Paintball Gun Safety
Do you do your part? Paintball gun safety is a responsibility of every player. It is up to you to practice the proper safety procedures and also to help others follow the guidelines. Just because other players are not following the rules should not be an excuse for you to do the same. Proper safety techniques are the responsibility o 38 super ammo f every player.
When most players think of paintball safety they only consider the importance of wearing a mask or goggles while they are engaged in actual play. This is a common mistake and can lead to other injuries on and off the field.
When you consider all that is involved with complete paintball gun safety you quickly learn that it is far more involved than just wearing your goggles. To be a responsible paintball player requires commitment and an on-going effort to ensure safety for yourself and the other players. You must be informed, educated, and willing to practice proper safety procedures every time you take the field.
We will detail some important areas such as: face and eye protection (goggles), body protection (chest protectors, gloves, and neck guards), paintball gun velocity (fps=feet per second), chronographs, referees, barrel plugs and barrel socks, and the importance of your on-gun safety device.
To protect your body you will need an approved paintball goggle or mask. The job of the goggle is to protect your eyes and face from the impact of a paintball. Since most paintball guns are suppose to shoot at a regulated velocity of 265-300 fps, the impact of this force could damage your eyes. The problem arises when many players are shooting “hot” (above the regulated limit). Often times players do not know they are shooting above the limit because they have never used a chronograph to measure the speed of the paintball as it exits the barrel of their marker. This is very important and should never be overlooked. Shooting at an excessively high velocity can cause serious injury.
Paintball goggles come in many different designs and colors. Some cover only your face, while other can also cover your ears, neck and even your entire head. The most important thing is to choose a goggle that fits you properly and offers at least eye and face protection.
Paintball goggles have a lens which allows you to see clearly but is designed to protect your eyes from the impact of a paintball. The lens can be one of two types: a standard single-pane (non-thermal) lens which means it may “fog” during play or the lens can be a dual-pane (thermal) lens which means it is less likely to fog. Small, battery-powered, fans can also be added to the goggles to help prevent fogging while playing. Some paintball goggles, such as the Invert 20/20 goggle system includes a thermal lens and a fan both. This combination will provide the greatest level of anti-fog protection.