Originally Posted by Locke
While I appreciate all of your efforts . . . I'm really just looking for something to have a little fun with.
I mean, I picked up a $20 spring pistol at a Canadian tire a year or two back, and have had a lot of fun doing a little target practice with it, and it's still working (somehow), and really I'm just looking for something a little more badass than that.
I stress, I'm not planning on doing any battles anytime soon, and if I did, it would be with some friends of similar skill and price range.
Basically what I'm asking is if there is any other site like buyairsoft.ca that I could order a cool loking clear plastic spring rifle, without spending tons of money, because this is really just for recreational purposes.
This is Airsoft Canada, not Clearsoft Canada. People on this forum collect and play with airsoft guns because of the realism factor, either because they're cool, for military simulation, or more 'realistic' skirmishing.
Bravo summed it up the best with regards to clear guns: If you want an airsoft gun for the realism, you don't want a clear one. If you want an airsoft gun because they look cool, you don't want a clear one.
The mass majority of players and collectors on this forum fall into that catagory. We don't have any interest in -nor any care for- cheap and clear airsoft guns.
If you want an airsoft gun in Canada that isn't a shitty Aftermath gun, it's going to cost you a minimum of $350. If you want an M14 that isn't a piece of shit, it's going to cost you a minimum of $600.
I'm not saying this to be a douchebag. Those are the facts. Airsoft is an expensive hobby. With VERY few exceptions (those being the one or two shotguns that aren't spawns from the depth of hell), the stuff sold by Wal-Mart and Canadian Tire isn't airsoft. Not even close. There's a reason it's called "soft air" and not airsoft.