For clarification, AFTCA trustees approved 410 bore shotguns with safety blanks during the May 31, 2008 meeting. Concerning specified safety blanks, the approved motion reads:
A. Only specified safety blanks used in re-enactment events and endorsed by AFTCA governance may be used. (1/2 loaded-grey) safety blanks emit no solid material from the barrel. Judges may ask for verification of such prior to breakaway.