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General Category => Gun Fighting => Topic started by: Hock on November 07, 2011, 12:14:07 PM

Title: What's unreal about simulated ammo
Post by: Hock on November 07, 2011, 12:14:07 PM
"...We have blown out lights, dented cars and broken windows and mirrors. When you introduce gas-powered guns then you have worries about the neighbors, your pick-up truck and all things that shatter, break, scream and howl. The gas guns at least give you some level of explosive sound and a little wave of shock when you are on the wrong end..."

Read November 6th entry here-
http://www.hockscqc.com/blogs/11-11/index.htm
Title: Re: What's unreal about simulated ammo
Post by: Benjamin Liu on November 07, 2011, 05:27:11 PM
For the issue of training weapons not penetrating walls, one seminar I took used sheets of plastic (large sheets of black trash bag material) to form the "walls" of the "house" and the paintballs easily penetrated the plastic.

I don't know if this was intentional or if they just wanted something cheaper than the usual blue tarps.
Title: Re: What's unreal about simulated ammo
Post by: Hock on November 07, 2011, 09:49:59 PM
Big Jessie M says on Facebook:

Hey Hock I'm hoping a few of my guys & I can make the event in Vegas March 31st-April 1st 2012.We're already training for it & figuring out the logistics to make it happen.
Title: Re: What's unreal about simulated ammo
Post by: Hock on November 07, 2011, 09:50:43 PM
Jay Cooper says on facebook:

Ironically on the range I am at best an average shot (and that is me being generous to myself!)....when the sim training was done in my dept I was one of the top performers. There really is no substitute for firing at a live quarry who is firing back!
Title: Re: What's unreal about simulated ammo
Post by: Hock on November 07, 2011, 09:51:14 PM
Jay that is interesting and not too unusual really. Deep down everyone knows this truth, but can't bring it our to training doctrine. The painful truth is most range masters/bosses/instructors are sinple not creative enough to organize such training. And/or their entire livelihoods are based on the classic range model, and altering that is financial trouble. (and Jay, I too, as the years pile on, have become just a very "average shot" also.

Hock
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