This specification covers the performance requirements and test methods for paintball markers that propel paintballs using energy released from compressed air, compressed gas, or a combination of compressed air and gas. This does not cover non-recreational paintball markers such as those used in law enforcement, scientific, military or theatrical entities. All paintball markers should be supplied with appropriate literature, packaging, finish, design, and disabling device and shipped according to the specified shipping conditions. Under no circumstances should the cocking or pumping mechanism of a paintball marker cause a marker to discharge unintentionally while the marker is being cocked in accordance to instructions. Markers should not accidentally discharge when exposed to jolts strengths within the specified range.
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1.1 This specification covers paintball markers, which propel a paintball by means of energy released by compressed air, compressed gas, or other means.
1.2 Limitations—This specification does not cover non-recreational paintball markers, for example, those used by law enforcement, scientific, military or theatrical entities.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard; the inch-pound units in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 8, of this specification. 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F1776 Specification for Eye Protective Devices for Paintball Sports
F1979 Specification for Paintballs Used in the Sport of Paintball
Z535.1 Safety Color Code Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
caliber; paintball; paintball markers; paintball marker warnings; paintball sports;
ICS Number Code 97.220.40 (Outdoor and water sports equipment)
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