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Old February 22nd, 2011, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am thinking of making riot shields for scenario games to sell. I was wanting some input on how popular this item would be and also what everyone thought the starting price should be. Respond with any thoughts. THANK YOU.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 11:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That sounds cool, if it wasn't too heavy. I don't know if people would allow it, though, but they might. Also, it might not work as well as you think because if people shot the shield too much, you wouldn't be able to see through it, which would be pretty bad. It matters really for the cost. The quality of the riot shield really matters when deciding on a price.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 11:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ya id say talk to your local fields who do scenario events and see if they would allow it in a game, if they wont then you probably have a very small market
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It would be fun I suppose. Would make for some interesting play. It would be like being able to pick up your bunker. I would imagine it would prove difficult for both the attacker and the defender. For the attacker because getting an angle on what is essential a highly manuverable,mobile bunker would be very difficult. Hard for the defender because it would be difficult to manipulate the shield and shoot at the same time.

One thought I have though is if your using it in scenario is that a riot shield in real life is used to protect against rocks, clubs, fists, etc. not projectiles. But perhaps you could pretend that the shield is made out of a bullet resistant material like kevlar or something.

I'm not into scenario and I personally wouldn't by one but I'd at least rent one if my local field had them, just for the sake of something different. It's interesting my cousin had this very same idea, he was mostly just joking I think though. If it becomes a big seller I'll have to let him know that he lost out on a great business venture!
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Old March 6th, 2011, 01:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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theres a thought, sell them to the field as rentals
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Old March 6th, 2011, 02:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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And if it was me I would ditch the riot shield idea and go for a smaller shield say something disc shaped, with two loops to put your forearm through. Something like that could offer some protection and mcuh more mobility. I could see you still being able to fire your marker in a traditional manner as opposed to one handed which is probably what you would have to do with a riot shield.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 02:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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But the round shield wouldn't offer as much protection as a riot shield. You could always make a 'wall' of people with riot shields and have the rest of your team behind them shooting
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Old March 8th, 2011, 06:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Or give everyone a small round should and pull off a spartan maneuver where they formed a turtle and then the soldiers in the back would move forward to attack.
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Old March 12th, 2011, 02:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I was also thinking of building riot shields but just for my friends. never though about selling them. My idea would be to look around home depot, lowe's, and i saw some great stuff to make them at menards, then decide how you want to build them. Then make a protoype, find out how you want to make them then add up how much you spent on one shield. Then sell it for about 35-40% more than what you spent on the materials. That's just my idea on how to find a good price.

Another thing, if they don't seem to sell well at the start, then you might want to drop the idea, but hey this might turn out great!
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