Safe handling of air guns
Guidance on safe handling and storage of air guns and air rifles.
This leaflet is a guide to using and storing your air gun safely and responsibly. It outlines the current law on air weapons and explains what you can do to be a responsible user.
Before you start using your air weapon, you should read this leaflet and familiarise yourself with its contents. For the purposes of this leaflet, references to ‘air weapons’ include air pistols, air guns and air rifles.
Last updated 2 March 2020 + show all updates
Updated to add accessible html version of the leaflet.
Revised guidance published.