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Can I play airsoft on any parcel of land?

Legislation FAQs

Eeek. The official answer to this question is of course “yes” – there is no law regarding exactl...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

What do I need to do when selling an airsoft replica second hand?

Legislation FAQs

If you’re selling an airsoft replica, then you’ll be in the same position as the retailer you ori...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

What are the limits on muzzle energy?

Legislation FAQs

The Police and Crime Act 2017 has modified s.57 Firearms Act 1968 to define what is considered a ...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

Can under 18s convert an IF into a RIF?

Legislation FAQs

Probably. Age is not a concern, all the other laws and regulations regarding manufacturing RIFs ...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

Can I convert an IF to a RIF?

Legislation FAQs

Probably. The question that needs to be asked is: are you someone who has played at a location t...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

Can under 18s purchase IF/RIFs?

Legislation FAQs

No. s.40(1) Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 creates an offence for both the vendor and the cust...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

What do I need to purchase a RIF?

Legislation FAQs

At present, the law places the responsibility onto the seller/vendor to ensure that you, the cust...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

What is controlled by the VCRA?

Legislation FAQs

s.36(1) Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 states that: A person is guilty of an offence if— ...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

Summary and credits

Beginners Guide

Congratulations on making it to the end of this guide! To take the next step into airsoft skir...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

Other applicable laws

Beginners Guide

Most importantly to us skirmishers, it is an offence to brandish a replica firearm in a public pl...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

Power limits and the law

Beginners Guide

In England, Wales and Scotland, with the commencement of the Policing and Crime Act 2017, the Fir...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

Buying airsoft replicas and the law

Beginners Guide

Chances are you are very keen to buy an airsoft replica (if you have not done so already).  In 20...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

Global airsoft

Beginners Guide

The honour based and high tech game of airsoft unsurprisingly came from Japan. In the 70’s they s...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

Online resources

Beginners Guide

Another important part of the UK airsoft community is the web. There are half a dozen large web f...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

Players

Beginners Guide

Players often casually affiliate themselves with their local site and also form teams who play an...

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Airsoft shops

Beginners Guide

There are many dedicated airsoft retailers in the UK, some focus on on-line sales and others have...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

Airsoft playing sites

Beginners Guide

Organised game areas are almost unlimited in their scope and terrain. Traditional ‘woodland’ site...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

Scenarios

Beginners Guide

Airsoft games are limited only by the game organiser’s imagination. They can range from live ac...

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Fitness

Beginners Guide

A good standard of fitness in airsoft will certainly help you to win games. There are many people...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston

Does it hurt?

Beginners Guide

One of the first things people want to know about airsoft is how much it hurts. The amount of pa...

Updated 2 months ago by David Weston