Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Wingman

Garden Plinking

Recommended Posts

Hi all

I fancy buying a CO2 pistol for a bit of tin can busting in the back garden but can’t remember what the law states on this. We’re quite close to a main road and slightly overlooked so a bit unsure if it’s a good idea especially given the realistic look of many CO2 pistols these days. 

Can anyone offer any guidance or advice please?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thinks you will find its totally lawfull to shoot in you garden as long as pellets stay in your property ,just make sure .

JB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its perfectly legal, whether its 'advisable' depends on your neighbours.
If they are sensible, go for it , if there are any issues, then its not something I would risk my ticket for.

It only takes one person to accuse you of shooting at cats, or birds, or to say a pellet has come over ect.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can buy 4.5mm bb`s that fragment on impact to stop ricochet`s so If a pellet or regular bb is then produced as evidence you can show them to be telling porkies. 

Edited by sportsbob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can also use the silver cake decoration balls made of sugar instead of bbs. They will not break glass and much less ricochet. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wonder if our American cousins are reading this. 😕

They'll be banning Spud guns and water pistols next. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Mr.C said:

Wonder if our American cousins are reading this. 😕

They'll be banning Spud guns and water pistols next. 

I am.  I don’t judge.  I hurt for you guys sometimes but understand it’s not your choosing.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go for it - what has it got to do with your neighbours? You are doing nothing illegal so if they want to waste police time let them - we pander far too much over what might upset others whilst we carry out a perfectly legal and harmless hobby. CID officer is my next door neighbour - we don't get on particularly well but I blatt away in my garden without even considering what she might think - mind you, in turn, her cats come every day and poop in my garden.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great thanks all for the info reckon it’s down to the gun shop to pick up a couple of CO2 pistols this week. Our neighbors are ok so hopefully all should be well. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, Newbie to this said:

Maybe give them a courtesy heads up if you get on with them.

It can't hurt to let them know what you are doing. 

But only if you feel it is necessary.

 

Good advice thanks 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got nothing to do with your neighbour as long as the pellet stays in boundary 

do you go round every time and tell your cutting the lawn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shoot from within your house, that's what I've done the pellet then will only travel 10 yards or so out into your garden before it hits a good backstop. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't worry about your neighbours they probably won't even realise what your doing, just use a little common sense and don't shoot if there out in the garden having a barbeque or party.

put yourself up a good backstop and enjoy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't tell my neighbours if I'm plinking or shooting targets. Nothing to do with them.

If they asked what I was doing I'd say so, but I'm going to tell them beforehand. 

Same as I wouldn't tell them when I last ate or defacated, non of their business.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...