If you are an air gun owner that loves going out with your air gun, there is no doubt that you would love to go out shooting all year round. However people with air guns often get put off when it is freezing outside, unwilling to go out shooting at the fear that they will be too cold and get poorly.
This however is complete nonsense. There is nothing stopping people from going out shooting during the chilly months, they simply must ensure that they are prepared and ready. If you want to go out with your air gun but want to ensure that you are able to stay warm, keep reading to discover out top tips…
There is nothing stopping air gun owners from being productive during the winter months – in fact when prepared winter can present the greatest time to shoot!
Air Gun Winter Shooting Tips
- When shooting in cold temperatures you must wear many layers – This is the secret to regulating body temperature. Some of the layers that you might want to consider wearing include a long-sleeved thermal top, a cotton t-shirt, a vest, a lightweight fleece, a heavyweight fleece and a waterproof jacket. It is always better to wear many thin layers than one thick layer as this way you can take off and put on layers when needed.
- Make sure that you wear appropriate footwear. It is important that your feet stay warm and dry. You could consider wearing wellington boots or walking boots with a couple of pairs of socks. You should also make sure that you keep your heard warm. Put a couple of extra pairs of socks, gloves and hats in your bag.
- You need to stay hydrated and warm. You should pack your bag full of food and drink items before going out. You need to pack water, snacks and a flask full of your favourite hot beverage. You could even consider putting soup in your flash for you and your friends to enjoy.
- Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged. When out with your air gun, especially if in a desolate place, you should ensure that you have a sufficient amount of battery so that you can contact a family member or friend should you need to or should you get lost.
These are of course only some of the available tips too. If you can think of any that we have missed, that others could benefit from, please do not hesitate to comment below and share your air gun knowledge.