Airsoft Canada
AirsoftParts.ca

Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Information Center > Newbie Tank
Home Forums Register Gallery FAQ Calendar
Retailers Community News/Info International Retailers IRC Today's Posts

Traveling Across Borders for Airsoft.

:

Newbie Tank

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 28th, 2009, 18:39   #1
Pockets
 
Pockets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Winterpeg
Traveling Across Borders for Airsoft.

Traveling Across Borders for Airsoft.

Since there is not to much WW2 airsoft related events here in Canada, it means that we have to go across the US border to play. Normally that would be ok, but wait! We got our Airsoft Guns? And the laws are not to clear about them.

Do we go across the borders and say we have them, just to get them confiscated?
Or do we not say nothing, just to have our cars checked and the guns taken away?

It appears we are ‘fudged’ either way. It would be nice to get some details cleared up. Hear of some peoples experiences going across the borders.
Pockets is offline  
Old February 28th, 2009, 18:42   #2
Amos
 
Amos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tokushima, Japan
Send a message via MSN to Amos
You can bring them over the boarder aslong as they have a 1/4" Orange tip on the muzzle, but you will not be able to bring them back into Canada. It doesn't matter if you had them when you left or not.
__________________
Custom Builds:
FA3674U
Krinkov
G3SD6
Amos is offline  
Old February 28th, 2009, 18:44   #3
Conscript
AKaholic
 
Conscript's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: GTA
Go over the border, buy them, play with the guns at the event, then when you're done, find someone you can trust to sell the guns in the states. Once they are sold, whoever sold it should forward you the money. You won't get every penny you spent on buying the gun back, but at least you won't get held up at the Canadian border if you do decide to bring them to Canada.
Conscript is offline  
Old February 28th, 2009, 18:45   #4
Crunchmeister
 
Crunchmeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In your bedroom going though your underwear drawer
If you want to play in the US, you'll have to arrange to rent guns there. You can bring all your gear, mags, etc across, but you have to leave your guns at home.
__________________
Crunchmeister is offline  
Old February 28th, 2009, 19:08   #5
L473ncy
 
L473ncy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: 11-30-24-1W5
I guess if you have family or friends in the US just buy some guns and leave them there.

Otherwise you're limited to rentals or doing the buying it for a game then selling it after thing.
__________________
ಠ_ಠLess QQ more Pew Pew
READY TO >> RACE
L473ncy is offline  
Old March 1st, 2009, 14:51   #6
sharpshooter666
 
sharpshooter666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Trois-Rivières, Québec
Excuse me, i don't know much about the subject,
but once i've read somewhere than you can take guns back if they are in pieces, would that work?
sharpshooter666 is offline  
Old March 1st, 2009, 14:52   #7
HaloSix4
aka Halo64
 
HaloSix4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Uxbridge, ON
Send a message via ICQ to HaloSix4 Send a message via MSN to HaloSix4
Yes but you cannot bring any receivers back across.
__________________
Code:
Medgear Development Inc™ :: Custom design and manufacturing
For your Custom Gear
Saving Time By Design 
Medgear@powergate.ca
HaloSix4 is offline  
Old March 1st, 2009, 15:47   #8
L473ncy
 
L473ncy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: 11-30-24-1W5
In pieces = Smuggling charges since you know what you're doing and willfully took it apart theres more evidence against you.

That being said you can pretty much bring any non restricted piece back. No prohibited parts though (eg. Receiver)
__________________
ಠ_ಠLess QQ more Pew Pew
READY TO >> RACE
L473ncy is offline  
Old March 1st, 2009, 17:07   #9
steve_slugga
 
steve_slugga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ontario
Has anyone ever successfully smuggled their weapon back in?
steve_slugga is offline  
Old March 1st, 2009, 17:23   #10
surebet
Vicious MSPaint Wizard
 
surebet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Longueuil, Quebec
Probably, just like some people must have not been bum raped after dropping soap in prison.

Want to risk it?
__________________
Annoyingly good with numbers

Stop American Censorship
surebet is offline  
Old March 1st, 2009, 18:07   #11
Big Red
 
Big Red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Durham
Stay Legal

Quote:
Originally Posted by steve_slugga View Post
Has anyone ever successfully smuggled their weapon back in?
Seeing how this is a very "open" forum that's probably not the best question to pose. Always remember to stay above board and STAY LEGAL unless you want to risk everything. Wouldn't suggest it, try it or condone it.

Find a relative or friend in the US who can keep one on that side of the border for you to use.

Big Red
CWO - Force Recon
Planner - Operation Border Wars Milsim Series
Big Red is offline  
Old March 1st, 2009, 19:39   #12
steve_slugga
 
steve_slugga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ontario
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Red View Post
Seeing how this is a very "open" forum that's probably not the best question to pose. Always remember to stay above board and STAY LEGAL unless you want to risk everything. Wouldn't suggest it, try it or condone it.

Find a relative or friend in the US who can keep one on that side of the border for you to use.

Big Red
CWO - Force Recon
Planner - Operation Border Wars Milsim Series
O dont worry i wont be going to the US anytime soon, ive never been & i dont really have a reason to go, i was just wondering, but looking back that question probably wasnt the most appropriate
steve_slugga is offline  
Old March 1st, 2009, 21:26   #13
Pockets
 
Pockets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Winterpeg
So, I can fairly much bring all of my stuff, Mags, Propane, etc… just not the actual physical gun?
Pockets is offline  
Old March 2nd, 2009, 22:58   #14
Toymaker
 
Toymaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pockets View Post
So, I can fairly much bring all of my stuff, Mags, Propane, etc… just not the actual physical gun?
Propane might actually give you a problem. It's cheap and available though. Any hardware store, heck larger pharmacies and even groceries carry it if they have a "Picnic/BBQ" section.

I've been reading the legal bits and have a suggestion.
Only a licensed dealer can import, so what prevents a licensed dealer then from offering a safe return service?

You make the arrangements with the dealer, and pay a small fee... He gives you a claim ticket and a shipping label, perhaps even provides a suitable box.
You come down, have fun, and then ship the airsoft to the dealer using the provided shipping label, he then checks the contents to make sure it's legitimate, signs off on it as such, and returns your gun to you.

That seems clean, and legal, and would probably be something a dealer could make a small amount of money on at the same time, but would be much less costly than a disposable airsoft gun. Who wants to get stuck renting something that's probably been abused to death?

Sorry... I'm only familiar with the loonie politics down here. Up there not so much. Doesn't that sound at lease worth asking after?
__________________
Please don't tell my wife I airsoft... She just thinks I've been blowing all my money on booze, poker, and prostitutes.
Toymaker is offline  
Old March 3rd, 2009, 01:10   #15
L473ncy
 
L473ncy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: 11-30-24-1W5
Ummmm..... No..... Bad idea.

The way the government and laws work up here is pretty whacked out.

Also the importer can't import the gun unless he also has a BFL which are fucking hard to get. Also they're not going to bother with bringing one airsoft gun across the border.
__________________
ಠ_ಠLess QQ more Pew Pew
READY TO >> RACE
L473ncy is offline  
Closed ThreadTop


Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Information Center > Newbie Tank

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Airsoft Canada
AirsoftParts.ca

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 13:52.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.