Why don't all marker manufactorer put a safety on their markers? And what happened to teaching kids basic gun safety?
Posted 05 July 2007 - 01:19 PM
I have taken a hunters saftey course.. it really helped, maybe paintball fields could have a couple hour saftey course every week or so. charge 20 bucks?
It would make the sport safer for us non noobs
Posted 05 July 2007 - 05:11 PM
Posted 08 July 2007 - 07:08 PM
Posted 10 July 2007 - 05:04 PM
The main point of my rant was really about how no one teaches general gun safety anymore and apparently that is ok with industry, which quit putting safeties on certain types of markers.
Even in battle or high risk situations (such as police entries), you don't put your finger on the trigger until you are going to fire. Yet these kids fingers are always on the trigger.
No wonder I've been popped in the back before by some of these little turds! Until Saturday, I thought it was a fairly isolated even. But it appears it is way more common that I previously believed.
And when you try to teach them some safety, they basically tell you to get lost (but in not so nice language).
I guess that's what we get for constantly telling our kids that their special and can do anything. Yeah...you're special alright! Just like everyone else.
What? You don't have to get your finger off the trigger? Oh. Hey kid...put you barrel bag on and go to the dead box! Why? Because...POP! There appears to be a stain on your shirt that looks suspiciously like a paintball busted. Hmmm..... Oh...and thanks for shootin' a few of your own team mates!
I know what you mean, my cousin has the SAME GUN.
Or at least really close.
You just have to touch the triger and it goes off.
When you hand it over to somebody (It's electronic so you have to go on and off and there is no saftey) they end up shooting it while grabbing it.
When he handed it to me I shot and missed his ear by an inch.
Posted 18 July 2007 - 03:07 PM
Of course first and foremost the rules followed must be the common sense rules posted earlier about trigger finger, muzzle awarenes etc, but good safety is something that is layered on to mitigate risk (Training, physical systems, field layout, refs that are aware etc. ) I am often mortified by the poor sfaety you see at many events. The notion that having a real safety on a marker gets in the way of engagement is UTTER HOGWASH, try familiarization and training. There's a reason why real military weapons have safeties, it's been learnt the hard way. Even in combat you don't run around with your weapon of safe until it's time to engage unless you want a serious boot in your butt or buttstroke about the back of your head by your NCO...
Posted 18 July 2007 - 03:31 PM
That would cause the end of that marker lines popularity in a heartbeat.
Also lets not forget, some electros do have a safe mode where the marker will not fire and the marker is still on.
Posted 21 July 2007 - 11:24 AM
i hope that as guns advance, and blu-ray becomes more commonplace in equipment, systems are developed both for diagnostics for legalities, and so that when a marker leaves the field, it would leave a "zone" and turns off automatically, so players would just bag up and walk off, not worrying about on/off and safeties all together.
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Posted 21 July 2007 - 01:21 PM
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Posted 25 July 2007 - 01:26 PM
Just a quick aside: Glock Pistols _do_ have a safety mechanism. It's a three piece system - a trigger safety, a striker safety and a drop safety. Until the trigger lever is depressed, the trigger won't move. At the point where the lever is depressed and the trigger moves, the striker safety and drop safety are withdrawn and the gun may fire.
Granted, unlike a push safety or other similar devices, it doesn't prevent the shooter from accidentally discharging the weapon by mistakenly pressing the trigger. But, unless the trigger is very delibrately squeezed, the gun won't go off.
Random factoid of the day.