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Fake Guns a Real Headache – A Lesson In Gun Safety

Check out this article on regarding an altercation that occurred between an police and a man with an airsoft gun.

In the scenario listed in the article, a suspicious man was approached by a police officer. The man reportedly announced and attempted to reach for a gun. The officer was able to disarm the man, and fought with the officer for five minutes before a second officer was able to come. The two officers were able to make an arrest on the man.

A Real Walther PPK

Further inspection of the gun was disarmed from the man turned out to be a Walther PPK airsoft gun. Naturally, the required orange tip was non existent. The officer reported that the pistol looked and felt very real and he was very worried that if he had lost the fight, he may have had to face the deadly weapon.

A Maruzin Walther PPK Airsoft Pistol by Umarex

While this situation resulted in no injuries or fatalities, a major concern for Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong is that using or brandishing an airsoft gun can escalate a situation into use of deadly force.

What is the lesson we learn here as airsoft players?

Use your airsoft guns responsibly, and do not brandish them at ANYONE. By doing so, whatever tense situation is at hand will only be made far worse by the introduction of an airsoft gun. In a high stress situation, your airsoft gun will be mistaken for a real firearm, and the response from the public, and the police, will be appropriate for a firearm.

It is up to US to show the public that we can be responsible individuals. Please exercise all gun safety rules, and treat your airsoft gun like a real firearm.

Airsoft Gun Bags

Journal Star Article

Safety Above Everything – Gryffon Aerie Rifle Case

Gun bags are an integral part of responsible firearms ownership, and this follows for airsoft as well, since the latest airsoft guns on the market are nearly indistinguishable from their real steel counterparts.If mishandled in public, airsoft guns are subject to cause a great deal of concern, as the average citizen may mistaken them for real firearms.

Gryffon Aerie Rifle Case




Like I have mentioned before, safety and respect are Airsoft GI’s primary concern. Over the years, I have seen many airsofters (even real steel shooters) neglect the basic firearm safety rules. I have heard statements such as “oh, it’s unloaded,” and “calm down, it’s only an airsoft gun.” Since we are creatures of habit, if we neglect the basic safety rules on airsoft guns (or any replica firearms), those bad habits will transfer to real firearms.

With the airsoft sport growing, along with the replica gun tragedies happening across the nation, there are going to be stricter laws to regulate airsoft. It is up to us (the airsoft community) to inform all airsofters (and their parents) to promote and practice gun safety. It does not matter if it is an airsoft gun, real gun, or even a transparent water gun. Treat all gun shaped objects as if they are real firearms. There are 5 basic life safety rules that all airsofters and real steel shooters must follow.


Airsoft GI Reminds you to Be Safe and Be Responsible!

Airsoft is a great game but it does require some responsibility to play safely. Here are a few videos to help keep this game growing in the right direction.