Top 10 Airsoft Gun Safety Tips for Parents  

Airsoft guns are becoming increasingly popular with kids these days. Airsoft guns shoot plastic BB’s at a slower speed than regular BB guns. While generally very safe, it is important for parents to understand the safety aspects of Airsoft guns. Discussing the following safety tips with your children will help ensure their safety and the safety of those around them while enjoying Airsoft guns.

  1. Transporting guns
    • Always transport guns in a protective case. Not only will it protect your gun, in many locations it is required by law.
  2. Never remove the orange tip
    • The orange tip on an airsoft gun helps people such as law enforcement officers distinguish it from a real gun. Removing this tip is a Federal Offense.
  3. Always handle the gun as if it were loaded
    • Never point the gun at anything that you don’t intend to shoot.
  4. Keep your finger off of the trigger
    • This helps prevent accidental firing.
  5. Make sure that there isn’t anything beyond your target that you don’t want to hit
    • You can’t always count on hitting your target.
  6. Never take your Airsoft gun to school.
    • This can lead to being suspended, expelled, or even arrested.
  7. Play on private property or designated Airsoft fields.
    • Avoid playing in public places which is often illegal.
  8. Never play without Airsoft glasses or goggles with shatterproof lenses.
    • Full protective masks are recommended for full face protection.
  9. Never shoot at anyone who is not wearing proper protection.
    • This is important for ensuring the safety of those around you.
  10. Wear heavy clothing and avoid exposed skin.
    • Thick sweaters or jackets, a balaclava (cloth head mask), gloves, hat, hard-soled boots, and knee and elbow pads are also recommended.
For a more in depth discussion of Airsoft safety, see our Airsoft Toy Gun Safety Page