Some of the guys will take their reloads out to the range to play with. As for using the live hostage..."train like you fight".
For those familar with Bragg, we used to go downtown Fayetteville (by the cirlce or Cloud 9
) and train down there with live rounds. We had preset targets with backstops setup for the snipers....about as real training as you could get back home. Man, watching that video does make you miss it but I'm also glad I'm done with it.