Enucleation

Play Enucleation

DSC_0107We have a very special guest from the world of Airsoft Ophthalmology join us for our August Airsoft Medicine podcast.  Dr. Timothy Chou of the State University of New York, Stoneybrook, discusses the only known case of eye penetration by an airsoft bb.  The ironic point made by Dr. Chou is the remarkable safety record of the airsoft sp0rt demonstrated by the rarity of this unique case.  He notes that enucleation (removal of the eye globe) is more commonly a result of serious paintball eye injuries.  We also again emphasize the need to wear adequate eye protection when playing airsoft, and even when target shooting.  Rangemaster Larry provides an update on SB 199 which has since passed the California Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Article Reference:  Adyanthaya R – Arch Ophthalmol – 01-JUL-2012; 130(7): 944-5

 

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Penetrating Airsoft Facial Injuries

Cheek Penetration

Cheek Penetration

Thanks to Thumpy I recently learned that there are finally published accounts of penetrating airsoft injuries, including penetrating eye injuries.  I have spent five years running medline searches for published accounts before finally seeing them.  The first to I have found are:

Penetrating ocular trauma from airsoft gun.

Adyanthaya R – Arch Ophthalmol – 01-JUL-2012; 130(7): 944-5

and

Penetrating Facial Injury with an “Airsoft” Pellet: A Case Report

 

 It would appear that articles are out there on the subject.  They appear in specialty journals.  There are journals specific to a particular practice of medicine like Ophthalmology or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  These are a little harder to catch than the big ones that cover everything like the New England Journal of Medicine or the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Airsoft injuries are small potatoes compared to the  types of subjects the major general medical journals cover.  Airsoft injuries are much less common that many other common sources of penetrating injury, so you don’t see much about it.  These titles have been hard to find, thanks to the effective use of proper eye and face protection by the majority of players and safe limits on engagement distances and muzzle velocity in games.

We do not yet have the specifications published by the ASTM for eye protection in airsoft, but it is on its way.  The last I heard they were just fine-tuning the language in preparation for publication.

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Miscilany

Play March Podcast Episode

ESS Profile Turbofan

ESS Profile Turbofan

The ESS Profile Turbofan Goggles with Cortex Clip are on their way to Dimitri of Orlando, Florida.  We did not have the name of the winner in time for the podcast because we were waiting to learn that our first winner was ineligible because he was not a US resident.  Congratulations, Dimitri.

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Capitol

SB 199 is being held at desk in the Public Safety Committee of the California Assembly.  Who do we have to thank for accomplishing this?  Some entity must want to take credit for this great achievement.

 

Tippmann Airsoft.  I guess they are on our side now.

APS PMC AK47 from AirSplat.  DO NOT CONNECT TWO BATTERIES AT THE SAME TIME.  Review to come.

AirSplat Swag

AirSplat Swag

Operation Red Storm

Operation Red Storm

Airsoft Robbery in Texas

Red Storm (NOT Red Reign)

Lion Claws Angels

Airsoft Podcasts Blogpost

Free Stuff

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Protection

February Podcast Episode

PDT-Tech

PDT-Tech Protective Gear

PDT-Tech

The PDT-Tech Full Set Gear Bag includes a modified JT paintball facemask with thermal dual lens called the “Force 1 Helmet,” a padded hood, a chest protector, hand armor (tactical gloves), a groin protector, a neck protector, a marking knife with sheath and marking fluid, and a gear bag to hold the whole kit.  It retails for around $325.00.  You can purchase the whole kit or elements of the kit from the PDT-Tech website or the hand armor from AirSplat.com using the Airsoft Medicine website Airsplat banner

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Capitol

SB199 Update

SB199 still has not been assigned a time for hearing in the Assembly Public Safety Committee.  California citizens need to check to see if their Assembly Member is on this committee.  You need to write to them if they are.  Check our previous post for guidance on how to take action.

 

ESS Profile Turbofan

ESS Profile Turbofan

ESS Profile Turbofan Goggles with Cortex Clip Giveaway

Click to go to the Airsoft Medicine Facebook Contest Page where you will “Like” the page and then be eligible to enter your name and email address for a chance to win the goggles.

