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.209 Primers legality?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,540 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass

    Not sure what the legal term for these is. Prohibited, restricted, illegal, ?????

    They're shotgun primers.

    They're covered under the explosive act. Primers and propellant are items that cannot be bought or used except without a license. These licenses can only be gotten from the DoJ. Its the same license/authorisation the midlands runs it's reloading scheme under and that has been discussed at length in terms of hoops to jump through, cost, etc.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 298 ✭✭ Chrisbellew

    Thanks for the reply!

  • Registered Users Posts: 776 ✭✭✭ otmmyboy2

    Hi Folks,

    Haven't come across something like this before just wondering about the legality of these .209 primers and how they're classified under Irish law? These can be used in blank firing grenades recreationally in Airsoft for example. Are they classified as blanks? Below link for reference, cheers.

    A much more straight forward approach would be the .22/9mm knall blank firing grenades.
    I do know some chaps who have gotten an authorization from the guards to acquire/possess X number of blanks for them(typically 100 since 22s are packaged in that amount, with 100 being 2 boxes of 9mm too).

    Best idea might be to contact your local guards and ask for a chat with the firearms officer.

    If they haven't heard of it ask then to get onto the firearms policy unit, they'll have heard of it and it is basically a blank firing pistol permit, with the reason being airsoft.

    It is may issue, like everything else gun related here, so you might apply and get told no, but probably worth going that route first.

    Alternatively these:

    They use the little red plastic caps from cap guns, but are impact only, not timed.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 298 ✭✭ Chrisbellew

    Cheers guys very comprehensive and understandable responses!