I am always looking for more cost affective practice. Has anyone ever shot or owned one of these? http://www.airsplat.com/Items/GP-KSC-G19-MET.htm If it it damn near the same as the real think and works with holsters designed for the real thing. I'm thinking I just found the best way to practice pistol techniques. Also how bad does it hurt? I think this thing may be a good way to practice oncoming assaults. Better than practicing with an unloaded cleared gun. This way you can know if you were able to get a round off and if you were successful in placement of said round. Post up if you own one or similar?