Paintball Gun Maintenance : Paintball Gun Storage

Paintball Gun Maintenance : Paintball Gun Storage


Hi, this is Robert Stewart with hill13.com.
So, we’ve went through some maintenance, some basic maintenance for your paintball gun,
and we’ve shown you how to check that weapon after the fact and make sure that it’s functioning
properly. But, let’s say you’re at home and you’re working on it and you’ve done your
test, and maybe you even have a little range where you go and shoot, always being safe
and using goggles, but now you want to put the weapon away. You need to put the weapon
away properly. It is a gun, it is not a firearm but, it is a gun and because it is a gun,
it can hurt somebody. You could end up being liable and legally responsible for that, should
someone find out that your gun, and your lack of care and proper storage resulted in an
injury. So, it is something to pay attention to. First thing you want to do before you
try to store the weapon is you want to take away again, just like you do in maintenance,
you want to take away the propellant, you want the air to come off and obviously we
don’t have a hopper on, so we don’t have any paint in the weapon, and since we just checked
it and put it back together, or put it back together after doing some maintenance on it
and checked it. We know there’s no paint in the weapon, but the bolt is back, now we don’t
want to store it that way because that, that can over time take away the efficiency of
the springs. So, what you want to do is pull the trigger and let the bolt go forward gently
and now the bolt is forward, the safety is on, there’s no paint, there’s no air and it’s
double safe. So, this weapon can now be stored and it should be put in a safe place, away
from children. It shouldn’t be stored with the necessary parts to, to be able to arm
the, arm the gun and put paint in it, unless you’re right there. So, it’s usually a good
idea to store your paint and your air away from your gun. Probably get yourself a good
gun case and put this up somewhere, where you know that you’re the only person that
can get to it. Once you’ve done that, then you’ve met the legal requirements. The other
thing to remember is keep it in a dry place, you don’t want the weapon to sit up wet. And,
another thing I always do is I take the gun oil and I actually oil all the screws on the
weapon, and all the push pins, just a little bit, just to make sure that the next time
I come back to take it apart, they’re well lubricated. If you come across a gun and you
have to open it up and it has rusty screws, it’s always a good idea to put a little oil
on it first and let that soak down into the threads. And, it makes it a lot easier to
break the screw loose, without damaging the head.

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