Are Sound Moderators Legal In The UK?

Are Sound Moderators Legal In The UK

One of the most common questions we get asked is “are sound moderators legal?” and it’s a good question because there’s a lot of confusion around the laws.

The answer is, yes. sound moderators are legal to use in the UK on air rifles under the 12ftlbs limit.

However, if you have a firearm, you would need the moderator or silencer to be on your certificate.

Who Can Buy A Moderator?

Because moderators don’t fire pellets on their own, some people assume anyone can buy one. However, buying a moderator is a lot like buying an air rifle.

Meaning you cannot legally purchase a moderator if you’re under the age of 18.

Where Can I Buy A Sound Moderator?

You can buy sound moderators from us in store, but we don’t sell them online because they cannot be shipped through the regular post. They instead need to be delivered by an RFD.

This makes them quite expensive to buy online (considering they don’t cost that much to start with). You’d get a better deal if you went to your nearest local dealer.

With that being said, you can get moderators from us online through our Pro Combination Packages, as you’ll be getting the rifle package delivered to your home or nearest RFD anyway. It’s just standalone moderators that don’t make sense to buy online (price-wise).

Do They Reduce Accuracy?

There’s a common misconception that moderators will reduce the accuracy of your rifle, and though it’s true that every moderator is different – that’s rarely the case.

In fact, if anything, moderators can improve accuracy, as they reduce recoil.

What Rifle Moderators Are Good?

Here’s some of the ones we include in our pro combination packages and sell in store:

0DB Silencer

0DB Silencer

The 0DB silencer is a very quiet and incredibly easy to attach silencer. The matte black finish ensures you’ll never have any issues with glare during the daylight and it’s so lightweight, you probably won’t even notice it’s attached!

BSA Silencer

BSA Silencer

The 0DB silencer, noted for its remarkable quietness, attaches effortlessly. Its matte black finish prevents glare in daylight, and its lightweight nature means you’ll barely notice it’s there!

Air Arms Silencer

Air Arms Silencer

Drastically reduces firing noise with no power loss – Attach the Air Arms Silencer in seconds to turn your rifle into a stealthy shooter that’s perfect for hunting, pest control and not annoying your neighbours.

The design is matte black, so you won’t get any glare when shooting in the sunlight. Plus it’s so lightweight – you’ll hardly notice it at the end of your barrel.

Weihrauch HW Silencer

Weihrauch HW Silencer

The Weihrauch HW silencer, renowned for being exceptionally quiet, is ideal for hunting, pest control, and garden use. Its user-friendly design enables swift attachment, seamlessly transitioning from regular to quiet shooting. Additionally, its lightweight build and matte black finish keep your rifle easy to handle and glare-free in daylight.

Air Arms Q-Tec Silencer

Air Arms Q-Tec Silencer

The Air Arms Silencer significantly quiets firing noise without reducing power. Quickly attach it to make your rifle ideal for hunting, pest control, and maintaining good relations with neighbors. Its matte black design prevents sunlight glare, and being lightweight, you’ll scarcely notice it on your rifle.

Whisper Silencer

Whisper Silencer

This sleek, high-efficiency silencer greatly reduces firing noise, essential for follow-up shots or discreet hunting. It’s crucial for large pest control operations, allowing undetected movement. The moderator, attached at the barrel’s end, lowers both air flow and pellet noise. It’s indispensable for hunters, recreational shooters, and pest controllers, easily transforming your rifle into a silent weapon.

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