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Daltez

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Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:34 pm

Questions re: Buying a gun in Japan/permits

This might have an obvious answer, as you need an import permit to import an airsoft gun.
But what if you go to Japan on a holiday and buy a gun there. Can you just bring it back with you in your checked luggage?

Or if a member of your family in Japan sends it to you here in NZ?

Do I still need to organise a permit?
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Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:51 pm

Re: Questions re: Buying a gun in Japan/permits

If the gun enters NZ it needs a permit. So if you have one you can transport it like you would any firearm. Poncho bought two hicapas in this way back in the day (from Japan).
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Post Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:27 pm

Re: Questions re: Buying a gun in Japan/permits

So I would need to organise a permit, even though im unsure of what gun I want to buy when I get to Japan?
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Post Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:45 pm

Re: Questions re: Buying a gun in Japan/permits

Daltez wrote:So I would need to organise a permit, even though im unsure of what gun I want to buy when I get to Japan?


Correct. You'll need a permit, which requires you know what gun you're getting, which will indeed make browsing the shelves a little difficult. I'm not sure how vague you can be on the permit. If I recall, they want to know the make, model and retailer for the permit.
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Post Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:47 pm

Re: Questions re: Buying a gun in Japan/permits

You can always buy the gun and have the store or your contacts in Japan ship it to you once you have a permit.

I have a Glock I bought in Japan being held by Cheerio which I should really get a permit for.

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