|Equipment and safety
First, all of these "guns" are actually
TOYS. That's right, they are just toys. They cannot
be modified to shoot any real bullets. But because
they look real, the expectation of every player is
to be responsible and treat these toys as if they
were real. This includes basic safety, controlling
where its pointed when not playing in a game, ensuring
proper storage and transport to and from games, not
waving the guns around in public places causing all
sorts of alarm, respecting fellow players and respecting
the general public as well.
There are three types of "guns" that are
used in airsoft. Springers which are single shot guns,
gas blow back (GBB) which rely on compressed air to
fire a shot, and auto electric guns (AEG) which rely
on a battery, motor and piston to fire shots.
The ammunition used 95% of the time are little plastic
bb's. The impact of getting hit is actually LESS than
that of a paintball. But, since projectiles are flying
around, players MUST wear proper eye protection. Most
players use paintball masks and goggles, and a few
also use ballistic rated goggles.
Any other protective gear (kneepads, mouth guards,
neck wraps, etc) is left up to the individual player.
Our players follow the field rules at Paintball Paradise
as our default ruleset. We also respect and adhere
to "house" rules at any hosting field. Any
special rules or changes are established prior to
every game, and a player debriefing is held at the
field at the start of the session, followed by a mandatory
chrony of the guns to ensure they are all within approved
General safety and sportsmanship are expected from
all team members.
The following are the standing field rules at Paintball
Paradise, Regina Saskatchewan.
- Safety goggles must be worn at all times inside
the playing area and at the chrono range. Safety
goggles may only be removed in the Mash area where
barrel plugs are required. There is absolutely no
exception to this rule.
- No shooting into or out of the Mash area, safe
zones, or parking lot.
- All players are required to have barrel plugs
in their markers at all times in the Mash area.
- No blind shooting is allowed. You must always
look were you shoot.
- No physical contact. Players may not
touch another player or their equipment at any time
during a game without permission from the player.
- Paintball Paradise reserves the right to approve
any item a player brings onto a playing field, such
as but not limited to "smoke bombs, paint grenades",
etc. All equipment must be approved as safe before
Paintball Paradise will allow it to be used on the
- Avoid the field hazards. Players should be aware
that they will be in the bush. Consequently, players
should be careful to watch for ruts, trenches, bunkers,
etc. on the playing fields.
- No verbal abuse. Profanity, name calling, etc.
Players are expected to maintain good sportsmanship
at all times.
- Players are welcome to bring there own equipment.
However Paintball Paradise reserves the right to
inspect all equipment for safe operation, and refuse
the use of any equipment deemed unsafe.
There is no standard uniform requirement at this
time. Players currently utilize US Woodland, Tiger
Stripe (original and new), British DMP, Cadpat, Marpat,
several Soviet styles, and standard OD (olive drab).
PDW is a recreational team and the main focus of the
members are to enjoy the game of airsoft with like-minded
players. Military Simulations or "mil-sim"
is the next primary focus, where players try to re-create
situations and scenarios as opposed to just general
skirmishing. Competativeness and aggressive playing
on the field is encouraged, but not at the expense
of fun and sportsmanship.