Originally Posted by brock0
I'll play devils advocate and say this is not a good idea.
You don't know how to obtain a major portion of the merchandise - this is a problem.
The airsoft parts market is already pretty well served, considering I can think of 10 Canadian websites off the top of my head where I can get parts if needed.
The only way I could see a parts store being viable is if you get stuff that is hard to find in Canada... Race gun frames and quality slides come to mind and other such jazz which is tough to come by outside of Asia (and have it be cheaper than simply ordering from overseas).
You hit the nail on the head. You'll do fine if you can cater to boutique and those with money to spend.
"...However, if preserving the integrity of the gun was the only factor at play then clearly the best option would be to run a 0.0v Lipo and run around shouting 'bang'."