 

 

 

Mini Coil Pistol Lanyard

Mini Coil Lanyard

Cetacea Pistol Lanyard

See the full line at cetaceacop.com

 

 

 

 

 

Bob and Mark

Bob the Axeman with Dr. Airsoft

Bob’s Rebel Training Camp

 

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Bob’s Rebel Training Camp: Northern Resistance

Waiting in line for lunch.

Waiting in line for lunch.

Less than a two hour drive for my son and myself to play in a day-long operation with Bob-the-Axeman, MilSim Junkie, and Spartan177GW? YES!  I’ll be there!  That was my response when Daniel Jaimes of Airsoft GI invited me to be a part of Bob’s Rebel Training Camp:  Northern Resistance at GamePod Combat Zone on February 8, 2014.  The event is part of the Airsoft GI Tim Vs. Bob series of airsoft operations which have given players a chance to fight along side Tim and Bob, hosts of most of the over 1600 Airsoft GI YouTube channel videos.

Area of Operations

Games have been played a various fields in California, but Bob (the Axeman) Hildebrand told me he considered Game Pod to be the best indoor field he has every played.  I have to agree.  It is estimated to be three acres of plywood buildings creating an entire city, complete with gas station, school, drive-in theater, bar, tattoo parlor, airport, and more.  That’s just the infrastructure.  They also have a late model Cadillac and two gas-powered buggies driving the streets of this sitting.  One buggy has a minigun mounted on the roof which is controlled by a joystick in front of the passenger seat.  An image search on Google for “Gamepod Combat Zone” results in dozens of pictures of various features of the field.  The pictures also display the reason I did not get any of my own pictures of the field.  The lighting is the same as the other indoor airsoft facilities I have played.  It is dimly lit with amber industrial warehouse lighting.  The light level is adequate to play and tell the colors of the teams, but it does not lend itself to satisfying video or photography.  Sound reinforcement would be the other aspect of the facility which was not improved over other indoor fields.  It was difficult to make out speech over the public address system, yet we found out on the field that an instructor speaking loudly without yelling was easier to understand than someone yelling or using the microphone.

Game Management

The other aspect of GamePod Combat Zone that impressed me was the management.  I have never before seen a commercial field with so many game marshals.  This was a pleasant change from most indoor fields.  I believe that the presence of game staff on all areas of the field contributed to the pleasant atmosphere without arguments or confrontations.  On occasion it was a little hard for me to get shots on the enemy at specific exposed passages because game control was standing in that location.  I choose to believe that my AEG is accurate enough that it’s okay that I shot at the enemy there anyway.  Sorry Ref.  Not only were there a large number of referees, they were also good.  They were helpful and made the game more fun.  Often they would direct troops to specific areas of need from respawn.  Rules were reasonable.  Minimum engagement distances and indoor shooting was based on muzzle velocity with a simple two-tiered ranking.  Maximum velocity was 400 fps, and guns were classified according to being above or below 350 fps.

Training

This game was called “Bob’s Rebel Training Camp.”  It was oriented toward new and younger players.  It was a perfect operation for introducing my 12 year-old son to MilSim operation airsosft.  There were three training

Closing Raffle

Closing Raffle

sessions led by former members of Airborne and Special Operations.  The instructors were excellent, explaining how real steel and airsoft tactics differ instead of just focusing on one or the other.  Instructional sessions were conducted with the players by the trainers, using the buildings and vehicles.  They taught crossing roads, “popping” corners, “slicing the pie,” the importance of communication, transitioning from one’s dominant side (or not),  transitioning from primary to secondary weapons, using vehicles for cover, concealment, or both, building entry, room clearing, and window entry.  Training sessions would be followed by a skirmish between the orange and green teams, using specific objectives for scoring the game.  The afternoon practice skirmish was divided into two evolutions to allow each team a chance to use the vehicles according the training from the instructors.  Most of the elements of the training were review from similar sessions by Roundhouse Productions, but I was glad to review it and for my son to get this valuable training.

Operations

Actual play was intense.  This was easily the largest participation I have seen in an indoor operation.  It was estimated that there were over 200 players.  This may have been a little too much for the size of the field.  Parts of the field would become deadlocked with neither side capable of gaining ground.  We had plenty of opportunity to practice the training throughout the city.  Window entries, street crossings, room clearing, and use of moving vehicles for concealment abounded.  Each evolution of the game rotated starting and respawn locations along with locations of objectives.  This provided for each team to have a new experience each time, because the field is large enough that you never get a chance to cover more than about a third of the area in a single round.

