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We believe that everyone should have the ability to hunt and provide food for their families. AirGun Tactical is your go to source for all your tactical airgun needs, such as Precision Tactical AirGuns, Powerful Big Bore Hunting, and Survival Defense related Gear which includes (SHTF, Preparedness, End of World, Home Invasion, and Apocalyptic Needs).

We carry both lethal and non-lethal airguns. We have listed the F.P.E. (Foot Pounds Energy) for all airgun rifles and pistols listed on our website.  Not only do we specialize in precision premium semi-automatic and fully-automatic airguns, we also carry some of the most powerful airguns in the world!

All of our items listed on our website we vet and stand behind, we have done this, so you don’t have to waste time and money and can get exactly what you are looking for without being flooded by a catalog of unnecessary items.

As an online consumer, we understand your concerns about privacy and reliability when shopping online. We take your privacy and security very seriously so you can feel safe shopping with us.

Our mission and purpose are for you, your family, and your loved ones to never go hungry and have the ability to survive in your time of need. “By failing to plan, you are preparing to fail” - Benjamin Franklin

Acts 10:13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

SP GUNS claims his older model .25 cal airgun with only 37 Foot Pound Energy (FPE) is lethal at 120 meters (393.701 Feet).

Warning: Never ever point an airgun at any person or living thing whether loaded or unloaded as this could cause serious injury or even death.

AirGun Tactical takes 11 steps to only include high power precision premium stealthy Semi/Full Auto and Long Range Airguns. 

No cocking or pumping in close quarter situations, no 2nd amendment issues, no license or permits, no waiting period, no gunpowder residue, no explosions, no recoil, and little no maintenance.

(1) The term “person” and the term “whoever” include any individual, corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society, or joint stock company.

(2) The term “interstate or foreign commerce” includes commerce between any place in a State and any place outside of that State, or within any possession of the United States (not including the Canal Zone) or the District of Columbia, but such term does not include commerce between places within the same State but through any place outside of that State. The term “State” includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the possessions of the United States (not including the Canal Zone).

(3) The term “firearm” means (A) any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; (B) the frame or receiver of any such weapon; (C) any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or (D) any destructive device. Such term does not include an antique firearm.

(4) The term “destructive device” means—(A) any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas—(i) bomb,(ii) grenade,(iii) rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces,(iv) missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than one-quarter ounce,(v) mine, or(vi) device similar to any of the devices described in the preceding clauses;

Warning: This is not legal advice, nor do we claim to be attorneys.  Please consult an attorney, your state, county, city, and local government regarding the legality of possession or ownership of an airgun in your personal situation.

Warning: Never ever point an airgun at any person or living thing whether loaded or unloaded as this could cause serious injury or even death.

If you are a felon who wants to return to hunting, there might be many obstacles that you need to face. The top one amongst them is owning and using a firearm.

So, what’s a close alternative to it?

Switching to a weapon like a AirGun is a great option. But, can felons own a AirGun? Here’s the answer to this question in detail.

Do AirGuns Fall Under The Category of a Firearm?

If you are a felon, you might know about the basics of firearms. Some of them include:

1.) Not every gun can fall into the category of a firearm. It is crucial to figure out the difference between the two.

2.) Just because it has the word gun does not make it a firearm.

3.) With a firearm, the bullet is fired with the assistance of burning powder.

4.) Anyone who has a convicted felony history, owning or using a firearm is strictly prohibited.

Laws To Own A Pellet Gun For Felons.

Every state has its own set of regulations and rules to own and keep a AirGun. First and foremost, a AirGun is NOT a firearm and therefore NOT illegal by any means.

To own an AirGun as a felon; there are specific criteria that you should meet.

Felons need to be of a minimum age of 18 or 21 years.

While there is no specific federal AirGun laws issued, every state follows its own set of regulations.

More than 50% of the states do not even have any AirGun laws.

All regions and states follow a specific law relating to air or AirGuns. For example, holding an air rifle or the air pistol refers to carrying a non-powder gun.

