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All airsoft guns has permenantly fixed orange tip. Do not remove it, orange tip required all time. Click for more info.
All airsoft guns are not toys. Must be 18 years old or above to purchase. Please operate with protections.

All our airsoft guns cannot be modify into any other use but only 6mm Ball. This is completely LEGAL and complied with the law. It comes with FIXED orange barrel tip which cannot be removed. A fixed orange tip required all the time on any airsoft gun. Please do not attempt to remove orange tip. We are not liable for any properties and human damages incurred by the products we sold. Details please refer to information pages.
Danger: This is not a toy, adult supervision required. Misuse or careless use may cause seious injury. Plastic projectiles travel at over 200 feet per second, never point or shoot at people or animals. For Age 18 years and up only: must be 18 years of age to purchase; minor required parent or legal guardian supervision to operate. Operate of the airsoft  is intended for training purpose only, at legal training facilities. User will follow all applicable laws and regulations. Sales restricted to persons 18 years old and older. Eye protection required: Always wear eye protection and body protection to precent injury. Do not fire at hard surface to prevent ricohet. Read instruction before operate: Follow safe handling procedures at all times. This purchaser and user should conform to all laws governing the use and ownership of airsoft. Choking Hazrd: Keep away from children. We are not responsible for any damages or injuiries caused directly or indirectly by the products we sold. Customers must agree their own responsibility on any damage or injuiries might have potentially cause by the products we sold.
Customer must agree and understand Airsoft Guns / products are not toys, they are only intended for training purpose. All users must operate with protections. All customers by purchasing from our company agree and understand on all our terms, conditions, and agreements; and customer is taking their own responsibility on product usage and must operate it safely. By purchasing from our company, customers understood and had surrended any legal rights they have against our company, products, products responsibility and product liabilities. Please Do Not purchase from us if you do not fully understand and agree on all our terms, conditions, and agreements.
Title 15, Chapter 76, USC Sec 5001 (b), (1) A blaze orange plug has been permenently affixed to the barrel end, and resessed no more than 6mm from the muzzle end of the barrel.
Title 15 CFR 1150. A blaze orange (Federal Standard 595a, February 1987, color number 12199, issued by the General Services Administration) or orange color brighter than that specidied by the federal standard color number, solid plug permanently affixed to the muzzle end of the barrel as an integral part of the entore device and recessed no more than 6 millimeters from the muzzle end of the barrel or orange color brighter than that specified by the Federal Standard color number, marking permanently affixed to the exterior surface of the barrel, covering the circumference of the barrel from the muzzle end of a depth of at least 6 millimeters. This look alike airsoft is not intended to infringe upon any existing copyrights, trademarks, design or utility patents.
Legal issues in airsoft
 

Airsoft as a modern combat sport and airsoft guns themselves are legal in many parts of the world, but not legal in all countries. Some countries have specific restrictions such as maximum muzzle energy, rules against using the trademarks of real firearms, and special marking requirements (such as brightly colored barrel tips).

Contents www.HitGuns.com
1 Australia
2 Austria
3 Belgium
4 Bulgaria
5 Canada
6 China
7 Czech Republic
8 Denmark
9 Finland
10 France
11 Germany
12 Hong Kong
13 Hungary
14 Indonesia
15 Ireland
16 Israel
17 Italy
18 Japan
19 Luxembourg
20 Lithuania
21 Macau
22 The Netherlands
23 New Zealand
24 Norway
25 Philippines
26 Poland
27 Portugal
28 Romania
29 Slovenia
30 Spain
31 Sweden
32 Switzerland
33 United Kingdom
34 United States
35 See also
36 References



- Australia
In Australia airsoft is illegal for most practical purposes. Australian law classifies Air and BB guns as "Category A" weapons, placing then in the same class as break-action shotguns and rimfire rifles, and acquiring a licence to possess (e.g.) a pistol requires a rigorous and laborious process of police background checks. You must also have a legitimate reason and be able to prove that reason before you are allowed possession of a firearm, regardless if either airsoft or live-fire. Anyone found in Australia possessing an unlicensed airsoft pistol faces the same charge as a person who unlawfully possesses an actual firearm.

Airsoft Australia is aiming to get airsoft redefined as a sport and allow it to be legally accepted. This will only be possible by restrictions on how replicas can be obtained (Over 18 and an airsoft specific licence (is hoped) to be required of the player), for protection of the sport in general and others.

