Since the release of the ACPO lethality guidance UKAPU wished to clarify the effect on airsoft skirmishers in NI. We have received conformation from Police Service Northern Ireland that the 1 joule lethality/firearm specification from the Firearms Order (Northern Ireland) 2004 continues to be the legal limit for airsoft replicas in NI.  The letter is included below.

PSNI lethality

UKAPU is in the process of establishing its first ‘region’ in NI and the possibility of lobbying for a change in the legal NI lethality specification to bring it in line with the mainland is something that out NI members should discuss at the upcoming meeting. Date and location TBC.