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So I was reading the rules of the sales section...

 

IF’s and RIF’s within the legal limits. The legal limits are as follows:
- 370 for full auto systems
- 450 for semi auto systems
- 500 for single fire systems


I might have got it all wrong. But as I understand it, fully automatic "air weapons" are limited to 1j, which is 370fps(?). Semi automatic air weapons are limited to 7j before you need a license for a rifle and pistols are banned. Hence 450/500fps, which is considerably lower than 7j would not be legal limit at all?

So yea... have I misunderstood something?

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had a look and i cant actually find the law which determines the power of airsoft weapons, can only find air weapons which are crazy powerful apparently.

anyone know where this law is??

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The only laws I know of are related to air weapons and its 6J of a pistol and 12J for a rifle. There isn't as far as I know any allowed automatic fire air rifles/pistols. I don't think those limits are actually legally defined, I think they are the limits all sites will be under.

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Only thing I can remember about limits was something I read involving UKAPU and it was ages ago so can't remember exactly what it was but the figures above do ring a bell

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There isn't anything written in legislation to cover 'airsoft' weapons, as they are not defined within legislation; airsoft weapons are either classified as IF or RIF depending on their manufacture or physical appearance.

 

I can't seem to find the legislation which covers air weapon power either at the moment...

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Can't remember where I read it but I believe that anything under 1j is considered a `Toy' and perhaps therefore the need for the VCRA as these `Toys' can look very realistic.

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