Airsoft Australia has thus far failed to make any significant leeway with the Government, nor any impact whatsoever on legislation due to the federal election being within the next six months (June 07). The original website was hacked, but is going to be re-opened soon. However, the organization is about to move to its new domain; http://www.airsoftaustralia.com.au/.


- Austria
Airsoft guns and pistols are allowed, but restricted to maximal 0.08 joule for persons <18 years.
All users that are at least 14 years old do not need their parent's permission.
Airsoft guns and pistols more than 0.08 joule can be purchased in specialized weapon shops only and all users have to be at least 18 years old

- Belgium
Airsoft guns and pistols can only be bought at officially licensed dealers, who carry a government permit along with a certified weapon of defense (W.O.D.) to import and sell firearms.

- Bulgaria
Airsoft is a legal sport in Bulgaria and doesn't have any shackles for the guns!
People between 14-18 years old play with their parents' permission. For the rest /18 and above/ - no documents needed
The Bulgarian law considers Airsoft guns to be Airguns - you don't need any documents, licenses or anything else to possess them.
However, shooting in "protected" (quote from the law) areas is forbidden. Protected areas are schools, administrative buildings and other public property. Also, shooting with an Airgun/Airsoft gun in public areas is forbidden.
There are no restrictions about carrying, possessing or using Airsoft guns in Bulgaria. There are no restrictions about the age of the players (traders don't sell Airguns/Airsoft guns to minors /<18/ though).
There are no restrictions about lasers, flashlights etc. Basically, you could put anything on your gun.
There's no need the end of the barrel to be painted in orange (like in the United Stated)
There are no restrictions about the power of the Airguns/Airsoft guns - you could buy an 1J Airsoft as well as an 80J PCP Airgun
There are no restrictions about carrying Airsoft guns in public areas (it is not a good idea, however).

- Canada
From the Canada Firearms Centre's fact sheet on airguns: [1]

Airsoft guns that closely resemble real firearms are classified as replica firearms and can only be imported by companies possessing a Business Firearms License. It is unlawful to sell or transfer replica firearms without this license.
Above 500 ft/s and 5.7 joules, air guns are considered controlled firearms and must be registered.
No legal distinction is made between airsoft and true firearms when they are used for the purposes of crime.
In Ontario the minimum age to purchase airsoft is 18. Children under 18 must be supervised by someone over 18.
Airsoft guns imported into the country by private citizens are at risk of being seized and destroyed at the border by customs agents. The few Canadian airsoft retailers that exist take advantage of this fact and the prices are high in comparison to other countries.

- China
In China, it is rumored that airsoft has been made illegal in mainland China. However, it is essentially an underground sport, and local authorities turn a blind eye to it. This enables the sport to flourish within the country, and market stalls and shops continue to openly sell airsoft guns, despite the official legality situation. It is legal in China's SAR's (Special Administrative Region's of China, such as Macau and Hong Kong), where it is a very popular sport.

- Czech Republic
Airsoft guns have the status as real firearms, yet they belong into category where no gun license is needed.
The use of airsoft guns is allowed for players that are least 18 years old.
Airsoft guns may not have an energy greater than 16 joules.
The use of laser sights and illuminators is forbidden.
Usage and open carrying of air soft guns in public places is highly forbidden.
Playing is forbidden in places, which are freely accessible by civilians - it can be played only on places that are private and closed.

- Denmark
Airsoft guns are mentioned in the Danish "Våbenlov" (Arms control legislation).

You have to be at least 18 years old to buy, hand over and possess airsoft guns.
You can use airsoft guns, on police approved sites, with a permission slip, at the age of 16.
A firearms certificate is not required.

- Finland
Visible transportation of replica firearms in public areas is forbidden. All replica firearms must be covered with something, for example, a weapon case.
Land owner's permission is needed to play airsoft in any area.
Minors (under the age of 18) are able to purchase airsoft guns only with written permission from their parents.

- France
Visible transportation of replica firearms in public areas is forbidden. All replica firearms must be covered with something, for example, a weapon case.
Land owner's permission is needed to play airsoft in any area.
Minors (under the age of 18) can only buy airsoft gun which are under 0,07j with 0,20gr.
Airsoft gun may only have a power under 2j with 0.20gr projectile, otherwise they must be registered, as over 2j it is considered to be a weapon by law in Gendarmerie.

