International roules for airsoft

Feel free to talk about things regarding airsoft.
Post Reply
User avatar
Drill
Corporal
Corporal
Posts: 46
Joined: 22 Oct 2010, 09:36
Location: Switzerland, Ticino

International roules for airsoft

Post by Drill » 18 Aug 2012, 11:16

Hello everyone, I am writing to ask you a little help! I'm looking for information on the various laws that are in each country regarding airsoft. you want to write to you how it works?

maximum power:
age to use the airsoftgun:
 any permit to purchase:
any permit to enter your country with a airsoftgun:

and other things that one must take into account if he wants to come play in your country. thanks for the help, Regards David.
_____________________
"IN OMNIA PARATUS"

B9: Poldavian 5th Infantry Battalion, Romeo Coy, Medic
B10: Poldavian 5th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Coy, Medic

User avatar
Waldo
Captain
Captain
Posts: 497
Joined: 09 Jul 2010, 13:48
Location: Northern Germany

Post by Waldo » 18 Aug 2012, 13:20

Here is the situation in Germany:

Maximum Power: We have three categories -> 0.08 Joule, 0.5 Joule and 7.5 Joule (Last one has to be semi auto only and be marked with the notorieous F in a Pentagon)

Age: 0.08J -> no restriction, 0.5J -> de facto 14 years of age, 7.5J -> 18

Permit to buy: You don't need a permit for Airsoft guns. You only have to verify that you are 18 if you want the "normal" guns. If you are underaged and want a 0.5J gun, the shopowner might ask for a written permission by your parents, but that is not mendatory by law (i guess they don't want the hassle with angry parents that want to bring the gun back).

Permit to bring the guns THROUGH Germany: To get your guns through Germany you need the Mitnahmeerlaubnis (transport permit) that you can get from the Ordnungsamt that is located clsoest to the point of your entry in Germany. EagleDriver wrote a very good guide on how to order the permit. It is normaly given very fast, but it can also take some time.
Remember that this permit doesn't allow you to use your guns in Germany. It only allows you to take it through Germany, so you can use it in another country. They are still treated as illegal weapons. The gun needs to be locked up in a box with a padlock. It is not allowed to also put ammo and mags in the same box with the gun. Remove the battery and if you want to be realy carefull, dissassemble the gun.
B9: Pol. 320th Arty - Coy Cmd
B10: 45th Mountaineer Sappers ("Sapperneers") - Wiley 2-2
B11-B13: Serving the country
B14: UPIR - Righteous Employee

Panzergraf
Major
Major
Posts: 655
Joined: 01 Dec 2007, 15:04
Location: Norway

Post by Panzergraf » 19 Aug 2012, 05:23

Legal age to own an airsoftgun: 18
However, airsoft is also covered by some of the same laws that cover real steel firearms, and so if you're 16 or older and have been an active member of an airsoft club affiliated with the Norwegian Airsoft Association (NASF) for 6 months, you can apply for a license to own airsoftguns.
Younger players can use, but not legally own their own guns.

There is no formal, legal restriction on power, but the NASF has the following power limits:
A1 full auto - 350fps @ 0.2g
A2 semi only - 450fps, 20m MED @ 0.2g
A3 bolt action - 550fps, 30m MED @ 0.2g
A4 stationary/vehicle mounted full auto - 450fps, 20m MED @ 0.2g
(Stationary: no min. 20m clear line of sight. Vehicle Mount: mounted above head height)

CQB - 300fps @ 0.2g
(parts of the game area are designated CQB zones before the game, this fps limit applies within those parts)


Most serious clubs use these limits.
Veteran of 12 Berget Games
B6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
B18 - Red Mech

Walking is for plebs.

User avatar
Dimori
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
Posts: 126
Joined: 24 Oct 2011, 17:58
Location: Finland

Post by Dimori » 19 Aug 2012, 19:25

Finland:

maximum power: no maximun power
age to use the airsoftgun: no age limit
any permit to purchase: if you are under 18-years you need a written permit from your parents to buy airsoftgun
any permit to enter your country with a airsoftgun: There shouldn't be any problem if you are bringing them yourself
Zansia has the wisdom of falcon.

B10: Zansian "Black guard" Infantry Battalion - F4-7

User avatar
Drill
Corporal
Corporal
Posts: 46
Joined: 22 Oct 2010, 09:36
Location: Switzerland, Ticino

Post by Drill » 19 Aug 2012, 19:50

thanks to all! :)
_____________________
"IN OMNIA PARATUS"

B9: Poldavian 5th Infantry Battalion, Romeo Coy, Medic
B10: Poldavian 5th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Coy, Medic

User avatar
kibba
Lance Corporal
Lance Corporal
Posts: 36
Joined: 28 Apr 2012, 10:32
Location: Boden, Sweden
Contact:

Post by kibba » 21 Aug 2012, 22:14

Sweden:

Maximum power: In game MAX 4J, target shooting MAX 10J.
Age to use the airsoftgun: 16 with a parent present.
Any permit to purchase: 18 years old.
Any permit to enter your country with a airsoftgun: Non I know of..
B10 NAF C&C Company Comander

No Sacrifice, No Glory

User avatar
Robin-Hood
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
Posts: 145
Joined: 28 Mar 2010, 18:17

Post by Robin-Hood » 30 Aug 2012, 16:59

UK:

No maximum power limit, though if an incident where someone was injured by a very high power gun it might be classed as a lethal weapon in the legal sense.

Age to use: Any

Any permit to purchase: 18+ for two tone (50% flourescent colored) or with a legal exemption 18+ for realistic full black guns.

Permit to enter country: Not really, the law is very vague. As long as you can legally purchase them you can take them in and out of the country.

User avatar
Gimli43
Corporal
Corporal
Posts: 75
Joined: 22 Apr 2008, 23:23
Location: Skellefte? Sweden
Contact:

Post by Gimli43 » 31 Aug 2012, 03:03

On the Swedish Police webbsite about Airsoft /paintball:(google translate)

"A carbon-oxygen, air or spring gun shall be deemed such a limited effect on a projectile from the gun four meters from the muzzle has an impact energy of less than 10 joules.

A full or semi-automatic carbon-oxygen, air or spring gun shall be deemed such a limited effect on a projectile from the gun four meters from the muzzle has an impact energy of less than 3 joules.

Age limit: 18 to own a gun, to play no age limit.

(For those under 18 require permission for shooting outdoors in the planned area
Even outside the planned area requires such permission for anyone under 18, unless the shooting is done under the supervision of someone aged 20. For shooting with Soft Air Gun outside the planned area is also required that the landowner has consented.

Anyone who shoots with a Soft Air Gun charge to prevent damage to person or property."
B 6 - PlC - Conrad Mercs
B 7 - CoyC - Milo's Tigers
B 8 - Sql - Pold-3rd-4pl-Bravo/Qru
Bt 9 - Sql - Pold-3rd-Recon
B10 - CoyC - Pold-Psyops
B11 - PlC - GCT - SFODU
B12 - XO - AL-Kazzar
B13 - XO - Hades
B14 - SQL - NAF Mech
B15 - SQL - NAF Mech
B16 NAF Mech

Post Reply