Learn Precision Shooting: In the Comfort of Your Home
For those of you who want to up your defensive handgun skills or are interested in improving your scores in IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) or IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) competitions but don’t have the money for ammunition and range fees there are other options.
The founders of BAM Airsoft who are both competitive ranked shooters in IPSC (pronounced “ip sic”) have developed a whole set of IPSC and IDPA style targets which have been designed specifically for practical shooting training with airsoft pistols and can be set up in the convenience of your home.
According to BAM, with a quality blow-back style airsoft pistol, airsoft training can effectively supplement actual real-gun training with some amazing results!
I know what you’re thinking. How can you train for IPSC, IDPA, or defensive handgun when airsoft pistols are only reliably accurate out to 7 yards (and that’s pushing it some cases) and the mininum target distance in IPSC and many scenario-based practical shooting training is greater than that? Well, the key has to do with perspective and sight picture.
For example a scaled-down version of a larger target will look the same in the gun’s sight picture if the larger target is placed at a specific distance further away than the smaller scaled-down version.
Given this phenomenon, BAM has developed scaled-down versions of IPSC and IDPA targets that when placed at specific distances represent what you would actually see when viewing the actual targets through the sight picture of your pistol. For a video showing how size and perspective work with these targets check out this one from BAM Airsoft (email subscribers may need to click on this link here):
The obvious major difference between airsoft and real pistol shooting is the lack of strong recoil (so sight tracking would be different). Despite this, it is still an excellent form of training that saves money, is convenient since various practical shooting courses can be set up in the comfort of your home/garage, and it’s just plane fun. And did I mention? It beats being relegated to only dull dry-firing practice.
Recommended Airsoft Pistols
If your interested in trying your hand at some home-based airsoft pistol training, here are some of the BAM Airsoft recommended airsoft pistols recommended for their accuracy and quality (BAM also sells these and can customize them according to your needs):
|Tokyo Marui HI-CAPA 5.1
Tokyo Marui is, according to BAM, the “best out of the box airsofts” available. Very accurate and with a boat load of aftermarkets available, the sky’s the limit as for however you want to trick them out.
|Tokyo Marui HI-CAPA 4.3
|KWA M1911 MKI PTP
|KWA M1911 MKIII PTP
BAM Airsoft in Action
Here are some more videos showing the BAM guys doing what they love best (again, email subscribers may not see these so be sure to click on the article):