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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 3:46 pm 
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Location: Plymouth
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Hi
As you all know I am pretty new to this kind of displaying. Later on we would like to get our Pulse rifles but are unsure whether to buy solid resin or airsoft.

I notice that some of the cons now ban airsoft weapons from being taken in. Is this very common in the UK for this kind of thing
Whilst airsoft have that lovely realistic feel about them I want to be able to take them with me when I am in kit.
What would you advise as I don't want to waste my money


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 4:11 pm 
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Generally, most reasonable conventions will allow Airsoft guns that have been deactivated.

My Snow Wolf PRs have block barrels and the mechboxes have had all internal parts removed, so they are incapable of firing. Once this is explained, I've never had any issues.

Some cons want the trigger removed from the gun, but this is not always necessary.

Experiences will vary from one con to another.

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:54 pm 
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Location: glasgow uk
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Ciff the cons that UKCM get invited to allow us to carry airsoft so long as they are not loaded and no battery. if you go on your own it will depend on the individual cons policy. most of us have snow wolf pulse rifles as they are the cheapest option next to getting a resin/ 3d printed static model. just a notification in the UK the pulse rifle is classed as a RIF (replica imitation firearm ) so you will need a defense to buy one that is not two tone (costuming dosn't count)

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 5:09 pm 
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Thanks Big Stew.
I do have both shotgun and firearms licence so hopefully won't be too many hoops to jump through to get one


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 7:03 pm 
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firearms licences doesn't count for anything when buying airsoft. the law is very stupid you can buy a ppk 4.5mm air gun by just being 18 but can't buy a airsoft ppk with out a specific defense.

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 11:48 pm 
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So what would you suggest as a defence


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:06 pm 
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Alot of us play airsoft so have that defence. Other defences are being a member of a reenactors group with public liability insurance or for theatrical perpouses such as making YouTube videos. Or you can buy a two tone version. It's illegal to paint it a realistic colour but that's up to yourself.

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Interesting, didn't know it was quite that bad [relatively speaking].
Wondering if there's a legal definition of "realistic colour", given it's not based on a 'real' firearm [ignoring the component weapons of course].

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:14 pm 
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In the UK yes there several specific colours the a RIF must be 51% of to be classed as none realistic

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