Closing

Bayonet

Lancer Tactical Bayonet

The day ended late due to slow serving of the great lunch which was included with the cost of the game.  They were sure to get in all of the play time without skimping, even though it meant keeping staff around for a longer time.  The closing session started with being showered with free Lancer Tactical BB’s, patches, and Airsoft GI t-shirts from all directions.  The end of the day was a raffle sponsored by Lancer Tactical for tactical gear and 18 Lancer Tactical airsoft  guns.  Players were welcome to stay following the raffle to get autographs, videos, and pictures with Bob the Axeman.  This went over very well with the young players who apparently watch a lot of YouTube… and I got my picture with Bob, too.

Bob and Mark

Bob the Axeman with Dr. Airsoft

Bob’s Rebel Training Camp was a great operation for new and experienced players alike at one of the leading airsoft facilities in the country.  If you were there you would agree.  If you were not there, I encourage you not to miss a game sponsored by Airsoft GI if you ever have the chance to attend.

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Airsoft Podcasts

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RSS

For the uninitiated, a podcast is a series of audio (or video) recordings posted on the web by a content producer.  It is possible for a listener/viewer to subscribe through services like iTunes to have new episodes automatically downloaded to a computer or mobile device for listening at their convenience using Really Simple Syndication (RSS).  I think of it as being like radio shows you can listen to whenever you like, only there is way more content than radio could ever deliver.  There are podcasts about topics that could never get enough of an audience in a given geographic area to be practical for a radio show.  We even have airsoft podcasts.  Let me tell you about some audio-only airsoft podcasts.  You may  find that you would like to listen to some or even become a subscriber to them.

Currently Running Shows

The description of individual shows will begin with those which seem to be currently running.  I say “seem to be” because a phenomenon found in podcasting is “podfading.”  Podfading occurs when a podcast misses its regular release time and shows back up with a new episode at a later date.  Those I consider to be current shows have either never podfaded or they have made a definitive return from podfades.  I would like to start with the longest running current podcast, Gorilla Airsoft Radio.  I was going to start with my own podcast until I was surprised to find Gorilla Airsoft Radio is actually a year older than Airsoft Medicine.

Gorilla Airsoft Radio

Gorilla Airsoft Radio

Gorilla Airsoft Radio

Gorilla Airsoft Radio is an approximately bi-monthly hour-plus long “explicit” podcast running since the beginning of 2010.  The style is an evolving ensemble cast lead through a predetermined agenda of topics by the host, “Beast.”  Each episode starts with their “drink of the evening,” and often escapes the confines of sobriety as they progress through the evening’s airsoft topics.  Topics of specific games local to the Bakersfield area, tech-related details, and gun reviews predominate.  Individual  hosts are very knowledgeable and/or very entertaining.   The show is very accessible and regularly answers email and voice mail left by listeners.

Airsoft Medicine

Airsoft Medicine

Airsoft Medicine

Airsoft Medicine has been running with monthly episodes for the last three years.  It is an entertaining 30 minute long monthly show by two regular hosts.  The goal of Airsoft Medicine is to keep airsoft fun by keeping it safe.  They often speak on topics related to airsoft safety and protective equipment.  Along with these topics they will often speak of other things of interest to airsofters including legislation, games, game rules, and airsoft guns.  The hosts play small day skirmishes and big weekend-long milsim “lite” operations like Lion Claws events.  The hosts include, myself, Mark Vaughan, M.D. (Dr. Airsosft), a Family Medicine physician with board certification and experience in Emergency Medicine, and Rangemaster Larry, a real law enforcement rangemaster.  The podcast is made for airsofters in general, but there is a slight orientation to parental concerns regarding children starting in the sport.

This Week in Airsoft

This Week in Airsoft

This Week in Airsoft

Despite its moniker to the contrary, This Week in Airsoft has been released somewhat less often than weekly, starting February, 2012.  It follows a co-host format with James Broadus leading discussion with a co-host and frequent interviews with show guests.  It is the most “journalistic” of the airsoft podcasts, taking on serious topics with a degree of story investigation that goes beyond just reading secondary sources to actual interviews with individuals making the airsoft news.

