Of course! You may not be able to use it during every game though. The refs will let you know at the start of every game. You will not be allowed to shoot at an enemy from behind the riot shield, you cannot hold the riot shield while a friend or friendly fires from behind you and the shield and you cannot prop the shield up and fire from behind it.
The referees will demonstrate the rules of how the shield can and cannot be used at the start of the sessions.
The riot shields must also not have any sharp edges, splinters or protruding exposed screw tips that may harm other players.
RIOT SHIELD TIP:
As a heads up before your arrival, riot shields made of plexiglass or acrylic don’t hold up well and you may see denting, shattering and/or holes in your shield after playing. We see denting and shattering of plexiglass even in PeeWee play where the guns are shooting at 200fps, let alone in general sessions where the limit is 350fps. This is also why we do not allow any face protection where plexiglass is involved.
Regardless of what a sales site or forum says, plexiglass is not airsoft friendly for long-term use. If you’re looking to purchase a good shield from a reputable company, look for one that is made of lexan polycarbonate. If you’re building one, avoid plexiglass, yes it’s cheap and lexan is expensive, but if you spend $30 on plexiglass and materials and an hour building it and it shatters or is damaged after every session you play meaning you have to build another- it financially makes more sense using either a different material or spending more the first time on a lexan shield that will last a long time without damage. We’ve seen players make shields out of plywood, cut in half trash cans, among other thicker materials and these tend to hold up better than the plexiglass. Be prepared that your riot shield will be shot at (a lot) as opponents advance towards you in an effort to hold you back from advancing or cause you to pull back from your position. Keep this in mind during purchase, building and gameplay.
We are not responsible for any damage caused to your shield.