Max Velocity Tactical offers force on force team and leadership training in various forms, utilizing AirSim professional training rifles. Force on Force training is an essential part of the holistic tactical training progression, alongside live fire weapon manipulation and tactical live fire ranges. Together, these aspects make up the progression that builds the totality of the warrior mindset.
AirSim rifles offer excellent range and accuracy when used for both outdoors and CQB training environments. The use of AirSim offers both excellent training results along with significant savings vs. other simunition options, thus making training affordable and realistic.
Students must bring their own AirSim training rifle to any MVT class that requires use of them, such as Squad Tactics and Close Quarter Battle. This has exponential training and cost benefits: after an initial modest investment, the student will posses a high quality training rifle, similar to their live fire rifle, which can not only be used at MVT classes, but also offers an economical way to conduct force on target / force on force training back home, particularly in non-permissive environments, or where the convenience of quiet, and the lack of live fire suitable training areas / backstops, make this a worthwhile option.
MVT allows utilization of gas blowback and electric AirSim rifles, so long as they are a copy of a battle rifle such as an AR15 or AK. There are advantages and disadvantages to each, but after several years experience with AirSim rifles, we recommend using an electric rifle for greater reliability, versus the greater manipulation benefits of the gas blow back versions. The electric rifles are thus not such a good replica of a live fire rifle, for example they don’t lock the bolt to the rear and similar, but overall they are more reliable and don’t need green gas.
- Electric rifles are more reliable even though they are not an exact replica of a live fire rifle.
- The GBB rifles are a better replica of a live fire rifle.
- For the purposes of achieving what we need to achieve at Squad tactics, the electric AirSim works well.
- Electric AirSim is not constrained by COLD, and thus can be used at any time of the year. GBB rifles tend to freeze up (green gas = propane) in cold temperatures, particularly when rapid fired.
- Magazines for GBB rifles are expensive (@ $50 per mag) and we need you to have 6 minimum. Electric AirSim mags are cheap.
- It has been estimated that to get into an electric AirSim rifle with 6 mags would be around $300. 4 days rental of a GBB magazine = $50 per day = $200, plus you get your own rifle at home for any training you wish to do.
- You need to load the electric AirSim magazines with no more than 40 BB’s to be realistic.