I’m afraid we have had no clarifications from the Government yet on how to comply with the new law. We aren’t happy with the situation, nor are UKARA, who have also been chasing it up again this week. The big issues were raised when we were invited to Westminster in March 2016, we were assured that they would be addressed as the bill passed through the houses of parliament.

The sections of the PCA 2017 that affect airsoft are still due to come into force sometime in the spring, via commencement orders. Needless to say, that date is approaching fast and many of us may need to adapt our equipment (HPA and GBB in particular) before that happens.

UKARA and UKAPU are on the case though. Stay tuned, and please pass this information on to the rest of the airsoft community.

Matt Furey-King, Chair UKAPU