April 23, 2013
PTS debuts an Airsoft Target Shooting Match
In order to improve public awareness regarding airsoft safety and shooting etiquette, PTS has recently launched an educational training program- Airsoft Target Shooting Training (A.T.S.T. )- at schools. The goal of this program is to explain the importance of airsoft safety, and to promote the ideology of marksmanship and shooting as a professional sport....
March 11, 2013
PTS Debuts Instructional Airsoft Videos
Industrial-leading airsoft manufacturer develops instructional video series are now launched on new YouTube channel, check this out!...
Training Tip #1
Airsoft was born in Japan during the late 1970s as a hobbyist's solution to the Japanese nationwide civilian firearms ban. Aesthetically designed to emulate real guns, these replicas shoot a plastic 6mm pellet propelled by gas or compressed air. Airsoft today is now used not only for the recreational market of hobbyists, sporting events, and in military simulation...
Training Tip #2
While the guns used in airsoft are not real firearms, the four basic firearms rules must still apply. Airsoft guns are fully capable of causing real physical injury if these basic rules are violated...
Training Tip #3
Force On Force training is an effective tool in preparing law enforcement and military personnel for armed confrontations. Force On Force training helps “bridge the gap” between marksmanship and weapons handling skills learned on the range and the application of those skills in a dynamic, life and death use of force situation...
Training Tip #1
Airsoft: From Sport to Training Tool
Airsoft was born in Japan during the late 1970s as a hobbyist's
solution to the Japanese nationwide civilian firearms ban. Aesthetically
designed to emulate real guns, these replicas shoot a plastic 6mm
pellet propelled by gas or compressed air. Airsoft today is now used not
only for the recreational market of hobbyists, sporting events, and in
military simulation, but also considered by some in the Law Enforcement
and Military communities as a viable training option.
In comparison to Simunitions and UTMs, Airsoft equipment and ammunition are relatively inexpensive and far safer (though ANSI-rated full seal eye protection should still be used at all times), providing users many more training evolutions than have traditionally been made available.
Airsoft can be a training tool, but it is not a final solution. As technologies develop and airsoft evolves, it may one day be everything that we require of it as an all-encompassing training aid. It is also not designed to replace Simunitions and UTMs, as they clearly have their own essential role in force-on-force training. However, airsoft can be used to supplement training on both a one-way and two-way range. Whether it is used for practicing the fundamentals of marksmanship, weapons manipulation, or force-on-force training, the key to extracting the most out of airsoft as a training aid is to recognize it as a tool, not a toy. One must also understand the limitations of airsoft as a tool, as well as leveraging its advantages. When employed appropriately, airsoft can provide additional practice and learning experiences which can be added to a shooter's mental toolbox for future use.