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Guide to Buying Airguns Online with Vector Air

Updated: Jun 15

Navigating the world of airgun purchases can be complex, especially with stringent regulations and shipping restrictions. At Vector Air, we're here to simplify this process for you. This guide is designed to help you understand the steps and requirements for purchasing airguns, including air rifles, air pistols, silencers, barrels, plenums, or other pressure parts from our store. Note that this guide applies primarily to Vector Air but is likely similar to most Registered Firearm Dealers (RFDs) selling online.

Pre-requisites Before Shopping

Before diving into our product range, ensure you have the following:

  1. Email Address: You must have an email address and know how to use it. This is crucial due to protection systems introduced in 2021 for "card-not-present" transactions. this means we are unable to take orders over the phone. If you don’t have one, we recommend creating a Google Gmail account. If this is too much, you will be better coming to visit us in-store

  2. PayPal Account: Especially if your debit/credit card is with Barclays, Santander, Nationwide, or NatWest. These banks may block transactions from gun trade retailers, but PayPal marks us as trusted. You can also access PayPal Credit to finance your purchase. - Create a Paypal Personal Account

  3. Vector Air Account: Create an account on our website. This will help you track orders, access customer benefits, and streamline warranty claims. whilst not essential, we recommend doing it

Shipping Restrictions (IMPORTANT)

Collecting from Store

If you plan to collect your purchase from our store, you can start browsing our website for products immediately. Just select collect form store at the checkout in the delivery options box

Home Delivery

If you want home delivery, there are some governmental restrictions to consider:

  1. England and Wales: Check if we can deliver to your home address by viewing our delivery map.

  • Green Section: If you're in this area, you can choose "Home Delivery of Restricted Goods (Airgun & Silencer)" at checkout.

  • Red Section: If you're in this area, you'll need to select "Delivery to Local Gun Shop (RFD) for Airguns, Silencers and Paintball Markers."

  1. Scotland: Different procedures apply; as Scotland uses a register system, you need an Air Gun Licence before purchasing and all guns need to be transferred to a Scottish RFD for you to collect

Vector Air Shipping restrictions for home delivery of airguns and silencers

Finding Your Local RFD (For Red Zone Customers)

If you need to use an RFD for delivery:

  1. Google "Gun Shops Near Me" or use this link.

  2. Contact the local RFDs to ask if they can accept an airgun transfer from us. Be prepared to adhere to their terms and conditions.

Shopping for Products

Once you have your prerequisites sorted:

  1. Browse our website and add your desired items to your basket.

  2. When ready to checkout, click the menu button, then the cart button.

  3. Read the important terms at the top of the page then scroll down to see your basket before clicking Checkout

Checkout Process

The checkout will ask you for important information such as your First and Last name (Mr is not a first name) use a mobile number where possible so you can receive tracking information.

  1. Details: Fill in your details accurately. This is a legally binding transaction, and incorrect details can void the sale.

  • Shipping Address: If using an RFD, enter their details here.

  • Billing Address: Enter your home address.

  1. Delivery Method:

  • Collect in-store: Best choice if you can visit us.

  • Home Delivery of Restricted Goods (Airgun & Silencer): For doorstep delivery.

  • Delivery to Local Gun Shop (RFD): If home delivery is not available in your area.

  • Non-Restricted Items Only (Does not include Airguns or Silencers): This option is for items like scopes or accessories that are not restricted delivery. If you choose this for airguns or silencers you will be charged more for your delivery to an RFD

Important: The clue is in the names guys, read them or be disappointed
Vector Air Home Delivery Checkout Option
Click "Change" then Choose the highlighted option


You can pay via card or PayPal. Remember, if your card is with Barclays, Santander, Nationwide, or NatWest, you may face issues.

For orders over £250, you might need to confirm the transaction with your bank.

Final Steps

Once payment is made, send us your ID if needed and keep an eye on your emails for any communication from us regarding your order.

By following these steps, you can smoothly navigate the process of purchasing airguns and related items from Vector Air.

Happy shopping!


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