FAQ

 

1.  What is airsoft?

Airsoft is a shooting sport in which participants launch BB pellets (commonly known as “BBs”)  via airsoft guns.  There are three types of airsoft guns:  Spring Airsoft Guns, Gas Airsoft Guns, Electric Airsoft Guns.  At PSC, we use gas-powered airsoft guns in conjunction with compressed Freon-silicon oil mixture (known as “Green Gas”) to bring you the best airsoft shooting experience.

 

2.  What is IPSC?

IPSC stands for the International Practical Shooting Confederation.  Founded in 1976, IPSC is the world’s second largest shooting sport association and the largest and oldest within practical shooting.

 

3.  What is IPSC Action Air?

IPSC Action Air, is an airsoft shooting sport based on practical shooting under the International Practical Shooting Confederation.  It is also used as an affordable and easily available training tool by some owners of real firearms.

 

4.  Are airsoft guns legal in Canada?

Yes, as of December 1st, 1998.  Airsoft guns are legal in Canada if the airsoft guns firing a .20g 6mm plastic pellet with a muzzle velocity higher than 366 and lower than 500 Feet Per Seconds, and/or a maximum muzzle energy of 5.7 joules or 4.2 foot-pounds.   These airsoft guns are classified as Unregulated Firearms and do not need to be registered.  For more details, visit http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/air_gun-arme_air-eng.htm

 

5.  I’m under 18 years old.  Can I buy an airsoft gun?

No. In Ontario, you must be over 18 years old to buy airsoft guns.  If you’re using an airsoft gun under the age of 18, you must be supervised by someone over 18.  It is illegal to shoot any metal or alloy projectiles, PLASTIC pellets (BBs) only.

 

6.  Am I at risk if I own airsoft guns?

No, absolutely not, if you are a responsible owner.

 

7.  Are airsoft guns legal to use?

Yes, if you use it in a responsible manner.  It comes down to common sense: playing fields or private areas where you will not be seen by other people in public, and not cause a disturbance, are reasonable places that airsoft guns could be used.  Store your airsoft guns safely, and educate your friends, family or neighbours so that there are no misunderstandings that lead to someone dialing 911.

 

8.  Can I walk around with my airsoft guns in public areas?

No.  You can’t use or display airsoft guns in any public area.  Airsoft guns can only be used on private property/regular fields.  All airsoft guns must be cased outside private property/regulated fields.

 

9.  Is eye protection mandatory in airsoft play?

Of course, it is extremely important to wear eye protection. Specifically, it is best to use industrial goggles designed specifically for airsoft or paintball play.

 

10.  How to carry an airsoft gun?

You carry/transport your airsoft gun as if it were a REAL firearm.  Invest in a gun case! Or, as last option, which should only be used as a last alternative, is the box the gun came in.

 

11.  What is the minimum age to play at PSC?

8 years old. For children between age of 8-12, we suggest parent/guardian must be in attendance for supervision.  PSC always have trained supervisor over 18 years old on site.

 

12.  Do I need to sign a waiver?

All players over 18 years old must sign our waiver upon arriving PSC.  For players under 18 years old, the waiver must be signed by a parent/guardian on behalf of the minor.

 

13.  As a beginner, how do I perform maintenance on my airsoft gun?

Maintaining by cleaning, using the right bb’s, loading magazines properly, successfully troubleshooting jams, and storing your airsoft guns safely means a longer lasting gun for longer play.

 

14.  Will I get shoot and hurt by airsoft guns?

No, if you play responsibility.  At PSC, we engage in IPSC Action Air style where shooters aim to shot at metal poppers and paper targets.  Any aiming toward people are strictly prohibited.  Accident can occur, but we minimize the chance here.

 

15.  Does paintball or airsoft hurt more?

Though airsoft BBs travel a bit faster than paintballs, paintballs are substantially larger and heavier than BBs, resulting in harder impacts.  A paintball has about 10 times the mass of an airsoft BBs.  When sending a projectile at a similar velocity/fps, a paintball will have far more kinetic energy causing a hit by a paintball to hurt more in comparison to an airsoft BBs.