The United Kingdom Airsoft Retailers Association was formed in response to the 2006 Violent Crime Reduction bill to enable a safe method of selling Realistic Imitation Firearms (RiF's) to the UK Airsoft player market by confirming the eligibility of purchasers.

Game sites and players are free to join, to find out how and whether your eligible please view the following sections.

Player registration

Player registration is free, to become a registered airsoft player you are required to take part in three games at the same UKARA registered game site over a minimum of two months, e.g. the third game being 56 days or more after the first.

You must be over 18 years of age, live within the UK and able to provide identification such as Passport, Drivers License or Bank Statement.

Please print and complete the form clearly before supplying to your game site for validation.

Game site registration

If you operate an Airsoft game site that wishes to be become UKARA registered, please download the form below and return by email completed with your Airsoft Public Liability Insurance to the address found at the bottom of the page (please review the operational parameters 1 to 9). There is currently no charge for Game Site registration.

You will need to arrange with your insurance company for permission for UKARA to contact them by phone to confirm insured status if required. Forms should be completed and returned by the Senior game site operator, please do not duplicate returns.

Once processed your site name, web URL and address will be added to the approved sites list for the customers benefit. This will show sites that can be attended to obtain validation, and you will be issued with a UKARA stamp for validating player forms.

Please use membership numbers which are in the format of XXX12345 - three alpha characters followed by five numeric characters. The exact site-specific format should be agreed at time of registration.

Confidential information will be held on a secure database and will only be used for confirming your membership of the UKARA scheme. Failure to follow validating procedure in a professional manner will mean an immediate termination of your approved status.

To register with UKARA as a game site you must follow these operating parameters:

  1. Must have, and keep more than 20 registered eligible players ( within 6 months except in special circumstances ).
  2. Must have a venue, or authorisation to use a venue.
  3. Must have third party liability for the game of Airsoft appropriate to the terms of operation.
  4. Must run proper Airsoft Skirmishing games with players shooting players in scenarios.
  5. Must keep accurate records of all its members and their details accessible for scrutiny.
  6. Only register new players who have played 3 games over a period of time of more than 56 days (2 months) who are over 18 and have verified their home address & date of birth.
  7. Must not register players on behalf of other game sites.
  8. Will not register parents or guardians of under age players except where they qualify by right.
  9. Should realise that should legal action be taken against a retailer in association of a sale, player verification will be a major issue.

Retailer registration

To apply as a retailer please download and complete the following PDF form. All applications must be scanned with accompanying paper work and returned by email to the address found below.

Before applying you must be able to comply with section 6. Applications can take up to one working month to process.

UKARA retains the right to cancel or terminate any retailer registration without a refund should it bring UKARA directly or indirectly into disrepute, and/or trade outside standard UK business face to face and distance selling regulations.

  1. Applicants must have verifiable commercial premises.
  2. Must retail Airsoft products as one of their main product lines.
  3. Must have a business cheque account.
  4. Shall have a business insurance policy relating Airsoft to protect the retailer, employee and the customer with public liability.
  5. Must provide 2 Trade References from Airsoft Retailers or Wholesalers.
  6. Must have all the first 5 points before making an application.
  7. The business must display full contact details with a fully comprehensive list of terms and conditions of sales, which must include the legal requirements for, sales, returns, repairs, and a complaints procedure on your web site, or in its shop.
  8. Must not be acting as a sales office for a non UK firm.
  9. Must be a retailer and not a wholesaler.
  10. Must keep all processed player forms as hard copies and make available if required, or return to UKARA Admin if membership is terminated by either side.

Approved retailers & game sites

UKARA registered retailers:

