I'm the one hosting the game, so I feel I should contribute to this thread.
The reason I'm allowing 400 indoors is because in Windsor there are simply no other local fields and the vast majority of the new players are in the 15-18 year old range, and have one weapon. There was a recent rule switch that put a hard limit of 350 on guns, which resulted in players with new guns being turned away on their first time out playing. Many of the local regulars have neither the budget nor ability to start swapping out the springs.
It was the old hosts opinion that due to the cheap cost of springs, they just suck it up and downgrade, but the time since then has been a constant slew of people breaking their gun after opening it up for the first time or plain quitting the game.
(We had 2 people that shot in the 355-360 range told they couldn't play their first game after spending a combined $900 on guns.)
The whole incident has created somewhat of a civil war in the Windsor community. There is also the fact that our team is one of several who frequent the field, and the owner is not willing to lose the vast majority of his business to satisfy the requirements of one of our game hosts and a (quite small actually) minority of our players.
As such, I've had to pretty much take over all of the airsoft events held there. I've spent the last week trying to undo the damage this bickering has done to the local player group. If anyone here has any questions or comments, feel free to PM me.
A few notes:
-As I'm trying not to exclude anyone based on their gun, I am allowing very hot guns on the field (<430) but with MEDs greater then 50' and restrictions that would make them pretty much useless considering the layout of the area. The only guns allowed to fire point blank are less then 380, and ammo weight is restricted too.
-The field is semi-auto only.
-As for the age of the players. It is a local paintball field, the owner makes the rules about age restrictions. We have had a pretty rough time over the years with keeping a solid player base. If it wasn't for minors that were attracted to our team through the paintball field, we wouldn't have enough players to even justify booking time.
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