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Old June 19th, 2013, 00:49   #1
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Lightbulb Importing Airsoft (Update)

This is actually a new note on importing airsoft into Canada.

Custom Notice 10-005 make changes to the above. Now the legal import limit for Airsoft Guns are 366 FPS on 0.20g BB's.

Classification of Airsoft Guns
1. The purpose of this notice is to advise of changes affecting the classification of 6mm calibre airsoft guns.
2. Section 2 of the Criminal Code defines a firearm as “a barrelled weapon from which any shot, bullet or other projectile can be discharged and that is capable of causing serious bodily injury or death to a person, and includes any frame or receiver of such a barrelled weapon, as well as anything that can be adapted for use as a firearm”.
3. As outlined in Memorandum D19-13-2, Importing and Exporting Firearms, Weapons and Devices, it was previously established that an airsoft gun, firing a .22g 6mm plastic pellet, must have a muzzle velocity in excess of 124 m/s (407 fps), in order to be considered a firearm.
4. Based on the latest research, it is now established that the muzzle velocity at which a .20g 6mm plastic airsoft projectile is capable of causing serious bodily injury is 111.6 m/s (366 fps).
5. Airsoft guns, firing a .20g 6mm plastic pellet, with a muzzle velocity above 111.6 m/s (366 fps), will be classified as firearms. Please refer to D19-13-2 for the import requirements of low muzzle velocity firearms, including low muzzle velocity “uncontrolled” firearms.
6. If an airsoft gun, firing a .20g 6mm plastic pellet, shoots below 111.6 m/s (366 fps), and resembles with near precision an existing make and model of a firearm, other than an antique firearm, it will be classified as replica firearm. Replica firearms are prohibited devices and must meet import requirements as listed in D19-13-2.
7. Inquiries and comments about this notice should be directed to:
Other Government Department Programs Unit Programs Branch Canada Border Services Agency
E-mail: faw-aaf@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Been waiting for the KWC Mini UZI

Just wanted to fix the thread in the Importing Airsoft Section.
I still wonder why I cant find this page for the CBSA.

Sorry If I put this in the wrong area.... I need to get AV'ed
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Old June 19th, 2013, 00:54   #2
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but this doesn't look any different from the existing rules...
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Old June 19th, 2013, 00:59   #3
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Like what the .20 gram to 366 fps to .22 gram to 407 fps? This is mainly just a update for the the locked importing airsoft thread. This may be old news but can be advantageous to new canadian airsofters.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 01:08   #4
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I'm just glad they aren't too shitty (most of the time) about importing mags. KWA Vector mags are ball breakers in Canada and go for half the price in the U.S. and Asia. Get it together Canada, we're already paying HST. I digress..
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Old June 19th, 2013, 01:15   #5
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I'm pretty sure you can only import mags without the clear plastic/Rounds.
ex. Sig 550

The laws are unreasonable. I hear stuff like not being allowed to import telescopic sights....aka binoculars.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 01:20   #6
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I'm pretty sure you can only import mags without the clear plastic/Rounds.
ex. Sig 550

The laws are unreasonable. I hear stuff like not being allowed to import telescopic sights....aka binoculars.
I sure hope so...my KWA Mk1911 and TM M92F mags have been in customs for 2 weeks now
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Old June 19th, 2013, 01:31   #7
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This is old news from last year. Please don't create any [additional] confusion.

And yeah this should probably be in the AV section.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 01:48   #8
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cav. - Can you contact them in any way? You usally get a note saying customs has confiscated your mags.

Drake - Sorry about that, I just thought I would adress it because I noticed the
original thread did not have this update.

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Old June 19th, 2013, 02:34   #9
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I thought the memorandum was updated on the 31 of January this year.

A bit late, but still nice to have it publicly broadcast.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 02:38   #10
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The laws are unreasonable. I hear stuff like not being allowed to import telescopic sights....aka binoculars.
That's ITAR you're talking about. It's a US law that bans the export of those and other goods, except to authorized dealers (who obtain their authorization through the State Department).

So it's not that it's illegal to bring it into Canada, it's illegal to take it out of the US. Which is why Aimpoints are so popular everywhere else in the world (it's a Swedish company not subject to ITAR).
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Old June 19th, 2013, 19:37   #11
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I have had many orders for mags with fake bullets showing come through no problem. The law is 366 to 500 fps with .2s is old news but it's still nice to refresh people on it.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 20:03   #12
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I still wonder why I cant find this page
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publicati...-13-2-eng.html
Right here^^
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cav. - Can you contact them in any way? You usally get a note saying customs has confiscated your mags.

Drake - Sorry about that, I just thought I would adress it because I noticed the
original thread did not have this update.

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Updates are in the AV area.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 20:28   #14
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I have had many orders for mags with fake bullets showing come through no problem. The law is 366 to 500 fps with .2s is old news but it's still nice to refresh people on it.
you've been lucky then... it says exactly that you can't import silencers and magazines with fake bullets right in those documents that are required reading if you're importing. You received your mags because your packages weren't inspected. If they were opened by cbsa, they would have been seized.
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That's ITAR you're talking about. It's a US law that bans the export of those and other goods, except to authorized dealers (who obtain their authorization through the State Department).

So it's not that it's illegal to bring it into Canada, it's illegal to take it out of the US. Which is why Aimpoints are so popular everywhere else in the world (it's a Swedish company not subject to ITAR).
Would I be able to buy a Vortex Strikefire from Cabelas and bring it over?
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