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Airsoft Safety Tips

Whether you are new to Airsoft or have been using the Airsoft weapons for quite some time, safety should always be the number one factor for yourself and others if you are going to truly enjoy this sport. Airsoft weapons have been used to enhance both military and police training and have become an enjoyable way to spend time with friends and colleagues on the weekends. An Airsoft weapon is generally considered not to be lethal but they can still injure someone if used improperly and without caution. Following some simple safety procedures will make your time using Airsoft weapons safe, fun and enjoyable.

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There is some basic safety protective gear that should be purchased when you purchase your Airsoft weapon; this gear includes a protective face mask or goggles and some protective clothing including personal body armour, padding or military BDU’s. All of these items will protect you if you happen to be shot by an Airsoft weapon. Although the speeds of the pellet aren’t great, an errant pellet can still cause permanent damage to your eyes up to and including blindness. An Airsoft pellet can’t puncture your skin but you don’t want to be without your protective clothing if you come upon an ambush.

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There are many rules used in Airsoft combat and many of them are to keep the game fair and amicable for both teams. You can even add your own personal rules as your group sees fit but there is one very important universal rule that must be followed at all times to protect everyone’s safety. It’s called the Blind Man Rule and it involves the cessation of war games when a player has lost or removed his eye protection. If you see another player without eye protection on, you cease play and shout “Blind Man!” Everyone within earshot will stop play and repeat what you say until the player without the protective eye gear replaces his eye gear and calls “Clear!” Everyone else will then shout “Clear!” and game play will resume. This is a very important rule as you don’t want to be responsible for anyone else’s loss of vision.

Another safety tip and good rule of thumb is to never play with your Airsoft weapon in public. Many Airsoft weapons look like real firearms and could be perceived as such my other people. When in public, keep your Airsoft weapon in a gun case or protective bag. Never take it into any place of business including shopping centers, grocery stores or restaurants. This can be taken as a very real threat and the consequences could turn fatal.

Treat your Airsoft weapon as if it were a real firearm; think before firing your weapon and never point your loaded weapon at someone that does not have eye protection on. Following these simple rules will help you get the most enjoyment out of your Airsoft weapon for many years to come.

What are some of your favorite Airsoft safety tips? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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2 Responses to Safety

  • Henry says:

    First, the ammo used with airsoft guns are called BB or BB’s. pellets are used with high velocity varmint guns used to kill small animals.

    One important rule is called “sease fire” when “sease fire” is called everyone is to shout and repeat sease fire and unload your guns and sling your rifle onto your back and calmly leave the field, this is only used for medical emergencies last time I head a sease fire someone sprained their ankle and had to be taken to the hospital.

    Most often an air horn is used to start and end games and at the end of each game everyone is to shout and repeat “that’s game” to let everyone know the game,is over.

    • Gunner says:

      Great tips and information.
      Thanks for addressing the pellet / BB debate. In our experience, we have come to understand the words are interchangeable although, in your defense, the term ‘BB’ seems to be used by the vast majority of players. Perhaps we should have used the term BB in this post.
      Thanks again Henry and make sure to keep it safe out there.

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