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:

Name Phone Website
308 Sniper Ltd 01634 921278
Addaca Ltd t/a Pellpax 01263 731585
ADVENTURE 1 0141 353 3788 http://WWW.ADVENTURE1.CO.UK
Airsoft World Ltd 0333 3449 555
Airsoft Zone Ltd 7939883505
Allsorts Airsoft 1903714688
Alpha Guns London Ltd 2036893072
Arcalis Ltd Airsoft Quartermaster 01277 889601
Battlezone Airsoft 1268555019
bbguns4less - Novelty Island Limited 1708853232
Bullseye Country Sport 7922951384
CAMO 077 6262 4545
Combat Action Games 7766105395
Combat-UK 1438362922 http://WWW.COMBAT-UK.COM
Crawley Surplus Store 1293525880
D and B Militaria 1342312716
Daves Custom Airsoft Ltd 7902159127
Eagle6 Ltd 1205460385
Elite Shooting Centre 07816 992417
Firesupport Ltd 1733247171
First and Only Retail 7763125315
GEAR OF WAR 07928 151102
JD Airsoft Ltd. 01543 466356
JUST BB GUNS 1189121053
Land Warrior Airsoft 0131 654 2452
Manchester Airsoft 1618341818
Military 1st (MMG Trading Ltd) 0161 876 0353
Milspec Solutions Ltd 1257453689
MPA Enterprises Ltd 01702 202318
Outdoor Pursuits - Battletec International Ltd 01481 715051
Patrol Base Limited 01484 644709
Patrolstore 1737223062
Platoon Stores 01634 829063
Red 1 Airsoft Limited 7837424565
RedWolf Airsoft (UK) Ltd 01242 222935
Rules of Engagement ( O I W STEELS ) 1702554503
Socom Tactical 07825168303 01252 616868
Tactical Airsoft UK Ltd 07725650769 07884 055348
UK Airsoft Ltd 0114 232 0980
UKBA Coventry International Hub 2476212857
Urban Airsoft Store 01924 899109
WBAV Events Ltd Extreme BB guns 01455 845564 http://www.EXTREMEBBGUNS.CO.UK
Wolf Armouries Ltd 0870 754 9653
Zero One Airsoft Ltd 01202 769614

UKARA registered game sites:

