I was wondering do you guys think practice with an airsoft pistol is a good idea? it shoots 350 feet a sec. We are makin spinner targets and all kinds of others and we can shoot em in the house and it really gets my 9 and 11 year old involved
The guns I shoot the most often are a Gamo CO2 copy of a 1911 BB gun and a Crossman 357 CO2 pistol that shoots .177" pellets. Even with the C02 cylinders they are pretty cheap to shoot and are unparalleled for fun. I practice in the basement all winter long and when it rains which makes one a much bvetter pistol shot with the bigger guns. It also really helps with technique as the much slower speeds of the projectile makes the follow through after the trigger squeeze much more important. This is due to the pellet taking so long getting out of the barrel compared to a powder driven bullet. Adjusting to the recoil is much easier than holding the follow through in my estimation. Just remember to always were glasses as the popular movie this time of years says, "You could put your eye out".
Airsoft can be great practice. Action Airgun is promoting a new sport utilizing Airsoft pistols. Its a nationwide competition.
You shoot a given course of fire against a timer and enter your scores on the website. You are ranked against everyone across the country. They sell a Kit that has everything needed to compete. You can set the 8x16 course in a basement. actionairgun.com has all the details.
Check it out !
I wouldn't personally recommend them for practice, no. Only because most don't feel like really guns, don't have all the safety features, and the rounds fly everywhere in every direction once they reach a certain distance from the barrel. (Depending on the weight of the BB) The .25 gram ones are okay.
Personally for training I really like the Walther PPK/s air pistol. Its inexpensive, feels like a real pistol, has a nice realistic blowback feature that is a big plus for training, and has all the safety features of a real pistol. NRA uses these for youth pistol training I believe. C02 powered, has a decent BB shot capacity in easily reloadable magazines...its sweet.
Actually, the kit from ACTION AIRGUN is Very nice. The gun is a Full Metal 1911 replica WITH Gas Blowback !!!
It is fully functional WITH Safety's... It has adjustable sights as well. At over 300fps its just as good as a pellet gun.
The BEST part is that you can use it to Compete !!!
Their Online competitions are great fun and really get you to Hone your shooting skills.
Its an Action Shooting format ... shot from multiple positions against the clock. You enter your scores on the website and shoot against others across the country !!