Practices to Avoid When Using Airsoft Guns
Purchasing an Airsoft gun can be an exciting event, since these guns can provide hours of entertainment. When you purchase your guns, however, you will want to make sure that you take good care of them, so that they last as long as possible. As long as you perform the proper maintenance and avoid the following things, you should be able to get many years of enjoyment out of your new purchase.
Shooting too Frequently
Airsoft BB guns are not designed to be shot continuously. When you do so, there is a chance that the gun’s motor will overheat, which could do some serious damage. Instead of shooting continuously, shoot in one to five second bursts. This prevents the gun’s motor and gears from overheating, which will ensure that your gun continues to function for years to come.
Leaving the Battery Plugged Into the Gun
Never leave the battery in your gun when you put it away, as this can wear it down very quickly. Every time you finish shooting for the day, take the battery out and store it in a safe place. This is especially true if you are putting your gun away for the season, as leaving the battery plugged in can kill it completely, causing you do have to purchase a new one.
Firing a Jammed Gun
When your gun gets jammed, stop firing right away. Using a jammed gun will damage it and in some cases, you may not be able to fix it at all. If you find that your gun is jammed, stop shooting and remove the BB that is stuck by using an unjamming rod. Removing the BB only takes a few seconds, but could save you a great deal in repair costs.