Site Joule Limits

 

As per the Firearms Act 1968 for those who wish to bring your own Airsoft Kit our sites operates under the following UK LEGAL LIMITS in JOULES
When getting chrono'd use the heaviest weight BB you will use during the day.


Any Airsoft Gun Capable of Full Auto:
Max 1.2 Joules (with your heaviest weight BB)

Airsoft Pistols - All Types:
Max 1.2 Joules (with your heaviest weight BB)

Airsoft Sniper Rifle or Any Airsoft Gun that is only capable of Single Shot:
Max 2.4 Joules (with your heaviest weight BB) (Minimum engagement distance 30M)

All DMR Airsoft Rifles:
Max 1.9 Joules (with your heaviest weight BB) (Minimum engagement distance 30M)

ALL HPA Airsoft Guns:
Must be anti tamper tournament locked.


Chronograph testing will be carried out at the start of the day and may take place at random during the day.

The legislation states:

Firearms Act 1968
Provision
F1 - 57A Exception for airsoft guns

(1)An “airsoft gun” is not to be regarded as a firearm for the purposes of this Act.

(2)An “airsoft gun” is a barrelled weapon of any description which—

(a)is designed to discharge only a small plastic missile (whether or not it is also capable of discharging any other kind of missile), and

(b)is not capable of discharging a missile (of any kind) with kinetic energy at the muzzle of the weapon that exceeds the permitted level.

(3)“Small plastic missile” means a missile that—

(a)is made wholly or partly from plastics,

(b)is spherical, and

(c)does not exceed 8 millimetres in diameter.

(4)The permitted kinetic energy level is—

(a)in the case of a weapon which is capable of discharging two or more missiles successively without repeated pressure on the trigger, 1.3 joules;

(b)in any other case, 2.5 joules.]

Link to Source: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1968/27/section/57A?view=plain

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