"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.
Quote from: Marc In Iowa on January 31, 2019, 10:48:16 AMI'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.
I'm thinking about airgun safety and wondering about painting or cerakoting an air rifle in a bright color to reduce such confusion.
Honestly, imagine a nice Woodstock RWS or HW rifle.... Then imagine it painted a bright red. It would look quite bad in my opinion....
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.
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.