 

Airsoft Milsim Tactical Training

Solo host, Arthur Lowther, former Corporal, Infantry USMC, and  previous police officer gives prepared tactical training presentations aimed at milsim players.  The depth of tactical training content of his shows is not found in any of the other airsoft podcasts.  His orientation is toward the endurance style hardcore milsim events.  You do not listen to this podcast to hear jokes; it is for serious learning of real military tactics applied to milsim airsoft.

Archived Shows

Airsoftology

Airsoftology

Airsoftology

With over 50  co-hosted, entertaining, professionally produced episodes, Jonathan Higgs has created a landmark in the field of airsoft podcasting.  His show went on to spawn both Airsoft Medicine and Eric Fine’s The Gear Locker.  Both podcasts were guest segments on Airsoftology before being produced as independent shows.  Each episode is neatly divided by sound bumpers into sections on news, gear reviews, and listener segments.  Local events near Nashville are often discussed in earlier shows.  Episodes are usually one hour but can vary from 30 minutes to nearly two hours.  In my opinion, it is one of the best podcasts ever made.

CQB Radio

CQB Radio

CQB Radio

Solo host, Carp, produced over 30 podcasts lasting one to two hours with about five short “minicasts” mixed in.  The show was similar to a solo form of Airsoftology with more gear reviews per episode and interviews with personalities in the airsoft industry.  An early segment of each show would cover upcoming events in and near to Carp’s locale of New Hampshire.  This podcast is also one of my favorite general shows, and it was the home of ten “Dr. Airsoft” segments throughout 2010.

DeadRag Airsoft Radio

I think of DeadRag Airsoft Radio as a three host Texas version of CQB Radio with lots of equipment reviews and the addition of some banter between hosts.  Shows include interviews with guests to discuss their equipment and style of play.  Its twenty shows from 2007 to 2009 have been very influential on podcasts which have followed.

Opsec Airsoft

Radar and the gang produced over 100 shows before dying a stuttering death in 2011, following a move from Southern California to the Northeast.  I do not know where to find archived episodes as they are no longer available through iTunes.  The show was modeled by Gorilla Airsoft Radio.

The great thing about podcasting is that nearly every episode produced is available for download or streaming at anytime.  You can go through all of the episodes of an entire podcast for first to last or just pick out ones with specific topics that interest you.  You can also subscribe to currently running podasts to be sure to always have the lastest from the airsoft and milsim universe waiting for you during your next commute, exercise time, or night of insomnia.

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Cetacea Pistol Lanyard Review

Covered Mini Coil

Covered Mini Coil

Basic Belt Loop

Basic Belt Loop

Wow!  I did not anticipate such divergent opinions regarding pistol lanyards when I decided to try the MiniCoil Tether and Basic Belt Loop Sling pistol lanyards by Cetacea.  Some refer to them as “idiot cords” or “dummy cords.” Experienced veterans  recall  missions with jumping, running, rolling and swimming through dense brush, jungles, and water while not wanting to be “that guy” who lost his secondary somewhere before reaching their objective.  others refer to the difficulty of retrieving an unthetered gun out of the tank of an outhouse.  The reports lead me to believe that real life is full of times when having a leash on your piece can save you grief.

lanyard pistol on groundThere are other proposed benefits of pistol lanyard use.  Most will provide a wee amount of tension opposing your extended arm while aiming.  This has a stabilizing effect which can benefit pistol aiming.  There are some who purposely wrap the lanyard around their wrist or forearm to further stabilize their aim.  The final benefit claimed by pistol lanyards is ability to pull the weapon back if an assailant grabs it.  Some believe lanyards prevent gun damage by preventing dropped guns from striking the ground, but they do not prevent either damage or reaching the ground.  Not everyone will benefit from a lanyard, but if it’s your pistol that falls out, a lanyard will more than recoup its cost.

Cetacea makes a line of nine different lanyards specifically for use with pistols.  The difference between models comes mainly from the attachment on the end of lanyard which is not attached the gun.  Options include a simple plastic quick release clip, Grimloc quick release, tac link, split bar molle attach, surface mount with back-plate, and quick release lanyard only.

