Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
sodawater

Airsoft /bb Guns In Bangkok

85 posts in this topic

Just out of interest, are there any legal issues with owning or possessing a BB gun or pistol in Thailand ?

Actual BB guns are illegal or have to be registered as firearms though i've used one from Laos several times at the shooting range in an army base out by Viphawadi with no questions.

As far as I know there is no legal restriction on airsoft guns as they're classified as sporting equipment. They just have to be completely disassembled when they're imported then assembled by a technician here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just out of interest, are there any legal issues with owning or possessing a BB gun or pistol in Thailand ?

Actual BB guns are illegal or have to be registered as firearms though i've used one from Laos several times at the shooting range in an army base out by Viphawadi with no questions.

As far as I know there is no legal restriction on airsoft guns as they're classified as sporting equipment. They just have to be completely disassembled when they're imported then assembled by a technician here.

what exactly is the difference?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just out of interest, are there any legal issues with owning or possessing a BB gun or pistol in Thailand ?

Actual BB guns are illegal or have to be registered as firearms though i've used one from Laos several times at the shooting range in an army base out by Viphawadi with no questions.

As far as I know there is no legal restriction on airsoft guns as they're classified as sporting equipment. They just have to be completely disassembled when they're imported then assembled by a technician here.

what exactly is the difference?

Airsoft uses a hard plastic 6mm ball and doesn't always use compressed air to fire the projectile. Usually it is shot out at around 300 feet per second. Contrast that with BB guns which fire either a steel ball or a lead pellet that measures 4,5 mm. Depending on the pressure (BB guns can use either springs which results in less speed or air pressure), you can see anywhere between 200-600 Feet per second. There are also Air Rifles, which usually use 4,5 5,0 5,5 mm or larger lead pellets. These however are much stronger. You're talking about easily having the projectile leave the barrel at greater than 1000 Feet per second. These can be either pneumatic or spring operated. Another advantage is that they are rifled; greatly improving their accuracy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Airsoft uses a hard plastic 6mm ball and doesn't always use compressed air to fire the projectile.

then how is the bullet propelled if not with a compressed gaseous medium? :o

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, you have either springers or you have AEG. The springers are mechanically operated pistons that force air through the barrell. AEGs are pretty much the same thing but use a battery to run a gearbox that does the piston operation for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well, you have either springers or you have AEG. The springers are mechanically operated pistons that force air through the barrell. AEGs are pretty much the same thing but use a battery to run a gearbox that does the piston operation for you.

Don't forget the HFC-134A powered guns that have a small gas reservoir usually in the magazine that loads into the chamber to propel the bullet.

They rarely shoot faster than 350 fps.

My AEG shoots at around 400 fps and most people thought that it was excessive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well, you have either springers or you have AEG. The springers are mechanically operated pistons that force air through the barrell. AEGs are pretty much the same thing but use a battery to run a gearbox that does the piston operation for you.

Don't forget the HFC-134A powered guns that have a small gas reservoir usually in the magazine that loads into the chamber to propel the bullet.

They rarely shoot faster than 350 fps.

My AEG shoots at around 400 fps and most people thought that it was excessive.

I had already alluded to the hfcs in my original post to naam......but probably should have been more concise in describing them. Thanks for the help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well, you have either springers or you have AEG. The springers are mechanically operated pistons that force air through the barrell. AEGs are pretty much the same thing but use a battery to run a gearbox that does the piston operation for you.

that means in all cases the propellant is nothing but compressed air (or CO²) whether stored in a tank or generated by a piston.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Guys, I am from singapore and I am looking for a gun call NERF Vulcan, pls refer to the link for more details. I wonder if anyone who is staying in bangkok now can help me confim if anywhere in bangkok sells it. I am buying abt 10 pcs each. Because we have a NERF Player group in sg. Hope guys in Bangkok can help...

Vulcan

Longshot

FireFly

Clips

Vulcan Refill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder if anyone could tell me what the laws are in thailand regarding the ownership and use of paintball guns? If they are legal to possess, I was wondering where could I buy one...

Murg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paintball guns go under the same limitations as airsoft guns afaik, so they are fully legal to own and operate on private land.

Interesting that it was so many here that was playing. Might be time to set up either an english section or one of the bigger thai airsoft sites or a small website (forum and info) for expats in .th (or SEA).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is there anyone know the way to ship a BB gun to malysia ??????

i m looking to find a full metal glock 17 which 1:1 scale.

gas or eletronic also can, as i only do for collection, but it must be high quality and detail as original.

if there is anyone can offer to ship into malaysia, please email me thank you !!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
is there anyone know the way to ship a BB gun to malysia ??????

i m looking to find a full metal glock 17 which 1:1 scale.

gas or eletronic also can, as i only do for collection, but it must be high quality and detail as original.

if there is anyone can offer to ship into malaysia, please email me thank you !!!!!!!

