The rules of firearm safety are pretty clear and include never point a gun at something you’re not willing to destroy. I 100% agree with the firearm safety rules but shooting at a paper target doesn’t give you the same experience you’ll go through with self-defense.
I’ve done laser tag, but the lack of negative reinforcement when you’re hit takes some of the adrenaline and nervous energy out of the equation. So that’s got me wondering about paintball… I’ve never done it.
Is paintball a very light-weight simulation of self-defense with a firearm? How much do paintballs hurt? (I’ve seen the resulting welts.)
What are your thoughts on paintball as a training tool?