Name Prefix Postcode Website
Ambush Adventures AAA GU15 3JS
Northeast Tactical Action Centre AAC DL148EJ
Arena Airsoft AAL DN313JD
Ace Airsoft War Games AAW ST57NT
THE BUNKER (Aber Airsoft) ABA SY235BY
101 Airsoft Club ABI BT307PT
Ace Combat ACA TN127DG
Activity Delivered ACT EH107DU
Airsoft GB AGB CO77US
1066 Airsoft Ltd AIR TN341BP
Absolute Airsoft ALA SL72PY
Ancaster Leisure Enterprises ALE NG323PY
Ambush Paintball AMB SO316EQ venue SO322HL
Apocalypse Airsoft APO ME196QS
Raw War Airsoft ASC CA130RY
ASD Events (Slaughter House) ASD HU74LR HU151PX
AWA Herts Airsoft AWA CM170EB
Bristol Airsoft BAM BS419AQ
The Battlegrounds Ltd BBA AB315HN
Better Battles BBG NG43BJ
Black Dagger Airsoft BDA S182HF
Black Hills Airsoft BHA S201EP
Badlands Airsoft BLS BN176TD
Boreland Farm Ltd BLT EH3 7BJ
Bunker Airsoft , South Wales BNK CF466BT
Bristol Activity Centre . Black Ops Cribbs Ltd BOC BS233AS
Bravo Romeo Airsoft BRA BH207JL
Brit Tactical Airsoft Ltd BRT DN118LY
Bravo 22 Ltd Airsoft BRV L221RE
Battle Stations Activities Ltd BSA NR162JV
Battle Sector X Ltd BSX ME24EL
Bournemouth University Airsoft Society BUA BH125BB
Bush Valley Airsoft BVA ME171NQ
C3 Tactical Airsoft C3T NP13 3BU
Close Action Airsoft Ltd CAA LE168XG
Combat Action Games CAG NR14PY
Combat Airsoft Portadown CAP BT623JD
Cotswold Airsoft CAS GL560HF
Charlie Delta Airsoft CDA LS14 1PE
Cornwall Elite Airsoft CEA TR24AY
Contact Front Limited CFA BH242DG
Commando Elite Paintball and Airsoft CPA PE282LS
Combat Paint Ball Ltd CPL IP222SP
Combat Ready Airsoft Ltd CRA DE223SX
Combat South CSA PO35NU
Cardiff University Airsoft CUA CF103QN
Cool Under Fire CUF ME90JS
Cumbria Airsoft CUM CA25QZ
The Ex Site DAR CH7 5EE
District 23 Billingham Ltd (OMG Events) DBL TS233TA
D C Active Ltd t/as Skirmish Leicester DCA LE17 4HP
Dirty Dog Airsoft DDA DL42ER
Dragons Lair Airsoft DLA RM78RD
The Department CQB (WBVA Events Ltd) DPT LE93GQ
Black Ops. Solutions DTT SO451ZP
Dragon Valley Ltd DVA CF244SW
Darkwater Airsoft DWD CT170PE
Rules of Engagement EAE SS71QB
Elite Action Games EAG TW209EB
Crackshots ( MTC Devon Ltd ) EAS EX111LU
Splatoon Paintball & Airsoft EOA CM28QP
Experience Airsoft EXA SN253DZ
First and Only Airsoft FAO M328HZ
Finmere Airsoft FAS WS117XA
Frontier Airsoft UK FAU CV109DG
Fireball Squadron FBS B755SA
Full Metal Airsoft FCQ SA183JG
Firefight London Ltd FCS SW59JZ
The Grange ( Frogmore Grange Ltd ) FGL CV77FP
Fear Masters Airsoft FMA LS104LZ
The Farm Airsoft Club FRM BT402NB
Ford Air Rifle Ranges ( Bravura Services Ltd T/A) FRR BN180HR
FRV Airsoft FRV BT179QH
Fife Wargames Ltd FWG KY103XL
Gunman Airsoft Ltd GMA PE67DG
Ground Zero GZA BH121DW
Hard Target Airsoft HAA CF320LR
Humber Airsoft HAC DN214TP
Halo Mill HAL HD75QG
Havoc Airsoft GB Ltd HAV WF175PB
Holmbush Paintball HBA RH124SE
Hoots Lair Airsoft Club Ltd HLW WA36EH
Invicta Battlefield IBA TN129QS
Island Recon Airsoft IRA PO305QS
Kidderminster Airsoft t.a. Paintball Park Kiddiminster Limited KAP DY103NN
KGB Airsoft KGB TR85DA
Killhouse KHA WF170EW
Labyrinth Airsoft (End of Days Events Ltd) LAB BL23QE
Lincolnshire Airsoft Club LAC DN214BU
Lagan Airsoft Ltd LAG BT170AE
Lindsey Airsoft LAS LN118UX
Land Warrior Skirmishing LWA EH224ST
Maddog Airsoft .High Harthay Outdoor Pursuits. MAD PE284NG
Midlands Airsoft Wargames MAW DE110XJ
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
Netley Hall Paintball NHP SY57JZ
Nomad Airsoft NOM G535DG
NPF Bassets Pole NPF B755SA
Northern Skirmishing Club NSC NE200JR
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
Quex Park Paintball & Outdoor Laser Tag Centre QPP CT70BH
Red 1 Skirmish Ltd R1S AL34ED
Reddich Airsoft Skirmish (Phoenix Paintball Ltd) RAS WS117XA
Paintball Extreme T/A Run Around The Woods RAW CO160DJ
Red Alert Paintball RED RG14 1LA
Respawn Airsoft RES HD33EQ
R.I.F.T Airsoft RFT SG14QS
Rogue Airsoft ( Battlefield Live T/A) ROG PL12 6EE
Reforger Airsoft Club RRG WD48QG
Section 8 Airsoft. Midas Airsoft Ltd trading as S8A G783QL
Skirmish Airsoft Billericay SAB CM112TX
Scarborough Airsoft Club SAC YO113EJ
Skirmish Exeter (Charsima Leisure) SAE TQ72TJ
Spartan Airsoft Ltd SAL BS153BT
Spartan Airsoft South West SAW PL97PD
Skirmish Central SCA NN100RL
Scorpion Airsoft SCO RH8 0LJ
Bravo Romeo Airsoft SDA BH207JL
SEO Airsoft SEO CT125LU
Sabotage Events Ltd SEV MK111AF
Survival Paintball Ltd SGA EX313LZ
Shock and Awe Airsoft Ltd SHA CH87BW
Skirmish Hilton Park ( Phoenix Paintball Ltd ) SHP WS117XA
Skirmish Airsoft Nottingham (UK Airsoft Ltd) SKI NG58SA
Swindon Airsoft SNA SN22PJ
Shadow Opz Airsoft SOA CT119ER
Spec Ops SOE BH92PZ
Special Ops Airsoft SOS MK77EN
Skirmish Airsoft Norwich (Skirmish Paintball) SPG NR161HQ
Spec Ops Ltd SPO DT49AJ
Stormforce Airsoft STF WS154LD
University of Southampton Airsoft Society SUA SO171BJ
Tank Track Activity Centre TAC TR164BG
Taskforce Paintball TAS CF56BQ
Tazball Activities TAZ IV26DN
Team Black Thistle TBT DG99BS
Warren Wood Paintball.Ltd. TEC SG29DA
The Foundry CQB (Leeds Airsoft Ltd) TFC LS101RX
The Fort TFF KY59HE
The Gaol Events TGE LE157TU
Trigger Happy Airsoft ( OakView Trading) THA BT41JB
Tac House Spartan Airsoft Ltd THS S431LE
Thunderpark Paintball & Airsoft TPA PL305FA
All Arms Airsoft TRA OL90ND
Invasion Airsoft TRO SK30AG
Tactical Sports & Recreation TSR BT197QY
Tactical Warfare TWA CR03NE
Torrent Warfare TWF BT714DY
Southwest Paintball Ltd ( UCZ Paintball Parks ) UCZ TQ126JD
Ultimate Airsoft LTD / Bunker 51 URL SE78NJ
Ultimate Wargames Limited UWG RH80RH DA38NY
Viperstrike Airsoft VSA DD81QX
Twisted Realities VTR SP97SE
Wolf Armouries London Skirmish WAA NW10SG
Ironsight Airsoft (Woodlands Outdoor Leisure Ltd) WAC SO211RP
Warminster Activity Centre Ltd WAP BA127RZ
The War Games Centre WGC PA11JR
Wastelands Airsoft WLA HD47AB
West Midlands Airsoft WMA WS11 9RU
Xsite Airsoft Ltd XSA HP143DE
Yorkshire Paintball Centre YPC YO85SW
Yorkshire Tactical Airsoft YTA S605UG
Zed Events Ltd 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.