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Old 10-29-2011, 08:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Naples, Italy?

I'm moving to Naples, Italy in May 2012, just wondering if there's anyone out there who plays in the area. Cheers!
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are you military/DOD?
If so, you probably mean Gricignano. Either way... welcome to paintball purgatory.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here we go. I found my old paper on Italian paintball laws. Just a heads up, even most of the fields in Italy don't know about these laws. I only know because I was pulled over by the Carabinieri with a very Milsim looking Phenom in the back. It was not a good day...
Anyway, give this a read. I'll be happy to answer what I can but nearly all my paintball experience here is from the so called paintball field at Carney Park.

In Italy, any mechanism that produces a muzzle energy higher than 1 joule (0.7375 ft-lb) and lower than 7.5 joules (5.5317 ft-lb) is considered a "low-power air gun"; the sale of such instruments is open to anyone over 18 years of age without license or registration, but it can take place only in authorized gun shops where the owner requires the purchaser to provide his ID Card as a proof of age.
Any device developing muzzle energy equal to, or higher than, 7.5 joules (5.5317 ft-lb) is considered a "high-power air gun", requiring Police licensing and registration for purchase and detention just like any firearm. Bows, crossbows and similar items are exempt from this rule. The muzzle energy of such devices is certified by a governance office called "Banco di Prova"
Air guns developing less than 1 joule of muzzle energy are categorized as air-soft, which are considered by law as toys, with no restriction whatsoever to their trade, except that they can never be modified to achieve a higher muzzle energy and must only be able to shoot 6 mm plastic pellets.

Kinetic Energy = 1/2 (mass)(Velocity^2)
A 0.68 caliber paintball is an average 3.2 grams traveling at 91 m/s (300ft/s)
0.1456 = (0.0032)(91)
1.35581795 joules = 1 foot pound
The energy produced by a standard 0.68 caliber is 14.56 Joules or 10.7389 ft-lb.

A 0.43 caliber paintball is an average 0.2 grams traveling at 91m/s (300ft/s)
0.0091= (0.0002)(91)
1.35581795 joules = 1 foot pound
The 0.43 caliber pistol ammunition produces 0.91 Joules or 0.671181555 ft-lb.

Assuming all energy is transferred to the target in either of these equations, (which it is not) and that you are right next to the barrel (which you’re not), the maximum energy is between 10 to 11 ft-lb for full paintball markers firing standard 0.68 caliber ammo and between 0 to 1 ft-lb for 0.43 caliber paintballs. Making this problem any more realistic will only decrease this number

I’m unsure if paintball markers firing 0.43 caliber ammunition qualify as air-soft in Italy since 0.43 caliber translates to 11mm. This is much larger than the 6mm required for air-soft. Some 0.43 caliber paintball markers also allow for adjustable velocities.

If anyone reading this is a physics wiz, please forgive whatever errors you find. I did my best.
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I'm moving to Naples, Italy in May 2012, just wondering if there's anyone out there who plays in the area. Cheers!
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sooooo is this thread still relevant for you HotspurFan441 or what? It's two months until May.
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Wow, I just NOW got an email saying people were responding to this thread. Thanks for all of the info guys, yes I am Active Duty in the US Navy. Unfortunately it looks to be a mess trying to get my gear over to Italy without causing an international incident, so I may end up just doing rentals or buying something cheap in Italy to hold me over.

Thanks again for all of the info!
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Naples is a random place to end up. I have family there.

Off topic but if you want a good book to read I would suggest reading,"Gomorrah" by Roberto Saviagno. It's real life/today kinda stuff and I found it very interesting...
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
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They actually no longer carry Gomorrah at the bookstore in the NEX at Gricignano. The LN employees there raised an uproar saying it was culturally insensitive. It's probably the single most relevant piece of literature you can buy if you're coming over here.

Good point though about buying that book Fixxxer. It's a lot better at preparing you than the "Welcome to Italy" pamphlet MWR sometimes give out.

What's the problem with shipping your paintball gear over Hotspur? Mine just came with some household goods mailed from Washington. They were even in a pelican case. It didn't seem to raise any red flags. You can even order paintball supplies online and they come here no problem as long as you have an FPO address. Which you will have when you get here. If you're worried about the laws, don't be. If the locals want to get you, they'll find something. Carney Park, the local field I went to, and just about everyone I've ever talked to about paintball in Italy doesn't even know Italy has paintball laws. Paintball isn't nearly as well known in Italy as other places so the laws, and I'm not condoning illicit activities here, don't see much if any use. The Carabinieri probably dusted off those laws so they could find someway to justify their actions against me when they freaked and saw the marker in the back.

If someone who plays/cares about paintball is actually coming here, I'll help you out as best I can. "If you want". Be warned though, you probably want to read up on Carney Park and the um..... practices of MWR here.

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