It may seem like a contradiction, but the sport of target shooting is one of the safest of all sports. Even with that said, you should never take your safety, or those around you, for granted – as even a momentary lapse in judgment or errant misfire can have lasting and devastating effects.
Always wear air gun safety glasses
Choosing air gun eye protection is not as simple as donning your favorite pair of Aviators and heading out to the range. Unless the eye protection you are wearing is rated with the protective strength to resist shattering, you are putting your eyes at risk. For this reason we suggest the following types of air gun shooting eye protection:
- Shatter Resistant Safety Glasses: Remember, traditional eyeglasses or sunglasses may not offer the shatter protection to adequately protect your eyes.
- Airsoft Masks: For the airsoft enthusiast, a full mask offers protection to the eyes as well as the cheeks, teeth and ears.
More Air Gun Safety Accessories
- Bullet and Pellet traps: A bullet trap is designed to stop whatever is shot into it. This is ideal for capturing stray bullets and preventing ricochets.
- Backstops: While a trap is designed to stop whatever is shot into it, a backstop is designed to stop the errant pellets that miss the trap.
- Shooting Ranges: For the air gun enthusiast who regularly turns their backyard into an informal shooting range, Crosman provides portable air gun shooting ranges for increased safety.
NRA Safety Rules
Having the right accessories is only half the battle. To ensure your safety, please always be mindful of the following air gun safety guidelines:
- Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
- Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
- Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
- Know your target and what is beyond.
- Know how to use the gun safely.
- Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
- Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
- Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
- Never use alcohol or over-the-counter, prescription or other drugs before or while shooting.
- Store guns so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.
- Be aware that certain types of guns and many shooting activities require additional safety precautions.