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 Anonymous Ltd
Airsoft World Ltd
Airsoft Zone Ltd
Allsorts Airsoft
Alpha Guns London Ltd
Alpha Raptors Ltd
Ambush Airsoft
Arcalis Ltd Airsoft Quartermaster
Battlezone Airsoft
bbguns4less - Novelty Island Limited
Bespoke Airsoft Ltd
Bomb Up Airsoft & TTPC Ltd
Bullseye Country Sport
BZ Paintball Supplies T/A BZ Tactical
Combat Action Games
Combat And Milsim Ops Ltd
Combat-UK http://WWW.COMBAT-UK.COM
Crawley Surplus Store
D and B Militaria
Daves Custom Airsoft Ltd
Defcon Airsoft
Eagle6 Ltd
East Mildlands Airsoft Store
Elite Shooting Centre
Firesupport Ltd
JD Airsoft Ltd.
Just BB Guns Ltd
Land Warrior Airsoft
Laser Combat Ops Ltd
Mad4 LTD T/A Actionhobbies
Military 1st (MMG Trading Ltd)
Milspec Solutions Ltd
MPA Enterprises Ltd
MSR Airsoft Ltd
Outdoor Pursuits - Battletec International Ltd
Patrol Base Limited
Platoon Stores
Red 1 Airsoft Limited
RedWolf Airsoft (UK) Ltd
Rules of Engagement ( O I W STEELS )
Super5ives Paintball Limited
Tactical Airsoft UK Ltd
UK Airsoft Ltd
Urban Airsoft Store
Wolf Armouries Ltd
Zero One Airsoft Ltd

UKARA registered game sites:

Ambush Adventures AAA GU15 3JS
Northeast Tactical Action Centre AAC DH61QQ
Arena Airsoft AAL DN313JD
Apocalypse Airsoft & Paintball AAP SG8 5JS
Ace Airsoft War Games AAW ST57NT
THE BUNKER (Aber Airsoft) ABA SY235BY
Ace Combat ACA TN127DG
Airsoft GB AGB CO77US
AIM Airsoft - Swindon AIM SN5 5FG
Absolute Airsoft ALA SL72PY
Ancaster Leisure Enterprises ALE NG323PY
Ambush Activities trading name of Ambush Paintball AMB SO322HL
Airsoft Range CQB Kent Ltd ARK ME121EJ
Ambush Airsoft ARL RG17HN
Airsoft Armoury ASA LA59SA
Raw War Airsoft ASC CA7 3SZ
Area 66 Paintball & Airsoft ASG G663NL
AWA Herts Ltd AWA CM24 8FJ
Battleground Airsoft BAS NR50RR
Bus Airsoft Team BAT SA715NU
Battle Grounds Scotland Ltd BBA AB31 5HN
Battle Grounds Airsoft BGD BT929FF
Black Hills Airsoft BHA S201EP
Biohazard Airsoft Ltd BIO KA80RB
Badlands Airsoft BLS BN176TD
Bunker Airsoft South Wales BNK CF466BT
Bristol Activity Centre . Black Ops Cribbs Ltd BOC BS233AS
Bravo Romeo Airsoft - Dorset Paintball BRA BH207JL
Brit Tactical Airsoft Ltd BRT DN118LY
Battle Stations Activities Ltd BSA NR162JV
Battle Sector X Elite Ltd BSX ME24EL
North Staffs Airsoft BZA ST47QE
Close Action Airsoft Ltd CAA LE168XG
Combat Action Games CAG NR14PY
Camouflage Airsoft - Powerball Outdoor Activities Ltd CAO GU124TE
Combat Airsoft Portadown CAP BT623JD
Cotswold Airsoft CAS GL560HF
Celtic Country Sports Ltd CCS CF320DY
Commando Elite Paintball and Airsoft CPA PE282LS
Combat Paint Ball Ltd (Combat Airsoft) CPL IP222SP
Combat Ready Airsoft Ltd - Wild Park Leisure Ltd CRA DE223SX
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
Dragons Lair Airsoft DLA RM78RD
D & A Airsoft DNA RM96DX
The Department CQB DPT LE93GQ
The Yard Airsoft - Dennis Renolds trading as DRA SA113JJ
Delta Team 3 DTT WN88UT
Driver Wood Paintball DWE RH10 4TA
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
Splatoon Paintball & Airsoft EOA CM28QP