- Germany
Airsoft guns under 0.5 joule are considered toy guns and can be freely sold to all persons above 3 years of age. Distributors agreed to raise the limit to least 14 years of age.
All airsoft guns between 0.5 joule and 7.5 joule must be bolt-action or semiautomatic only and can only be sold to people 18 years or older. These are considered "free" firearms, as a result:
Sales of guns of more than 0.5 joule are allowed only in weapon shops.
Guns must be marked with the trader's weapon abbreviation and a F-in-a-pentagon mark as well as the airsoft gun caliber (such as 6 mm BB).
Target illuminating devices and lasers may not be attached to guns but are legal otherwise. For example: possession of a flashlight is allowed, even shooting with the flashlight in one hand and the gun in the other; but attaching it via mount ring to the rail system of a gun is not. Devices made specifically for the purpose of being attached to a gun (like certain flashlights with integrated foregrip for mil-spec rail) are prohibited.
While the possession of airsoft guns is allowed, the actual use in a game is (at least) hotly debated. For sure, most players using guns with more than 0.5 joule muzzle energy leave Germany to play in countries like France, Belgium, Denmark or the Czech Republic.
More information can be found at Airsoft FAQ on laws in Germany, which covers more complicated issues like the "Kleiner Waffenschein", issues with the OWiG §118 in Bavaria and a definition of the term "combat shooting".
Soft-air weapons are remarkably genuine-looking imitations of real firearms which shoot spherical projectiles by means of spring tension, or air/gas pressure. Because of the high kinetic energy of their ammunition, soft-air weapons are not classified as toy firearms on principle. Gotcha weapons and paintball markers are used in games that simulate armed conflict. Colored marking bullets, shot using a CO2 cartridge system, serve as ammunition. These weapons, too, are not classified as toys, but are subject to the firearms law. Air guns whose ammunition develop a kinetic energy of up to 7.5 joules may only be imported into Germany if they bear a special label (the letter "F" in a pentagon on the weapon). In this case, the purchaser does not need a special import licence, but must be at least 18 years of age. If the prescribed "F in a pentagon" is missing, the gun will be treated as a weapon loaded with live ammunition, which means that a firearms licence is required to carry such a gun, a licence for the possession of firearms to acquire and possess it, and an import licence to bring it into Germany. The Ordnungsamt (local town clerk's office) or Landratsamt (rural district office) at your place of residence is responsible for issuing the licence. In the case of applicantswhose place of residence is not the Federal Republic of Germany, the authority at the traveller's destination is responsible. If the destination is not known, the authority of the district where the frontier is crossed is responsible. If the necessary licence cannot be furnished at the time of entry, the weapon will be regarded as having been imported illegally. As a rule, criminal proceedings will then be instituted against the importer and the weapon will be seized. It is therefore essential that the licence is applied for well before the intended import. Importing colored ammunition and gas cartridges is not subject to any limitations under firearms law. It is very important to bear in mind that all goods that are subject to prohibitions and restrictions must always be declared at the frontier customs office when imported into the EC (and always when exported). The submission of a proper customs declaration is even necessary if the value is within the tax- and duty-free allowances. You must always use the "red exit" at airports or ports and declare the goods without being asked.


- Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, all airsoft guns are legal but may not be fired with a muzzle energy above two (2) joules.
You are only allowed to play airsoft in private areas and non-country park areas.
You may not reveal the airsoft guns in public areas.

- Hungary
The laws for airsoft in Hungary is simple. They're classified as airguns under 7.5 Joules. Fully automatic operation is legal. There is no age limit for buying, but minors (below 18) can only use them under the supervision of an adult.
Airsoft guns can only be sold in licensed gun shops and these guns must have the proofmark of the "Hungarian Firearm Proofing Authority" (www.mkh.hu). No proof required for private import and sale.
Shooting of airguns: must be confined to a railed off private property or a shooting range. No pellet/BB should leave the range or property.
Modification: modification of an airgun for higher muzzle energy is prohibited, but under 7.5 Joules there is no legal penalty for such act (above 7.5 Joules airguns classified as firearms which require license).
Transportation: unloaded, in a closed case/bag.
Storage: unloaded, gun separated from pellets/BBs, closed container, unauthorized persons should not have access to the gun

- Indonesia
In Indonesia, there are no strict rules about it, and still under consideration by the government as if to classify airsoft guns as "toys" or almost equal to real guns. However, airsoft were first brought to Indonesia circa 2000 - 2001, and the biggest retailer being Toy Saurus at Senayan Trade Centre 2nd floor, Asia Afrika Street - Central Jakarta. The founders of Indonesian airsoft communities put some restrictions on this game. For example, airsoft players are prohibited to upgrade their gun to above 100m/s, or they'll be rejected from the community. And the one who wants to buy an airsoftgun, must be at least 19 years old and know the regulations and rules about the airsoft gun.
Some events have occurred that are perceived as endangering the continuity of the hobby, such as some robberies in which airsoft replicas were used.


