PNP Circular No. 11



Revised Rules and regulations governing the manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, possession, carrying of airsoft rifles/pistols and operation of airsoft game sites and airsoft teams (December 04, 2007)


a. Memo circular 08 entitled rules and regulations governing the manufacture, sale, Possession and Carrying of airsoft rifle/ pistol dated september 27, 2006
b. Implementing rules and regulations governing the manufacture, sale, possessio, and carrying of airrifles/pistols dated january 29, 1992;
c. Executive order no. 256 entitled “schedule of fees dated December 21, 1995”
d. Standard operating procedure number 13 entitled “Licensing of Firearms” dated October 2001
e. Memorandum circular number 99-009 entitled “Manufature and repair of firearms” dated March 16, 1999.
f. Memorandum circular number 07 entitled “recognition/operation of gun clubs” dated June 2006.


This circular prescribes the rules and regulations governing the manufacture, dealership, importation, exportation, sale, possession, and carriage of airsoft rifles/ pistols and operation of airsoft teams and game sites


This circular shall apply to all natural and juridical persons who intend to manufacture, deal, import, export, sell, possess, and carry airsoft rifles/ pistols which has been classified as a special type of airgun. This circular also sets the provision for the establishment and operation of airsoft teams and game sites.


Airsoft rifle/ pistol defined herein used includes battery operated, spring and gas type powered rifles/ pistols which discharge plastic or rubber pellets only as bullets or ammunition. This differs from replica as the latter does not fire plastic or rubber pellet.


Airsoft rifle/ pistol as herein classified as special type of air gun, shall be used in sporting activities such as war game simulation only. All airsoft rifle/ pistol shall not exceed 550 feet per second velocity using t .20 gram BB. Otherwise, and airsoft rifle/ pistol exceeding the prescribed limit shall not be eligible for registration.


All natural and juridical persons who intend to manufacture or sell airsoft rifle/ pistol shall apply for a license to manufacture or license to deal airsoft rifles/ pistols under existing rules and regulations of the Philippine National Police thru Firearms and Explosives Division of the Civil Security Group as provided for under the provision of Revised Memorandum Circular Number 99-009.


Upon the one-time registration with the FED-CSG, PNP for those airsoft rifles/ pistols with no serial numbers, a barcode sticker bearing a permanently assigned unique serial number shall be affivxed on a conspicuous part of the airsoft rifle/ pistol. Said barcode sticker shall remain valid for the lifetime of the gun.

Those airsoft rifled/ pistols with existing serial numbers shall be registered using their individually affixed serial numbers.

Duplication of serial numbers and/or falsification of barcode stickers shall be deemed as a vaiolation of this Circular which shall result to the revocation of any airsoft license issued to the holder.

Airsoft riFles and pistols must be painted with bright red or orange color at the tip of the muzzle not less than 6.35 centimeters in length.


Any person who desires to possess airsoft rifle/ pistol shall file his application in accordance with PNP SOP Number 13 entitled “Licensing of Firearms” except that minimum age shall be 18 years of age for airsoft rifle/ pistol. The one time registration for airgun shall be applied to airsoft rifle/ pistol. In case of transfer of ownership to a qualified citizen the required procedure in the transfer of regular air gun shall apply. A licensed airsoft rifle/ pistol holder shall not transfer physical possession of his registered airsoft rifle/ pistol until the application for license to possess airsoft rifle/ pistol is approved by FED-CSG.


A permit to Tranpsort (PTT) airsoft rifle/ pistol shall be required for the transport of all airsoft rifles/ pistols from the place of residence to any game or exhibition site. Application for a permit to transport airsoft rifle/ pistol shall be filed at the FED-CSG for metro manila applicants and their respective municipal, city, provincial police offices or at FESAGS.

The permit to transort airsoft shall cover a maximum of five (5) airsoft units, whether rifles, pistols or a combination of both. The permit shall be valid nationwide for a period of one year except in areas where there is prevalence of crime and lawlessness.

While in transit, all airsoft rifles/ pistols shall be placed in secured bags or cases.


