Originally Posted by Grudge
I bought a desert eagle pistol that came with 2 C02 mags. The gun shot amazing, long range and accurate, but it was shooting 435FPS. So, nope couldn't field it. Everywhere was 400 - 420. Had to buy some green gas mags. Now it shoots 385, still long range and accurate, but it's gameable. I never thought, "Oh its a pistol so it shouldn't count for FPS rules. Its a weapon system, just like rifles, shotguns and SMG's.
Ya know, the longer I play this game the more I'm a fan of mandatory secondary's with low FPS, at least for more serious players, fields, games, etc. having a reliable pistol that shoots sub 350 is an effective and safe way to deal with CQB situations and is also a benefit to the player. Many fields started doing this for snipers (plus FPS BA units) years ago because of MEDs, but honestly, why not make it a benchmark for everyone? It completely makes sense to me. As for CO2 pistols in general, their general FPS seems to be coming down, but there should be a way to make the FPS come down safely nowadays. Either way, whatever type of gun you're running its your responsibility to make sure it's within field limits and stays that way post chrono.