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Does Airsoft hurt?

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Airsoft guns shoot plastic pellets at various speeds ranging from 250 to 400 feet per second. If a pellet impacts a human body at that speed, it may cause an injury. As long as all safety measures are met, Airsoft is a painless activity.

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Recommended safety equipment for full protection includes a full-face mask and helmet, a tactical vest, protective padding, and Airsoft gloves and boots. Some safety tips taught by instructors include: assume that the Airsoft gun is always loaded; the gun should only be pointed at intended targets; always identify the target and its surrounding; and maintain control over the gun at all times. Participants should always wear full protection and follow all safety instructions for an accident-free game.

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