Airsoft FAQ

Airsoft FAQ

Airsoft FAQ

How do I buy an airsoft gun without a defence/UKARA?

First of all you must be 18 year old, A defence only gives you the right to own a military colour RIF (Real Imitation Firearm), you can buy an airsoft gun without a defence in 2 ways. First, you can buy a pre two-tone. These guns are made from non-military colours like Blue, green, and pink and as they come out of the box this way they qualify for next day delivery. The second way is, pick the exact gun you want and have it painted in a non-military colour of your choice out of Red, Blue, or Green. This process can add upwards of 8 days to the delivery process so please bear this in mind.

Is Airsoft safe for a child?

It’s statistically as safe as any other semi contact sport. The airsoft guns we provide have power limits so that they can only bruise the skin, however, there are other potential injuries you could sustain whilst playing the sport but this depends on how clumsy you are, as with any outdoor sports sprained ankles can occur.

The airsoft guns and the safety legislation and practices around them do a fantastic job at keeping players and site owners safe. Most other UK sites allow players aged 13 to 17 play with the accompaniment of an adult.

How old do you need to be to have an Airsoft gun?

You can legally buy and own an airsoft gun at 18+, however, if your parent/guardian trusts you and is willing to purchase one on your behalf that is perfectly fine and legal. 

What’s the difference between two-tone and pre-two-tone

The term Two-Tone is the process of painting a gun so that we are allowed to sell airsoft guns in the UK without you needing a gun license to own one that looks like a real firearm. Essentially pre two tone is that we have got a batch of guns from the supplier that already comes pre-painted and can be shipped the next day whereas two tone is the process where we get them in realistic colours for buyers with gun licences and then paint them to order for those who don't have licences. 

Our two tone guns operate the same as a pre two tone but we take the gun pre two tone and paint it in a colour of your choice (Red, Blue, Green, Other). All our guns can be made in two tone but please be aware that this process can add upwards of 8 days to your delivery process in busy periods like Christmas, but if it's a gun you like or are wanting a quick present without having to go through the hassle of getting UKARA this is the easiest option.

Pre Two-Tone guns are actually made from non-military colours like Blue, green, and pink and as they come out of the box this way they qualify for next day delivery, however not all Guns have a Pre-two tone option.

Is Airsoft a Team Sport?

Airsoft is a group activity and there are loads of family and friend groups who play regularly, some even form competitive teams. Each site sets its own rules for the age limit but at our HALO MILL site the youngest playable age is 14+ with adult supervision, this means that at least one adult will have to play, so why not get a family member involved. Getting involved in your Son/Daughters hobby running around in a wood and “derelict” style building with an M4 on your chest is something you can both enjoy.

Can I buy an airsoft gun as a gift?

Yes! As long as the person receiving the gift is either 18+ or has parental permission. It is important to remember, even if the person you are buying for has a defence i.e. an UKARA you must still have the gun two-toned unless the person buying the Airsoft gun has their own defence.

What is a good airsoft gift for Christmas?

Airsofters are a picky bunch, if they haven’t specifically told you what they want we’d be surprised, however, if you are in doubt we have made an article of this year's top gift ideas that would make great stocking fillers under £100 from extra magazines, suppressors, optics, and even guns. If you want to know more about getting a gift for a loved one READ OUR BLOG HERE. Or if in doubt, a gift card lets them pick exactly what they want.

Last Chance To Order

If you are looking to buy an Airsoft gun for Xmas we will be taking orders for the next day up until the 23rd for premium deliveries and 22nd for standard deliveries so that you can get your gifts and presents for the big day. If you are purchasing a two tone gun then this process can take up to eight days in busy periods so the last day we will be accepting orders for two tones before the 25th will be the 15th of december.