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September 6, 2009 at 4:18pm

Urban combat in the Brewery District

RON SWARNER: GRITTYSHOOT â€" LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN TACOMA >>>

Spending Labor Day weekend enjoying the sights, sounds, tastes and smells from our own backyard:

Tacoma Tactical
2519 S Holgate St., Tacoma

Special Introductory Pricing: three hours $10, one hour $5

It looks like the real thing, but in my opinion, it’s better because no one actually gets hurt.

I’m talking about airsoft weapons â€" rifles, machine guns, pistols, etc. â€" that are used to shoot people in a regulated indoor/outdoor combat-type game.

The key word there is game. It’s just a game. But the realistic nature of these toys is one of the biggest reasons why airsoft fans love the game so much.

Tacoma Tactical opened an airsoft Close Quarters Battle game platform in downtown Tacoma Friday. The warehouse across from the Tacoma Self Storage facility offers 8,000 square feet of fighting space in which small units engage the enemy with personal weapons at very short range, potentially to the point of hand-to-hand combat. Opening Day hosted 60 people battling it out. My tour guide, Kyle Selig, said that was cramp conditions. Teams of 15 are more manageable. Teams of eight, the size of S.W.A.T. unit, are ideal.

"What makes Tacoma Tactical better than most CQB facilities is that our rooms actually are made to look real," explains Selig. "Our restaurant has tablecloths, plates and silverware. Our bank has teller slots and computers. We even have two crack rooms â€" one nice and one not so nice."

Both crack rooms creeped me out.

Airsoft weapons use biodegradable pellets called bbs. When shot, the bbs can leave a quick sting, and a possible welt, depending on how close you are.

The next CQB facility is three hours away.

LINK: Tacoma Tactical Web site

September 5, 2009 at 11:32am

Grittyshoot: they're arriving

MICHAEL SWAN: LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN TACOMA >>>

Spending Labor Day weekend enjoying the sights, sounds, tastes and smells from our own backyard:

RV Folks are arriving in Tacoma for a holiday weekend.

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