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Is it legal to import airsoft guns from other countries in the EU?

  • 02-03-2018 9:48pm
    Registered Users Posts: 18

    I know this has been asked multiple times, but hear me out. I cannot find any information on this topic after 2011, and I do not want to take such a risk without being first informed. I frankly think that guns here are a bit on the expensive side. I have found cheaper options in some shops like, this one being based in poland. My general question is, can I get airsoft guns to Ireland as long as they are under the legal limit or have been downgraded before posting?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,438 ✭✭✭✭thermo

    Importing, I think it's technically restricted to retailers since 2009 but it's not enforced, my team mates and I regularly import stuff from gunfire and taiwangun in Poland, never any issues. Just be sure to request it is downgraded to BELOW 1joule before shipping. I think both sites do it for free, it just adds a few days to the processing time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 40,291 ✭✭✭✭Gatling

    Yes it's legal
    Yes they need to be downgraded before they are shipped

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,472 ✭✭✭Grolschevik

    Gatling wrote: »
    Yes it's legal
    Yes they need to be downgraded before they are shipped

    If I was to order a spare gas mag from, say, a Hong Kong site, would that need to be adjusted?

  • Registered Users Posts: 9 Parasites

    I did not know that and make downgrad here :)