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Airsoft Safety


Updated: 6-28-2015

WARNING! Adult supervision is required for any person under the age of 18.

Eye Protection

Never look into the barrel of an airsoft gun as serious eye injury may occur. Eye protection should be worn at all times when both shooting and maintaining your airsoft gun. Protect your eyes from silicone spray and uncaptured BBs under spring pressure while performing maintenance on your airsoft gun.We advise you wear full seal goggles or mask only, as BBs may enter threw and openings.

Assume Every Gun is Always Loaded

Treat every gun as if it were loaded. Do not assume the chamber is empty based on your memory or someone else’s word. Always check to confirm chamber is empty. Remove the magazine to look for an empty chamber. Please keep your barrel pointed towards the ground and away from any person when game play is not active.

Beware of Barrel Obstructions

Ensure the airsoft gun barrel is free of obstructions before you fire the gun. Even the smallest obstruction such as a stuck cleaning patch or even lubrication can cause a misfire or malfunction.

Muzzle Control

Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Never point the muzzle at a person/animal or object that you do not intend to shoot.

Keep Your Safety On

Keep your safety on until your sights are aligned on your target and you are ready to fire.

Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger

Keep your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard until your sights are aligned on your target and you are ready to fire. Identify Your Target and Backstop. Before you pull the trigger, make certain of your target and what is beyond it. The airsoft gun should never be fired at surfaces where BBs are likely to ricochet in unpredictable directions such as rocks, glass, water, or other hard surfaces.

Failure To Fire

If the airsoft gun fails to fire, misfires, or malfunctions, do not look into the barrel. BBs can become lodged into the chamber, and serious eye injury may occur.

Maintain Your Gun Properly

Performing proper maintenance, ensures that your airsoft gun will be safe to shoot and will perform to design specification for many years. Alterations, modifications or adjustments may damage your airsoft gun, making it unsafe to shoot, and will void warranty claims.

Battery Safety

Proper storage is key to maintaining the life of your battery. Do not store your gun with the battery connected. Disconnect it and store it in a safe area. Do not leave your battery in a closed car or in direct sunlight. This can cause the battery to heat up and possibly burst. Never store your gun or battery near a heat source of any kind. We always recommend a smart charger for batteries to eliminate overcharging. If you are using a regular charger, do not leave the battery unattended for long periods of time or overnight. This can lead to potential fire hazards.

Traveling with Your Airsoft Gun

Traveling by Car

When travelinlg by car with an airsoft gun, always leave it in the trunk, or otherwise out of reach, just like a real gun. You'll also want it unloaded and without the firing mechanism (gas, co2, or battery) in it. If you get pulled over by law enforcement, be sure to declare it, like you would with a real gun as well.

Traveling by Air, Bus, or Train

When traveling by a form of public transportation, ensure that you check the luggage that your airsoft gun is traveling in. Do not keep your airsoft gun in a piece of carry-on luggage. You'll also want to keep any kind of pressurized gas, such as Green Gas or CO2, out of your luggage entirely. In almost any form of public transit, having pressurized containers of gas is illegal, due to their combustibility. As with a real gun, ensure that your airsoft gun isn't loaded, the magazine has been removed, as has been the firing mechanism. You don't want to keep your magazines pressurized when you reach 33,000 feet.

Store Your Gun Safely

Always store the airsoft gun in a safe place, and out of reach of children. Always transport the airsoft gun in a carrying case; Never display the airsoft gun in a public place. Keep the safety engaged, remove the magazine before storing the airsoft gun. Remember: it is your responsibility to take every reasonable precaution to secure your airsoft gun. WARNING! Airsoft BBs can be a choking hazard. Keep them away from children.

Orange Tip

The orange tip on airsoft guns helps law enforcement distinguish between the replica guns from their real firearm counterparts. Altering the coloration or markings required by state or Federal law or regulations so as to make the product look more like a firearm is dangerous and may be a crime. Operator assumes all risks and responsibility when doing so. Alteration of the orange tip also voids all warranties and product guarantees.

Hazards of Being Mistaken for a Real Firearm

Airsoft guns have been mistaken by Police and Law Enforcement for real firearms and can result in serious injury or even death. It is strongly advised to operate the airsoft gun at a safe and legal location. In the event that you are approached by Law Enforcement personnel, you must comply with their instructions to avoid any incident.

Alcohol, Medications, and Drugs

Do not handle or operate your airsoft gun while under the influence of alcohol, medication or drugs.

Your Responsibility

You are the ultimate safety device. Like many other devices, your airsoft gun is safe unless handled in an irresponsible or uneducated manner. Never use an airsoft gun unless you fully understand its operation, and all safety precautions that need to be used.


The views and opinions represented on this page are meant as suggestions only! There may be safety precautions that are not listed in this article. Use of our suggestions is at the sole discretion of the reader. We always recommend you research multiple sources for airsoft safety practices before using any airsoft gun.