I would suggest you check with WGC or any of the other Hong Kong dealers. And your customs agency if it's legal or not. (Or if the item have to he dis-assembled into two or more separate boxes to avoid detection...)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi guys ,i live at kelantan .Any body can help me to pass into malaysia ?You juz pass the castam at Rantau Panjang then i go eet you .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The best shop for airsoft guns I've found is definitely the one in Seacon Square. If you go to the cinema and then directly underneath is the shop - there are actually two. Thailand's quite an interesting place for airsoft; you can order Japanese 'Marui' brand guns through these Seacon shops (so there must be a main supplier in bangkok) but you can also buy chinese clones (A&K, Boyi, JongGong) which are cheaper and shoddy but also more powerful due to the Japanese companies adherance to strict laws stipulating muzzle energy (of the 6mm plastic BBs) not exceeding 1 joule.

The best airsoft magazine I've found is a Thai print 'China Guns' which reviews Marui and Chinese clones. Quite helpful for staying up to date with the latest models.

The tempatation is to buy the Chinese replicas (with realistic metal parts which Japs are banned from manufacturing) but sub-par manufacturing quality leads to poor range and accuracy. A clone M4 S-system AEG will go for around 7000baht and seem like a bargin until closer inspection reveals the metal to be tin-pot and the motor to last for only 30000 rounds.

I've never looked back since buying a Marui Gas Blow-back Sig for 8000 baht from the Seacon shop as Thailand has the perfect climate for gas (no cold weather to sap power). Before, I'd only tested the Marui springers - the GBBs are so much heavier, louder, and more powerful, I now prefer any GBB to my beloved Marui MP5 AEG even. On that note, the shop isn't great for after-market service. IMHO, all Jap GBBs need a metal top slide as the slide-catch eats in the plastic after a thousand rounds or so. There's no where I've found to cater for this.

There are many ranges/games areas in and around Bangkok - the one closest to Seacon in on Srinakarin road, due south just past Lotus Tesco.

I'd reccomend the Seacon shop for apparel also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The best shop for airsoft guns I've found is definitely the one in Seacon Square. If you go to the cinema and then directly underneath is the shop - there are actually two. Thailand's quite an interesting place for airsoft; you can order Japanese 'Marui' brand guns through these Seacon shops (so there must be a main supplier in bangkok) but you can also buy chinese clones (A&K, Boyi, JongGong) which are cheaper and shoddy but also more powerful due to the Japanese companies adherance to strict laws stipulating muzzle energy (of the 6mm plastic BBs) not exceeding 1 joule.

The best airsoft magazine I've found is a Thai print 'China Guns' which reviews Marui and Chinese clones. Quite helpful for staying up to date with the latest models.

The tempatation is to buy the Chinese replicas (with realistic metal parts which Japs are banned from manufacturing) but sub-par manufacturing quality leads to poor range and accuracy. A clone M4 S-system AEG will go for around 7000baht and seem like a bargin until closer inspection reveals the metal to be tin-pot and the motor to last for only 30000 rounds.

I've never looked back since buying a Marui Gas Blow-back Sig for 8000 baht from the Seacon shop as Thailand has the perfect climate for gas (no cold weather to sap power). Before, I'd only tested the Marui springers - the GBBs are so much heavier, louder, and more powerful, I now prefer any GBB to my beloved Marui MP5 AEG even. On that note, the shop isn't great for after-market service. IMHO, all Jap GBBs need a metal top slide as the slide-catch eats in the plastic after a thousand rounds or so. There's no where I've found to cater for this.

There are many ranges/games areas in and around Bangkok - the one closest to Seacon in on Srinakarin road, due south just past Lotus Tesco.

I'd reccomend the Seacon shop for apparel also.

I lived right around the corner from where you are talking about (and where the sister in law lives)....but I didn't know about that range. When I'm back in BKK, I'd be interested in going there. Could you give me an idea of where it's at? Like in relation to the 'clubs' that are there? Is it on the east or west side of the road? Thanks for the information.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is also a very good "Game Gun Shop" near the temple (Wat Bung Thong Lang) at the right angle bend on Soi Lad Phrao 101. The shop is located to the right of the entrance to a sort of industrial/retailing estate itself found on the left hand side about 100m down the road if carrying on straight at the bend (i.e. heading north). They specialise in TM GBB's and AEG's. Fair prices for both Thai and foreigners. They have a very good stock of TM guns and offer an excellent service.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

BANGKOK 24 May 2017 00:08
Sponsors
  • Popular Now