I recently returned from my tour in germany and I can tell you paintball is alive and well over there. If you play in the US Army MWR fields the limit is 290 fps. In the german economy the limit is around 214 fps. You are required to have a stamp on the marker to play off post. If you look at the Ion i have on my sig you can see the stamp on the trigger frame. It is a pentagon with an F inside and the initials of the certifying place. If you have more questions you can PM me.