sensitive shooters and/or shooters with compromised strength.Rimfire for Personal Defense Personal Defense

Rimfire for Personal Defense

Richard Nance - July 21, 2020

While considering a rimfire cartridge like the .22LR for personal defense would be blasphemous...

The physical, aural and visual feedback that airsoft training offers is more engaging than dryfire practice. The following list includes the gear and target arrangement that I've been using to practice at home. I've also added a number of drills that I've adapted from live-fire training to build certain skills applicable to personal defense.Airsoft Pistol Drills Personal Defense

Airsoft Pistol Drills

Alfredo Rico

The physical, aural and visual feedback that airsoft training offers is more engaging than...

Why do we need AR-­15s and 30-round magazines? Constitutional rights aside, in these circumstances an AR-­15 and a high-capacity magazine meant the difference between life and death for their owners.Self-Defense Stories of AR-15 Armed Citizens Personal Defense

Self-Defense Stories of AR-15 Armed Citizens

Keith Wood - February 13, 2020

Why do we need AR-­15s and 30-round magazines? Constitutional rights aside, in these...

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Jeff Gonzales, president of Trident Concepts, joins G&A contributor Kimberly Heath-Chudwin to discuss guns, training and gear, including Blackhawk's TecGrip holster that can make pocket carry more successful.Guns & Ammo TV: Pocket Carry Tips and Tricks Personal Defense

Guns & Ammo TV: Pocket Carry Tips and Tricks

Guns & Ammo Staff - September 04, 2020

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Jeff Gonzales, president of Trident Concepts, joins G&A contributor...

See More Personal Defense

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Arrow

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Guns & Ammo App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Guns and Ammo subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now