HPA TOURNAMENT LOCK REQUIRED FOR ALL NYC AIRSOFT EVENTS
All players who wish to run HPA powered guns must own and come equipped with specialized tournament locks that completely cover their regulator and are zip-tied shut (by us) to prevent adjustment to their power valve. Older style regulators with zip tie holes to block keys will no longer be acceptable; nor is taping over your valve. Each regulator is different and unique. Please help comply so we can avoid an all-out ban of HPA guns. Here are some examples of Acceptable Tournament Locks. Others are available from your regulator maker: https://www.evike.com/search/?search_in_description=1&sort=3a&keywords=Tournament+Lock&x=0&y=0
“This is why we can’t have nice things…”
While many experienced and honorable players use and play airsoft with HPA guns without any issues, our sport’s worst cheaters and malicious players are drawn to any mechanical advantage that allows them to lord it over other players. HPA guns allow a user the ability to easily adjust the FPS and ROF of their guns after chrono testing. HPA gun’s electronic triggers allow them very responsive semi-auto fire, to the point, that they can effectively fire as fast as full-auto guns. Our only other option is to completely ban HPA guns (which some Milsim producers have done). We hope it doesn’t come to that.