Rules & Safety

Gun Power (FPS)

FPS stands for “Feet Per Second”.  This is the measurement of the speed at which the BB exits the barrel of an airsoft gun.  AWI bases it’s FPS rules on FPS results when using 0.20g BB’s.

Minimum Engagement Distances (MED)

MED’s are set based on the power of the type of gun used.  This is the minimum distance your barrel is permitted to be from another player whilst still being allowed to take the shot.  These rules are designed to prevent players from being shot at too close by a gun that might cause discomfort or injury.

Generally, low-powered guns are made for close engagement whereas high powered guns are used for long distance shooting. The FPS and MED’s both increase or decrease relative to each other.



0 to 350 fps – 5m MED

350 to 400 fps – 10m MED
it is not required that you carry a sidearm, but it is highly recommended.

400 to 450 fps – 15m MED
You MUST also carry a sidearm shooting 350fps or lower

450 fps to 500 fps – 15m MED
You MUST also carry a sidearm shooting 350fps or lower
Your gun MUST be semi-locked if above 450FPS

500 fps to 600 fps – 15m MED
You MUST also carry a sidearm shooting 350fps or lower
Bolt action snipers ONLY above 500FPS


0 to 370 fps – NO MED

Full auto restricted to 300 fps on case by case basis

Full face protection is MANDATORY for all CQB games due to the close range of shooting.

Full-Auto use at AWI Events

  • Only fully vetted members of AWI are permitted to use Fully Automatic Airsoft Guns at events organised by AWI
  • Full auto is restricted to 2 second bursts.
  • New & Unknown Players attending a game day with Fully Automatic weapons will be encouraged to use a semi-only rental gun

Contact AWI

If you have any questions regarding AWI club safety, gun limits or MED’s, please contact us.

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