Welcome to UKAPU

Welcome to the website of the United Kingdom Airsoft Players Union (UKAPU), the non profit, democratic, voluntary association run for players who want to stand up for airsoft skirmishing. By becoming part of this united and official organisation players can effectively engage in discussion with the government, other organisations and the press when airsoft skirmishing comes under threat, so if you are not a member then please consider signing up. We can only carry on our work with your continued support.

In short, Airsoft skirmishing is a simulated combat sport played with replica firearms which fire plastic BBs. These safe, legal, organised and controlled war games are enjoyed by over 60,000 men and women of all ages at hundreds of playing sites throughout the country.

It is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in the UK and it is surprisingly cheap to play. Realistic imitation firearms may only be purchased by skirmishers who have a valid defence to do so. Intense campaigns run by people with vested interest often try to trample on our right to enjoy our harmless games but our delightful community and the positives that we draw from this brilliant sport make Airsoft worth fighting for.

  • Facebook announcement – Feb 19th
    It is the intention of UKAPU to hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 18th of March at roughly 7pm. Owing to the obvious difficulties in meeting face to face, we will be holding the meeting over Discord. If any members wish […]
  • Facebook announcement – Dec 23rd
    Normally around this time of year, we’re all eagerly looking under the Christmas tree, waiting to see if the lovely Santa has gifted to us a nice shiny new Airsoft replica (to use in January, probably). Anyhow as I’m sure you’re aware, […]
  • Facebook announcement – Dec 23rd
    Normally around this time of year, we’re all eagerly looking under the Christmas tree, waiting to see if the lovely Santa has gifted to us a nice shiny new Airsoft replica (to use in January, probably). Anyhow as I’m sure you’re aware, […]
  • Facebook announcement – Nov 26th
    I’m waiting for the legislation to come through, however as far as I can tell, our English members will be able to resume skirmishing after the 2nd of December if they so wish, under essentially the same guidance as before their second […]
  • Facebook announcement – Nov 26th
    I’m waiting for the legislation to come through, however as far as I can tell, our English members will be able to resume skirmishing after the 2nd of December if they so wish, under essentially the same guidance as before their second […]
  • Facebook announcement – Nov 3rd
    A slight departure from Coronavirus related postings – I’d like to let our members know about an announcement from the European Airsoft Federation
  • Facebook announcement – Oct 31st
    Happy Halloween 🎃 Normally we’d be posting our standard public service announcement about not taking out airsoft imitations to Halloween parties but I don’t think that will be happening this year. What will happen this year is uhm, looking forward (in England […]
  • Facebook announcement – Oct 21st
    Hey! Just though that I’d remind our members (and the wider UK Airsoft community) that whenever new Coronavirus-related legislation that I think will affect Airsoft is published, it’ll hopefully be posted in the Lobbying for UK Airsoft group. This post being spurred […]
  • Facebook announcement – Sep 26th
    Apologies for the delay in posting our latest opinion on the changes in English legislation, there were some things that popped up that we needed to think about. In summary, our opinion is that outdoor skirmishing is unaffected however indoor skirmishing is […]
  • Facebook announcement – Sep 15th
    I’ve got around to reviewing the changes to the secondary legislation that deals with Coronavirus regulations for England (boy, what a time to be alive) and Airsoft is thankfully largely unaffected by these latest set of changes. A brief overview of the […]