Originally Posted by Swattiger
Most airsoft rifles are used from a longer distance, and pistols are mostly used in CQB and a much shorter distance.
So same power, but shorter distance=more damage=more dangerous. That's why most of the indoor games have limited the FPS to a much lower one.
What I meant is, there's no reason why a pistol should be allowed to shoot more than an AEG.
As for "should it be allowed to shoot as strong as an AEG or should it be considered CQB and respect CQB FPS rules?" (limit them to 350fps because used at closer range usually) - I'd say it's up to the organizer.
A player with no sidearm will use his AEG or freeze the opfor in due circumstances, the same would/should apply for a pistol I guess, as long as it's not over the field limit for AEGs.
But yes, in general it'd be better and simpler for anyone to limit pistols to 350fps as per the CQB "rule", but I think that at an outdoor field the pistol should be allowed as long as under the 400fps limit