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air rifle safety

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by a1gunner, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. a1gunner

    a1gunner Pro Poster

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    just some good rules to follow

    [video=youtube;xZzCenLjpsU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZzCenLjpsU[/video]

    (possibly a sticky thread?)
     
  2. FXpoacher

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    Says the video is no longer available?:confused:
     
  3. a1gunner

    a1gunner Pro Poster

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    it cant me embeded or something.

    click the link on top of the video screen
     
  4. a1gunner

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    did it work?
     
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    Yes it worked
     
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    Yeah that worked
     
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    Not my sort of spoksman.....

    Not my idea of the ideal safety spokesman (or as we Yanks are forced to say 'spokesperson....').

    I'm not sure I support his saying 'airguns are as dangerous as firearms', IMO you need to be honest about safety if you wish to be respected and have your advice followed. They are plenty dangerous in their own right, without exaggerations, I'd leave it there.

    As far as conventional safe gun handling the guy needs some serious work. In the first two minutes he broke rules number one and two (of three total!). His muzzle control was scary, even before he intentionally pointed it at his own chest! (rule 1, 'Always keep the muzzle in a safe direction'). He also can't seem to keep his finger off the trigger, he does it casually when he picks the gun up (rule 2, 'Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target).

    The guy's an AD waiting to happen, and when it does, it could be bad. The idea with 'the 3 rules' is you have to break two or more at one time to hurt someone or something you don't intend. This chap seems fully capable of doing that.

    All in all, a very poor show. Not the sort of example you'd want new shooters following. At least from what the NRA teaches us Yanks......

    Nobody I shoot with would shoot with a guy with that poor gun handling habits.

    Doug Owen
     
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    I'd agree with that if people weren't torched for saying it :shrug: yes airguns are dangerous and should be treated as if they're a firearm, however this is to avoid accidents happening as far as possible, and in reality airguns are nowhere near as dangerous as conventional cartridge weapons.
     
  9. a1gunner

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    well its the only vid on you tube i could find :shrug:

    he does expalin some rules that should be folowed but he isnt perfect i know
     

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