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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2019, 04:47:06 AM »
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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2019, 12:13:42 AM »
Color it for cool factor.  I don’t think the color will make it any “safer”. 
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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2019, 12:27:58 PM »
Well, after reading all of this thru, I think we are back to where we started, which I will paraphrase.

"If you don't want to get shot while holding or using your airgun, don't brandish it, show it or move toward it in the presence of the general public or the police. Treat with the same care and respect for appearances as though it were a loaded, powder burning firearm."

No color will improve the odds significantly in regard to your safety.
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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2019, 01:15:28 PM »
"If you don't want to get shot while holding or using your airgun, don't brandish it, show it or move toward it in the presence of the general public or the police. Treat with the same care and respect for appearances as though it were a loaded, powder burning firearm."

No color will improve the odds significantly in regard to your safety.
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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2019, 01:36:46 PM »
Just take a look at Boyd's stock color options. Or some of Michael Thomas' guns. Or the Olympic shooting teams. Or SCCY pistols. Lots of colored guns out there.
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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2019, 06:58:01 PM »
I'm thinking about airgun safety and wondering about painting or cerakoting an air rifle in a bright color to reduce such confusion.

  What difference would that make??? Firearms are available in a multitude of colors.

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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2019, 07:59:35 PM »
 I believe the Police are going to Err to the side of caution with any thing that looks like a fire arm!
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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2019, 10:36:28 PM »
^^^ Agreed.
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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2019, 10:50:38 PM »
Imo we don't need any more saftey Sallys if you give as inch they will take a mile.  It will be a slippery slope.
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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2019, 06:20:58 AM »
Honestly, imagine a nice Woodstock RWS or HW rifle.... Then imagine it painted a bright red. It would look quite bad in my opinion....


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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2019, 01:09:40 PM »
Just take a look at Boyd's stock color options. Or some of Michael Thomas' guns. Or the Olympic shooting teams. Or SCCY pistols. Lots of colored guns out there.
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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2019, 01:15:34 PM »
I watched a Ruger 10/22 competition on TV and half of the guns were blue and pink.
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« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2019, 01:33:05 PM »
Pink camo guns are great for hunting flamingos :D
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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2019, 02:25:58 PM »
Sounds dumb. Lots of powder burners are colored. Colored or not. Leathal or not. Point at the wrong person and your going to get shot.
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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2019, 03:04:33 PM »

Some people don't respect the law's presents to begin with.  If one does respect the law, and therefore when they see a cop coming or are confronted by them, shows them respect by removing items from their hands and keeps their hands visible and follows the cops commands (regardless of your opinion at the time) you should be good.  It doesn't really matter what color an object is in your hands or if there is an object.

We all know these cops run scared (for good reason) and are trigger happy.  Being stupid when they are having to make a split-second decision is bad medicine.

Additionally, cops are human and therefore make mistakes just like the rest of us.  Additionally, there are good cops and bad cops.  You never know what you're gonna get.  Some work two jobs and are tired and short tempered too.  So I say just put your manhood on hold, keep your mouth shut and deal with it in court if need be.  That is where people are more calm and collective and are given plenty of time to think.  It is better to be humble for a few minutes than to be shot.


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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2019, 04:19:27 PM »

Some people don't respect the law's presents to begin with.  If one does respect the law, and therefore when they see a cop coming or are confronted by them, shows them respect by removing items from their hands and keeps their hands visible and follows the cops commands (regardless of your opinion at the time) you should be good.  It doesn't really matter what color an object is in your hands or if there is an object.

We all know these cops run scared (for good reason) and are trigger happy.  Being stupid when they are having to make a split-second decision is bad medicine.

Additionally, cops are human and therefore make mistakes just like the rest of us.  Additionally, there are good cops and bad cops.  You never know what you're gonna get.  Some work two jobs and are tired and short tempered too.  So I say just put your manhood on hold, keep your mouth shut and deal with it in court if need be.  That is where people are more calm and collective and are given plenty of time to think.  It is better to be humble for a few minutes than to be shot.
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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2019, 08:34:03 PM »
The color has nothing to do with safety.
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Re: Color airguns for safety?
« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2019, 05:16:46 PM »
The vast majority of cops are not stupid and won't shoot you 999999% of the time. Sure glad some of my police officer friends are not reading this. Maybe the Good Lord should just put orange noses on some folks... and add a light bulb.

Within less than an easy ten minute walk from my house is a wide high tension powerline right of way. Couple hundred yards wide, several miles long with rolling hills. Where the foot path runs across it and to the right, the land drops a sheer sixty feet to the creek bed below, then continues up a long, rising slope a quarter mile long. Going in the opposite direction, there are a couple of shallow valleys where I could shoot, completely out of sight, across twenty or thirty yards. There are roads bisecting the lines and houses well off to the wooded sides. In short, the perfect place to shoot air rifles. I called the local boys in blue to ask might it be OK to do so, explaining I'm talking about something like a Diane 34, R9 or even a Sheridan pumper? Here's the reply I received:

"Well, sooner or later, we would likely get a call about "a man with a gun" and then we'd have to follow up and send a car to check it out. Probably end up with you at least having your airgun confiscated."

Needless to say, that poured cold water on the idea. Thinking abouts it, with today's craziness of shooting police officers, what kind of mind set might you think some cop, riding solo to check it out, would have? (We recently had a rookie officer, nice young gal serving warrants, get cut down by a shotgun first day on the job.) That cop isn't going to get close enough to read the "IF IT'S MADE BY MATTEL, IT'S SWELL!" logo, orange tip or not. He or she is going to tell you to "PUT THE GUN DOWN! NOW!!!" Fancy colors, orange tips, et cetera are no proof against it. What is required is just plain common sense. You're dealing with someone who's on full alert and rightfully so.

I'm really trying hard NOT to make this into a "Sermonette". I'm almost 70 years old. Where I grew up we used to haul our BB guns and slingshots into the few wooded areas left, about three miles from the Pentagon. Times have sure changed, my grown up boys and girls. Today that would earn me a one way trip to Gitmo, if I were lucky. Best advice, play safe. And play smarter.
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