Where You Should and Should Not Use Airsoft Guns
6/10/2010
Attempting to play an airsoft game on local recreational ground or in any area that is open to everyone can prove to be a danger to you, other members and the general public. There are commercial airsoft venues you can go to that have rules and regulations to safeguard against accidents and keep members safe and unharmed.
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Where You Should and Should Not Use Airsoft Guns

6/10/2010


For those who want to join in an airsoft game, there are commercial airsoft venues you can go to that have rules and regulations to safeguard against accidents and keep members safe and unharmed. Attempting to play an airsoft game on local recreational ground or in any area that is open to everyone can prove to be a danger to you, other members and the general public. Giving no prior warning that an airsoft game is in process will only bring you a lot of trouble. Airsoft games are often fast and furious as well as being a lot of fun. Taking cover and hiding from your opponents are just part of the strategies and tactics involved in a game. Any passerby who sees someone dressed up in military gear, hiding behind a tree and aiming at another person is obviously going to be startled and even frightened. Airsoft rifles, although only replicas, are very life-like and can be difficult to tell between that and a real firearm. Obviously you know it is only a replica, but do you think they are going to stop and listen to an explanation from you? It is more likely they will run as fast as they can to report the incident to the local police, and the next thing you know you are surrounded by the local force and have a lot of explaining to do. Another reason as to why you shouldn’t play an airsoft game in an unofficial location is that you can never be sure who will pass through the area and, as they are unaware of a game going on, there is a high possibility that they could suffer an injury. Someone straying into the line of fire from an airsoft rifle will be without the safety gear you should be wearing; standard safety requirements at an official airsoft site include goggles and a facemask for protection. Responsible players of airsoft games realize the alarming effect their military gear and replica guns can have on the general public who are likely to think the guns are real firearms. Airsoft members are expected to be tactful when carrying their gear to and from a venue so as not to cause any panic. Most people have never been near a gun, replica or real, and will not be able to tell the difference between the two. If you find an area that looks perfect for airsoft games always approach the owner of the land to seek permission aswell as the police. Remember, people will have different views on games using guns and might not want their land to be used for such purposes. If this is the case you will just have to accept it. Alerting the landowner and the local police should avoid situations such as these from occurring. Knowing how to react if such a situation should arise is imperative for your safety. Do everything you are told by the police and make no sudden movements. Drop the gun, put your hands up and keep calm. A police officers job is take care of the general public and he cannot be sure if your gun is real or not from a distance and will take the presumption that it is a real firearm. Always try and play airsoft games on an official field