All sports have inherent risks, and while the extent of these risks vary from one sport to the next, it is always necessary to address the particular safety concerns of each sport. With airsoft guns, those safety concerns are the threat of injury from the BBs fired by the guns. Your eyes, in particular, need to be well protected as they are the location of the most serious potential injury. Airsoft users must be especially careful with airsoft sniper rifles and automatic airsoft guns. The sniper rifles are usually extremely powerful and the automatic guns can send multiple BBs flying towards a target all in a short period of time. |
Impact-resistant safety goggles are the single most important piece of safety gear whenever you are participating in an airsoft game. Your eyes are the most vulnerable part of your body, and they must be protected at all times. It is recommended that you have your safety goggles on the minute you step onto the field, as it is not unheard of for players to accidentally fire their guns even before a game properly starts.
Eye protection is of such importance that a universal convention has evolved within the airsoft community of immediately stopping the game the moment someone shouts “blind man”. This call is meant to notify all the players that someone on the field does not have eye protection, either not having worn any or having lost it somehow, and to cease fire.
The next most vulnerable part of your body is your face. The skin on your face is more sensitive than most of the rest of your body, and a direct hit to the face can really hurt. Most players choose to wear some form of mask to protect their faces. Some masks incorporate eye protection into their design, while others are designed to be used together with a separate pair of impact-resistant safety goggles. A good face mask will prevent a hit to the sensitive parts of your face like your nose and lips.
It is generally recommended that airsoft players wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants whenever participating in a game. This is because airsoft games invariably take place outdoors in a field or in the woods, on rough ground with stones and other objects. The reality of the game is that you often have to drop to your knees or stomach to avoid being seen or to find better cover, and this exposes you to countless scrapes and cuts from the dirt and stones. Many airsoft players choose to wear full tactical clothing, not only to protect themselves but also to provide camouflage, making them harder to spot on the field.
Finally, while not a separate piece of safety gear, it is important that you understand the safety aspects of owning and using airsoft sniper rifles or automatic airsoft guns. You need to treat your gun with respect, and be aware at all times of the damage that it can do if misused. You also need to perform regular maintenance, as a poorly maintained gun is simply an accident waiting to happen.
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