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Does 400 FPS Airsoft Guns Hurt?
If you are going to play airsoft, is it important to shoot as fast as you can with a gun that will give you that “shot” count? Some people have guns that will shoot over twice the speed of their bbs and they think this is great. Others think that to get the most out of their airsoft gun, they need to shoot as fast as they can so they can minimize “take away” and thus have more rounds per minute. There is a middle ground here – and I’ll talk about it a little bit below.
First of all, when you shoot your airsoft gun, you’re actually moving at a very high velocity. In fact, if you don’t believe me, try shooting a target out of the corner of your eye (which is not advisable because you might not hit the mark). Next, while you are moving at a high velocity, your pellets will travel at the same speed. This is the reason some people call airsoft a “jet” or “airbrush” sport.
The high velocities cause the pellets to jump off the back of the barrel. This means you can take anyone’s airsoft gun and bounce it against a concrete bench or other obstacle. So, of course, you will get dented. Remember, airsoft bbs are not hard to dented. On the other hand, you can get your buttock crushed by a bb if you don’t know what you’re doing.
As a matter of fact, you can get hurt pretty easily by airsoft bbs. Think about it. The high velocities of many of these pellets cause them to fly fast. If you get hit by one of these, there’s a good chance you’ll be on the ground before you know it. That’s why I personally have a very strong opinion that if you’re going to play airsoft, you should get yourself some good by!
How do you get good but? You need to start slow. Don’t worry, you don’t have to start in a big league field with hundreds of other airsoft players. Just get a couple of good bbs and start playing around with them on your local shooting range. Remember, this isn’t a war so you won’t be killing anything with your gun.
Don’t use cheap bbs either. Although they will work, they won’t be able to pierce as much armor as high powered bbs. In addition, if you run out of ammo on your airsoft rifle, you will lose your shot – period.
So how do you know if a 400 FPS airsoft gun is going to hurt you? Well, you’ll be feeling it, that is unless you’re using high velocity bbs. Unfortunately, you can’t take the bus off of your rifle without reloading – which defeats the purpose of having it, since his is the best backup if you happen to run out of ammo.
Now you know what bbs are for. It’s up to you if you want to get some for yourself or not. For me, I prefer to have the bbs on hand, but that’s my personal preference. Go for what works for you. Just be sure to always have some on hand, just in case!
When using an airsoft gun with us, there are several things that you should watch out for. First, never shoot the bus at the exact time that your shot misses. This will cause a squatter pellet, which will fly out at a certain distance. While you’ll get faster speeds using bbs, this isn’t always the best thing to do. If you miss, then you’re still out of luck – and people will be able to take you out without any mercy.
Also, be careful when you are playing. Some people like to hold their bb’s a little too close to their face, in an effort to prevent it from flying out at them. This, however, can cause it to jam, and the person ends up losing their bus. Just follow these tips, and your question “Does 400 fps airsoft guns hurt?”
Using airsoft guns can be an extremely fun experience. However, you must be sure that you know what you are doing. Don’t use bbs if your aim isn’t accurate, or if you aren’t familiar with how to hold your airsoft gun. Also, avoid using it in areas that you aren’t familiar with. If you follow these tips, you should be able to use your airsoft guns safely. Good luck!
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