AirSim® Training

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 are professional standard gas blow-back (GBB) rifles utilizing 6mm BBs. These rifles manipulate realistically like live fire weapons, and 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.

MVT maintains a class armory of AirSim rifles and magazines at the VTC, available for rental by students. However, it is highly recommended that students invest in their own AirSim training rifle. This has exponential training and cost benefits: after an initial modest investment, the student will posses a high quality training rifle, mirroring 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.  

Examples of the types of training class that employ AirSim training rifles:

  • Force on Force Team Tactics.
  • Close Quarter Battle.
  • Combat Leader Course.
  • Combat immersion patrol-scenario special events.
  • Use as an alternative to live fire, allowing the use of live OPFOR (enemy role players):
    • Mobile classes where live fire noise/ backstops are non-permissive.
    • Use in place of, or to augment, live-fire to gain the benefits of moving outside of fixed live fire training areas and employing a live OPFOR. 

AirSim Rifle Guidelines

MVT AirSim classes utilize Gas Blow Back (GBB) professional training rifles with velocity of approx +/- 400 fps. If students bring their own rifles, they must conform. Guidelines are:

  • Gas Blow Back (GBB) only.
  • FPS +/- approx 400 fps. 
  • Magazine limit: 40 BBs.
  • Semi-auto fire only.

AirSim Safety Equipment

AirSim BBs travel at +/- 400 fps approx. Eye Protection is Mandatory. Beyond that, most protective measures are voluntary, but recommendations will be given:

Ballistic Eye Protection: You must wear a ballistic goggle or close fitting ballistic eye protection. Appropriate goggles include military issue / approved (APEL) certified to ANSI Z87+ impact protection / military APEL equivalent. Also, appropriate quality 'thermal' (double layer) paintball mask/goggle combinations that meet or exceed  ANSI Z87+ / ASTM F1776 (the paintball safety standard). You cannot take any risks with your vision, so make sure your eye protection is adequate.  Simple wrap-around shades or half-jackets do not suffice. 'Thermal' double layer goggles also provide a solution to fogging.

Additional protective measures will depend in some part on the expected range of engagements, from longer ranges in open areas to specific CQB training or engagement distances. 

Basics / Recommendations:

Face covering: gator or wrap. CQB: mesh face mask. Teeth protection is a consideration.

Cap / Hat. CQB: helmet, bump or ballistic.

Neck wrap / protector.

Gloves. CQB: gloves with knuckle protection.

Long sleeved pants / shirt.