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6 Things You Should Know Before Playing BB Gun Games

6 Things You Should Know Before Playing BB Gun Games

BB guns are used all over the world to practice and play games. There have been arranged games in Japan and other parts of the world where participants actually target each other with BB guns.

A BB gun is actually either a spring, gas or pressured powered gun that shoots a relatively harmless metal ball.

Considering its cultural significance as well as the varied use, BB guns are good for all-purpose entertainment and gaming. But before you start playing BB gun games, here are few things you must know:

1. BB is associated with this gun due to size of its steel balls

BB is not the brand name but it has been associated with this due to the size of its steel pellet used in the gun.

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The normal size of the steel pellet used in the BB guns is 4.4 mm and highest size steel pellet is called OO. However, BB became the generic name and is now widely associated with this type of gun.

2. Anything fired from a BB gun is not penetrated

Probably the most obvious reason BB guns are used to practice target shooting is the reason that bullets actually do not penetrate the object.

They normally bounce off and can hit other people or objects once they rebound.

3. Do not hit a hard surface near to you

The pellets used in BB guns are made of steel and though they are harmless, they can still cause minor injury.

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Avoid practicing on the hard surface especially if it is near to you as the bullet can rebound from the hard surface and hit you back.

Always make sure you practice from an appropriate distance.

BB guns can be lethal If they are used from a very close range. Their effectiveness decreases as the distance increases. Therefore if your target is nearby and is soft target i.e. humans, they can cause serious injuries.

Always make sure your kids do not have access to them.

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4. BB guns are not airguns

BB guns are often mistaken as air guns, but they are not the same. BB guns are often made as generic guns, while air guns are made to mimic the real guns.

Air guns are manufactured and operated in a manner that closely resembles the real life guns whereas BB guns are not made in that way.

5. BB guns are good for pest control

If you are a farmer or have a large garden, you need a BB gun to rattle birds and other insects that are harming your crops or gardens. BB guns are good for long-range targets and are therefore effective at shooting small game.

6. You need to buy an expensive gun for improved accuracy

BB guns are more effective at smaller ranges. However, if you want more accuracy and control, you need to invest money in a good quality BB gun.

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Cheaper BB guns cannot target anything beyond a certain point. Therefore, their effectiveness is really limited to a very select range and distance where it can give some sort of accuracy.

BB guns are a good way to sharpen your shooting skills and become more accurate at targeting. You need to practice more and be more cautious when operating them.

Children should ideally be given toy BB guns instead of actual BB guns and must be supervised. It is always wise not to hand them over them to kids under any circumstances unless they are of plastic.

Be mindful of these tips when using a BB gun for fun or sport. While they may seem harmless, they can cause injuries if not used properly, so be safe around them.

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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