The History Of Airsoft

In the 1970s Japan made it illegal to own a firearm, though there was a large interest in them. Because of this interest, manufacturers started to produce realistic looking spring-powered guns. These guns fired several calibers of plastic or rubber BBs, but were eventually standardized into 6 mm and 8 mm sizes....

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On Selecting Airsoft Equipment…

Whatever your reasons for wanting to purchase Airsoft equipment, whether it is for gaming purposes or as a departmental (law enforcement) or personal self defense training aid, there are several factors to consider in making one’s selection...

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Why Are We Killing Ourselves:
A look At Accidental Shootings of Police Officers by Police Officers

Accidental shootings occur in law enforcement training and real-life situations at an alarming frequency. There is a direct correlation between training standards, safety protocol and operational performance.

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A Shoot House Is Not Just
Another Kind of Range.

A shoot house is a laboratory where patrol officers who have mastered the basics of combat firearms can hone their skills in a venue which approaches real-world conditions. It is a venue in which tactical teams, using Airsoft or simunition ammunition, can develop the choreography which allows them to overwhelm a target using speed, surprise and violence of action; or silence, stealth and covert movement.

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Airsoft vs Simunitions

Advance Law Enforcement Academy has been utilizing Airsoft weapons and accessories in its courses for the past 15 years. Now we have opened of indoor/outdoor center MTAC Michigan Tactical Airsoft Center. We have trained law enforcement and military professionals with Airsoft training platforms all over the world. Our extensive experience in providing tactical “force on force” training utilizing Airsoft weapons has proven that Airsoft has some exciting and distinct advantages over the use of Simunitions™ weapons for “force on force” training for military and law enforcement professionals.

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Range Officer's Creed

As an MTAC Range Officer, I shall conduct all competitions with the safety of the competitors, spectators and fellow Range Officials first and foremost in my thoughts and actions. I shall always be courteous while maintaining firm control over my range and areas of responsibility. I will always strive to be totally fair and impartial in my judgments...

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Training vs. Shooting
Keep it real

In reality, not many of us are likely to be attacked by a stationary piece of cardboard in front of a proper backstop with nobody else in the way—but, that’s often what our training is restricted to.  Therefore, the impetus is on us to adapt our training methods to make training as realistic as possible to the types of situations that we may actually encounter. Here’s some easy ways to make our sessions better prepare POs for what they may face...

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