Airsoft guns are not real firearms, but the same awareness and safety practices still apply. I dare say the chance of injury may be elevated do the perception of airsoft guns as toys. However, the following are the most common sense rules when handling airsoft guns that can ensure a fun and safe day at the field.
– Treat the gun like a loaded one –
The gun should be checked personally to see if it is unloaded. Even after the magazine has been taken out, the gun should be fired at a safe place to discharge all the loaded chambers. Then the battery source should be disconnected.
The gun should be checked personally to see if it is unloaded. Even after the magazine has been taken out, the gun should be fired at a safe place to discharge all the loaded chambers. Then the battery source should be disconnected. Given the small size of the airsoft bbs and considering the fact that the airsoft guns usually don’t chamber and also clear in a similar manner as the real firearms, thus chance of the Rouge bbs being available in the gun is greater than the real firearm. The simple fact that the airsoft guns don’t need ammo to complete a firing action means they will possible fire anything that is in the barrel. A piece of dirt or the patch you used to clean your barrel may fly out even though there are no airsoft bbs in the gun.
– Never put your finger on the trigger unless you are ready to fire –
The finger should not be wrapped around the trigger when you are not firing. Otherwise, you may accidentally pull the trigger and hit an unsuspecting target or injure others.
– Never aim at a target you do not want to destroy –
The gun should always be aimed in a very safe direction when not firing. It always pays to be careful while unloading the gun also. Unless you want to destroy the target, never aim at it as accidents have a way of happening at the most unforeseen moments.
– Determine what lies beyond before shooting –
Sometimes you may miss or over-penetrate your target. This may lead to injuring an unsuspecting target or someone without proper safety equipment. So know what lies beyond before taking aim.
– Never consume alcohol before handling a gun –
Alcohol, drugs or sedatives can influence your action and could lead to accidents. So they should be avoided during game play.
– Keep your gun under lock and key –
When one is not engaged in the gameplay, it is important for one clear the weapon. One can remove the airsoft magazine from the airsoft gun and also fire at least 2 times to clear the barrel and also feed tube. Also place the airsoft gun safe and then apply the barrel protector. Be sure to place your airsoft gun in some form of gun case or bag, especially when transporting in a vehicle or carrying it to and from the car. Do not carry, transport, or display, in any fashion, your airsoft gun to the general public.Protect your gun and store it in a safe place away from ammunition as well as theft. The gun should also be protected while being transported from one place to another.
By respecting the laws and regulations and adhering to the safety measures, we can make Airsoft guns safe and play positively in the spirit of the game.