 

Basic Belt Loop Lanyard

Basic Belt Loop Lanyard

The Covered Mini Coil Pistol Lanyard and the Basic Belt Loop Pistol Lanyard both come with the basic belt loop plastic quick release clip which is wrapped around a belt or webbing material and clipped together.  The pistol end of the lanyard is a simple closed loop of cord which is poked through a hole or loop near the back of a pistol grip.  The opposite end (quick release clip end) of the lanyard is then pulled through the loop until the loop closes on itself.  This requires the operator to first attach the lanyard to the pistol before attaching the other end to a belt or webbing.  The corollary is also true; the lanyard must first be removed from the the belt or webbing before being removed from the gun.  This can be resolved by getting a model with an in-line quick release clip and alternate attachment.  The difference between the two models I reviewed was the plastic coiled section of the lanyard.  The Basic Belt Loop model has large plastic coils while the Covered Mini Coil model has tighter plastic coils covered in webbing material.  I prefer the look and feel of the Covered Mini Coil, but it costs nine dollars more than the Basic Belt Loop model.  There Covered Mini Coil also does not come with options for alternative attachments.

Mini Coil Pistol Lanyard

Mini Coil Lanyard

Actual operation of both lanyards is similar.  I did not appreciate any difference between the use of the two lanyards except for more tension felt with the Basic Belt Loop compared to the Covered Mini Coil.  The difference was minor.  Neither lanyard broke with as much force as I could apply using my hands to apply traction on the ends.  The cord loops thread easily though the lanyard holes of M9 and WE G17 pitols.  I was disappointed to find that there was no lanyard hole in my old KWA G17 or Echo1/Socom Gear LoneWolf.  I considered wrapping the cord through the trigger guard and around the grip, but this proved to be too awkward for quick draw action out of the holster.  The other negative aspect of the lanyards is just having another line to get in the way.  The lanyard sometimes falls in the holster when returning the pistol, blocking holstering.  It also gets caught on other points of my tac vest.  On the positive side, it does its job.  I never lost my pistol while using it.

Will I use it again?  Quick games on a limited AO have little call for a lanyard.  Operations  played on larger areas and over longer times, especially at night or in thick cover, would be an appropriate application for lanyard use.  My preference, though, would be to have the split bar molle attachment so I could attach the lanyard to my molle and easily detach it when removing my vest, leaving the lanyard attached to my gun.  I would also love to have a retention device for pistol magazines, as I have lost pistol magazines from my gun during play, but I have yet to lose a pistol.  I have had a pistol fall out of its holster, but so far I have always been aware of it.  With this lanyard I no longer fear losing a pistol if it falls out again during intense play.

lost mag

lost mag
(Please call if you find it.)

 

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California SB 199 Passes Senate

 

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Capitol in Sacramento

California Senate Bill 199 passed the California Senate, 22 to 8, today in Sacramento.  This bill will now move on the the California State Assembly where it will most likely first appear in the Assembly Public Safety Committee.  The strong airsoft showing in this committee for SB 798 in the Summer of 2011 made a huge impact on legislators, and it was probably partly responsible for its eventual defeat.

That committee also taught us that action taken by out-of-state airsofters did not help our cause.  We appreciate your enthusiasm, but please DO NOT contact California legislators if you are not a citizen of California.  Encourage anyone you know in California to contact THEIR legislator.  Right now the priority is for all California citizens to contact members of the California Assembly Public Safety Committee.  Use the preceding link to find contact information for the committee members.  The linked contact forms only work if you live in that particular Assemblymember’s district (Assembly Districts 15 ,17, 20, 54, 59, 67, and 75).  You can then call on the phone, write snail mail, or email something like this.

 

Dear Assemblymember “name,”

Airsoft Medicine has been working for over three years to keep airsoft fun by keeping airsoft safe.  We do not find that SB 199 will make airsoft guns safer.  The situation Senator De Leon is attempting to address with SB 199 was caused by a real gun bullet fired by a police officer as the victim was violating current law.  The passing of SB 199 would not prevent such a situation from occurring again, but it would severely effect the sport of MilSim Airsoft played every weekend by thousands of Californians on insured fields and facilities across the state.  Please also note the coloration proposed by the bill is already used in real guns as shown in this picture I took this month at the Shot Show in Las Vegas.  Senate Bill 199 will not make anyone safer.  In fact, making airsoft guns look like toys increases the risk of parents and children not taking their potential for injury seriously.