308 Sniper Ltd
Airsoft Cymru the Depot Ltd
Airsoft Direct
Airsoft World Ltd
Airsoft Zone Ltd
Allsorts Airsoft
Alpha Guns London Ltd
Alpha Raptors Ltd
AmmoHive LTD
Arcalis Ltd Airsoft Quartermaster
bbguns4less - Novelty Island Limited
Bespoke Airsoft Ltd
Black Ops Cribbs
Bomb Up Airsoft & TTPC Ltd
Border Force, Coventry International Hub.
Bullseye Country Sport
BZ Paintball Supplies T/A BZ Tactical
Combat Action Games
Combat-UK http://WWW.COMBAT-UK.COM
CQB Airsoft Ltd t/a 6MM
Crawley Surplus Store
D and B Militaria
Daves Custom Airsoft Ltd
Defcon Airsoft
Eagle6 Ltd
Firesupport Ltd
JD Airsoft Ltd.
Just BB Guns Ltd
Land Warrior Airsoft
Laser Combat Ops Ltd - LCOP Ltd
LT-Airsoft LTD
Mad4 LTD T/A Actionhobbies
MancraftUK Ltd
Mark Howell Ltd
Military 1st (MMG Trading Ltd)
Milspec Solutions Ltd
MPA Enterprises Ltd
New Tech Airsoft LTD
Outdoor Pursuits - Battletec International Ltd
Patrol Base Limited
Platoon Stores
Rapid Tackle LTD
Rules of Engagement ( O I W STEELS )
Super5ives Paintball Limited
Tactical Airsoft UK Ltd
Tactical Assault Limited
Tango Down Airsoft Ltd
The Airsoft Center LTD
Titan Forge Airsoft Ltd
Twonic Group LTD trading as Operators Locker
UK Airsoft Ltd
Urban Airsoft Store - Fearmaster
Vector Air
Wolf Armouries Ltd
Zero One Airsoft Ltd

UKARA registered game sites:

