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Question about buying airsoft guns in UK

  • 30-09-2011 9:23pm
    Registered Users Posts: 85 ✭✭

    Hi all, just wondering, if you buy an airsoft gun in England ,when it ships to Ireland will it be two-tone?? Just wondering coz the websites are a bit better and sometimes cheaper


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,261 ✭✭✭Puding

    it will only be two tone if you buy the two tone version

    there is not issue with shops exporting rifs to the republic from the uk, the ukara restrictions with regard to registration do not apply

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,169 ✭✭✭Zomg Okay

    Make sure its firing under 1 Joule though. If it isn't, ask them to downgrade it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,148 ✭✭✭✭Lemming

    As Puding has said you'll be fine. Doesn't hurt to ask and confirm with the shop in case someone doesn't know their legalities.

    Two-tone RIFs (be it AEG, GBB, or Bolty) were conceived to allow the continued sale of airsoft to customers over the age of 18 and buying from within the UK, who also could not satisfy exemption (read either "lazy" or "impulsive") under the auspices of the VCRA 2009.

    Anyone under the age of 18 is not permitted to purchase a RIF, two-tone or not.

    All of the above only applies to airsoft that has been bought with a destined location within the UK; i.e. if it's being posted outside the UK, none of the above applies.

  • Registered Users Posts: 85 ✭✭airsofter.adam

    alright thanks a lot lads :)