real guns

Brightly colored real guns

Many airsoft enthusiasts share a concern for the ready availability of replica airsoft guns to minors.  The ability to purchase these guns from “Big Box” retailers instead of dedicated specialty stores increases the number of units distributed to individuals who do not have education in the safe handling and use of these replicas.  The specialty stores are much more aware of how misuse of these products will hurt their business, and they have policies in place to educate consumers at the time of sale.  A 2013 study published in the March edition of theFrench Journal of Ophthalmology on airsoft injuries found that, “In one out of every two cases, the gun had been won at a booth in a fair or had been purchased in a big-box store.”  The conclusion of the paper proposed, “to forbid selling these guns outside of specialized stores.”

Please oppose SB 199 in its current form to protect our children, the MilSim Airsoft Sport, and the California Airsoft Industry.

Sincerely,

Mark Vaughan, M.D.
www.auburnmedicalgroup.com

 

UPDATE for 09/09/2014

At this time the bill has been passed by both the Assembly and the Senate.  It currently sits on the Governor’s desk.

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My Email to State Senator Gaines Regarding SB 199

California State Senator Ted Gaines voiced concerns about SB 199 in the Senate Appropriations Committee on January 21.  He noted that the bill would affect current owners of guns without accomplishing the original intent of the legislation.

“Dear Senator Gaines,

Thank you for your comments regarding the unintended effects of SB 199.  Airsoft Medicine has been working for over three years to keep airsoft fun by keeping airsoft safe.  We do not find that SB 199 will make airsoft guns safer.  The situation Senator De Leon is attempting to address with SB 199 was caused by a real gun bullet fired by a police officer as the victim was violating current law.  The passing of SB 199 would not prevent such a situation from occurring again, but it would severely effect the sport of MilSim Airsoft played every weekend by thousands of Californians on insured fields and facilities across the state.  Please also note the coloration proposed by the bill is already used in real guns as shown in this picture I took this month at the Shot Show in Las Vegas.  Senate Bill 199 will not make anyone safer.  In fact, making airsoft guns look like toys increases the risk of parents and children not taking their potential for injury seriously.

real guns

Many airsoft enthusiasts share a concern for the ready availability of replica airsoft guns to minors.  The ability to purchase these guns from “Big Box” retailers instead of dedicated specialty stores increases the number of units distributed to individuals who do not have education in the safe handling and use of these replicas.  The specialty stores are much more aware of how misuse of these products will hurt their business, and they have policies in place to educate consumers at the time of sale.  A 2013 study published in the March edition of theFrench Journal of Ophthalmology on airsoft injuries found that, “In one out of every two cases, the gun had been won at a booth in a fair or had been purchased in a big-box store.”  The conclusion of the paper proposed, “to forbid selling these guns outside of specialized stores.”

Please oppose SB 199 in its current form to protect our children, the MilSim Airsoft Sport, and the California Airsoft Industry.

Sincerely,

Mark Vaughan, M.D.
www.auburnmedicalgroup.com

www.airsoftmedicine.com”

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“Big Box” Stores Blamed for Airsoft Eye Injuries

“Big Box” stores  are documented as the source of airsoft guns in a significant number of airsoft eye injuries according to a 2013 study published in the March edition of the French Journal of Ophthalmology.  Results of the study find, “In one out of every two cases, the gun had been won at a booth in a fair or had been purchased in a big-box store.”  In addition to a call for use of eye protection, the paper concludes with a propsal ” to forbid selling these guns outside of specialized stores.” (Rambaud C – J Fr Ophtalmol – 01-MAR-2013; 36(3): 236-41)

Big Box Stores

Big Box Stores Blamed for Airsoft Eye Injuries

Thumpy would tell us that he has known this all along.  He has often made a call to eliminate the “craptastic plastic” which litters “Big Box” stores across the US (and apparently France).  It is also interesting that a recent meeting of leaders of the US-based airsoft industry made mention of the risks posed by the retailing of airsoft guns outside of specialty stores.  With California SB 199 currently going through the California Senate, we need to consider if changing how guns are purchased may obviate the need to regulate their coloration.  I know I would welcome such an amendment.

