I am a member of the Armed Forces, can I buy a RiF?
There are no exceptions to the legislation for members of any of the services, the crown servant section refers to purchase for the crown by crown servants not individuals. Service personnel are still required to become a member of an insured Airsoft Site or Club to be eligible to purchase RiFs.
I am under 18, can my parents buy me a RiF?
Not unless they are members of one the approved purchasing groups, it would appear that there is no problem of a gift from an eligible purchaser to a minor.
I am under 18, can I buy an Imitation Firearm or "Two Tone "?
No you cannot, an Imitation Firearm cannot be purchased by a person under 18 years of age.
Who are the eligible purchasers?
The only groups of people now allowed to purchase RiF's are Film, TV, Museums, Theatres, Crown Servants, people engaged in Re-enactement activities and airsoft skirmishing. All these purchasers must be over 18 years of age.
Can I have my RiF sent to a different address?
No, RiF's must be sent to the registered postal address of the player
How long to charge airsoft battery?
To figure out how long to charge a battery for:
(battery capacity (battery's mAh rating)/charger output (mA)) x 1.4(for NiCad batteries, 1.5 for NiMh batteries) = time (in hours).
I have an 1100 mAh battery and a charger which outputs at 300mA (it should be written somewhere on the charger -Output= X mA - or something like that). It's a NiMh battery so you multiply by 1.5.
(1100/300) x 1.5 = 5.3 hours
Therefore 5.3 hours = 5 hours and 30 mins.