My intention with this business is to provide parts, airguns and technical information to knowledgeable customizers. Working with this type of equipment can be extremely dangerous if you don't understand how to do it safely. If handled improperly or abused a life-threatening injury can occur. Information I provide is based on my personal experience and testing. I present it as accurately and clearly as I can. There are occasional typing errors or awkward wording on my part. All information presented should be fully understood before attempting a potentially dangerous project. If you have any questions contact me or another reliable source for clarity. Below are a few important safety rules for those new to the hobby.
Bill Baldyga, owner & manager.
HANDLING AND STORAGE
Guns, tanks and cartridges should be treated with the same level of caution and understanding that firearms, ammunition and explosives are. Though not generally as dangerous, any misuse, rough handling or improper storage could cause life threatening injuries. Never store airguns or related equipment near sources of moisture, heat or anyplace where they are likely to be damaged. Keep them away from anyone who shouldn't have access to them or doesn't understand how to safely handle them. If exposed to high heat or extreme abuse a pressurized gun, tank or cartridge can rupture with enough force to cause death and extensive property damage. This type of equipment is especially dangerous in the event of a vehicle or structure fire and should be stored accordingly. Firearm safes and lockers are highly recommended for storage and to control access.
BEFORE TAKING ANY AIRGUN APART
1. Always make sure the gun is unloaded, uncocked and empty of air or gas (if applicable) before disassembly.
2. Never load or pressurize an airgun until all the basic components are assembled.
These rules are to prevent accidental firing or ejection of parts at high velocity. This will happen when a component critical to containing pressure or tension is removed. Serious injury or death can result. This applies to the average hobbyist with limited tools and knowledge. For a professional, dealing with a loaded pressurized gun that won't fire is just part of the job. If you don't know how to handle a potentially dangerous problem, seek professional help.
SPRING AND GAS PISTON GUNS
Break barrel guns, even when uncocked, have a spring or gas piston under powerful tension known as preload. Specialized tools are required to safely remove the spring or piston. Other types of spring-powered guns may have preloaded springs. Research and the necessary tools are recommended before attempting to work on these types of guns. Injury or death could result otherwise.