Police & Military Sales
Law Enforcement and Military Sales
Airsoft Extreme has developed extensive experience over the years in providing professional sales and service to numerous law enforcement agencies, military units, and private tactical training entities around the country.
Airsoft weapons offer a safe and economical alternative to existing training products on the market and are perfect for agencies with general budget constraints or seeking to supplement their existing training equipment and increase training tempo without greatly impacting the existing overall training budget. Airsoft guns can be used under formalized training procedures and settings or for impromptu in-service refresher training in a variety of locales.
Uses of airsoft by our customers include:
Services that we offer include:
References are available upon request.
Federal agencies can find our company information and EB POC via the CCR website:
CAGE # 318D5
DUNS # 032887387
TIN # 94-3398044
We are also WAWF registered for paperless invoice submission.
More information pertaining to training sales can be found in this article from our FAQ section:
Below is information sent by a state-level agency tactical team commander to another police department who requested references and more information on airsoft training. The officer was kind enough to forward to us his response to the information request and we present it here in mostly unedited form:
Subject: RE: Airsoft in training programs
Good morning Sir-
Airsofts work well for three reasons (at least): Safety, versatility and cost.
They are not, nor can they ever be real firearms. They are not able to chamber any sort of live ammunition. Not so with a Non Lethal Training Ammunition (NLTA) conversion, as you still need a real firearm as a host (dedicated Glocks notwithstanding). Never a chance of failing to convert a "live" firearm to NLTA. We are not even going to talk about blanks! The pellets used by Airsoft guns, shot at factory set velocities do not require staff be "padded up". Eye protection is obviously still required by everyone, but most end users of NLTA find that they need to pad up the players and operators in order to reduce injury claims. Airsoft pellets DO sting a bit, and provide sufficient incentive to make use of cover, but you don't need special (extra cost) protective gear. The pellets themselves slow down fairly quickly, making it safer if someone launches a pellet out of the training area. Also, if we are doing "Team movement" drills (not Conflict Simulation/roll playing....), we use the Airsofts. Traditionally we have simply cleared real weapons, taped the actions to keep them from being worked and gone about our training in that fashion. Again, by using Airsofts you don't have a real weapon, no chance of negligent discharge.
You can get Airsofts that replicate just about any real weapon there is (yes
The Airsoft guns generally cost less than a NLTA conversion kit. The higher quality Airsofts are not cheap however. We paid around $400 each for our UMP's. Some of the metal body AR15's and MP5's can cost near that, or more. However, you can't even get a NLTA conversion kit for some weapons. The real cost savings is in the ammunition. NLTA is typically expensive ($.50 per round, or so), AND it has a shelf life. A bag of 10,000 pellets is less than $15, and will outlive us by a factor of 2! The Airsoft "Long guns" are usually battery (electric) operated, and rechargeable. Each charge is good for about 1000 shots,the Handguns are "gas" operated. They can use the same pellets in both. A can of the special gas is about $15 or less, and is good for 1000 shots.
There are a couple of downsides to the Airsofts to be aware of. Triggers on them are often not like the real steel guns. This is especially true with the electric guns. There is no recoil with the electrics, but some recoil with the gas guns. Gas guns will not shoot very well, or reliably in a cold environment. The gas can't expand rapidly enough to operate the system reliably. I'm told that gas guns will eventually break down, but we have not done so yet. How cold you ask? I don't know, but when it won't work, it's too cold! Probably around 50 - 60 degrees. Some of the guns are close to the weight of a real one (Handguns), and some are not. Some makes of the handguns don't quite fit in a holster like a real steel does. Most of the time they do, just don't count on it 100%. Same goes for magazines. They will,in most cases, fit the mag pouches, just tighter. But we have found that mag changes are seldom a big deal in properly designed Scenarios. One big thing is that you simply can't beat on an Airsoft like you can with a real gun. Things like charging handles and stocks can break from time to time, but your objective is to have an Officer respond to a deadly force situation appropriately, not worry too much about weapon manipulation, per say. If you do break something, most of the time it is very easy to replace (if you have the parts).
Overall though, the pluses outweigh the negatives (or potential negatives) by a wide margin.
We use the Airsofts for force on force training, primarily hostage rescue and building clearing. Usually we run some scenarios with just cardboard targets placed through a structure. We will mark them with numbers, shapes, colored shapes, or all of the above. Prior to starting the drill, the operators are briefed as to what number(s), shape(s) or ? are bad guys (or good guys), and the Team acts accordingly. This allows a number of "runs" without having to reset everything AND makes the guys think before they shoot. Discretionary shooting. We then transition to using live role players. We also use them for "High risk transport" training.
We have also used them for firearms training, especially when delivering the trainees initial instruction. There has been talk about conducting low light training with airsofts as well. You can well imagine the advantages of doing low light training anywhere you can dim the light, and any time of day (translation: less hassle for schedule changes, and overtime costs).
As an aside. We are VERY happy with Airsoft Extreme. They have always responded to our needs in a timely manner, and provided the equipment at good prices. In short, I have no reservations of any kind recommending them as a supplier of Airsoft weapons,or related gear.
I hope this helps you in your decision making process. PLEASE contact me as much as you like if you have further questions. I will be gone from Wed of next week through (xxxx). We are conducting TERT (SWAT) basic, and I will not have access to email.