Dragon Valley Membership Scheme
On the 1st of October 2007 the Violent Crime Reduction Act made it illegal to sell, import or manufacture a realistic imitation firearm (RIF) in the UK. It is still perfectly legal to buy and own RIFs - it is the seller who commits the offence. It is still possible for registered airsoft skirmishers aged 18 and over to be sold RIFs (which all the realistic weapons we use would be classed as) but the seller must to be able to demonstrate that they have exercised due diligence in checking that the purchaser is a registered skirmisher.
The UK Airsoft Retailers' Association (UKARA) have developed a scheme whereby appropriately vetted game sites are able to verify that individuals qualify to be placed on an independently-hosted database of registered airsoft skirmishers. Retailers are able to make checks against this database in order to verify the status of a customer before selling to them. Dragon Valley is a UKARA Registered Game Site as of 11th October 2007.
In order to become a member of Dragon Valley Airsoft you must be aged 18 or above and have attended at least three of our events in the past 12 months. All the events you have attended must not fall within the same two month period. For example, Joe played on 25th May, 26th Aug and 7th Oct and therefore qualifies to become a member, whereas Bill played on 12th Aug, 26th Aug and 9th Sep and therefore does not yet qualify as all his events fall within a two month period. If Bill comes along on the 21st Oct he will then qualify.
There are now two ways to register with UKARA:
On attending your third qualifying event you will need to provide us with the following in order to obtain membership:
Membership of Dragon Valley is renewable every twelve months at a cost of £10 as long as you continue to attend our events regularly. If at any point you fall below three events attended in a twelve month period your membership will lapse. Should your membership lapse or be revoked for this or any other reason we are obliged to advise UKARA to mark you as inactive on their database as you would no longer be a registered airsoft skirmisher.
In addition to the obvious benefits of being able to register on the UKARA database Dragon Valley membership will also offer other benefits such as retailer discounts, a streamlined booking process and early-bird booking for popular events like the Xmas Special.
If you have any questions regarding the Dragon Valley Airsoft membership scheme please contact us.