Originally Posted by Ricochet
The sniper course sounds like fun, I wish we had one in western Canada. Something to consider though is at 500fps your gun is now considered a firearm. And you cannot shoot a firearm at someone, even if they agree to it. So a milsim with a sniper fps limit of 500 or more is pointless. However, it would be neat to learn all the skill, tactics, and safety involved.
an airsoft rifle becomes a firearm when it shoots over 500fps AND puts out 5 joules of energy. If you were shooting .43 bb's and the chronograph read higher than 500fps, you'd have a firearm in your hands. The 500fps limit for ba certified players is 500fps with .2 bbs, so it doesnt really matter what weight your using, your not going to be going over the 5 joule limit.