How to Safely Enjoy Airsoft

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As you may or may not be aware airsoft guns do not shoot metal pellets. Because of this, they are exempt from some of the stiffer regulations faced by BB guns; in fact, these weapons can be bought by basically anyone and can be sold nearly anywhere. When used improperly they can inflict harm on individuals, but airsoft play is great fun for enthusiasts when proper safety precautions are taken.


First off, your best bet is to purchase them from a reputable shop. Yes, you can get them at stores that carry all sorts of unrelated goods, but you're better off turning to a specialty shop. The employees who work at airsoft stores are almost always enthusiasts themselves, and they can therefore give you guidance on what guns are good for beginners and what other gear you should consider picking up. On top of that, they are more capable of giving you a better break-down on proper usage, care and safety concerns than less-specialized sales personnel can.


When wielding any sort of firearm safety is always of the utmost importance. Combatants should always protect themselves by adorning the proper gear that is recommended by the weapon's manufacturers and the store's sales staff. This could include safety goggles, full face masks, gloves, protective vests and more. It might be hot or uncomfortable at times, but protecting yourself from airsoft gun shots is well worth the slight discomfort. Even the hardcore enthusiasts gear up for protection, in fact; they often wear more protective paraphernalia than novices do.


Most of all, remember to always follow the 10 cardinal rules of safety for guns of all types:


1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
2. Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use.
3. Don't rely on your gun's safety mechanisms.
4. Be sure of your target and what is behind it.
5. Use proper ammunition.
6. If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care.
7. Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
8. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
9. Don't alter or modify your gun and have it serviced regularly.
10. Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.


Following these simple steps can be the difference between fun and disaster for you and/or your children. Have a great time out there, but always remember to stay safe when playing airsoft.

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