Originally Posted by ex-royal
I haven't read REPLICA mentioned here. It's my understanding that if you did try to import this thing and it got seized, if at tribunal you could not prove that it fired over 500 fps you would be in a world of hurt. Now if it does then you have to register this as a firearm and you are bound by the laws of the land where firearms are concerned. I.E register said piece and hold a valid PAL. It's not just customs your going to encounter on this journey the RCMP are going to be very closely involved with the investigation. Unless this thing is a clear soft (which it isn't) it is not worth the risk IMHO. There are too many what if's and could be's in this area. But that said all cases that have been shown here (on ASC) point to the negative in the end. A replica is a replica in the eye's of the law. Just my two cents worth so take it for what it's worth.
Point taken....but we are also missing the point at the same time.
If the gun fires over 400FPS yet under 500FPS, based on law it is considered an "Airgun" witch we can freely import till our eyeballs fall out of our heads without needing any bullshit licenses for. The problem with airsoft is that they are in this limbo zone of not being a firearm (over 500FPS that need to be registered..ie, PAL) nor are they an "airgun" (400 to 499FPS). Most are in the two hundred and change to 300 and change area (FPS)...thus they are considered a "replica".
See what im getting at?....now, there may still be the issue of the "replica"...but there are many BB and pellet guns out there that you can buy at Canadian tire that are replicas of various guns...you don't see anyone complaining!!!