I'm thinking about purchasing an airsoft pistol as a training aid. I know nothing about airsoft though and have some questions for those who have used them for this purpose... 1. Can the gun be shot without the pellets without harming the gun or are the pellets absolutely necessary? 2. Is the recoil enough such that you find real training value from the recoil? Over the last couple months, I've really made an effort to improve my accuracy. I dry fire near daily and also use a SIRT pistol. Both I think have helped but I still tend to shoot low. I think it's anticipation and thinking an airsoft pistol might be a good training aid to help break that habit.