THE LAW REGARDING AIRSOFT BB GUNS
From 01/10/2007 the laws regarding Airsoft guns have changed for the UK. Under the VCRA Bill 2006 it is illegal to buy or sell an Airsoft gun to anyone
under the age of 18 years. Under Section 36 of the V.C.R Act it is a criminal offence to alter the appearance or paint in a colour of an imitation firearm to
make it into a realistic firearm.
AGE RESTRICTIONS WHEN BUYING AN AIRSOFT BB GUN
The minimum age you can purchase an Airsoft BB Gun is 18 years.
MINIMUM AGE YOU CAN OWN OR FIRE AN AIRSOFT BB GUNS
There is no age restriction to own or to operate an Airsoft BB Gun. It is within the law for a person that is 18 years or over to purchase a two-tone Airsoft
BB Gun and gift it to a person that is under the age of 18 years of age to own and operate. So, a parent can buy a two-tone airsoft gun and give it to their
child to use or keep regardless of their age.
AGE RESTRICTIONS WHEN BUYING BB PELLETS AND ACCESSORIES
There is no age restriction when buying BB pellets or other accessories. However items such as GAS CANS, CO2 CAPSULES, SMOKE GRENADES and
FLASH BANGS may have an 18 years restriction applied.
BUYING A TWO-TONE AIRSOFT BB GUN (bright orange, green, blue or clear)
Anyone 18 years of age or over may buy any two-tone Airsoft BB Gun without any background checks. When buying from our shop we may need to see
Photo ID for age confirmation.
BUYING A (RIF) REALISTIC IMITATION FIREARM
Since October 2007 you can only buy a realistic imitation firearm (one that looks like a real gun i.e. black) if you meet one of the following conditions:
- You have a current UKARA membership
- You are a member of a fully insured skirmish site
- You are a member of a properly insured historical re-enactment group or society
- You are a film, television or theatre production company
You will be required to supply relevant information such as a membership number or documentation to confirm you meet the criteria.
Any item that is faulty at the point of sale may be returned for replacement or refund and you must have the receipt for the item:
- WITHIN 28 DAYS from the original date of sale for REPAIR or REPLACEMENT
- AFTER 28 DAYS but WITHIN 3 MONTHS from the original date of sale for REPAIR under warranty - AFTER 3 MONTHS all REPAIRS are chargeable to the customer