Thursday, May 13, 2010

Airsoft Safety 101

Airsoft guns are replicas of real guns and come with all the accessories necessary for you to have lots of fun. It is important that you understand that these kinds of toys need to be dealt with carefully as they can be dangerous if not used properly. So, it is very important for you to follow certain security and safety playing rules so that you can have fun with out anyone getting hurt.

First of all, you need to have good eye protection. Goggles or glasses must be worn at all times while you are on the field. There are rules that allow you to take a time out of the game if you are having any problems with your goggles. An even better option, as far as safety goes, is full facial protection. You can purchase a facial mask that will protect you while playing with airsoft guns. Some places wont allow anyone under 18 to play without a facial mask. If you find the mask uncomfortable, then at least wear goggles and a mouth guard. It is also very important that you wear the right kind of boots for the field, as it is common to encounter rough terrain.

Good added protection when playing is to have proper knee and elbow pads. These will help protect you if you do happen to fall on the rough terrain.

When handling an airsoft gun, never look down the barrel. This is very dangerous, even with an airsoft gun. A mis-fire could shoot your eye out or you could possibly even die from the shot.

Make sure that you understand the safety features on your gun before beginning to use it and that your selector switch is placed on safe mode when you are not using your gun. Keep your airsoft gun in a case when you are not using it and make sure that it is always away from the hands of smaller children. Remove the magazine from the gun when not in use and take out the battery to avoid any unwanted accidents.

Please do not engage in blind firing. When you are holding your weapon, you will need to know your target, if you are unable to see, don't fire, as this can be extremely dangerous at times. Lastly, always keep your cool and remember that it is just a game. You should never intentionally aim to hurt someone.

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