My relationship with blue guns is... complicated.
I mean, I still try and maintain "muzzle" awareness with the blue gun in that I only point it at things I mean to be pointing it at. Or, maybe a better way for me to put it is that I only point it at things for which I have a reason to be pointing my fake gun; I do not want to get in the habit of unconsciously waving my hand around when it has a gun or gun-like object in it.
This list of available things at which I will point a blue gun is longer than the list of things at which I would point a real firearm and includes things like:
- exterior walls
- this monitor you guys are hiding behind
- willing human participants, such as when illustrating a firearms-handling point to a friend or my roommate
- my roommate suddenly walking through the hallway while I was drawing at a target on the far end
- the cats
- my own off-side paw
Remember the video with the Hoosier police chief who busted a cap in his own ass a few weeks ago? Did you notice that, when he was handling the little Glock 42 from the showcase, he almost reflexively pressed the muzzle into his other palm? That wasn't the first time he did that; that's a well-ingrained handling tic that's bit him once already. I don't do it with real guns, I don't do it with blue guns...
I don't even do it with squirt guns because, folks, never point a squirt gun at anything you're not willing to get soaked.