Below is a list of airsoft retailers for RIFs and also gear. Being listed here means that a member has had a good experience using them however always be careful when buying online and use Paypal payment methods where possible for that extra level of buyer protection (debit card charge backs are a pain in the ass). If a site is not listed here, it may be that I’ve forgotten about them, or have not used them.
All of these retailers are known to ship to the Island without needing a UKARA (which is not applicable to the Island, as much as any retail might require). Some retailers for their own store policy may require you to prove you are over 18 however. Make sure you shop around as shipping rates can be wildly different between retailers.
If you are purchasing from an company based outside of the EU (I’ve marked the international ones here with their country and a *), make sure that you add 20% to the value of your order, including shipping. Whilst you may not always get your package checked by customs, if you factor this cost in, you won’t get any unexpected customs invoices.
Rule of thumb, if it has got the name BB or BBgun in the website address, its probably a crap company who is not worth you time. On top of that, if you are ever tempted to buy from Special Airsoft Supplies, just go to cash machine, withdraw whatever you were going to spend with them, and set fire to it, because you’ve more chance of getting your money back from the ashes than your order or money from them.
RIF Retailers (UK):
Fire Support: https://www.fire-support.co.uk/
Land Warrior Airsoft: http://www.landwarriorairsoft.com/
Airsoft World: https://www.airsoftworld.net/
Airsoft Zone: https://www.airsoftzone.co.uk/
CAGE Airsoft: http://www.thecageairsoft.co.uk/
Zero One Airsoft: https://www.zerooneairsoft.com/
Patrol Base: https://www.patrolbase.co.uk/
JD Airsoft: https://jdairsoft.net/
RIF Retailers (International)
Echigoya: http://echigoya-guns.com/en/ (Japan)*
Impulse101: http://impulse101.jp/en/ (Japan)*
Red Wolf Airsoft: http://www.redwolfairsoft.com/redwolf/airsoft/Home (Hong Kong)*
WGC Shop: https://www.wgcshop.com/ (Hong Kong)*
Rainbow8: https://www.rainbow8.com/ (Hong Kong)*
JK Army: https://shop.jkarmy.com/ (Hong Kong)*
Gunfire https://gunfire.com/ (Poland, within EU)
Taiwan Gun https://www.taiwangun.com/en (Poland, within EU)
Empirion Store: http://emperionstore.com/ (Italy, within EU)
Many of the retailers listed above stock gear as well as guns, but the ones below are specific gear retailers.
Tactical Kit: https://www.tactical-kit.co.uk/ (UK) – All genuine gear, with all the real steel brands. When purchasing from here, make sure to pick England as your address (you may need to create a Paypal delivery address matching this) to ensure you don’t get EU shipping costs. Issue is with automated shipping quotes on the website. (Personal comment: my favourite retailer for service and speed of postage)
UK Tactical: https://www.uktactical.com/ (UK)
Military First: https://www.military1st.co.uk/ (UK)
Flecktarn: https://www.flecktarn.co.uk/index.php (UK)
Weapon 762: https://www.weapon762.com/ UK/EU store, selling TMC kit (highly regarded).
EBairsoft: https://www.ebairsoft.com/ (Hong Kong)* – very good if items are in stock, can be long delays on items if they are not. Try to use Weapon 762 first, who are their EU store.
SKD Tactical: https://www.skdtac.com/ (USA)*
Op Tactical: https://www.optactical.com/ (USA)*
Evike: http://www.evike.com/ (USA)* – Shipping can sometimes take a week or two.