Any person engaged or intending to engage in the import and export of airsoft rifles/ pistols shall first secure the corresponding import or export permit from the Philippine national police through the FED CSG prior to actual import and export of said items.


Airsoft teams shall seek accreditation with the FED-CSG. Each airsoft teams shall have a minimum of ten (10) registered owners of airsoft rifle/ pistol, a permanent address, a president, and shall abide by the Code of Conduct, Safety, and RuLes of Engagement for Games which shall be formulated by the Airsoft Association of the Philippines for airsoft players which shall be appliable and binding upon all, during games.


Prior to the use of a particular area as airsoft game site, the operator or duly authorized person in charge of the proposed airsoft game site shall request in writing with the Chief of Police who has jurisdiction over the said area for the conduct of any war game, simulation, shooting copetition or exhibition or airsoft rifles/ pistols.


Existing manufacturers or dealers and present holders of airsoft rifle/ pistol shall have a grace period or six (6) months from date hereof to apply for manufacturer or dealers license and to present their airsoft rifle/ pistol to the Firearms Management Branch (FMB), Firearms and explosives division-Civil Security Group for testing, and payment of the corresponding fees.

All licensed dealers or airsoft rifle/ pistol shall secure the ncessary permits prior to the conduct of airsoft rifle/ pistol show or exhibition.


All rules and regulations inconsistent herewith are hereby rescinded or modified accordingly.


Any violation of the above provisions shall be a ground for cancellation of the certificate of registration issued by the FED and confiscation of the item/s without prejudice to the filing of civil/criminal charges as the evidence warrants.


These rules and regulations shall take effect immediately.

Police Director General
Chief, PNP.


The schedule of fees under the Amended IRR (PNP Circular No. 11) are as follows:

1. Registration fee – P200 one time payment.
2. Permit to transport (PTT) – P360 for five guns, one year, nationwide.

Source: Col Napoleon Estilles, FED. 14 Jan. 2008;


1. The five gun limit for the PTT is the maximum per PTT. Even if you register less than 5 guns, you will still pay the P360. So it is better and cheaper to maximize the PTT by including at least five guns, simultaneously. If you do it piecemeal, it would end up more expensive.

2. The P360 payment was derived from the fees for real steel guns which is P360 also for three months, to and from gun club only. As a favor to us, the FED did not extrapoliate the current P360 PTT fee (for real steel guns) and multiply it by 4 for one year. Instead FED retained the P360 fee but EXTENDED it for one year, for 5 guns, for airsoft.

3. If you sell your gun and the buyer wants to re-register the gun in his name, we will pay for the registration transfer of P200. The buyer will also need to transfer the PTT in his name.

4. The PTT is nationwide and will entitle the holder to transport his gun through ship or plane legally, from regions 1 to 12.

3 Responses

  1. SIR,

    Greetings from the far North, Ilocos Norte!

    We would like to know if the processing of registration for airsoft nationwide the same as in CRAME and/or other PNP Provincial Offices? It is very clear that we have to pay P200/unit+260PTT+100 Notary Fee.

    Is the Executive Order No. 11 of the PNP-FED serves equally/fairly? Here in Ilocos Norte, other says that P1000/unit other says, P800 an some says, P700 w/o ORs.

    Hows that sir?

    Yes it should be all the same P200/unit+260PTT(max 5 guns)+100 Notary Fee. Pwede ata kayo nalang ang magpa-notary para mas maliit ang gagastusin. The P1000, 800 are too much. Please contact Atty Tiki Tabujara of He is appointed by FESAG chief Col. Maligalig, PNP to coordinate these matters with the other airsoft group. Atty. Tabujara’s contact no is. 09189017933

  2. Gud Pm Sir:

    Im from negros occ. most of our airsoft guns here were bought without reciept and no existing serial number.

    I would appreciate your advice on how to facilatate the registration of this guns consdiring the existence of PNP cir No 11 and further Camp crame is far from here.


    Go to your nearest PNP-FESAGS Office. They will facilitate your aeg registration.

  3. where do I register my gun …I live in Paranaque Bf Homes

    Your nearest PNP-FESAGS office.

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