BARREL BLOCKER RULE: REQUIRED FOR ALL MAA OPEN SESSIONS

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BARREL BLOCKER RULE: REQUIRED FOR ALL MAA OPEN SESSIONS

Post by THE ARCHANGEL » Tue May 02, 2006 6:39 pm

Effective immediately the MAA requires Barrel Blockers/Barrel Socks/Barrel Condoms/Barrel Blocking Devices for all AEG?s and pistols with no holster for ALL MAA Open Sessions.

If you do not have a Barrel Blocking device when you attend an MAA Open Session you will have to; buy one, rent one if available, or leave the event.

This can be the red rubber flash hider sleeve that comes with many Airsoft guns or a paintball version like this:

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Homemade Barrel Blockers must be approved by the MAA before they will be allowed. Regular tube socks, gloves, a jacket, your shirt sleeve, stuffing you barrel in a pocket, etc. will not be allowed. Barrel blockers should be an essential piece of safety equipment every Airsoft player should have. Also consider most established Paintball facilities that we play it require it anyway (certainly for indoor) so getting one/a few now will only put you ahead of the game.

Barrel Blockers can be purchased online or at any Paintball retail store (SBI, FSL, etc.).

Players that have pistols without holsters will be required to have a Barrel Blocking device as well.

For guns that you do not plan on using or that stay in your case, Barrel Blocking devices are not necessary but as soon as you bring that gun out, to chrono or play with, it should have a Barrel Blocker affixed.

This Rule has been in effect the entire Summer 2006 season and should not be a shock to any regular visitors to this board or active players. Some people may balk at the thought of having to buy another piece of seemingly pointless gear but we don?t believe you can ever be too safe. The MAA will have some Barrel Blockers for emergency use but they will not be available for ?rental?.

If you have questions about this, please post them or PM me.
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Post by K9Troop » Wed May 03, 2006 4:15 pm

Has anyone bought, designed, built, modified a barrel blocking device similar to the one pictured above that will fit over the end of a silenced AEG? The barrel condom I purchased, built for paintball guns, will fit nicely over my M4 flash hider. My PDW has the option for a silencer and I like to use it every now and then. I don't like the idea of having to screw it on and off on the field so I'm looking for ideas and suggestions. A search has rendered nil since they really don't give dimensions for the opening of the blocking device.

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Post by Digital » Wed May 03, 2006 4:31 pm

PVC tubing. Attach some string and your set.
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Post by Downtown » Wed May 03, 2006 5:10 pm

YES! What Jon said...........

About 4 years ago I made these up and might still have some around the house. I made them specifically for AEG's with silencers.
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Post by Wolfwood » Wed May 03, 2006 5:10 pm

An old, thick sock is also ok, is it not? You could use that, Chris
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Post by Tank » Wed May 03, 2006 6:18 pm

Wolfwood wrote:An old, thick sock is also ok, is it not? You could use that, Chris
I don't think so. It needs to be heavier material.

K9- Most of the paintball BBD's will fir over the suppressor of an MP5 SD so they should fit on whatever suppressor you run on your PDW.
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Post by K9Troop » Wed May 03, 2006 7:42 pm

I thought the same thing Tank until I got this farby little thing from ebay. I'm assuming SFP has a modest retail spot with these BBD's for sale? Thanks for all the input guys...

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Post by Exotic » Mon May 22, 2006 5:24 pm

how about an actual condom? - those things are really strong.

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Post by THE ARCHANGEL » Mon May 22, 2006 6:13 pm

Maybe for some of you....
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Post by Gingerbreadman » Mon May 22, 2006 8:25 pm

Yeah, but you aren't supposed to use them twice....

There are places aound here that sell paintball BBDs. CC Military Surplus has them. I would imagine SBI sells them.
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Post by samo » Tue May 23, 2006 5:58 pm

Is there a set guidline about material or thickness or is a more of a judgement call? Also what do you consider a holster for an AEG?
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Post by THE ARCHANGEL » Tue May 23, 2006 8:36 pm

Holster for an AEG?
for all AEG?s and pistols with no holster
AND pistols.... Just pistols need to in a holster if you have one. AEG's need Barrel Blockers.[/quote]

As for thickness....it needs to be able to handle a constant full auto burst and not break or slip off the gun.
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Post by samo » Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:23 am

Sorry must have misread your post now I get it thank you.
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Post by Chadwick » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:21 pm

so canvas is ok?
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Post by Wondergoat » Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:37 am

I've just got a question about the TM G36c and how it works with barrel blockers. Because the barrel isn't really exposed, how does a blocker fit over that? Does anyone have the G36c and use a barrel blocker, or is there something else ya gotta do to meet this requirement? Thanks
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RE: Barrel Blockers

Post by samo » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:42 am

I'm probably getting the TM FN P90 and that has nearly no barrel exposed if the silencer isn't on. Just like wondergoat I would like to know if anyone else has a way to fit a barrel blocker onto the P90?
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Post by THE ARCHANGEL » Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:05 pm

Wonder, samo....

