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Old 01-10-2013, 05:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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It's generally safe, but it's terrible design when a piece of fabric would make it almost totally safe.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I would not buy a closed holster. I like being able to have long barrels on my pistol. I do use a tpx spike, or a plug though.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:21 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I would treat the holster like a barrel sock. I don't have a sling or a holster for my paintball marker, but I do have a barrel sock for when it's not in use.

If I ran with a pistol, the holster would take that sock's place.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:29 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I ran my splatmasters without a plug or sock with a closed holster. No issues. As long as the marker's barrel is covered and there is a strap on the back of the holster, no issues IMO.
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Yeah, I just have one of the extra-wide Tippman socks I pop over the front of the PGP before it goes in the holster. Better ten seconds for something the ref can visually confirm than worrying about it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:02 PM   #26 (permalink)
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People often engage in horseplay in the staging areas, markers have come out of holsters.

Better to plug it and not to worry about it, lest you get yelled at by me in front of your girlfriend and buddies for being unsafe.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:14 PM   #27 (permalink)
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my holster is open ended and yes my phantom's barrel sticks out the end. I'm actually making a leather holster specifically for my micro phantom that will be close ended however. Until I do so I do put a barrel bag over the end of the barrel even when holstered.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:18 PM   #28 (permalink)
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If I cannot tell that your marker is "safe" from ten feet away it does not comply with the spirit of the rules. That means I do not care about the safety, a ball in the chamber, if its cocked or not or any number of things.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:02 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Guns don't go off by themselves
No, they go off because of a chain reaction of physics.

If a multimillion dollar 40mm autocannon prototype can suffer a mechanical failure that results in an unintentional runaway discharge of the weapon, then what makes you think a cheap paintball marker is immune to an accidental discharge?
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:18 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I put my T8 in a Open holster but I remove the mag(this is at my local field) so there is no gas or balls or any possible way to operate the marker before I leave the field.

Most of my other markers just use the barrel plug. Although since the majority of my markers have non ported barrels I can actually shoot the plug off if I dont push it in hard enough.
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