sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com reports that California cops [not shown] are suffering from the same ammo shortage that’s keeping you and me from busting caps like Detective John McClane. “Everybody is fighting for what seems like a shrinking amount of ammunition out there,” said Lt. Louie Tirona, firearms and tactics instructor for the Richmond Police Department. “It’s become harder and harder to get the ammunition we need to train our officers on a timely basis,” said Albany Sgt. Dave Bettencourt. And so . . . “We’re using Airsoft as an affordable option to try to maintain the officers’ skills.” Try to maintain. How reassuring is that? Anyway, Airsoft. “The Airsoft guns used by the department look, feel, and function almost like the real thing. They shoot small plastic pellets that still pack a punch. There is also another advantage, according to Tirona. “With Airsoft, it’s pennies compared to dollars with live ammunition.” ‘Cause cops are cost conscious. These days.