Playing and shooting targets with BB guns are some of the exciting and enjoyable pass times children undertake, mostly on their vacation and other holidays. To hit the right mark on the target while shooting, the aim has to be taken properly. Practising with BB guns can help children improve accuracy and increase the rate of hitting the right mark, which will help them in firing competitions. Aiming through the gun sight is very important while firing. Here are some points, which can help you aim correctly and improve your performance considerably. You do not need to load BB guns for this learning session.
After lying down on the ground to fire in the correct firing position, check your gun’s front and rear sights. Front sight is located near the muzzle of the BB gun and the rear sight is closer to you than the front sight. Also notice that the rear sight is wider than the front sight, and has a notch in the middle. Use your hands to hold and aim properly. With one hand you should control the trigger and with the other, you should balance the weight of the gun. When looking through the rear sight, make sure that you see the front sight clearly and it is right at the centre of the rear sight. Both the sights should also be in the same levels. This is the proper way to look through the gun sights.
Now place your target. Make sure it is placed at a distance between 10 and 20 metres. Now try to look at the target through the gun sights (sights on the same level and front sight noticeable at the centre of rear sight). This is what is referred to as sight picture.
Tips for Proper Aiming
Aiming becomes unsuccessful when there is a difference in the levels of front and rear sights. Even if the difference seems to be small to you, the distance created on the target from the actual mark and your hit is quite huge. As it is not possible to focus on both sights and the target simultaneously, look at the front sight and make the target and rear sight slightly blurred. This way you will be able to aim correctly.
Before a competition, practise aiming many times. Do not forget to use eye protection while practising Spring Airsoft Guns as well as on competitions.