Easing Into Weapons
The guns may be a simulation, but the effects are very real
At Recruit Training Command (RTC), Sailors are learning a skill that can potentially save not only their life but many other lives as well. That skill is learning how to aim and fire a gun. While it's hopeful that they will never have to use it, it's also a terrifying reality being in the military.
But just simply handing a recruit, with no training, a loaded gun could carry disastrous results. Not to mention being very intimidating to someone who has never touched a gun before.
That's why, to help recruits prepare for the real deal, RTC has an air compressed gun simulator. Giving recruits the look and feel of a real gun without having to worry as much about their safety or everyone else's.