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Thread: Coolest Air-Powered Weapon?

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    Coolest Air-Powered Weapon?

    This is my personal favourite air-powered weapon, the FN 303 Less Lethal Launcher.
    It is essentially a really powerful paintball gun, only it fires fin-stabilised projectiles that are accurate to 50m.
    The projectiles weigh about 8.5 grams or 130 grains and travel at around 300 fps.
    Muzzle energy is about 25 ft/lbs, or twice that of a traditional paintball gun.
    Power comes from a 3000psi air tank that lasts 110 shots, and projectiles are fed from removable 15-round magazines.
    There are four types of projectiles available.
    The first is a clear impact/training round that has no payload, but is still very painful.
    The second carries a payload of permanent yellow paint for marking targets for later identification.
    The third carries temporary water-based pink paint, similar to regular paintballs, for short-term identification.
    The fourth carries a capsicum-based irritant powder that is twice as hot as OC and has a longer shelf life.

    As a Pre-Charged Pneumatic air gun, a firearms licence would be required, but all of the projectiles except the irritant ones should be legal here.
    It would be sweet to see those get imported into New Zealand.

    Here are a couple photos:
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    Cool just what i need at the upcoming riots
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    745mm its a pistol, good luck getting a PCP pistol into NZ
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    Hmm cool.

    I used to have an air pistol as a young fullah but that was for slugs..
    Inserted those little canister things

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilli_Dog View Post
    745mm its a pistol, good luck getting a PCP pistol into NZ
    And weren't flechettes recently outlawed by order in council? Time to hand in those evil Nerf guns boys n gals.
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    Why call it a weapon ?
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    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Under the labour govt, its black, it looks scary, and looks ugly to the point you have hurt my feelings showing it to me, therefore it must be a classed as a military style weapon so there is no reason the public should own one and therefore should be banned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilli_Dog View Post
    745mm its a pistol, good luck getting a PCP pistol into NZ
    It's not a firearm, so I'm fairly certain the pistol length rules don't apply.
    You would need a Firearms Licence, but that's about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwigunguy View Post
    It's not a firearm, so I'm fairly certain the pistol length rules don't apply.
    You would need a Firearms Licence, but that's about it.
    Actually, PCP pistols do not require a FAL, but PCP rifles do. The longer barrel just makes it too much like a firearm in muzzle energy. This restriction came in after a police officer was shot and killed by someone living the low life and using a PCP rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordite View Post
    Actually, PCP pistols do not require a FAL, but PCP rifles do. The longer barrel just makes it too much like a firearm in muzzle energy. This restriction came in after a police officer was shot and killed by someone living the low life and using a PCP rifle.
    That's interesting. Does that mean if you take a PCP rifle and cut it down to below 762mm that you no longer need a licence to own it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordite View Post
    Actually, PCP pistols do not require a FAL, but PCP rifles do. The longer barrel just makes it too much like a firearm in muzzle energy. This restriction came in after a police officer was shot and killed by someone living the low life and using a PCP rifle.
    That would need checking. I thought it was that you did not need a pistol license (B cat) for a PCP pistol as it is classed as an Airgun and can be owned on a normal firearms licence but it is still precharge and thus classes as A Cat. (Think that most of the people making these rules cannot tell a pistol from a rifle, from a hole in their arse)

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    Quote Originally Posted by timattalon View Post
    That would need checking. I thought it was that you did not need a pistol license (B cat) for a PCP pistol as it is classed as an Airgun and can be owned on a normal firearms licence but it is still precharge and thus classes as A Cat. (Think that most of the people making these rules cannot tell a pistol from a rifle, from a hole in their arse)
    No, PCP pistol is under the same restrictions for lack of a better word as a break barrel rifle. There has always been a bit of debate on the old airgun forums though as to how the Police would define a PCP pistol being that the level of restriction is the opposite to a powder rifle/pistol where the Police have been very forthcoming in declaring anything under 762mm a pistol

 

 

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