ASTM WK42700

    New Specification for Airsoft Gun Barrel Blocking Devices

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F08.27 | Committee F08 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers air soft gun barrel blocking devices that may be inserted or otherwise function to prevent an airsoft projectile from leaving the muzzle or the confines of the barrel blocking device. 1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are provided for information only. 1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.

    This standard is intended to outline basic performance requirements for barrel blocking devices. A barrel blocking device is a critical piece of safety equipment used in the sport of airsoft. Airsoft is a activity that, like all sports, has intrinsic hazards. These hazards include being hit by airsoft BBs. Protective equipment cannot eliminate all injuries but will substantially reduce their severity and frequency. A barrel blocking device is an additional safety device that, when meeting this standard and properly used, can substantially reduce the severity and frequency of injuries. Airsoft gun barrels are not all the same inside diameter, thus necessitating performance specifications for barrel blocking devices that match the barrel blocking device to a barrel diameter. This specification is written within the current state-of-the-art of airsoft gun barrel and airsoft barrel blocking device technology. The intent is to revise this specification whenever substantive information becomes available which justifies revising existing requirements or adding new requirements.


    air soft; air soft gun barrel blocking devices; air soft gun; air soft tactical game

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Michael Lukas


    F08 (14-02)

    Ballot Item Approved as F3085-2014 and Pending Publication