Hate to rehash subjects but I couldn't find any solutions for our field, on the use of riot shields, from the present threads. We play on a paintball field, that has permitted airsoft once a month with a likely expansion of more games per month coming. So some specific game rules have risen, especially with the riot shield. The use of the shield has created a large mix of questions and frustrations. I'm hoping to gather some good info on how we should handle the riot shield rules. For the time being, a riot shield with the holder having a pistol, with allowing a riflemen to follow using it for cover has been at play. Here is some of the problems: some say its no different then blind fire, with not bringing your head out to fire. Most riot shields are for a personal barrier from the rioters, rocks and glass and not bullet proof. If its going to be considered bullet proof, one, it should accurately represent the real deal, what with the limited visability and all. It should also be heavy, since the real ones are. proper size/weight of a real ballistic shield. Grenades might help solve the problems but I'd appreciate some serious suggestions for the use of riot shields, that can satisfy both sides of the issue. If a vote was asked at the beginning of the day, it would declare the shields off limit to the field but if I can produce some fair rules, it may help. Thanks and hope to get some positive suggestions.