We’ve received some questions from airsoft players in Scotland about the air gun amnesty and licencing. Airsoft is outside of the scope of both the UK firearms act and the new airgun laws, so airsofters won’t need a licence and don’t need to hand any airsoft replicas in to the police.

Until the PCB 2015/16 is enacted the legal definition of airsoft is a bit of a grey area but you should be fine if you keep you power below 1.3J (full auto) or 2.5J (single shot/semi auto).

Paul Cook is our Scotland rep. If you want to talk about Scotland airsoft issues we have a UKAPU Scotland page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/265899950412835/