So I played. Now I'm hooked like a fish.
Just wanted to say thanks to those on the forums here, at MAA and at XT for giving me the info I needed to get started.
I played 45 minutes of CQB at XT last week with some rented equipment, met some local players, got thoroughly coated in welts, and I loved every freaking minute of it.
I'll be seeing you Manitoba folks again soon.