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Advice UKARA LICENCE

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Holty, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Holty

    Holty Member

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    Hi I'm new to this forum and to air BB guns, I have just bought from an outdoor shop, an all black steel firing BB gun it's FPS is 443 it looks like a real firearm, I am very confused now because the first question I asked the shop owner was do I need a licence, which he replied no, you just need to be over 18 and to write my name and address in a book,


    after looking on the internet at accessories etc all the shops say that you need a ukara licence after attending three or more skirmish games?


    was the shop wrong breaking the law? Or can I go to a shop again and buy a gun non two tone?
    ps sorry I have probably posted this in the wrong place and broke forum rules
    but I need help
     
  2. mattyts

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    Is it airsoft or does it fire .177 copper bb?

    As I understand,you can own the realistic looking .177 bb guns but not a black,realistic 6mm bb firing airsoft gun without some kind of license
     
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  3. Holty

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    It fires .77 4.5mm steel ***
     
  4. Egg

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    Sounds like something an airsoft forum would be more able to help with. I have a few mates that like to play Weekend Walter airsoft and they had to be members of a club and be active for a certain length of time before they were sold something that resembles a mil-spec gun which sounds to me like your situation.
     
  5. r10hunter

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    I think he has purchased a normal bb air pistol. Not an airsoft. He made a typo he means .177 not .77

    (Airsoft rules don't apply the man in the shop was correct. The gun is for target use on private property, it can't be used for shooting at people in airsoft skirmishes)
    Cheers Andy
     
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  6. Holty

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    Yes it's a co2 powered steel bb firing air pistol it fires .77 4.5mm steel ***
     
  7. ambriel

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    No bother. Got one myself, as have a lot of the other members here, too. Fun to shoot holes in bits of paper with.
     
  8. mattyts

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    Yeah,that isn't airsoft so the United Kingdom Airsoft Retailers Association won't apply
     
  9. Holty

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    Thanks guys for your help, so are airsoft more powerful than my .177 BB gun?
     
  10. mattyts

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    No,they aren't..thats the funny part,they are less powerful and usually,dearer
     
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    Your BB pistol is much more powerful than an airsoft one. Remember to treat it with respect as it is capable of hurting someone.
     
  12. Ichabod Armacost

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    The whole airsoft thing is a bit weird to me, but hey, each to their own. I suppose it's all the military replicas that give the powers that be the wobbles? It would be a shame for them to let the facts get in the way of making legislation and making life awkward for everybody.

    I personally think that the UK gun laws are draconian and anomalous to say the least, but having said that, I am very glad that we don't have the kind of legislation and the general attitude to firearms that seems to predominate in the States. I fear though that we have gone way to far, in that these days, generally speaking, if a member of the public catches site of anything that looks like a gun, they start running round in circles having a fit of the vapours! I feel that this situation has been brought about over many years by the subtle (mostly) indoctrination of the public, by the anti-gun politicians and members of the press..................A conspiracy theory????...............Really???

    Still here we are, we air gun shooters have the law as it applies to us to work within, and there it is. Personally, I take it as a bit of a challenge, I intend to stay within the law and make my guns work for me the very best way I can, and I believe I will have a lot of fun doing it.

    To the OP..............Two things, firstly, as long as you are over 18 your BB pistol is perfectly legal as long as you abide by the law, there is plenty of information regarding the law on this forum, in the form of "stickies" at the top of the forum pages. Secondly, I must apologise for taking your thread off topic a bit. Enjoy your BB, it will be great for a bit of backyard plinking, but don't shoot the neighbours cat!:D
     
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  13. Clubshot

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    If it's powered By Canned Gas - It's Air Soft

    If Powered by CO2 it's Classed as a Air Pistol - Normally .177 Balls are Classed as Air Pistols

    Need to be Sold by RFD - and used in on any Safe Ranges

    I Shoot 6mm - powered by CO2 in IPAS & PP - purchased from RFD Dealers

    CO2 powered 6mm is Normally above allowed power levels allowed in Air Soft Games

    Issue with .177 Balls - Steel which most work better with bounce all over the place and not allowed on most club Shooting Ranges

    Also have unrifled barrel and not as accurate as 6mm - which has different weight balls - which normally break on hitting Steel Plates

    BOB/R
     

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