The following list is only a guide to Airgun Power restrictions around the world. If you see any mistakes or changes that need to be made, then please email us here

 

Note that regulations change and you must make sure you know the law in your country at time of purchasing.

Note: fpe = Foot Pounds Energy, fps = Feet Per Second

  • AUSTRIA - No restrictions in fpe but limit on caliber (FAC req for .25 and above) 
  • AUSTRALIA- FAC required for everything and anything. 
  • BELGIUM - No restrictions on rifles 
  • BRAZIL - No restrictions 
  • BULGARIA - No restrictions 
  • CANADA - 500 fps limit without a PAL 
  • CYPRUS - .177 only (No information on energy levels at this time) 
  • CZECH REPUBLIC - 12 fpe (16 Joules) 
  • DENMARK - No restrictions, but soon will have restrictions imposed due a change in the legislation. 
  • ESTONIA - No limits in .177, .22 and larger cal FAC required. No hunting with air gun 
  • FINLAND -There is no muzzle restrictions but anything over .25 calibers requires a license. No hunting with air rifles and all air rifles can be shot in your own garden so long as it is safe .
  • FRANCE - 20 Joules
  • GERMANY - 6 fpe (7.5 Joules) 
  • GREECE - No power or Calibre restriction, Silencers and Scopes are banned by law. Hunting is not allowed. 
  • HOLLAND - No restrictions - NO look a like's 
  • HONG KONG - Max power of 2 Joules without an FAC 
  • HUNGARY - 6 fpe (7.5 Joules) 
  • ITALY - 6 fpe (7.5 Joules) must be over 18 to buy, over 10 to shoot it with presence of a parent; >6 fpe you need a f.a.c. and you've to declare the purchase to the police. NO Hunting. 
  • JAPAN - Airguns firing metallic projectiles are considered firearms and require a license for specified use
  • LATVIA - 12 Joules 
  • LITHUANIA - 7.5 Joules (NO hunting allowed) 
  • LUXEMBOURG - FAC required for everything and anything. 
  • MALTA - FAC required for everything and anything. 
  • NEW ZEALAND - PCPs require Firearms License
  • NORTHERN IRELAND & EIRE - Airguns or CO2 guns that are in excess of one (1) Joule (0.737 ft/lbf) require to be held on an FAC. 
  • NORWAY - No restrictions 
  • PHILIPPINES - No restrictions but all airguns must be registered at the local police office. No license required (formality) 
  • POLAND - 12.5 fpe (17 Joules) (NO hunting allowed) >17 Joules allowed if gun is registered with police (Formality) 
  • PORTUGAL - .177 or .22 velocity of 1181 fps Hunting not allowed 
  • ROMANIA - FAC needed for everything
  • RUSSIA - 6 fpe (7.5 Joules) (Unsure of this one) 
  • SLOVAK REPUBLIC - 11 fpe (15 Joules) 
  • SLOVENIA -4.5mm power limit 200m/s, for 5.5 it is 20 joule and below 200m/s and for 6.35 it is 20 joule. Hunting forbidden, silencers forbidden.
  • SOUTH AFRICA - Below .22 No restrictions on power. .22 and above  7.5J No hunting with airguns, but pest control allowed, no shooting in built up areas. (exceptions for Big Bore when having a hunting license - hunting on larger game) 
  • SWITZERLAND - Over 18 to purchase. Illegal to hunt with an air rifle. No power limit .
  • SPAIN - 18 fpe (24.5 Joules) 
  • SWEDEN - 7.5 fpe (10 Joules (same for rifles and pistols) semi- or full auto airguns: 3 Joules.) 
  • TURKEY - No restrictions 
  • UNITED KINGDOM - 12 fpe (16 Joules) 
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - No restrictions (Except New Jersey, Delaware and Michigan) Also numerous restrictions when within City Limits, varies state to state

 

 

 

 
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