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USA – Legal Regulations

Laws regarding airsoft differ quite a lot from state to state. This page is listing all the regulations we put in place for the United States.

General Precaution

  • Ordering an airsoft gun is only possible if you are 18 years or older. After placing your order you will get instructions on how to prove your age.
  • All airsoft guns sold in the US have an orange tip mounted at the end of the barrel to comply with federal regulations.
  • For California, we add fluorescent adhesive bands.

Exempted Cities

We are not sending airsoft guns to certain cities. You will not be able to check out and select an address in these cities:

  • San Francisco
  • Chicago
  • New York City
  • Atlantic City

California

As mentioned above, we had to block postal codes in San Francisco from ordering, as airsoft guns are strictly regulated in this area. Orange tape is used on our guns to comply with the special markings law.

As the law specifies a 6mm caliber, Full Thrust products are blocked.

Columbia

As Columbia is restricting the sale of airsoft guns with BBs in excess of .18 inches in diameter, we blocked this area for purchasing airsoft guns.

Delaware

In order to use the most defensible interpretation of BB, we blocked Full Thrust products for the state of Delaware.

Hawaii

Hawaii prohibits any person, including licensed manufacturers, licensed importers, and licensed dealers, from possessing, selling, gifting, or delivering electric guns. “Electric gun” is defined under state law to mean “any portable device that is electrically operated to project a missile or electromotive force.”

Therefore we are restricting the sales of electric guns.

Illinois

Air guns do not fall under the category of firearms but big bore air guns that use .18 caliber or higher ammunition must have a velocity below 700 feet per second (FPS).

Customers from Illinois will get contacted by us if by accident they are purchasing airsoft guns that infringe the limit of 700 fps.

Kansas

In order to use the most defensible interpretation of BB, we blocked Full Thrust products for the state of Kansas.

New York

Unfortunately, we cannot ship directly to New York State as we do not have the non-removable orange stripe and our airsoft guns are generally black.

New York State prohibits the sale of Imitation Weapons with certain limited exceptions.
“Imitation weapon” means any device or object made of plastic, wood, metal or any other material which substantially duplicates or can reasonably be perceived to be an actual firearm, air rifle, pellet gun, or “B-B” gun; unless such imitation weapon
(a) is colored other than black, blue, silver or aluminum,
(b) is marked with a non-removable orange stripe which is at least one inch in width and
runs the entire length of the barrel on each side and the front end of the barrel, and
(c) has a barrel at least one inch in diameter that is closed for a distance of not less than
one-half inch from the front-end of its barrel with the same material of which the imitation weapon is made.

Source: https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/docs/guide/state-laws-and-published-ordinances-2010-2011-new-york/download

New Jersey

Unfortunately, we cannot ship directly to New Jersey as we do not have the non-removable orange stripe and our airsoft guns are generally black.

New Jersey regulates airsoft guns under a new law. “Toy gun” means a facsimile or reproduction of a firearm that is marketed as a product intended for children or is substantially similar in appearance, size, and shape to a genuine firearm. Sales of toy guns or imitation firearms (defined in N.J.S.2C:39-1 as any device reasonably capable of being mistaken for a firearm) unless it is:
(1) a color other than black, blue, silver, or aluminum;
(2) marked with a non-removable orange stripe that is at least one inch in width and runs the entire length of the barrel on each side of the barrel;
and (3) equipped with a barrel at least one inch in diameter that is closed at a distance of at least one-half inch from the front end of the barrel with the same material from which the toy gun or imitation firearm is made.

Source: https://www.billtrack50.com/BillDetail/695380

Rhode Island

Unfortunately we cannot ship airsoft guns to Rhode Island.

Rhode Island defines all non-powder guns as firearms, ensuring that felons and other persons prohibited from possessing firearms are similarly barred from possessing dangerous non-powder guns.

Rhode Island considers by State Law, all Non-powder guns as “Firearms” as defined under State Statutes.

Updated on December 21, 2020

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