 

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  • Enucleation August 13, 2014
    Dr. Timothy Chou of the State University of New York, Stoneyboork, discusses the only known case of eye penetration by an airsoft bb. Rangemaster Larry provides an update on SB 199 which has since passed the California Assembly Appropriations Committe. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • cutbacks June 14, 2014
    Rangemaster Larry and Dr. Airsoft discuss the ICS Transform4, the Cetacea pistol lanyard, and the upcoming SB 199 hearing. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • cake April 14, 2014
    Rangemaster Larry and Dr. Airsoft discuss several violations of safe airsoft gun use in the last week's news. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • Miscilany March 14, 2014
    Rangemaster Larry and Dr. Airsoft discuss the ESS Profile Turbofan goggles give-away, SB 199 update, Tippmann Airsoft, the APS PMC AK47, an airsoft robbery, and Red Storm. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • Protection February 14, 2014
    Rangemaster Larry and Dr. Airsoft discuss Cetacea Pistol lanyards, PDT-Tech gear, ESS Profile w/ Turbofan giveaway, and Bob's Rebel Training Camp. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • Shotgun January 16, 2014
    Rangemaster Larry and Dr. Airsoft discuss Shot Show 2014 and meeting with Carlton Chong to see his proof of concept for a new airsoft shotgun desing. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • Legislative Colors December 14, 2013
    Rangemaster Larry and Dr. Airsoft discuss Senator de Leon's renewed legislative effort to color airsoft. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • 50 Hours November 14, 2013
    Rangemaster Larry and Dr. Airsoft discuss what you should consider for comfort and safety when preparing for a 50 hour operation. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • 2Safe October 14, 2013
    Rangemaster Larry and Dr. Airsoft respond to barrel blocker criticism and Dr. Airsoft gives a physcian's perspective on airsoft field medical care. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • Snoring September 14, 2013
    Rangemaster Larry and Dr. Airsoft discuss a recent video of an airsoft eye injury posted by Thumpy, Airsoft in Texas, and first thoughts on the Matrix MG42. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • TSAirsoft August 13, 2013
    Rangemaster Larry and Dr. Airsoft discuss recent activities of the ASTM airsoft sub-comittee and the advice from the TSH for flying with airsoft. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • Twomego July 13, 2013
    Rangemaster Larry and Dr. Airsoft answer Omego's questions about setting up a firing range as part of an airsoft field. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • Larry's Reviews June 14, 2013
    Rangemaster Larry describes recent visit with Thumpy, the HT CC holster, and the Edge Tactical Blade Runner sunglasses. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • Larry's bAK May 14, 2013
    Dr. Airsoft (Mark Vaughan, M.D.) welcomes Rangemaster Larry back from a one-half podcast sabbatical to review the Dboys RK-03 AK74 and the Airsoft Tactical Safety Eye Goggle. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • Enough Ballistics April 14, 2013
    Dr. Airsoft (Mark Vaughan, M.D.) and Rangemaster Larry reivew the G and G GR4 G26 and the Smith Elite Optics Boogie Regulator. Comments are made on our thoughts on Thumpy's link to an Uruguay YouTube showing self-inflicted airsoft wounds compared to ballistics gel. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • Loud Gas March 14, 2013
    Dr. Airsoft (Mark Vaughan, M.D.) and Rangemaster Larry discuss whether there is a danger to hearing posed by gas blowback pistols. The Airsplat ST-11 facemask with LED and fan and Socom Gear Lancer and Troy midcap magazines are reviewed. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • Watch and Learn February 14, 2013
    Dr. Airsoft (Mark Vaughan, M.D.) and Rangemaster Larry review the Revision Desert Locust with Fan and the UTG Tactical Patrol Bag. Minimum engagement distances are discussed. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • AirShot Show January 22, 2013
    Dr. Airsoft (Mark Vaughan, M.D.) and Rangemaster Larry report their experiene with Shot Show 2013 from the perspective of Milsim Airsoft with an emphasis on safety. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • Ticked Soft December 14, 2012
    Dr. Airsoft (Mark Vaughan, M.D.) and Rangemaster Larry share Airsoft Christmas wishlist ideas and discuss legal ramifications of eating bb's in LA County. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.
  • b(AIR)otrauma November 14, 2012
    Dr. Airsoft (Mark Vaughan, M.D.) and Rangemaster Larry discuss the risk of eardrum rupture from distraction devices and airsoft Christmas ideas. Rate the show on iTunes. See www.airsoftmedicine.com.