What exactly do you mean by "tight budget"?? Get age verified, and then you can check the classifieds for used airsoft, or if lucky, maybe the ocassional NIB. Having access to that should give you an idea of pricing. Just be warned that airsoft can be cheaper than paintball to play/maintain, but it is very, VERY easy to spend lots of cash on kit and all the bling.
As for Canada Customs, NOT WORTH THE RISK!!! Charged with smuggling restricted/prohibited weapons, criminal record, vehicle impoundment, maybe property seizures (if they assume "proceeds of crime"....it can get really ugly....fast. Oh, and you will not be allowed back into the US, and anything you order from the US will be opened/searched (you will be flaged).
Last edited by Sha Do; February 23rd, 2008 at 17:58..