- Ireland
The status of Airsoft in Ireland was changed after the 2006 Criminal Justice Act, which amended the previous Firearms Acts from 1925, 1963, 1972 and 1990.

Where once authorization or a license was required for all devices which fired a projectile from a barrel, The law now defines a firearm as (amongst other things);

an air gun (including an air rifle and air pistol) with a muzzle energy greater than one joule of kinetic energy or any other weapon incorporating a barrel from which any projectile can be discharged with such a muzzle energy

The aim of this change was to establish a minimum power a device must have to be classified a firearm in order to eliminate the legal oddity where toy suction cup dart guns and the like were legally classified as firearms, thus bringing Ireland into line with the rest of the EU. In this case, one joule was used as the limit, as opposed to seven joules in Germany, 12 foot-pounds in the UK and so on. The one joule limit most likely arose from UK case law where it was found that energies in excess of one joule were required to penetrate an eyeball (thus causing serious injury). As a result, airsoft devices under one joule of power have been declassified and have become perfectly legal to possess and use within The Republic of Ireland. Those over one joule of power remain perfectly legal to possess and use within the Republic, so long as a firearms certificate is applied for and granted by the local Garda superintendent - but they are at this point classed legally as actual firearms.





- Israel
Airsoft guns are classified as "dangerous toys" which makes airsoft illegal to import, manufacture and sell. This law is not very well enforced, however, and it is possible to find retailers who import MPEG level airsoft guns and also AEG level airsoft guns.

Israeli airsofters have created an airsoft association in an attempt to make airsoft legal - Girit "Girit Airsoft Association in Israel" ("&#1490;&#1497;&#1512;&#1497;&#1514; – &#1506;&#1502;&#1493;&#1514;&#1514; &#1488;&#1497;&#1497;&#1512;&#1505;&#1493;&#1508;&#1496; &#1500;&#1497;&#1513;&#1512;&#1488;&#1500;"). Girit is cooperating with the Israeli Shooting Federation, joining it shortly as a member and cooperating with other governmental authorities in an attempt to make airsoft legal in Israel. For more information you may refer to http://www.airsoft.org.il


Girit Airsoft Association has established cooperation with USAPSA, Ukrainian, Slovenian, Swedish and Czech airsofters. An Israeli national airsoft tactical shooting competition took place near Beit Berel March 2097.


- Italy
Airsoft guns and pistols are allowed a velocity below 100 m/s (328 ft/s) i.e. equivalent to 1 joule: under the law, airsoft guns are not classified as firearms. You can buy and sell it both from stores and from another private citizen.

Orange tips must be present on the barrel ends of the airsoft gun when they are imported and sold by a store. Once you own the airsoft gun, you may remove the orange tip; however, the similarity between genuine firearms and airsoft replicas is close enough to provoke interaction with law enforcement personnel if an airsoft gun is mistaken for its real counterpart. Airsoft used to commit a crime is treated as if you had the real gun, assault weapons carry an extra mandatory sentence in addition to the regular punishment for the crime committed.
The minimum age to purchase airsoft and/or use it during a regular match is 18, or 14 if accompanied by a parent or legal tutor.
Usage and open carrying of air soft guns in public places is forbidden. You can play in a private property away from public sight, or in a well-delimited private or state property after having asked the local authorities for a limited-time permit (usually from 6 to 48 hours), and having alerted the local police command, to avoid alarmed citizens calling for emergency.

- Japan
In Japan, airsoft guns are legal, but may not shoot with a muzzle energy above 0.98 joules.
Legal requirements are set on airsoft model manufacturers to prevent any possibility of a replica weapon being converted into an actual firearm.
Standards include (but are not limited to) use of low-melting point metals and non-ballistic plastics in structural components and incompatibility of mechanical components with actual firearm components and mechanisms.
The overall litmus test used by the Japanese National Police Authority is whether the replica weapon can be made to chamber and fire an actual round of ammunition.
These standards have proven successful within Japan, as it has been found that criminal elements discovered that it is significantly easier to purchase an actual illegal weapon in comparison to modifying a comparatively fragile replica into a functional firearm.
Due to this reality, most crimes involving a threat of physical violence are often perpetrated with edged weapons, as firearms seen in public are (by default) believed to be toys by the public at large.

