You are correct of course Show your age :
I love all AIR-WEAPONS , BIG AORWPONS AND SMALL AURWAPINS ....sorry I just had to got round somebody's idea of blanket banning the word a.i.r.w.e.a.p.o.n. on this forum .
The Law is very clear on the matter .
Despite all the gassing over sensibilities , try and argue any of these fanciful day dream ideas with a POLICE OFFICER .
Nobody cares a monkeys about us , our lost in the mists of childhood ideas of collecting and using airguns ... an airgun is an A.I.R.W.E.A.P.O.N. to the only people that matter these days ( the ones that can handcuff / tazer/ gas you ) ....The Law .
You won't win any argument to the contrary with them .
Last edited by Jimny4x4; 22-04-2017 at 03:32 PM.
Hello again, I've only been on this forum for about a week, & am feeling really guilty about stirrings things up ! I can't sleep at night! please help? When I read the rules/introduction etc. does it not mention something about a vote or poll?
Could one of you more computer knowing people set up a vote? ie: is an air gun a weapon? or not?
Just looked at the title of this thread and remembered a 'Guns and Ammo' US Magazine (still going) article from about 1977 with the airgun as a home defence weapon !!!!!
seemed to remember the BSA Scorpion and Webley Premier were the favoured tools.
Strange really as the Americans, even then, were in .44 magnum ' make my day' territory whilst us over the pond were struggling to reach 12ft /lbs with German technology .
My Airsporter of the day ( Mk4 or Mk5 .22 was 10 ft/lbs on a ballistic pendulum) until I bought a S/H BSF B55 .177 from MAG and put an export spring in .
No matter how much money you had in 1977 ( I was 15) the top of the range was a FWB 124 / 127 ( £86) plus an Apel OPM and a Tasco 2-7 x 32 about £30.
How times have changed
The Dictionary says it's a weapon.
The Law says it's weapon.
The general public know it's a weapon.
Most sensible shooters know it's a weapon.
You can call it a pink blancmange for all I care - but the constant misbelief in the face of hard fact is a fool's paradise.