There is this gap in firearms training that isn’t being filled by many trainers. It’s coming across loud and strong from a lot of the You tube training clips, commercial ads, and (dare I say it) blog sphere shooting “schools”.
Everyone is shooting at something that doesn’t shoot BACK!
Those who also train in the paint ball or “soft air / air soft” arenas KNOW about taking cover and being shot at.
IMHO they are light years ahead of the 5 mags a week paper punchers and probably fitter!
Mostly it’s fast paced, themed (especially in air soft), and using tactics that would serve you well in real life.
OK it aint the same as lead flying towards you.
It ain’t the same as ‘real combat‘ the professionals will say.
Hell it’s ‘playing with toys‘ Mr Macho and the wanna-be Rambo’s will be shouting, BUT it does help shooters to understand the real issues with going up against a person carrying a weapon.
OR are “you” all content to simply stand, crouch, kneel, or lie down, behind blue barrels and wooden frames that simulate doorways and windows?
Get realistic, get firearms trained, and then go up against the many tactically aware teams that train in well run paint ball and air soft venues.
My money is on them for the first few matches.