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
The Grange ( Frogmore Grange Ltd ) FGL CV77FP
Fear Masters Airsoft FMA LS104LZ
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
Holmbush Paintball HBA RH124SE
Hells Airsoft HEL DE737FZ
The Hill Airsoft Ltd HIL DD30PQ
Invicta Battlefield IBA TN129QS
Imperium Airsoft IMP KT152SD
Island Recon Airsoft IRA PO305QS
KGB Airsoft KGB TR85DA
Kill House Airsoft Limited KHA WF170EW
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
Land Warrior Skirmishing LWA EH224ST
Maddog Airsoft .High Harthay Outdoor Pursuits. MAD PE28 4NJ
Mayhem Events Ltd MAS RM41AA
Midlands Airsoft Wargames MAW DE110XJ
Matlock Combat Games MCG NG243NE
WOWI Ltd T-as SY Events MHA SY109PU
The Mill Portadown Ltd MIL BT63 5NE
Mad Mommas Airsoft MMA PL68RU
Military Outdoor Adventure MOA WN6 9PL
Mount Ober Airsoft MOI BT86SB
Hockley Airsoft Arena ( MPA Enterprises Ltd ) MPA SS54AD
Mayhem South East MSE ME59BD
Midwales airsoft MWA LD16YN
No Limits Paintball and Laser Ltd NLP NE82YP
NPF Bassets Pole NPF B755SA
Northern Skirmishing Club NSC NE200JR
Adrenalin Airsoft - Adrenalin North Yorkshire Ltd. NYL DL105EZ
OP-Tactical-UK-Events OPS ST58EP
Over The Top Airsoft Club OTT LL319HB
Phoenix Airsoft Adventures PAA NG198RL
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 Airsoft Ltd R1S AL1 1LN
Reddich Airsoft Skirmish (Phoenix Paintball Ltd) RAS WS117XA
Rebellion Airsoft UK RAU NG147GF
Red Alert Paintball RED RG14 1LA
R.I.F.T Airsoft RFT SG14QS
Ravenshead Airsoft RHA NG42LZ
Reforger Airsoft RRG WD48RS
Section 8 Airsoft. Midas Airsoft Ltd trading as S8A G783QL
Skirmish Airsoft Billericay SAB CM112TX
101 Airsoft Scarborough SAC YO113EJ
Skirmish Exeter (Charsima Leisure) SAE TQ72TJ
Spartan Airsoft Ltd SAL BS153BT
Independence16 Ltd (Scorpion Airsoft) SAU NR217JS
Spartan Airsoft South West SAW PL97PD
Skirmish Central SCA NN100RL
South Coast CQB SCC PO130ZB
Survival Paintball Ltd SGA EX313LZ
Skirmish Hilton Park ( Phoenix Paintball Ltd ) SHP WS117XA
Shropshire Airsoft War Games SHR SY25RN
S51 ltd SKA Bt389DE
Skirmish Airsoft Nottingham (UK Airsoft Ltd) SKI NG58SA
Swindon Airsoft SNA GL1 5RZ
308 Sniper Ltd SNI ME11DA
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
Armoury Action Air TAA DY103DQ
A.A.A. CQB t.a Triple A Airsoft Ltd TAL CT170AG
Taskforce Paintball TAS CF56BQ
Tazball Activities TAZ IV26DN
Team Black Thistle TBT DG99BS
Tech Bregade TEC SG29DA
The Foundry CQB (Leeds Airsoft Ltd) TFC LS101RX
The Fort TFF KY59HE
The Gaol Events TGE LE157TU
All Arms Airsoft TRA BB14PA
Invasion Airsoft TRO SK30AG
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
Valhalla Airsoft VAL KW163BU
Viperstrike Airsoft VSA DD81QX
Ironsight Airsoft (Woodlands Outdoor Leisure Ltd) WAC SO211RP
Sussex Woodland Activities Ltd WAL BN212BY
Warminster Activity Centre Ltd WAP BA127RZ
Wolfgang Airsoft Ltd WGA DE119HT
West Midlands Airsoft WMA WS11 9RU
The Worx Combat Centre WRX G847NJ
Sentinel Airsoft Ltd XSA HP53HB
Yorkshire Tactical Airsoft YTA S605UG
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.