Airsoft Safety – A Refresher Course

It has been a while since we blogged on airsoft safety – so it’s time for a refresher course! Like any firearm-related hobby, there are certain risks you take when participating in airsoft, but you can easily mitigate these risks with the right equipment and behavior. If you are new to airsoft, it is important you take the appropriate measures to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. If you are an experienced airsofter, it never hurts to brush up on the best practices.

Airsoft Safety Gear

The right gear will reduce the sting you feel when hit and decrease the likelihood of serious injury. Here is a quick check list of the most effective airsoft safety gear:

Safety Goggles are Critical. If you enjoy being able to see, invest in a solid pair of shatter-proof safety goggles. Don’t remove the goggles when you are on the playing field or out the firing range. If for any reason you lose your goggles on the field or spy someone who is unprotected, shout out “blind man” so that others know to stop firing.

Cover Up Exposed Skin. Full-coverage clothes like long-sleeve shirts and pants will take the sting out of hits and reduce the degree of welting you experience. Though not required, a tactical airsoft vest will add a layer of protection to the chest. (It also makes carrying secondary hand guns, magazines and other supplies much more convenient.) We also recommend donning a protective face mask when playing competitively. This will not only shield the face, but it can prevent painful broken teeth. If you take an airsoft BB traveling at 450 FPS in the teeth, you will probably end up looking like jack-o-lantern.

Get a Brain Bucket. If you plan on playing competitively, we strongly recommend investing in a hard helmet for the field. A helmet prevents direct hits to the head during play, which as any experienced airsoft players can tell you, hurts like hell.

Handling Your Airsoft Gun

When handling your piece, use common sense and always assume the piece is loaded. Here are a few more helpful recommendations to keep in mind when handling your airsoft weapon:

Know Your Weapon. Thoroughly read your weapon’s owner manuals with special attention to safety guidelines specific to your piece.
Point Away. When off the field, always points it away from people.
Don’t Mess with the Trigger. Do not touch or jiggle the trigger unless you explicitly intend to shoot the gun.
Clear Your Weapon. When your gun is not in use, remove your magazine, clear your weapon and switch your gun to safety.
Put it Up. Be sure to keep all Airsoft guns and/or equipment out of children’s reach, even when unloaded.

The Biggest Safety Issue of All – Taking Your Gun Public

Every so often I come across an airsoft news story that makes me cringe. Usually these stories revolve around someone brandishing an airsoft gun in public for “fun”, shock value or even to commit a crime. Doing this is insanely irresponsible and stupid. Airsoft guns are hyper realistic and nearly indistinguishable from their real-life counterparts. If you wield a hyper realistic firearm in public, you frighten bystanders and may even get shot by law enforcement. With this in mind, the following guidelines will help keep you safe – and alive:

Assume Real Gun Behavior. Always be aware that the vast majority of bystanders do not know you are carrying an airsoft gun – they will assume it is the real deal. Do not brandish your Airsoft gun in public – it’s illegal to do so in most places and you may cause a panic or get yourself shot by a real firearm.

Keep the Tip. Do not remove the orange tip on the gun… again, it’s illegal and can increase confusion.

Bag It. Always transport your gun in a case.

An Extensive Review of the Blogging Syndicate Course

Pretty much anybody can create a blog but building a blog that is recognized by Google and the other search engines is especially important. Once you know how to get high search engine positions, it becomes easy to earn money from your blog and get the most out of it. No matter what new “active search” feature Google introduces, Blogging Syndicate is an easy and creative method of raising your rankings. It’s not one of those run off the mill Internet marketing courses that give you half baked knowledge. This article will take a closer look at the course so that you can figure out whether or not it is right for you.

Blogging Syndicate is a new system thought up by Desmond Ong and his team and it takes you step by step through the process of building a blog that will help you earn money. You’ll be taught everything you need to know from basic building to advanced marketing that will help you build consistently profitable blogs. If you’re stuck in the 9 to 5 rat race and want to quit it, then this system will prove to be God-send for you. Perhaps the best thing about this course is how easy it is to use–you can get started building your blog right away and should be earning profits in no time. Blogging Syndicate outshines all of the other courses in terms of quality offerings. It over delivers in a lot of ways, not limited to the thirty five instructional videos full of the best content out there. The video content is top-notch because it gives you all that you need to know about setting up profitable blogs. Ong’s team has worked very hard to make this course educational and usable and has granted students access to all of Ong’s swipe files which can help students get started with profitable blogging immediately. You’ll also be taught about alternative revenue streams like blog flipping.

The Blogging Syndicate course’s main goal is to teach people how to build authoritative blogs that will then help the authors build targeted email lists that they can use to raise their incomes even further. The course goes in-depth in showing you how to find the right niche and create a blog the right way. It also gives you a clear road map when it comes to generating high quality traffic and then monetizing the blog effectively.

In conclusion, from the above review article we can clearly understand how useful Blogging Syndicate can be for anyone that is looking out to monetize their blogs the right way and earn a long term residual income. But it’s important that you are perseverant and know how to push yourself out of the comfort zone because ultimately you’ll have to try new methods and techniques, and for that you should have an open mind.

All About Field Hockey on School Sports Tours to Holland

Tucked away in the southern part of Holland, in the western Netherlands, is the village and former municipality of Valkenburg. In 2006 a number of districts in the area were merged together to form the municipality and town of Katwijk, which now includes Valkenburg as one of its districts. Valkenburg offers school sports tours a great location with easy access from the major airports and a larger city, while still providing a village feel. One of the highlights of a trip to Valkenburg is the chance to learn about field hockey and how to play or improve students’ games. While in Valkenburg students will learn about the history of field hockey, some of the most famous players, and even get the chance to spend an afternoon at the Phantasialand amusement park.

Field Hockey – It is thought that depictions from Ancient Greece, circa 200 B.C.E., possibly illustrate one of the forerunners of modern field hockey; players in the images are chasing a ball with a horn. Now, young athletes on school sports tours no longer need to chase the ball with a horn, but instead use modern interpretations of the ‘stick’ that can be made from wood, fibreglass or other approved materials. During their time in Valkenburg students can learn much about the rules of outdoor field hockey and how it differs from the indoor variety. In addition, they will get to try out their new skills on and off the pitches, with specialised coaches and organised matches against other teams in the area.

Famous Faces of Field Hockey – As the second most popular sport in Holland, it should come as no surprise that the field hockey has its own list of famous names attached to it. While on school sports tours to Holland, learning how to play field hockey and improve individual and team skills, students are bound to come across some of them and be inspired to learn more about what made them great. Some of these players are: Australia’s Fergus Kavanagh and Kiel Brown; Spain’s Ramn Alegre, who was part of the 2008 Olympic silver medal winning team; and the UK players Simon Mantell, who helped his team finish fifth in the 2008 Olympics, and James Tindall, famous for being named the UK Hockey Writer’s Player of the Year in 2006.

Phantasialand – During school sports tours to Valkenburg, students will also need a chance to relax, wind down and simply have some fun. Just a short coach trip away is Phantasialand. Located in Western Germany, Phantasialand was once a family theme park, but has added a host of thrilling rides in recent years. The park has rollercoasters and shows aplenty. Most match the park’s various themed areas such as: Berlin, Fantasy, Mexico, China, Mystery, and Deep in Africa. Phantasialand is a perfect place for students to take a break from pounding the field hockey pitches of Valkenburg.