We do NOT care what rules your local field has or what it allows. These are the rules you will adhere to HERE. Any arguments over these rules or complaining about the fate of the airsoft section or previous threads will result in this thread being shut down!
1. No discussing shooting over 450 FPS. Anything over is considered promotion of unsafe play. We are aware that many fields allow "sniper rifles" to exceed this limit, with certain minimum engagement range rules, but to be considered safe, it must be acceptable to shoot someone at the same close range as non-sniper guns. Additionally, no discussion of guns capable of exceeding 500 FPS out of the box is allowed. Absolutely NO discussion of special engagement range rules that are designed to allow higher-than-normal velocity guns on the field. These rules are a farce, designed to allow a gun firing at an unsafe or more dangerous velocity on the field. To be safe, ALL guns must chronograph the same.
2. No discussion of modifying any gun to shoot at an unsafe velocity. This is defined as modifying a gun to be able to exceed 500 FPS or its designed velocity, whichever is higher. The reason the velocity limit and the gun limit are different is because we recognize that guns need to be capable of exceeding the max velocity in order to account for wear and tear. They can always be dialed down. Being dialed UP is what we worry about.
3. No posting pictures of guns with the orange safety tip removed, or discussion of doing so. It is called a "Safety" tip for a reason: it helps others distinguish your airsoft gun from a real gun. Many states have laws making it illegal to remove the tip, and Federal law requires the tip be present for sale or transport.
4. Stay on topic. If it's not airsoft-related, it belongs elsewhere.
5. Proper eye and face protection MUST be worn at all times. No promoting unsafe play by discussing playing with goggles only, improper paintball masks (those with slat vents or holes large enough for a BB to be forcibly pushed through intact), ski masks, or unapproved eye protection. Only proper airsoft masks with full hard-shelled face protection are allowed. Many paintball masks have facemask vents capable of allowing a BB through. Because of this, these are NOT considered safe for airsoft play. This is NOT open for debate! Playing without a full hard facemask is UNSAFE. Period. Do NOT mention that your local field has different rules. Either this matter is closed, or the thread will be.
6. Because usable airsoft BBs can vary in weight by more than 50%, from .20 to .36, the energy output at a given velocity can vary wildly. Using heavier BBs to lower your velocity to meet lower chronograph limits is NOT safe. It packs the same energy, does the same damage, and travels just as far as the lighter BB would at an illegal velocity. Talk of using heavier ammo to chrony down is NOT safe, and will NOT be allowed! You MUST meet velocity limits with .20 or .25 ammo. The energy a shot packs at a given velocity increases exponentially as weight increases, not linearly. It is NOT safe to use heavier shot unless you take this into account.
And of course, all SOF rules apply here.
This is the official Airsoft Discussions Thread. Things to be discussed are: loadouts, airsoft questions, what to buy, general questions, and anything else airsoft related that follows the rules.
What guns do you guys play with? Loadouts? Terrain?
Tokyo Marui AK Beta- 285 fps
Echo1/Galaxy Mp5 PDW- 315 fps
CYMA M14- 350 fps*
SRC G36E2- 346 fps
Tokyo Marui Biohazard M9 pistol.- 240 fps.*
*Denotes that they've not been chrono'd yet at the field, but is an approximate guess to what they're firing at.
I play in a woodland area, but wear 3-color-desert camo with a woodland LBV harness. The camo doesn't match, however in the late 90's, it was common to see this in the Middle East.
Note that while he is not wearing 3-color-Desert, he is wearing a woodland harness.
So, post away. Got questions as to guns and such? I and a few others are more than happy to answer them. We'll also compile a FAQ list and interesting facts about the game.
This post has been edited by WardenWolf: 10 February 2008 - 08:31 AM