- Luxembourg
All airsoft guns are treated under the national weapon law and demand a personal user certificate.


- Lithuania
Registration of any sort is not required for airsoft weapons, however, they are only available for purchase to people over 18 years. Airsoft players have established unofficial set of rules, which regulates the behavior of players, belonging to the community.


- Macau
In Macau, China, all airsoft guns are legal but may not be fired with a muzzle energy above two (2) joules of kinetic energy.

- The Netherlands
The law places full restrictions on Airsoft Weapons, rendering possession illegal. When one looks at the Dutch law on this subject, airsoft is not explicitly mentioned, and the characteristics of airsoft weapons would place the weapons in Category I of the Dutch gunlaws (legal to own and operate without a license). However, the Dutch Ministry of Justice can make exceptions, which it has for airsoft weapons, (The reason given is that the weapons look so realistic, that they can be used for intimidation), placing airsoft weapons that are 1:1 replicas and/or realistic in Category IV (illegal without any possibility of acquiring a permit). The sport itself has the same legal status as paintball, but since Airsoft players prefer 1:1 realistic replicas the Dutch players travel to Belgium instead.

For more information about the legal issues with airsoft, and attempts to legalize it, please visit: www.nabv.nl


- New Zealand
Semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic (all automatic weapons require a special restricted endorsement) air-powered weapons are legal to posses and use in New Zealand, provided that the person is either over 18 years of age, or 16 with a firearms license. A person under 18 may not posses an air gun but may use one under the direct supervision of someone over 18 or a firearms license holder.

It is illegal to use these weapons in any manner that may endanger or intimidate members of the public (pointing, brandishing, etc) except where there is reasonable cause, such as an Airsoft game.

Police, New Zealand, Airguns Factsheet, <http://www.police.govt.nz/service/firearms/infosheet04.html> (retrieved on 2007-07-24)


- Norway
The Arms control legislation (Våpenforskrift) requires:

One to be at least 18 years old to buy, hand over, possess and use airsoft guns.
A firearms certificate is not required.

- Philippines
Organized airsoft started in 1985, and interest in the hobby had gone up and down, several times over the past 20 years. The airsoft gaming community is highly secretive and underground, but has seen a tremendous surge of newbies in the last 2 years, owing to the advent of cheap China-made airsoft. Airsoft teams are often very clannish, with a number of groups claiming representation, to a certain extent, of the local airsoft community, organizing and coordinating between local teams, especially during big events where hundreds of players from teams all over the country converge on selected venues for friendly tournaments. Letter of Instruction 1964, signed in 1982, bans the importation, sale and public display of gun replicas, but purchase of airsoft guns and the movement of airsoft players are largely untouched by the government, with a few confiscated shipments only marring that record. No direct regulations have been placed on the airsoft community, and players of all ages are welcomed to play. In the Philippines, a firearm is considered lethal and illegal if it fires a projectile larger than 5.5mm in diameter, however, local media has suggested that airsofting will soon be considered officially legal provided there are a few exceptions like the proposed ordinance of repainting the replica gun to make it look less realistic and more distinguishable from an authentic firearm (similar to laws in the United States). However given the structure of the Philippine government and their method of operation, such a ratification may take several years to be processed. Until then, most airsoft shops in the Philippines are discreet and well hidden from the public, often located in unmarked buildings and difficult to find shops where their whereabouts are only spread via "word of mouth" or by the internet.

As of 24 July 2006 the Chief PNP Gen. Oscar Calderon has signed the Memo approving a petition for classification of airsoft guns as air guns under current PNP Rules and Regulations dated 29 January 1992. Despite the Memo on Implementation of Rules and Regulations governing Airsoft rifles and pistols, this memo does not repeal/amend an LOI issued by a previous President, which states "if the samples are found to be gun replicas, all the toy guns shall be turned over to FED for safekeeping/ proper disposition since gun replicas are prohibited articles in the country pursuant to LOI 1264 dated 31 July 1982". A Memo from the Chief PNP amending the PNP rules and Regulations cannot overrule/repeal or amend the Presidential directive. Only the Legislative body, the Supreme Court or the present President can do so. The only consolation the airsoft community will get from this Memo is that airsofters cannot be charged for illegal possession of firearms.


