Please understand that the following is NOT our policy as it is UK law set out by the UK government.
Since October 2007 regarding the VCR Act you can only purchase a black airsoft gun or RIF (Realistic Imitation Firearm) if you have a defence under law which proves you have a valid defence for purchasing a RIF under Section 37 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act.
If you do not have a valid defence the weapon has to be painted over 51% in a bright colour (a process known as Two Toning).
More information at bottom of the page.
Most Airsoft Guns we sell can be two toned. Because we class this as a customisation this item then CANNOT BE RETURNED for a full refund if you simply change your mind about the purchase, although of course we will fix any faults that may develop under standard warranty terms, Return postage will at your expense.
Two Tone Customisation Service:
Estimated time of a Two Tone service is between 3-5 working days.
To place an order for Airguns, Please phone the 07368 295828 or email email@example.com
AIRSOFT LAW IN THE UK
The following Airsoft Law is published as a guide and may change without notice. So please keep dropping back for the latest UK Law information regarding Airsoft Guns.
If you are 18 years of age or over you can buy a 2 tone Airsoft BB Gun, one which PRINCIPLE COLOUR is significantly different from that of a real firearm i.e. bright Orange, Green, Blue, Red, Purple, or Pink.
You can buy a 2 tone Airsoft BB Guns and either gift it to someone else, or allow them to use it – regardless of their age – you are not breaking the law. So, a parent can buy a 2 tone airsoft gun and give it to their child to use or keep.
Since October 2007 you can only buy a realistic imitation firearm (one that looks like a real gun i.e. black) if you are at least 18 years old and meet one of the following conditions.
You are a REGISTERED airsofter with a membership (UKARA which is United Kingdom Airsoft Retailers Association or BAC which is British Airsoft Club) of an insured skirmish site. To be registered you must attend a properly organised and insured airsoft site and play for at least three days over a period of not less than two months. Even if you attend and play the three days in your first week, UK Law requires that two months pass from the first day attended before you can legally be registered.
You have a current UKARA, UKASA or BAC membership
You are a member of a properly insured historical re-enactment group or society
You are a film, television or theatre production company with Liability Cover
You are (or are acting on behalf of) a museum
You are a Crown Servant in pursuance of your Crown duties
If you cannot meet any of these criteria, you can still buy an imitation firearm, one which PRINCIPLE COLOUR is significantly different from that of a real firearm.
The VCRA 2006 concerns itself with sale, manufacture and import ONLY. If you buy an imitation firearm and either gift it to someone else or allow them to use it – regardless of their age.
FPS UPDATE 18/10/2011 – UK Airsoft established at 1.3 joules (approx. 374FPS/.20g bb) for full auto and 2.5 joules (approx 519FPS) for single/semi sniper or pistol.
Please note: each skirmish site will have different FPS limits on their games. This UPDATE is only to inform you of the maximum legal limits.
Please check with your local game site to find out what their Power Limits are.