Originally Posted by Joe_Pike
...since air soft was mentioned as a good low cost training tool I would like to ask a quick question. How much money does a guy have to spend to get an air soft gun (1911 for instance) that accurately resembles the the real thing in use and recoil?
No airsoft pistol will replicate the recoil of a real gun. But quality airsoft pistols operating with green gas (propane) are credible and useful training tools. They generally cost between $150 and $250. We use them in our NRA Basic Handgun classes (before our live fire exercises), and they really help the students start to get the hang of trigger control, sight alignment and trigger reset.