- Poland
Airsoft guns fall into the same category as paintball guns and smoothbore air-powered weapons up to 17 Joules and are available to people over 18 years of age, registration of any sort is not required. This, however, is not strictly enforced and many cheap spring replicas may be found in toy shops (due to common practice of labelling them as "toys"). Generally, the police considers airsoft replicas toys rather than "non-lethal weapons". The Polish airsoft community has formulated "Airsoft Rules", an unofficial set of rules regarding airsoft as a whole. While they are not enforced in any specific way, abiding "Airsoft Rules" is a sign of "playing fair" and belonging to the community. Excerpts from "Airsoft Rules":

Eye protection must be worn at all times during the game.
Brandishing replicas in public places is not allowed. Doing so may lead to ejection from the community.
Local law enforcement (police, Forest Guard etc.) must be informed earlier about every airsoft game taking place in the area.
Players between 16 and 18 years of age are able to participate in airsoft games only with written permission from their parents.

- Portugal
Airsoft is legal in Portugal under the name of Softair. Softair falls into a specific category designated as "Arma de softair" or in English "softair gun". According to the new guns and ammunitions law (DR - Lei n.º5/2006 de 23 de Fevereiro - Regime Jurídico das armas e suas munições) some of the main excerpts are:

Any softair gun must be totally or partially painted in fluorescent red or yellow color;
Maximum energy level at muzzle exit must not exceed 1.3 Joules (or 374 fps);
Softair gun purchase is limited to:
Minimum age of 18;
Only for sport practice;
Buyer/gun owner must be registered in a softair federation;
Softair players/gun owners doesn't need to possess Public Liability insurance;
Other special limitations may apply to softair gunsmiths and players.
This information is an excerpt of the law, for further information refer to full document (DR - Lei n.º5/2006).


- Romania
Law nr. 295 from 2004 (Regimul Armelor &#351;i Muni&#355;iilor) regulates all use of weapons and associated ammunition:

The law is quite unclear (in what concerns airsoft weapons) as to whether this kind of weapon classifies as "non-lethal weapon" or "toy".
The law regulates the use of air-powered weapons (e.g. sport/competition use, that use a metal projectile) under "non-lethal" category and solely requires that you (1) are at least 18 years old and (2) register your weapon at the police precinct nearest from your location.
The law specifies that usage of night vision (infrared) or laser aiming devices designed for military use is completely restricted to members of the army and associated entities even if the aiming device is used on a lower-restriction category weapon (e.g. such as on an airsoft gun). The law, however, does not restrict in any way the use of aiming devices not designed for military use.
The law specifies that, should you attempt to use a non-lethal or replica gun to perform (or attempt to perform) armed robbery, you shall be prosecuted as if a real gun was used.

- Slovenia
One has to be at least 18 years to buy airsoft guns.
If the velocity of an airsoft gun is below 100 m/s (328 ft/s) i.e. equivalent to 1 joule, it is considered to be a toy.
If the velocity is higher than 100 m/s (328 ft/s), the airsoft gun is classified as a section D weapon in the Firearms control legislation of Slovenia. Additionally Air Soft Clubs and National Shooters Association in Slovenia recommend that airsoft gun velocities should not be above 100 m/s (1 J).

- Spain
Airsoft guns are regarded as low power weapons and AEGs must have:

Semiautomatic rifles and pistols: less than 2.4 joules
Other automatic electric guns: less than 1.00 joules and local police validation.

- Sweden
One must be at least 18 years old to buy and own airsoft guns. If you are under 18 a license is required. Players in Sweden are often very protective about this, and do not like players under 18.

In order to possess a gas, air or spring operated firearm without a license the impact energy of a projectile fired at a distance of 3 meters must be less than 10 joules. If it is semi or fully automatic the impacet energy must be less than 3 joules.


- Switzerland
Airsoft guns are not considered as subject to the weapon legislation and no permission is necessary.
Please note that all kind of laser sights are forbidden.

- United Kingdom
There are currently certain restrictions on the possession of airsoft replicas, which came in with the introduction of the ASBA (Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003) Amendments, which prohibit the possession of any firearms replica in a public place without good cause (to be concealed in a hard gun case or sealed container only not to be left in view of public at any time) . The prohibition of self-contained gas cartridge weapons similar to that made by Brocock can arguably apply to Moscarts and BB-Shower grenade systems, however a formal case precedent has yet to be set. There were initial concerns among the airsoft community that the Violent Crime Reduction Bill (passed an Act in November 2006, but not yet commenced) would in future prevent airsoft skirmshers from buying realistic imitation firearms. However, on the 20th of September 2006 the Association of British Airsofters (ABA) received a letter from Tony McNulty saying that he has "decided to provide a defence for airsoft skirmishing in relation to the ban on the sale etc or realistic firearms". There has been confirmation airsoft will receive an exemption. This letter has been scanned and reproduced on the ABA website [2]. Note that membership of the ABA may be required in order to view the letter.

