Bill Nesbitt Posted February 20, 2007 Share Posted February 20, 2007 About a year ago our own Barrettone had an article in Front Sight about IPSC airsoft. I thought it looked pretty cool and thought I would look further in to it. Then I forgot about it until someone posted a link to this video. I showed the video to Sue. She said: "I think we need one of those". That sounded like orders from the boss to me. So I e-mailed Manny and a few days later we had our own Glock 17 airsoft and everything we needed to shoot it. This is a gas blow back airsoft. That means the slide cycles just like a real gun. The recoil is less than our real Glocks with bunny fart loads but you still get the same feel. The trigger is very Glock-like. A lot of takeup then a 3 pound break. I made some pellet traps from cardboard boxes with the middle cut out and an old towel duct taped to the top so it drapes down to catch the pellets. I printed some 1/3 size IDPA targets off the net and fasten them to the box with pasters. The down zero circle is 2 1/2 inches. You have to run the sights and trigger to keep all shots in the down zero. This gun is fun in it's own right whether you think it is training or not. I'm going to build some more pellet traps and I think there will be some "house clearings" around the Nesbitt household. I have a "shooting range" set up in the reloading room. Whoever shot last leaves the mags loaded. We can go in, pick up the gun, run a few quality rounds in a few moments then go on about our business. It's fun. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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