A local National Guard unit regularly hosts active shooter training, using simunitions, in an abandoned airport terminal and my PD is trying to get all our officers through. Last night was my turn: I have to say, this was probably the best, no-nonsense LE training Ive ever had. It wasnt so much training as it was putting together everything Ive learned in class-room and hands-on training classes. My only worry came when we were issued our weapons; M9 Berettas. Im a dyed-in-the-wool Glockoholic and I was immediately worried that using a different weapons platform that used a DAO/SAO trigger would screw with my head. We were given 5 rounds to practice with and, though I could hit my target, I HATED that long DAO trigger pull. We ended up running through 7 or 8 scenarios that ranged from a burglar alarm, to an EPD scenario, to several full blown active shooter scenarios complete with screaming civilians running around in a panic. We ended the session with several felony traffic stops. All the scenarios were set up with a strong likelihood of gunfire but we were able to get a couple of the shooters to surrender peacefully. As to the M9 Beretta: I am now convinced that what matters is the level of training & practice that an officer receives with a handgun and NOT the weapon itself. Once the shooting started I never noticed the long, initial trigger pull nor did I notice the annoying switch from the heavy DOA pull to the light SAO trigger pull. It was simply a matter of putting the front sight on the target and then placing rounds on target until the threat went down. Even the magazine changes occurred without conscious thought. I will be writing a glowing email to my chief later today. Hopefully well get to do more of this in the future.