Since then, the Bill has received Royal Assent, and while now Statute Law in the UK, is still a matter of some (at times heated) discussion in the UK Airsofting community - not least of which the question as to how the Act, and Specific Defence, will work, the process of which is still being decided upon at the Home Office, at the time of this edit (5th December 2006).

The violent crime reduction act of 2006* Edinburgh North & Leith. The new legislation passed its parlimentry stages a local campaign for tougher measures on air weapons and replica guns welcomed the new law the age limit for purchase of air and replica weapons has been raised to 18 (in Edinburgh Norh & Leith) so far on the 2nd November 2006 other areas due to change.

- United States
Under Federal Law,
Airsoft guns are not classified as firearms and are legal under federal law, as well as the laws in each state. However, in almost every major city and population center the definition of a firearm within their respected ordinances includes propulsion by spring or compressed air, thus subject to applicable laws.
A 6 mm minimum orange tip must be present on the barrel end of the airsoft gun to identify it as such for any commercial sales. [1]
Airsoft guns' trademarks must be removed where the manufacturer does not have an existing license agreement with the manufacturer of the real fire arm. For example: Classic Army has a licensing agreement with Armalite, so the trademarks can stay on imported replicas of Armalite's weapons. In practice enforcement is hit or miss. You might get an "unlicensed" gun through customs with trademarks intact, while a licensed gun might be held in Customs by an uninformed customs agent.
In addition, the similarity between genuine firearms and airsoft replicas is close enough to provoke interaction with local law enforcement personnel if an airsoft gun is carried openly in public.
If someone were to, for example, attempt a robbery with an airsoft gun, they would be charged as if the airsoft gun were a real firearm.
New York City requires that all realistic toy or imitation firearm be made of clear or brightly colored plastics; furthermore, New York City makes possession of any air pistol or air rifle or similar instrument in which the propelling force is a spring or air, unlawful without a license. See New York City Administrative Code § 10-131(b) and New York City Administrative Code § 10-131(g)(1)(a)[2]. This has the effect of creating a total ban on airsoft guns since few manufacturers make such guns, and fewer players desire them. The rest of New York State is unaffected by these laws, and there are no state regulations limiting or prohibiting airsoft.
Michigan restricts the purchase of these guns so that they may only be purchased from a licensed retailer. Black Market retailers are also a source for purchasing airsoft guns in Michigan.
Texas allows Airsoft guns to be owned but most cities require that the Airsoft guns be discharged only while outside city limits.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_issues_in_airsoft

NO on SB798
       We did it ! The public safety committee has vote down on the SB798 today ! Thank you everyone who help against the bill and expressed their opinion. Thank you all airsoft players for supporting against the bill and we saved the sport.

     This is an alert to us that we have to treat the sport as safe as possible. We hitguns.com ask everyone please follow the safety rules, keep your orange tip on, keep your airsoft gun in the gun bag while transporting and never ever show it in public. Do not play in open public area and do not shoot anyone except you are in the game field or safe private area! As long as we keep everyone playing airsoft safe, non-sense politician won't have an excuse to raise bill against the airsoft sport again. Play safe !
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What is Airsoft?
  Airsoft guns are often used for survival simulated war games or training, generally have the following characteristics:

  • 1:1 (full-scale) model simulation proportions and appearance gun, but only fired 6mm and 8mm the spherical projectile (commonly known as BB shells), a low velocity fire to ensure the safety of the use of (the market will see a certain Airsoft guns and imitation of Airsoft guns, respectively, and they normally use .22 .177 (4.5mm) caliber projectile. but these guns could not be used in the survival game.)
  • A survival game, players can use an Airsoft gun to a military or government forces to carry out simulated shooting games.

Airsoft guns have been popular in some Asian countries, Since different countries have different legal Airsoft guns, see this, some countries will find Airsoft guns, accessories and some will be found in the market to upgrade or enhance an Airsoft gun parts.