Northeast Tactical Action Centre AAC DH61QQ
Arena Airsoft AAL DN313JD
Apocalypse Airsoft & Paintball AAP SG85JS
Ace Airsoft War Games AAW ST57NT
THE BUNKER (Aber Airsoft) ABA SY235BY
Ace Combat ACA TN127DG
Airsoft GB AGB CO77US
Absolute Airsoft ALA SL72PY
Ancaster Leisure Enterprises ALE NG323PY
Alpha 55 - Airsoft Chiefs Ltd ALP CH8 8DF
Ambush Activities trading name of Ambush Paintball AMB SO322HL
Apex Outdoor Activities Ltd. AOY TS150AG
Apocalypse Airsoft - Modern Warrior TA APO ME97QN
Ambush Airsoft ARL RG17HN
Raw War Airsoft ASC CA7 3SZ
Area 66 Paintball & Airsoft ASG G665LW
Armageddon Airsoft Ltd ATW DH61NF
AWA Herts Ltd AWA CM24 8FJ
Battleground Airsoft BAS NR50RR
Bus Airsoft Team BAT SA715NU
Battle Grounds Scotland Ltd BBA AB31 5HN
Better Battles Airsoft BBN NE164FX
Battle Camp Activity Centre BGD BT929FF
Biohazard Airsoft Ltd BIO KA80RB
Badlands Airsoft BLS BN176TD
Bunker Airsoft SW BNK CF466BT
Bristol Activity Centre . Black Ops Cribbs Ltd BOC BS233AS
Black Ops CQB BOD DE737FZ
Bravo Romeo Airsoft - Dorset Paintball BRA BH207JL
Battle Stations Activities Ltd BSA NR162JV
Battle Sector X Elite Ltd BSX ME24EL
North Staffs Airsoft BZA ST47QE
Battlezone Edinburgh BZE EH29 9EN
Close Action Airsoft Ltd CAA LE168XG
Combat Action Games CAG NR14PY
Campaign CAM KT111NH
Camouflage Airsoft - Powerball Outdoor Activities Ltd CAO GU124TE
Combat Airsoft Portadown CAP BT623JD
Cotswold Airsoft CAS GL560HF
Celtic Country Sports Ltd CCS CF320DY
All Ages Citadel Ltd CIT CT17 0BS
Chesterfield Airsoft COF S417XH
Commando Elite Paintball and Airsoft CPA PE282LS
Combat Paint Ball Ltd (Combat Airsoft) CPL IP222SP
Cardiff University Airsoft CUA CF103QN
Cool Under Fire CUF ME90JS
The Ex Site DAR CH7 5EE
District 23 Billingham Ltd (OMG Events) DBL TS233TA
D C Active Ltd t/as Skirmish Combat Games Ltd DCA LE17 4HP
Dirty Dog Airsoft DDA DL42ER
Division 22 Airsoft DIV DE723UX
Dragons Lair Airsoft DLA RM78RD
The Department CQB DPT LE93GQ
Delta Team 3 DTT WN88UT
D.T.W Airsoft Ltd DTW CO12ZF
Dragon Valley Ltd DVA CF244SW
Driver Wood Paintball DWE RH10 4TA
Airsoft Plantation - Rules of Engagement EAE SS71QB
Incursion Airsoft - Elite Action Games EAG TW209EB
Enemy Down - Skirmish Paintball Edinburgh EDA EH127ND
Essex Historic Military Vehicles ( HMVA ) EHM CM27AJ
Elsham Activity Centre ELS DN20OPA
Splatoon Paintball & Airsoft EOA CM28QP
EXD Airsoft EXD ME121EJ
First and Only Airsoft FAO M27 4AJ
Finmere Airsoft - paintballuk FAS WS117XA
Frontier Airsoft UK FAU CV109DG
Fireball Squadron FBS B755SA
Forest of Dean Paintball FDP GL143EE
Friendly Fire Airsoft FFA BT146HF
Free Fire Zone FFZ PE73DH
Fear Masters Airsoft FMA LS104LZ
FRV Airsoft FRV BT179QH
Fife Wargames Ltd FWG KY155SY
Gunbarrel Creek GBC DE119HT
Gunman Airsoft Ltd GMA PE67DG
Sierra Golf One Airsoft Ltd GOA SN103ES
G & T Events ta Future Survival GTE DA110BA
Ground Zero GZA BH121DW
Hard Target Airsoft HAA CF320LR
Humber Airsoft HAC DN159UD
Halo Mill - Forward Operating Base Limited HAL HD75QG
Holmbush Paintball HBA RH124SE
The Hill Airsoft Ltd HIL DD30PQ
Hardline Airsoft HLA BB120RZ
Holman Test Mine Airsoft HTM TR148AH
Invicta Battlefield IBA TN129QS
Imperium Airsoft IMP KT152SD
Island Recon Airsoft , 4D Sports from Leisure-Insure Ltd trading as IRA PO305QS
KGB Airsoft KGB TR85DA
Kill House Airsoft Limited KHA WF170EW
Knights Pegasus Airsoft KPA PL160LA
Killzone Airsoft KZA DE723FY
Lincolnshire Airsoft Club LAC DN214BU
Lagan Airsoft Ltd LAG BT170AE
Lindsey Airsoft - Warehouse Airsoft Arena Ltd LAS LN118UX
Level 2 Airsoft ( CQB Airsoft Ltd ) LEV M46 9FD
Lock n Load LNL BT480LY
Maddog Airsoft .High Harthay Outdoor Pursuits. MAD PE28 4NJ
Mayhem Events Ltd MAS RM41AA
Midlands Airsoft Wargames MAW NN146BS
Matlock Combat Games MCG NG243NE
The Mill Portadown Ltd MIL BT63 5NE
Mad Mommas Airsoft MMA PL68RU
Military Outdoor Adventure MOA WN6 9PL
Hockley Airsoft Arena ( MPA Enterprises Ltd ) MPA SS54AD
Mayhem South East MSE ME59BD
Midwales airsoft MWA LD16YN
Northern Alliance Airsoft NAA YO74JT
No Limits Paintball and Laser Ltd NLP NE82YP
AMS No Mans Land Airsoft NML S654HR
NPF Bassets Pole NPF B755SA
Northern Skirmishing Club NSC NE200JR
Adrenalin Airsoft - Adrenalin North Yorkshire Ltd. NYL DL105EZ
OP-Tactical-UK-Events OPS ST58EP
Operation Tacforce OTF NG101FR
Over The Top Airsoft Club OTT LL319HB
Phoenix Airsoft Adventures PAA NG198RL
Pathfinder Airsoft Club PFA SA126DA
Outpost Paintball POC CH49AQ
Player of War POW FK42BB
Predator Combat Games PRE BT319LY
Phoenix Total Combat - Bomb Up Airsoft & TTPC Ltd ta PTC WA27NW
Quex Park Paintball & Outdoor Laser Tag Centre - Leisure Quest Ltd QPP CT70BH
Red 1 Airsoft Ltd R1S AL1 1LN
Reddich Airsoft Skirmish (Phoenix Paintball Ltd) RAS WS117XA
Rednal Combat RCA SY114HS
Red Alert Paintball. ITNT Leisure Group Ltd T/as RED RG14 1LA
Revolution Airsoft REV CF827BY
R.I.F.T Airsoft RFT SG15PN
Ravenshead Airsoft RHA NG42LZ
Rogue Airsoft ( Battlefield Live T/A) ROG PL126EE
Reforger Airsoft RRG WD48RS
Sierra 2 The Siege Project S2A ST13DS
Section 8 Airsoft. Midas Airsoft Ltd trading as S8A G783QL
Skirmish Airsoft Billericay SAB CM112TX
101 Airsoft Scarborough - SAC Scarborough Airsoft Club SAC YO113EJ
Exeter Activity Centre SAE EX45BW
Spartan Airsoft Ltd SAL BS153BT
Spartan Airsoft South West SAW PL97PD
Skirmish Central SCA NN100RL
South Coast CQB SCC PO130ZB
Survival Combat Games SGA EX313LZ
Skirmish Hilton Park ( Phoenix Paintball Ltd ) SHP WS117XA
Shropshire Paintball & Airsoft - A J Edwards trading as SHR SY25RN
S51 ltd SKA Bt389DE
Skirmish Airsoft Nottingham (UK Airsoft Ltd) SKI NG58SA
Sixmil Airsoft SMA WS154DL
Swindon Airsoft SNA GL1 5RZ
Special Ops Airsoft SOS MK77NB
Spec Ops Ltd SPO DT49AJ
Stormforce Airsoft STF WS154LD
University of Southampton Airsoft Society SUA SO171BJ
Skirmish Wycombe Airsoft SWA HP14 3NP
Southdown Airsoft SWS GU280LR
Tank Track Activity Centre TAC TR164BG
Taskforce Paintball TAS CF56BQ
Tazball Activities TAZ IV26DN
The Bunker CQB TBC SR70NP
Team Black Thistle TBT DG99BS
Airsoft Cymru The Check Point Ltd TCP CF244NR
NomadScot Ltd ta The Depot Glasgow TDG G535DG
1066 Paintball & Airsoft Centre TEN TN354NN
The Fort TFF KY59HE
The Fight School TFS SG12LW
Teamgreen Airsoft Ltd TGA IP32 7JN
The Gaol Events TGE LE157TU
The Grow House TGH NE101FR
Trigger Happy Airsoft ( OakView Trading) THA BT41JB
Thunderpark Paintball & Airsoft TPA PL305FA
All Arms Airsoft TRA BB14PA
Invasion Airsoft TRO SK30AG
Tactical Warfare TWA CR03NE
Torrent Warfare TWF BT714DY
Cracking Day Ltd t/a UCAP UCP PO176AR
Southwest Paintball Ltd ( UCZ Paintball Parks ) UCZ TQ126JD
Ultimate Airsoft LTD / Bunker 51 URL SE78NJ
Ultimate Wargames Limited UWG DA38NY
Ironsight Airsoft (Woodlands Outdoor Leisure Ltd) WAC SP117LF
Wastlands Airsoft 2.0 WLH HD34GA
West Midlands Airsoft WMA WS11 9RU
Warzone Airsoft & Paintball Ltd WRZ SL64SA
West Wiltshire Combat Games Ltd WWC SN128BT
Yorkshire Airsoft Events Ltd YTA S265PQ
Zed Adventures ZED HP156JP

