Yes , I’ve used airsoft for several years now . Ever since I read how the Japan shooting team trained for 10 - 11 months out of the year with them over there and then came here for a month or two to train with “live” guns and are top competitors every year . I use a Colt 1911A1 100th anniversary full metal blowback with the CO2 and pellets in detachable magazines . Except for recoil and noise , it is like the real thing . I do wish I could put Tritium sights and CT laser grips on it , but the dovetails / slide and the frame bulge under the grips to allow the CO2 tank will not allow them .