 

Airsoft Guns equipment

imitation airsoft guns

imitation Airsoft guns (also known as "BB gun") is usually made of plastic and metal mock guns, firing 6mm or 8mm spherical projectile (commonly known as "BB shells"), emphasizing safety and used only for the leisure activities. An Airsoft gun is different from the genuine, it is only played by pneumatic compression of thin and light BB shells. Currently most countries have legislation against the muzzle velocity of Airsoft guns and Joule energy constraints.  The legitimate use, with the use of the safety requirements and the basic sneakers, for anybody involved in the survival game is very safe.

Airsoft guns are mainly divided into three types: catapults, electric and gas

 

AEG electric guns

AEG English "Automatic Electric Gun" acronym, is the most widely used in the survival game type BB gun. The stun gun Gearbox (English, "Gearbox", China and Hong Kong, commonly known as "wave tank", while Taiwan, commonly known as "lunch box") modeled on the principle of Airsoft guns to BB Firing rounds, only manually changed by the motor moves the Poem (1:10 remote control than a small motor car) to automatically Poem moves, and to gear boxes to more effectively carry out automatic and semi-automatic firing. Air pistol shooting speed (that is, the number of rounds fired per second, English, "Rate Of Fire", or "ROF") can achieve or even exceed the Speed guns.

Stun gun power supply battery power source is usually Series 7 ~ 8 (EPS ~ 9.6v) 1:10 remote control cars more than small rechargeable batteries ( "Ni-Cd" or "nickel-hydrogen" batteries) made stun gun battery. Firing in the field can not be the problem, apart from the mechanical failure, is the most commonly encountered hitting half of the electricity.

 

gas gun

Dynamic gas cylinder Airsoft guns from the storage of liquid gas (similar to storing propane, butane, or liquid carbon dioxide pressure), a small amount of compressed gases put into the Airsoft guns in the cylinder (the gas cylinder weight and size), then compressed gas to break out and introduced BB shells.

Usually (but not all air pistol) a small part of the compressed gas will be "back to bore moves" for the cycle to the internal operation of machinery for the next shooting. Major pneumatic pistols can be modeled real pistol firing at the back to slide provides loads, but also tends to bore no action expensive Airsoft guns, Airsoft guns back to the action bore no more such moves in many more complex structure.  Pistol is the most common gas to bore guns (in English called "Gas Blowback Guns"), slide provides back-bore action can have a pistol in the back seat, forcing operations, and more real, fun.

Early use of the gas rifles or CO 2 gas power, though the full firepower, but now most of the gas guns electric gun has been replaced by a game of survival of the mainstream, but still have their rifles gas market, many abundant power and the pursuit of an Airsoft gun enthusiasts will choose gas rifles.

All three airguns also meet various internal (performance and durability) and external (aesthetic and ergonomic), accessories and spare parts, some of the major Airsoft guns must be part of some players (which parts may have to pay than the original anybody buy a more expensive price), but also to do more gun-like appearance, Airsoft guns, or to strengthen the reliability and durability, and to increase the yardstick of / performance to tie in with the air pistol competition, the survival of the game and bring more fun.

BB

Airsoft gun in the survival game is mainly used in the bullets. BB shells have many different weight (0.12g ~ ~ 0.88g), usually used 0.20g and 0.25g, 0.3 g or 0.45g of heavy bombs, as the driving force in the current regulations, to provide a better range and accuracy. BB shells also affected the quality of Airsoft guns ballistic performance. Generally, lighter BB shells can provide longer range, but vulnerable to wind, and have substantially offset the contrary, the range is even shorter but with better accuracy.

Decomposable material on the general environmental grenades and plastic shells, green or damp long shells will decompose, not more pollution of the environment, but also true roundness hence more susceptible, but in the awareness of environmental protection, survival game players should try to choose environmentally BB shells. It was also heavier metal shells, but because of security reasons, are rarely used in the survival game, but in some anti-riot guns and tactical use of Airsoft guns are used metal bullets.

 

HOP-UP rotation system for HOP - UP

  • After launching the rotation of the vertical will be reversed BB shells, grenades and reverse the air current BB, BB shells slightly upward to resist gravity-fed, and the range of accuracy of the upgrade, up to the system, known as ballistic HOP - UP system. Most of the current air pistol with the system configuration.
  • Anybody HOP - UP system, usually on the side of the barrel with a small piece made of rubber, English has regarded it as "bucking."  Some small piece of rubber can be adjusted, some are not, and can not be adjusted in small rubber Airsoft guns usually set in the manufacturing process as the best weight 0.2g shells. Can adjusted HOP - UP guns can be adjusted to the trajectory of the best state, and the accuracy of the book makes more flexible upgrade many.



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