Real guns are very dangerous, and a lot of people die every year in America due to gun accidents, usually involving kids playing with their father's guns. But all of this can be avoided if your kids no about the danger of guns, and have knowledge of the safety devices and techniques that will protect them from danger.
Using Airsoft as a Precursor That is where getting an airsoft pistol or rifle for your son can come in very handy. Especially if you purchase a higher end airsoft gun, you will get the look and feel of the real pistol in an airsoft, and you can show your son how the internal and external safety features work, how to keep the weapon pointed away from people, pointed down at the ground when moving, and ensuring that the weapon isn't loaded when in storage. These are all great tips that the youngster must learn before touching a real gun.
Airsoft guns also feature the unmistakable blaze orange tip that will enable you to easily tell the difference between the airsoft gun, and the real gun. Also, you will be able to teach your son how to shoot accurately, timely, and know exactly how to load and unload the weapon quickly. The more knowledge they have, the better the chances are of avoiding a catastrophe.
Be sure to always keep your guns locked away, especially while the kids are home alone and you aren't there to make sure they stay out of your gun closet. A combination lock on a vault that is bolted to the floor provides very difficult access along with protection from being moved or tipped over. But even with the best teaching, accidents can still happen, and you don't want to face the consequences of such accidents. Take all the precautions possible.
About the Author
Jeffry Evans, owner of MyAirPistols.com, specializing in electric air pistols, gas air pistols, and other air pistols, is a fan of the intelligence that the sport has to offer. Team play combined with leadership separate it from many other games.