Airsoft can be used safely for training in military, competition shooting and basic weapon handling. The realism of airsoft guns can be used in multiple aspects of training in almost every way except exact recoil. Everything from take down to function and muscle memory. Ipsc handgun competitors will sometimes practice with airsoft gas blow backs because they function the same can learn to change mags faster and gain muscle memory for quickly engaging targets. These guns can be used for law enforcement and military training so that there isn't the chance of danger from live rounds accidentally being placed with blanks and so that they can push each others skills by engaging in 1v1 or team vs team scenarios. Anyone wanting to learn the basic safety car and use of a firearm can use an airsoft gun instead of a real firearm if they are worried about being inexperienced and having a big risk in there hands. This is just another way for you to get into or use your airsoft equipment.