Airsoft guns are becoming more powerful with each passing day. Because of this, many people are wondering if they are a good alternative to regular guns for the great outdoors. Below, I’m going to outline real tactical guns vs airsoft guns and look at which is better for your general outdoor adventures.
Location Is Critical
If you’re considering using an airsoft gun instead of a regular gun for your outdoor adventures, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is what you may be running into when you venture into the great outdoors.
If you live in an area that is prone to multiple poisonous snakes for example, then an airsoft gun may be powerful enough to handle the situations in which you would need a weapon to defend yourself.
It’s important, however, if you’re considering using an airsoft gun for defense against venomous snakes, that you use one that has enough power to handle the snake on the first shot.
With snakes in line, however, it’s important to consider that if you live in an area with a lot of large predators such as mountain lions or bears, that you do not try to use an airsoft gun for your own personal defense.
In instances where you may be encountering large predators frequently, you should certainly consider purchasing an actual firearm for personal defense rather than an airsoft rifle as they do not have enough power to handle large predators and will do nothing more than annoy them to the point of attack.
For some, having a firearm near young children is simply unacceptable. If that’s the case for you or other members of your family, then having an airsoft gun on hand is certainly better than nothing at all.
However, if you do still want to have a regular firearm on hand but have children nearby, then you should be certainly taking precautions to make certain that no one has access to your weapon other than yourself.
Thanks to technological advances, outdoor gun safety has never been easier. There are many options available on the market that allow you to secure your firearm from children and others who shouldn’t have access to it, but allow you to still have very quick and easy access to it should the need arise.
One example of this is a portable fingerprint safe. These devices run on battery power and allow you to access your firearm by simply placing your thumb onto the locking mechanism. So, you can quickly gain access to your weapon if you need to.
While having an airsoft gun is certainly a safer option around children, also remember that airsoft rifles can pose their own dangers when it comes to inflicting injuries on those who are not familiar with how they work.
In general, for people who love the outdoors and want to get out and about while also keeping themselves safe, so long as large predators are around, and Airsoft gun will be sufficient for personal defense. This is especially true if you’re concerned with young children having access to your weapons.
However, if you live in an area that is prone to larger predators such as bears, mountain lions, wolves, or other such animals, then it is important for you to consider purchasing an actual firearm for your defense as well as the defense of your property, and family.
Since airsoft guns are becoming more powerful, perhaps soon we can see one that will handle larger predators, but for the time being, if you want to be outdoors, and large predators can be an issue, then you’re going to want to go ahead and purchase an actual firearm rather than relying on an airsoft gun to provide you with personal security and safety.