Originally Posted by m102404
I spoke with one importer re. that specific topic. He wanted to know what was involved (time, effort, resources) to downgrade things before they left his hands because he was quite concerned about some new uninitiate buying one and hurting someone at a game.
It would have been massively more simple for him to simply receive and sell the items. Instead he opted to buy additional springs and pay for local labour to swap out, function test and chrony each item. PITA to be sure.
Anyways...that was a thankless endeavor. Those that wanted a sub 400 FPS didn't think anything of it....and everyone else just shat on him for his "audacity" to "compromise" a factory gun.
So....many retailers don't bother. And here are the results....
Pointed example...some idiot bought a new rifle for a sub350 indoor game. Just got it. Shot the first couple of games with it before someone made the host chrony. Bang, bang....his fresh out the box rifle was shooting 470fps. Sweet...that must have been why it was shooting through peoples clothes....
470 indoors sounds like the good ol' days of Canadian airsoft...... most host/field that choose to waive the 400fps w/.20 has never been shot upclose with a sub 450fps gun and anyone who suggest the result of a .25bb impacting flesh is the same as a .20 so that majority of the new players can play without downgrading is a retard that have no business owning an airsoft gun much less hosting a game. 350fps at close range is damaging enough, heck I've seen a stock Marui 280fps knock out some one's teeth at close range (10ft).
Airsoft is a shooting sport/hobby and as such there are risk like many other sports and hobbies but there are limits to what one expect as risk, running around shooting each other with a near firearm fps limits is a risk many of us are not willing to take especially with trigger happy nubs, besides the fact that anything past 400fps in an AEG or GBBR are pretty much a crap shoot when it comes to accuracy and reliability.