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Old March 6th, 2012, 12:30   #10
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Originally Posted by VicViper_Mk2 View Post
Hi guys, got a question regarding the orange cap/tip on airsoft. Now I've heard Orange cap/tip aren't necessary in Canada as its strictly an States tradition. Which might explains why most retailer sell their guns without any.

Long ago I bought a G36K by SRC. The rifle came with a orange cap. I asked several retailers and they said that only guns from Asian countries comes with the cap, North American countries don't, and only rifles not handguns.

The reason I ask is because aside from gaming, I found the gun to be a nice prop to go with a costume for the multi-genre convention (Fanexpo) once a year. During the convention, I saw quite a few people with airsoft guns, some with orange cap and without. While there are police presence, they don't seem to be stopping every person with a gun to make sure its not real. However occasionally they did ask to check some people's gun when it didn't have an orange cap and looked too realistic.

My question is what are my choices when it comes to getting an orange cap? Alternatively is painting the barrel orange effective enough? Thank you.
To answer your question, yes the orange tip is an American law which state that all airsoft guns to have an orange tip. Canada doesn't have that kind of law or anything which state we need to paint our gun tip any colour, rifles or hand guns. Now having your gun out in public for everyone to see is a HUGE no no and highly recommended that you don't. But because this is part of a costume and a lot of people will have some type of weapon, I think it should be ok. BUT, only have it out to be viewed while indoors at the convention and in costume. Other wise, it should be left in a case/bag and out of sight from the general public. Having the orange tip will reduce the chance of a soccer mom freaking out. But not having it is not against the law. Remove the gearbox if you can and leave the mag out until you are taking a photo or something. Be safe and don't ever point the muzzle at anyone or thing while walking around. Keep it pointed down is the best bet. Just don't be stupid.
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