I know this isn’t “guns and gear” in the traditional sense, but …
I’m looking to purchase 6-8 Electric (battery powered) Airsoft pistols for our church security team for training. I’ve been told that electric would be preferred because the gas powered models might damage walls. The problem is that everywhere I look on the internet, the models seem to get bad reviews and seem like junk, unless you can spend big $$$.
There a few battery (electric) operated pistols, but as I wrote, they get pitful reviews. I’d like to get CO2 or green gas models because I want everyone to feel the sting when they make a mistake. But I also don’t want to have to repair the walls of the church… lol.
You might be right. But the initial training that we put the team through included Slicing the Pie, room clearing, how to move with cover and/or concealment, etc. It had a profound effect on team members that aren’t prior LEO’s and military, when they got “shot” because they didn’t take the correct angles or use the correct movements. Knowing there is someone in a room somewhere down the hallway, added to the stress, and that was a good thing.
And yes, we’d have the proper protective gear. Why am I suddenly motivated to watch A Christmas Story…
All the training you described can be done on the Range. You can do airsoft at the Range simulating covers, rooms, etc and then do the same at the real Church environment with SIRT.
That’s the safest procedure. So far I found this quite effective for my home defense scenarios.
You learn tactics on the Range, where you can feel and hear plastic bbs and then applies these tactics in your Church.