BY : TDS
Most of us are already familiar with the concept of non lethal firearms and a gas gun falls neatly into this category. A gas gun is a non lethal weapon used for self defense and other purposes, such as pest control and sport. Gas guns are guns that shoot projectiles with the help of compressed gas. Unlike live firearms, a gas gun shoots BB pellets pneumatically with compressed air or other gases that are mechanically pressurized without involving any chemical reactions, in contrast to a firearm, which pressurizes gases chemically via oxidation of combustible propellants.
For legal purposes various techniques are used during manufacture of gas guns to prevent the use of live ammunition, such as using calibers exclusive to gas cartridges, welding obstacles into a non-removable barrel and using malleable metal alloys. If you are considering purchasing a gas gun it is essential to know the legalities and operating practices associated with this type of non lethal weapon.
Although gas guns do not require a firearms licence in South Africa there are provisions in the FCA that treat the use and ownership of gas guns in the same manner as firearms. This can be from the moment you squeeze the trigger or your behaviour whilst in possession of your gas gun. It is vital that you know what the parameters are and maintain responsible behaviour whilst using your non lethal weapon. Gas guns are not toys! Below are some offences that can land you in real trouble with the law if not followed.
It is an offence to:
That being said, with responsible ownership and proper maintenance, you can legally enjoy your gas gun for numerous activities.
Here is a step by step guide on how to load your gas gun.
It is important to note for your safety that gas canisters should always be stored at room temperature and away from direct sunlight. This type of heat can result in the can expanding and in extreme cases, the can may rupture and explode.
When you are ready to take the plunge and purchase a gas gun, be aware that there are many options and you will need a gas gun that is suited for your intended purposes. Whether you need a gas gun for self defence, plinking, sport shooting, pest control or hunting small game Tactical Defence Store has the perfect gas gun for you. Talk to use and see how we can help you to get the most out of your non lethal weaponry by calling us on +27 10 023 0289/ +27 84 943 1686/ +27 72 533 1511 or drop us an email on email@example.com and out knowledgeable team of exports will gladly assist you with your purchase.