April 23, 2013
PTS debuts an Airsoft Target Shooting Match
In order to improve public awareness regarding airsoft safety and shooting etiquette, PTS has recently launched an educational training program- Airsoft Target Shooting Training (A.T.S.T. )- at schools. The goal of this program is to explain the importance of airsoft safety, and to promote the ideology of marksmanship and shooting as a professional sport....
March 11, 2013
PTS Debuts Instructional Airsoft Videos
Industrial-leading airsoft manufacturer develops instructional video series are now launched on new YouTube channel, check this out!...
Training Tip #1
Airsoft was born in Japan during the late 1970s as a hobbyist's solution to the Japanese nationwide civilian firearms ban. Aesthetically designed to emulate real guns, these replicas shoot a plastic 6mm pellet propelled by gas or compressed air. Airsoft today is now used not only for the recreational market of hobbyists, sporting events, and in military simulation...
Training Tip #2
While the guns used in airsoft are not real firearms, the four basic firearms rules must still apply. Airsoft guns are fully capable of causing real physical injury if these basic rules are violated...
Training Tip #3
Force On Force training is an effective tool in preparing law enforcement and military personnel for armed confrontations. Force On Force training helps “bridge the gap” between marksmanship and weapons handling skills learned on the range and the application of those skills in a dynamic, life and death use of force situation...
Training Tip #2
FOUR GUN SAFETY RULES
While the guns used in airsoft are not real firearms, the four basic firearms rules must still apply. Airsoft guns are fully capable of causing real physical injury if these basic rules are violated.
RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED
A gun is always treated as loaded. DO NOT be lulled into a false sense of security because an airsoft gun is not a real firearm. At close range, almost any airsoft gun is capable of causing a serious injury. Never assume a gun is unloaded.
RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO SHOOT
If you point your gun at any person or anything, you must be prepared to shoot it. If not, keep your muzzle down and in a safe direction. This is a simple and easy rule to follow and prevents many accidental injuries.
RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER STRAIGHT AND OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO SHOOT
Keep your finger straight and off the trigger, and outside the trigger guard. If you are not engaging a target, there is no need to have your finger on the trigger. Walking around with your finger on the trigger is not only a sign of an unsafe shooter but also a sign of an inexperienced shooter. Remember, your finger is the last form of safety device for your gun and can defeat them all.
RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND YOUR BACKGROUND
Be aware of what your target is, and what is in front of and beyond the target. Better not to take the shot than to cause injury to someone or friendly fire to your teammate. When shooting around cover, you also need to be mindful of your sight picture's height over bore. Just because your sights are on target, your bore may not have cleared the cover you're using to protect yourself.
Following the four basic rules when handling airsoft guns is
important because it builds a muscle memory of safe gun handling. It is
crucial to NOT develop poor gun safety with airsoft guns, that will
carry over when handling real firearms. The only way to avoid this is to
follow the four firearms safety rules.
Remember that these rules ALWAYS apply, regardless of whether you are actively using the airsoft guns, or relaxing back at the safe zone.