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Old 10-09-2012, 08:39 PM   #167 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by russc View Post
stanchy, generally I'd agree that the definition should be relaxed for pump days.

In fact, I think pistols and magfed (strictly semi auto) should be welcome at pump days. Hell, I'd argue that it's better to just run limited paint days. They embody some of the same principles just in different forms. A standard open class T2 has more firepower on tap than a Milsig, for example, and we all know that the ergonomics of a milsim gun makes for a huge disadvantage in close-in gunfights. I also think that turning the pump only games into "limited paint" games allows more people to join in. Hell, a speedball gun with a 50 round hopper is pretty much neutered down to the level of an open class pump.

If I had to choose, I would prefer a 'stock class' day...12 grams optional. But that excludes so many people to the point that it's probably hard to put an event together.
I think you are right on the limited paint thing. I think the original intent of pump events was to cut down on paint in the air. However defining pump becomes, as you note, either restrictive or so technical as to be nearly impossible. If the intent is to allow less paint in the air limited paint may more readily accomplish this then defining it through marker limitations.
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