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Old December 9, 2005, 11:59 AM   #11
BlueTrain
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The British used air rifles and fencing masks to train soldiers during the Malayan Emergency (or whatever it was called) during the late 1950's. On the surface it seems like a good idea although it may easily develop some bad habits that would carry over into real life, just like IPSC shooting. However, soldiers, both British and American and who knows who else, now can train with simulators that score hits and so on.

For what its worth, I'm not so sure very many things like this would be of great value to an civilian, who faces a set of problems quite different from a soldier in the field, or for that matter, even a policeman. There are other things that would be of value of a self defence nature that probably aren't covered in very many firearms classes or courses.
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