One more thought.
I like airsoft for the realism, you definitely break a sweat when someone is pointing one at you in a tactical scenario.
Drawing and firing from retention is a pain to start with but, I carry a weapon that doesn't technically have a safety, my Sig is ready to rock right off the bat, just a DA pull til the first bang.
I found with my 1911 I would forget the thumb safety and ended up shot, stabbed, etc. in many scenarios even when I was able to clear leather before contact.
But since I use a 226 daily and practice religiously, I am able to place more "shots" on under stress.
Handcrafted concealment leather for the working man