UKARA database GDPR policy and information

ICO registration No. ZA031959

  1. UKARA is a non profit making player registration system for airsoft game site members and re-enactors.
  2. The database service is an in house secure system run on UKARA own dedicated server. The programming is provided by a professional individual retained by UKARA with a non disclosure contract. Day to day data management is by a UKARA Admin representative.
  3. The player data is provided by the players game site, or re-enactment society by permission of the individual registering.
  4. Verification of the authenticity of information provided is the responsibility of the player’s registering games site or re-enactment society.
  5. The system is designed to allow retailer members of UKARA to verify the legal status of purchasers, to comply with the relevant section of the Violent Crime Reduction Act as related to Realistic Imitation Firearms.
  6. The system can also be accessed on an individual look up basis by the UK Boarder Agency to allow player imports of RiFs & 24/7 Intelligence department, Hampshire Police also in reference to imports. All retained data is accessible to the administrator and programming technical staff.
  7. Any other third-party access to data would only be permitted when the terms of the Data-Protection act have been for-filled for legal access requirements.
  8. Data saved on the system is name, date of birth, post code, email address, registration and expiry date, and information of game site or re-enactment membership organization.
  9. Retention of the data is nominal in perpetuity, although access is no longer available to non administrator, or technical staff after 3 (x years) years of a player expiring.
  10. The retention of data is to cover the retailer should the legality of a sale be challenged in the future.
  11. Data is not available, or accessible, to any third party organisation, individual, or for any other purpose than directly related to airsoft RiF purchase.
  12. Data such as email or post code may be updated by the individual give appropriate proof identity.
  13. Information held may be requested by certified application of a registrant to
  14. Player registration may be suspended by request of the player’s game site, re-enactment society, UKARA Admin or the player themselves. Although their record will remain on the database as having been registered.