I USED to work for PTP. I wrote the patent applications.
Thordic - I was not saying that I would do any of those things, nor was I implying that PTP would do any of those things. I was speak from a theoretical point of view, as in, what someone could do.
If I'm guilty of anything, its of being lazy in the way that I wrote up the examples. I should have said: "from a theoretical point of view, it would be possible for a patent holder to do something like the following"
Whoever said it is right - I could not seize the guns, it would be a court order to do so. Furthermore, in actuality, if I were being an a-hole about the whole thing, my scrutineer would only be looking for the use of and providing proof of the use of infringing guns, because I would already have served the tournament series with notice. If they did nothing to prevent the use of infringing product, I would then being suing them - forcing them to take a more active stance.
On making one for yourself - it may not ever be enforced because of the impossibility of doing so, but on strict interpretation, you can't do it. I would not suggest doing it, because if it became too common, someone would take action like that mentioned above.
I'm done with discussing these issues. People can't seem to just talk about an issue without taking it personally.