Since a AirGun is not a firearm, there is a different requirement to own it.

There is no requirement of a permit to buy such an AirGun, unlike what you need for a firearm. AirGuns do not fall under the category of weapons. This is why there are different laws to own it.

Age is a crucial factor to buy any ammunition, however AirGuns don’t use traditional ammo they fire lead projectiles like pellets and slugs.

Hunting With A Pellet Gun

Buying an air gun does not empower you to hunt with it carelessly. Felons need to procure a hunting license and only then do they have the permission of indulging in hunting activities. This can only be done in restricted hunting zones. Every state abides by and follows a different set of laws relating to this.

Are Airguns Considered Firearms?

The question of whether airguns are or should be considered firearms comes up more often than you may think.  When considering the good old youth standards like the Daisy Red Ryder or Crosman Pumpmaster, it’s plain to see that Airguns are clearly NOT firearms.  However as you get into the more modern, high powered PCP and big bore airguns, the lines start to get a little blurred.

It changges the conversation as it becomes less about how the projectile which goes down the barrel and more about the FPE Foot Pounds of Energy, long range capability, and precision accuracy that new pellet guns are achieving compared to ”REAL” traditional firearms.

Here’s how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have previously classified airguns:

“The term ‘firearm’ is defined in the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. Section 921(a)(3), to include ‘(A) any weapon (including a starter gun), which will, or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; (B) the frame or receiver of any such weapon….’ Based on Section 921(a)(3), air guns, because they use compressed air and not an explosive to expel a projectile, do not constitute firearms under Federal law – unless they are manufactured with the frames or receivers of an actual firearm. Accordingly, the domestic sale and possession of air guns is normally unregulated under the Federal firearms laws enforced by ATF”


As you can see, that’s pretty cut and dry. Or is it?  Where the federal government may have their official stand, that is not at all the final word! Let’s take a look at how the rest of the world views airguns and then circle back around to us here at home. 

UK, Canada & Australia

We simply don’t have the time to review each country’s position on airguns, but we’ll take a quick look at a few, starting with the UK.  In the UK, any airgun producing over 12 foot-pounds requires an FAC license, essentially classifying any airgun shooting over 12 foot-pounds as a firearm.

Canada takes a slightly different approach to accomplish the same end.  Rather than looking at energy, they focus on velocity and energy.  Anything shooting over 495 FPS and generating 4.2 foot-pounds or more is considered a firearm.

Lastly, let’s take a look at Australia.  For those who don’t know, Australia has some of the most draconian anti-gun laws on the planet! Quoted from Wikipedia: Airguns are – “regardless of action type, caliber and muzzle energy — are considered firearms for legal purposes; e.g., air rifles are considered Class A firearms and as such are subject to licensing and registration.” 

Other countries take different approaches like limiting caliber to .177 or even stipulating that all airguns must be smoothbore.  The result is the same, significantly limiting or, in some cases eliminating the average citizen from owning airguns that have any use beyond punching paper at close range.  But we live in the United States of America!

USA Laws

The United States, has the 2nd amendment which is supposed to protect its citizens’ rights, we would have liberty across the board for all things airguns.  Someone with that assumption would find themselves very surprised.  While the BATF clearly states that airguns are not firearms at the federal level, it does not prevent states and local municipalities from passing legislation and local ordinances that impose similar restrictions seen in other countries around the world. 

Take a look at the shipping restrictions section on our website: (HERE). 

Here are some standouts: 

In New York City, specific zip codes completely forbid airguns of any kind.  Other places with the same restrictions are Washington DC, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and those are just some of the big names.  In Illinois, any airgun over .18 cal shooting greater than 700 FPS is treated as a firearm and requires the same credentials and background checks.  

You can always reference our shipping restrictions page below, but we are not lawyers, and the laws can turn on a dime. Before you make your purchase, be sure to check your local laws to make sure that it’s OK in your location.  While it’s true that airguns are physically not “firearms,” it does not prevent state and local governments from treating them as firearms.