Just how powerful is powerful and why??

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Just how powerful is powerful and why??

Post by razl » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:52 pm

Hi Everyone,

I was going though of a couple of articles here in the forum and also on the internet and I thought, I'd bring this write-up here so that I get some clarity.

Our arms rule says that 'acquisition of airguns with muzzle energy under 20 Jules/15 feet or 0.177 mm will not require an arm license'.

Now when it comes to the co2 powered airguns (0.177cal|4.5mm)/airsoft guns (0.23 cal|6mm) the manufacturer's FPS and chrono'ed FPS value is between 295-425. The muzzle energy for these FPS values are 0.8J - 1.7J (considering a 0.23g airsoft/steel bb) which is way lesser than the 20J limit set by the rule.

Now, whilst I see that the airguns (0.177cal|4.5mm) are allowed to be used, why would the airsoft guns be considered a firearm, though the projectile is made of plastic with a density of max 0.3g (as my understanding is that anything more heavier will not be great of target shooting). As opposed to steel BBs wich wouldnt break off, wouldn't the plastic airsoft BBs break/shatter upon impact on a hard surface?

just wanted to understand as to why an airsoft gun would still be considered equivalent to a firearm when a much more powerful steel bb gun would still be considered an airgun.

I'm really looking forward to your valuable comments on this please!!

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Russel

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Re: Just how powerful is powerful and why??

Post by russianshooter3 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:34 pm

because i think its bad laws in India

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Re: Just how powerful is powerful and why??

Post by razl » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:09 pm

But wouldn’t that put the online retailers that sell these guns also in trouble; let alone the buyers that bought them guns and the air soft BB’s.

What should one do if they were interested in airsoft games at all in India!!???

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Re: Just how powerful is powerful and why??

Post by razl » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:37 pm

Anyone????

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