Originally Posted by Zeoalex
i think it's a cool gun, but this was really one of my first thoughts as well
I doubt that there would be any sort of issue with field owners, but parents who bring little johnny to the field for his friend's birthday party may see this, turn and quickly run. there should be SOME sort of identification on there that it is a paintball gun. Similar things go for field owners who may not keep up so well on new guns (one of my local fields is a great example of this.
You guys have got to be joking. When people first go to play paintball almost all of them actually expect there to be snipers, scopes, bullet physics, basically war games. It isn't until they actually play, that they realize how different paintball is.
Guns like this aren't going to harm the industry, but people have been spouting off against milsim since the 1990s, when the industry heads thought we needed to remove it from the game in order to become mainstream. Turns out it didn't matter, and everyone is going back the other way. We live in a different world now, where every 10 year old plays Battlefield, Call of Duty, Counterstrike, or some kind of video game where they're blowing the oppositions brains out. If Airsoft is getting away with ACTUAL replicas, I don't think paintball has anything to worry about for now.
If anything, all this tacticool crap is going to be way more effective at getting kids away from Call of Duty and onto the field.