Originally Posted by H1TMAN
certification is not required to use a BA rifle. Most game hosts will only allow you to use a BA rifle firing 450 FPS, with the certification certain game hosts will allow you to use a BA rifle firing 500 FPS.
The purpose of the certification is to teach the basic of being an airsoft sniper and to create safe operators due to the higher FPS limit associtate with BA rifles.
I'm just thinking that a BA firing 450fps on a .20BB is not that much more energy than an AEG firing 400fps with a .20BB. I'd rather take a hit from a 450fps BA to the chest once than a cloud of BBs from a 400fps AEG!
The primary concern was that if I were to show up to a game with a BA rifle I would be turned away without this certification. It seems more now that common sense and good fellowship are more important than the extra 50fps.