Due to the fact airsoft grenades will start appearing at events, I thought the MIA rules should be modified and adapted for the use of airsoft gernades.
Here's something I came up with:
Airsoft Grenades are to used in a underhand / toss fashion. An Airsoft Grenade should only be tossed in a fashion that will not cause harm to other players, and not tossed directly at an individual. Any individuals observed tossing a grenade in a unsafe manner will be asked to leave the event immediately, as they are operating airsoft equipment in a unsafe manner.
Usage in a Safe zone:
While in a safe zone, airsoft gernades must be placed into a fully concealed pouch. A pouch would be something that can contain the gernade and BB's in the event of a discharge.
Please let me know your thoughts, I've added this to the general discussion so others may chime in should I have missed something, etc.
NO DOT POST unless it's about the rule of using airsoft gernades. We don't need to hear about the skill level, etc, etc, etc.
BK thanks. Once I get a gernade tomorrow, i'm going to look at it... i'm concerned about the safety of the gernade in a safe zone. I've watched the instructions, however I need to see for myself. If someone already has a airsoft gernade, please post here on what saftey precautions should be taken.
Without looking at it, this point I'm going to say gernades must be placed into a fully concealed pouch while in a safe zone. A pouch would be something that can contain the gernade and BB's in the event of a discharge.
The problem is loading. If you are filling the thing in a safe zone, there is still a chance (a pretty good one) that it can go off and send plastic eye killers flying about. 40mm users know what I'm talking about.
Still, some are better than others. The grenades that use spoons and pins are quite a bit safer, unless you somehow manage to let the pin fall out. I completely agree with the pouch comment though, there is a very slim chance of any bbs being throw out if it goes off in the pocket.
Post by judobadger on Jun 10, 2008 11:06:10 GMT -5
I believe the tornado grenade will not fire until the bottom is screwed back on. Thats if I am remembering the reloading procedure correctly. So at least with that grenade there should only be the time between screwing the bottom on to putting it in a pouch that presents any chance of going off. That really should be only a few seconds.
Post by Militis of Deus on Jun 25, 2008 12:09:12 GMT -5
I think it also needs to be brought up, for those who act before they think, that even if you through a grenade underhand, it is not OK to toss it over a structure. Most of them suckers are heavy! That could cause some serious issues.
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Most people would probably say no, since it appears to use a fuse. Plus, that looks like an Easter egg taped up with a small firecracker sticking out the top.
Generally, anything that uses a combustion explosion is frowned on. A gas pressure system is better, be it from releasing green gas/CO2, or from the gass build-up from a citric acid reaction (these grenades are unreliable, fwiw).