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Place to buy an air rifle

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by lnz, May 8, 2016.

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  1. lnz

    lnz Tourist

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    Next trip, I'd like to bring an air rifle back as a present for hubby.

    Is there anywhere to buy an air rifle that is an easy bus / cab ride from Luxor?
    Are there any rules preventing purchase of an air rifle by a non-US resident?
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Wow... I am thinking about all the possible issues dealing with this.

    Heck, a guy was pulled off a plane yesterday because he was doing some intense MATH scribbling on a plane.

    sorry I can not help, but I sitting here shaking my head.
     
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    Check this out:

    http://pelletgunzone.com/air-gun-laws/

    I can't vouch for the credibility of the source, but they say Nevada has no air gun laws, meaning you should have no problem purchasing one. Getting it on an airplane and into another country is a different matter, but I would think you should be able to take it as checked baggage. I would definitely call the airline and find out what your country's customs rules are first.
     
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  4. Snidely

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    Air guns are basically toys in Nevada. Air guns are basically firearms and treated the same as real guns in New Jersey.

    The legal issues are not the purchase in Nevada but the transport home and how the air gun is classified and controlled at in your home country.
     
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    the bass shop attached to silver ton casino sells air guns upstairs.
     
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    You should be able to find air rifles in most of the bigger sporting goods stores.

    For closeness to Luxor: there is a Dick's Sporting Goods at Fashion Show Mall. About a $15 cab ride or you can take the bus. Their website lists the airsoft guns and rifles they carry and the prices look pretty good.

    A couple of blocks behind Bellagio is a store that deals in just airsoft weapons: http://windhorseairsoft.com/
    That'll probably be a $15-20 cab ride as well and you'll find a bigger selection and more higher end guns.

    THE IMPORTANT ITEM OF NOTE:
    "Are there any rules..."

    You will probably have no problem buying the gun in Nevada... BUT you need to check your local laws regarding use and import of them.

    Your profile doesn't say where you are from, but a great example is Canada:
    -> It is legal to own and use airsoft guns and rifles in Canada - you don't need any special permit or license up here to buy one
    -> But they are classified as "replicas" so you can't bring them across the border in to Canada unless you have a "Business Firearm License"
    -> And its the same whether you are ordering it online to be mailed to you or bringing it across in your luggage or vehicle
     
  7. lnz

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    Thanks for that great information. I'm in New Zealand and air rifles are much more expensive here. I'm still researching, but I think the airline is OK so long as the air rifle is in checked baggage and customs in New Zealand are OK so long as it is declared. Bit more research required here on my part, but looking good so far.
     
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    These links should help with information on importing them to New Zealand:

    http://www.customs.govt.nz/news/updates/Pages/amendments-to-the-arms-act-27022014.aspx

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_issues_in_airsoft#New_Zealand

    Looking on the Reddit forums it sounds like people are saying its not that hard to get an import permit, but if you don't have one and if you belong to a local airsoft club there is usually somebody in the club that has an import permit that you can ship the weapon to.
     
  9. lnz

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    That's brilliant, thank you! It's definitely an air rifle that I'll be buying rather than an airsoft gun. I can see from your links that airsoft products are much more restricted here than air rifles even though air rifles could do more damage. Maybe because airsoft weapons usually resemble serious kit, whereas air rifles are obviously just for popping at rabbits. Hubs was delighted with your info about Dicks Sporting goods in Fashion Show Mall. He doesn't need top of the range as it's just to keep the bloody rabbits off the veggie garden and he knows he may actually get the present this trip as I'll be at the mall buying handbags anyway :)
     
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