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Old July 22nd, 2012, 13:02   #1
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Orange tips

I have done some searching and have come to the conclusion that orange tips are not required in Canada. That means I can paint mine right? And what the hell is the point of them anyway? Seems silly...unless the orange reacts with lead in real bullets and instantly converts it to a biodegradable .25 high quality bb lol.



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Old July 22nd, 2012, 13:07   #2
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Its purpose is so people that don't know much about gun's can make sure it is a toy and cops know its not real
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 13:15   #3
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Correct, not required in Canada. It's a US law.
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 13:17   #4
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It is because most of the guns we get here in Canada come up from the States and down there the requirment on all guns is the orange tip, so it ends up carrying over when the guns get here.

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Old July 22nd, 2012, 13:20   #5
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It is because most of the guns we get here in Canada come up from the States and down there the requirment on all guns is the orange tip, so it ends up carying over when the guns get here.
Whhhhhat? You need to double check that information.
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 13:31   #6
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I never understood the "so they know its a toy" theory..if I take a 306 and paint the end orange, its still a 306..but people will think its a toy? Lol I coud just imagine..."no no its not real, see the orange tip, watch I'll shoot you with no I'll effects" haha

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Old July 22nd, 2012, 13:40   #7
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I believe some bank robbers painted the tips of their guns orange once. Here's an article: http://johnrlott.blogspot.ca/2010/03...s-on-real.html

As for why some guns have orange tips. As far as I can tell it boils down to the manufacturers/suppliers. Some treat North America as a homogeneous market and give everyone orange tips, others make a distinction between US, Canada, and Mexico. however you should note that some suppliers are stateside. E1/Jag Precision gets OEM stuff from Asia then resells under their brand name and add value added stuff like RMA/warranty support service which a lot of clone manufacturers don't do. Also supposedly the E1 stuff is stripped down and redone better than how the OEM manufacturer sent it out as like relubing with slightly better lube and making sure seals are a little bit better, not sure if this is true though since there's a lot of misinformatoin and rumours floating around trying to promote/differentiate one companies stuff from another and justify their pricing.
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 19:28   #8
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Whhhhhat? You need to double check that information.
That's a true statement. What do you think is wrong about it?
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 19:32   #9
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I never understood the "so they know its a toy" theory..if I take a 306 and paint the end orange, its still a 306..but people will think its a toy? Lol I coud just imagine..."no no its not real, see the orange tip, watch I'll shoot you with no I'll effects" haha

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that is exactly why the orange tip is not law in canada
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 21:26   #10
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It's a US regulation regarding the transportation & sale.

The Code of Federal Regulations Title 15, part 1150.2, states "no person shall manufacture, enter into commerce, ship, transport, or receive any toy, look-alike, or imitation firearm" without the requisite blaze orange marking. A waiver may be obtained (1150.5) by the theatrical, movie, or television industries.

It currently has no bearing of law in any other country in the world. I get this question in my store all the time.
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