Choosing Air Soft Guns: Safer
Air soft guns have gained a significant amount of popularity since
their introduction as bbguns for those wanting to practice shooting,
but who also wanted a safer way to have fun firing a gun. Air soft
guns have been around for more than 30 years and are considered the
safest of all bbguns, primarily because they fire plastic BBs at lower
velocities than traditional airguns.
Over the years, air soft guns have
evolved toward designs that resemble authentic weapons. The manufacturers
also are making the airguns now so that they shoot more accurately over longer
distances. Although they are not toys, these bbguns are appropriate for younger
children, as long as they use them with adult supervision and are taught the
seriousness of following gun safety rules at all times.
Air soft guns can easily be
considered the safest of all types of shooting products that use
bursts of air to expel ammunition. These types of bbguns will not
cause injury, unless of course they are not used properly. For
example, if they are shot at close range at an individualís face, they
will most definitely cause injury. Common sense must always be
One significant reason you will
want to consider air soft guns is their price. BBguns that fire
lead or steel BBs are still popular, but the on-going cost for ammunition
is considerably higher than for most plastic ammo airguns.
Air soft guns are relatively easy
to learn to use safely. For this reason, children are often given one as
their first gun. Nevertheless, until they are proficient and demonstrate a
healthy respect for gun safety rules, no child should be given such a
potentially harmful "toy" to use unsupervised.
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