When I was 14 I was looking on the internet for a Auto 9 replica and landed on a airsoft website and I was shocked and didn't know they were airsoft at the time and thought it was a black market for weapons since I saw a RPG 7 and was scared at the time in till I realize they were replicas.
Then I waited a few years since a friend of mine was shot in the eye and my parents thought I do the same. Then 16 came and the crapsoft I bought was amazing I thought and wasted cash (almost 400$). I bought a Well R6 at 16 and dry firing murdered it and I bought parts to repair but ended up wasting cash.
Then near 18, liukinhei got me into a Hamilton game and so our mini Hamilton group was born and then the story goes on.