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I'm not an airsoft player, How do I get UKARA?

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I am under 18, and I only intend to collect replica guns and use them occasionally in the garden./back yard and not play airsoft. I want to collect RIFS, but I need an UKARA and nobody in my friends or family has UKARA and I don't want to be buying of some shady seller (That's Final). How could I get a RIF

 

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Apart from UKARA there are other defences which allow you to purchase RIFS however they are all documented and traceable through a valid membership to a Re-enactment group for example.

 

Without a Defence Purchasing or Manufacturing a RIF would be breaking the law.

 

Copied this from a well know retailers website as their wording is clearer than mine.

 

Proof of a valid defence can be achieved in one of four ways which will need to be supplied to us on our ‘Order Page’ when purchasing guns:

  • Provide us with your UKARA number
  • Provide us with your British Airsoft Club (BAC) number
  • Provide us with proof of your valid airsoft site membership – this can be a scan of your membership card which can be uploaded to us on the order page. Please note we will check this with the site so verification may take slightly longer than the two methods above. A list of valid airsoft game sites we can accept proof of membership from can be found here: http://www.ukara.org.uk/approved-gamesites.php
  • Provide us with your valid defence under Section 37 of the VCRA – these include the use of realistic imitations for film, television and historical re-enactment (again this may delay delivery as it will be checked with the relevant body before dispatch)

To prove you are an active “airsoft skirmisher” to obtain your UKARA or BAC number you must be a regular player at a skirmish site that has 3rd party insurance and must have attended 3 times in a period not less than 2 months.

UK law Requirements: Minimum age to purchase an airsoft gun is 18 years. An adult must supervise persons 14 to 17 years of age at all times. No gun should be carried in a public place unless in transit when it should be unloaded and placed in a secure gun bag or case. Note: guns must never be concealed on ones person.

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I am under 18, and I only intend to collect replica guns and use them occasionally in the garden./back yard and not play airsoft. I want to collect RIFS, but I need an UKARA and nobody in my friends or family has UKARA and I don't want to be buying of some shady seller (That's Final). How could I get a RIF

 

Thanks

 

You cannot buy any RIF or IF until you are 18.

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You cannot buy any RIF or IF until you are 18.

Cant believe I missed that bit!!! Think I need to go specsavers again! :blink:

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unfortunately, untill youre over 18 its impossible within the law.

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Buyer still needs a valid defence. Please, all your questions are answered here: http://www.airsoft-forums.co.uk/index.php/forum/12-uk-law/

 

Don't ask for ways to bypass it - if you're not a skirmisher, re-enactor, part of a theatre troop or are setting up some sort of museum you won't get any sympathy from people on here.

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I am under 18, and I only intend to collect replica guns and use them occasionally in the garden./back yard and not play airsoft. I want to collect RIFS, but I need an UKARA and nobody in my friends or family has UKARA and I don't want to be buying of some shady seller (That's Final). How could I get a RIF

 

Thanks

 

Why not just buy deactivated firearms?

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Why not just buy deactivated firearms?

You still need a defence for this and still need to be 18.

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You still need a defence for this and still need to be 18.

 

I don't think so on the former as for some reason which I do not understand deactivated firearms can be two-toned at point of sale.

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You only need to be over 18 for deactivated firearms, looked into it a few months back. If you're buying from a dealer they will register your name and gun make/model on their own system, usually pen and paper, and that's it.

 

Problem there being that anything worth buying in the deac market is way over-priced. I wanted a Mosin, and the cheapest I could find was £475. You'd pay less for a fully functioning one.

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