California Airsoft Law SB199

California has specific laws pertaining to the safety markings on airsoft guns.  The purpose is to distinguish an airsoft gun from a real firearm.

Remember:  it is your responsibility to follow all local, state, and federal laws.  The information here is for reference only and we encourage you to contact your local authorities to make sure that you are following the latest rules and regulations.

California Laws:

For airsoft rifles, shotguns, and other long guns the following are required:

  • A blaze orange muzzle or blaze orange strip 1-inch thick on both sides of the barrel
  • Fluorescent coloration over the entire trigger guard
  • A two centimeter wide adhesive band with fluorescent coloring around the circumference of any two of the following:
    • The protruding pistol grip
    • The buttstock
    • A protruding ammunition magazine or clip

 

For airsoft handguns and pistols the following are required:

  • A blaze orange muzzle or blaze orange strip 1-inch thick on both sides of the barrel
  • Fluorescent coloration over the entire trigger guard
  • A two centimeter wide adhesive band around the circumference of the protruding pistol grip that has fluorescent coloration

 Click here for California Senate Bill No. 199 (SB199) Documentation

 

Video Guide for Marking Airsoft Pistols

 

Video Guide for Marking Airsoft Rifles 

 

Page last updated:  January 25th, 2017

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