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Cotswold Airsoft & UKARA

UKARA is the UK Airsoft Retailers Association and acts as the national body who oversee a safe method of selling and using Realistic Imitation Firearms (RiFs). Cotswold Airsoft has been issued the official UKARA verification stamp site mark which means that we are a full registered Airsoft site. This can be verified on the official UKARA website.


What does this mean for me?

Firstly this acts as proof that Cotswold Airsoft are a fully insured Airsoft site. UKARA require all registered Airsoft sites to be fully covered at all times with public liability insurance in order join them.

Secondly, this means that regular players at Cotswold Airsoft who meet the set criteria can become UKARA registered and obtain a unique membership number which can be used to buy Realistic Imitation Firearms (RiFs) (or black Airsoft guns) from registered retailers. Currently the law is such that unless you are a UKARA registered player you can not own a Realistic Imitation Firearms (RiF) Airsoft replica gun, and it must be two-tone.

How do I become a UKARA registered player?

To become a UKARA registered airsoft player you are required to take part in three games at Cotswold Airsoft within a year. You must be over 18 years of age and able to provide some form of identification such as Passport, Drivers License or Bank Statement.

Please download and fill in the UKARA application form and present to a member of staff at Cotswold Airsoft on a gameday to be stamped with the UKARA verification stamp. This will then be posted off and you will be add to the database - once this has been done any future orders to a registered UKARA retailer can be checked for compliance to the VCR Act.

Once you have been registered you should receive an email from the UKARA database when your registration has been successfully entered, please allow a period of time to process your application form.


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