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I was wondering what others are doing for safety on their home made blowgun mouth pieces. How are you making it The manufactured ones all have the inhalation protection built in to the molding process. Or should I also ask are you using a safety at all? On my electrical conduit ones I rely on the burr formed when cut with a tubing cutter. The problem is the burr is a little rough on the finger.
 

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I don't have one. I have my tounge over the opening and breathe thru my nose to get ready to launch. I had not thought about it tilll I joined this forum though I knew my purchased one had them.
 

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I inhale and teach those that are new to shooting to inhale before bringing the pipe up to

your lips. No safety yet on the one's I've made.
 

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Honestly if I accidentally inhale an entire nail while breathing in to shoot I deserve to die...

I just breath in and then put the pipe to my face. Anti-inhale is just a liability thing.
 

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I know you can order just the mouth piece for many of the major BG's and sizes that could be an option.
 

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Honestly if I accidentally inhale an entire nail while breathing in to shoot I deserve to die...

I just breath in and then put the pipe to my face. Anti-inhale is just a liability thing.
Totally agree with you! It's called natural selection. Survival of the fittest.
 

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I would speculate neither of you have children, or have taught them blowgunning. Both my six and three year old sons shoot soft tip .40 darts at a soft tip dart board and anti inhake is a handy feature that makes it both safe and fun
 

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I would speculate neither of you have children, or have taught them blowgunning. Both my six and three year old sons shoot soft tip .40 darts at a soft tip dart board and anti inhake is a handy feature that makes it both safe and fun
I have 2 young kids (6 & 8) and they shoot the same set up you are talking about. You do have a good point. I thought we were referring to full size adults. Sorry!
 

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Realistically it only takes one or two times of you almost knocking your front teeth down you throat to learn Oh I should not do that.
 

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Thanks Superman. Now that's the kind of ingenuity I was hoping to discuss with others in this post.
 

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Another option would be anti-inhale darts. Anybody that swallows a twelve inch skewer ... um..

I personally believe it's better to teach newbies how to load and fire without the "safety device."

My wife's first blowgun was a standard forty caliber with commercial mouthpiece. I had heard a sort of "toook" sound just before she shot and didn't think much about it until she complained that one of her darts wasn't flying straight. I looked and half of it's lip was folded forward from hitting the ring. She was loading incorrectly and then sucking the darts back to the mouthpiece. A little harder and she might have broken a tooth.
 

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I use a PVC adaptor as the mouthpiece on my homemade blowgun. Although I have never inhaled through the mouthpiece, it is a good feature to have.

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