Originally Posted by diamond_SEA
You can only truly appreciate airsoft when you are able to buy/trade and go to larger events. 3 years will go by fast.
This is completely true. If you can take anything away from this thread it should be that you should WAIT!. I discovered the sport of airsoft about 3 years ago when I was 14 and Hearing about the 18+ rules that were just coming becoming standard and extremely enforced. At that time I was a little reluctant but I soon realized that it was a good rule and I'm not getting around it. Now, almost 4 years later and I'm 4 months away from hitting 18 and I look back at the time I waited, got to know everybody in AAS, It was no time at all!
Getting to know them opened up a GREAT sales deal for my first purchase and they all mostly trust me before I even hit the field.
So take the time and wait, hop on your local areas forums and get to know everybody there.