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This came up in my purchasing of an MP5.

 

BLUE IS NOT ALLOWED. apparently, according to the UKARA website, however many well known sites sell blue guns.

 

what is the law on blue?

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This came up in my purchasing of an MP5.

 

BLUE IS NOT ALLOWED. apparently, according to the UKARA website, however many well known sites sell blue guns.

 

what is the law on blue?

 

im guessing this applies to dark blue, as it is almost black, light blue however is fine just look at the double eagle shotgun range in 2 tone thats the blue im talking about

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From the UKARA website:

 

For the purposes of section 38(3)(B) of the 2006 Act, a colour is to be regarded as unrealistic for a real firearm only if it is a colour specified in paragraph (2).

 

The colours specified in this paragraph area.

bright red,

bright orange,

bright yellow,

bright green,

bright pink, and

bright purple.

 

This should be read in conjunction with Section 38 of the Act and is included for reference. It would be legal to sell an airsoft gun conforming to these specifications to a person over the age of 18 regardless of whether or not they were a registered skirmisher.

 

As you can see, blue isn't on the list of allowed colours so I assume they think bright blue is realistic... who knows.

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From the UKARA website:

 

For the purposes of section 38(3)(B) of the 2006 Act, a colour is to be regarded as unrealistic for a real firearm only if it is a colour specified in paragraph (2).

 

The colours specified in this paragraph area.

bright red,

bright orange,

bright yellow,

bright green,

bright pink, and

bright purple.

 

This should be read in conjunction with Section 38 of the Act and is included for reference. It would be legal to sell an airsoft gun conforming to these specifications to a person over the age of 18 regardless of whether or not they were a registered skirmisher.

 

As you can see, blue isn't on the list of allowed colours so I assume they think bright blue is realistic... who knows.

 

hmmm, look at DE though they have light blue maybe it was early production and now the new stock is green who knows :mellow:

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airsoft world seem to be able to use blue, majority of TT range is green however iirc

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are you allowed to paint over the blue parts

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are you allowed to paint over the blue parts

 

yes if you are a UKARA member. yes if it is to another (legal) Two Tone colour. NO if it is to RIF and you are not a UKARA member.

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I heard through the grapevine it's something to do with the fact training weapons used by various armed response units are blue. Wether these weapons are firing live or are simply props to practice seize exercises on I don't know. Could just be conjecture and hearsay.

 

 

Also: first post woo :lol:

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thank you

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I now have reasons why Blue is not allowed. source is a freind, who knows this stuff.... lots....

 

The police forces are starting to use blue weapons. thus, if you point a blue gun at them, and they have a blue gun too, they will assume it is real, and act accordingly.

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Its not just the police.

Whilst thumbing through a magazine sent to the schools careers office yesterday, I noticed that the army/navy are also using weapons that are painted blue.

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