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    We are looking for something for gun techniques that will let us know that the trigger was pulled. We've been thinking about an air soft bb gun but probably wouldn't want it loaded for gun to the head type techniques. Any suggestions?

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    Cap guns are fun to try and do techniques against. You hear the trigger but there are no caps.
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    A water gun....no joke.

    If the water hits you....you were too slow.

    Better yet - be sure to use it on a HOT summer day, LOL.
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    Once you've got your defensive patterns down, train to eliminate your flinch/twitch response by doing some simunitions disarms. GO TO A QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR WITH PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT. Trust me, one screwed up technique coming at you full speed gets your ass moving in a hurry. It ads a whole different perspective than cap guns, water pistols and dummy guns. They are where you start, but once you get it down, seek out a good instructor and put yourself to the test. It changes your perspective entirely. I was reminded for 2 days of a bad "technique" and changed it. There are some definite fusion and back up mass principles needed in doing a disarm properly.

    Those airsoft bb's can go through a cardboard box at about 5 feet, so they can easily lodge and penetrate the skin. Stick with the cap gun and h2o squeezer for routine training. I like the cap gun cause it stimulates the senses and gives you a disturbing audible clue. It also deminshes the senses against the "bang." JUST PLAY SAFE AND TEST EVERYTHING BEFORE RAISING A MUZZLE TO SKIN.

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    we used to use a starters pistol.....it has a loud startling bang if it goes off, and it discharged through a port on the top.

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    I've been hit with one of those in the face.... It burns. I think I'm gonna try the cap gun thing and see how that woks.

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    Thanks for the suggestions!

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    We also use cap guns.

    I was at a seminar shortly after 9-11 and they were focusing on stuff like gun disarms. We used some old cap guns that were mostly dye-cast metal and at street speed on a disarm I cut myself pretty good on the gun.

    Stuff like that you don't think about when its a plastic safety gun. The more real the better.

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    I've been told that "blue guns" and "blue knives" are available from police supply stores. They are dummy weapons that the cops use. Not sure what they are made of though...they may not be metal.

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    We have a couple “blue guns”. One is a copy on a Glock 19 and the other a 870 shotgun. Both look and are the real weight of the gun they represent. The biggest problem with them is there are no moving parts on the blue-guns. You may want to look at the air soft gun. They are inexpensive very real feeling with moving parts, sides, hammers, triggers and there is no chance of getting burnt but there is an indication of how well you muzzle control is.


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    What? No paint ball guns?
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