You can still use the Barrel Condoms listed above they'll just hang down like they're flacid....but admitedly not as good looking. We should try one of them to make certain that at least it would catch/collect rounds if their was an accidental discharge....

Other options. DT used to make smaller hard plastic barrel blockers that would work....

Don't guns come with the Rubber Plugs anymore? You can still find them but evidentally their not as common. The item I'm talking about used to be standard with all Marui guns and was basically a red molded rubber sleeve that tightly fit around the flash hider/barrel tip of the gun. It was snug enough to not fly off when shots were fired but loose enough that it would give a little to avoid jams. This would be the idle item....

Find a blocking devide that fits over your front grip section. It sucks, but they are out there.

Chadwick....I won't say canvas will work as it needs to be tested to make sure it can handle the abuse.
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Post by Wondergoat » Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:23 pm

THE ARCHANGEL wrote:Wonder, samo....
Don't guns come with the Rubber Plugs anymore?


Find a blocking devide that fits over your front grip section. It sucks, but they are out there.
I could not tell you if they come with barrel plugs as I have never owned an AEG before. I'll own one when I come back home though, so I will be able to see if there is a barrel plug that comes standard. Yes, that would be ideal, but if there isn't, then yeah, I'll hafta look into buying a barrel condom, maybe at the TA game if I go. Once again, thanks for the help!
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Post by Thor » Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:27 pm

What about open-ended holsters?

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Post by LT Tahoe » Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:57 pm

I think the point is it's holstered; the issue isn't shooting yourself in the foot, and if you sit around with your leg in the air playing with your holstered pistol, you've got other issues...

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Post by THE ARCHANGEL » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:21 am

Gentlemen,

As of the August 5th 2006 Open Session Barrel Blockers will be REQUIRED for all guns (per the rules above). Up until this point they were suggested and we allowed players to attend games without them. Basically, it was a grace period. Said grace period is over. From now on players must have Barrel Blockers.

If players show up to games and do not have Barrel Blockers they will need to rent one from the site, or buy one from the MAA for a nominal fee. It is in the best interest of players, especially seeing as Barrel Blockers are becoming required safety gear around the country, to purchase them now and be prepared.

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Post by AustSiannodel228 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:29 am

How much will the MAA be charging for rentals and purchases?
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Post by THE ARCHANGEL » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:34 am

We will not rent/lend them out anymore....players should have there own.

SFP lends them out for free.

TA Rents them....but I am unsure on price....as I own one and don't need the slow bleed of "renting" one.

As for the sale price? Not sure as I have not procured a stock yet. I will likely be getting some from Jonesy and charging what he charges me.

On a similar note....people could just contact Jonesy directly and get one from him.

Info on purchase price will be forthcoming....
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Post by AustSiannodel228 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:39 am

My mistake, I read the statement wrong.
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Post by Lord Ashtaroth » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:14 pm

Palco now sells barrel blockers so you can get them from a store that sells Palco merch or get it from their website.
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Post by otherrandomhero » Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:59 pm

Will the orange plastic covers that go over the flash hider that come with TM guns (possibly others, not sure) be okay?

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Post by KpaZ » Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:32 pm

I use them with my ICS and they work fine, can stop a 50 rd burst with my ak. but thats just mine.
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Post by Gingerbreadman » Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:40 pm

Do you mean the press on ones? Friction fit on a flashhider? They should work. Mine does.
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Post by Downtown » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:08 pm

I still have a ton of Coyote Tan slip on ones...

$1 each
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Post by Gir » Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:24 pm

Downtown wrote:I still have a ton of Coyote Tan slip on ones...

$1 each
FYI, thats a steal at a dollar. They are quality covers and most "TM" ones retail at $5+.

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Post by Caleb J » Tue May 22, 2007 1:53 pm

Barrle blockers a a very important pice of equipment and should be a mandatory thing so if you cant buy/make one thats to bad its for the safty of all players :twisted: [/b]

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Re: BARREL BLOCKER RULE: REQUIRED FOR ALL MAA OPEN SESSIONS

Post by HansJohnson » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:10 pm

This is acceptable right? P.S. Its got a little dog hair on it :lol:


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Looks just like a barrel condom and pretty much is, it was an old rock pouch.
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Re: BARREL BLOCKER RULE: REQUIRED FOR ALL MAA OPEN SESSIONS

Post by THE ARCHANGEL » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:29 pm

It's not a real barrel blocker so I would have to say no. A bag is not a reinforced barrel blocker....so though it could provide the same service....it is not the intended purpose. For liability and safety reasons we require safety gear that is meant for that duty.
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Re: BARREL BLOCKER RULE: REQUIRED FOR ALL MAA OPEN SESSIONS

Post by HansJohnson » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:42 pm

THE ARCHANGEL wrote:It's not a real barrel blocker so I would have to say no. A bag is not a reinforced barrel blocker....so though it could provide the same service....it is not the intended purpose. For liability and safety reasons we require safety gear that is meant for that duty.

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