I wish I could tell you the answers you wanted to hear. Well I could but unfortunetly I would be lying. As it stands an airsoft gun is not the most easily accesible thing to aquire these days. With retailers slowly withdrawing from operation, airsoft has become somewhat difficult to aquire.
To answer your questions specifically.
1. No, there are not. Well not really, there are but none that are near your location that I know of. There are a few smaller retail run shops through out Canada unfortunetly I cannot provide you any info on them.
2. That depends what type of airsoft gun you are buying. Sure an airsoft gun "can" cost $1000 but it doesnt have to. With the introduction of many mid to lower range asian cloning comapnies who take existing designs and simply reproduce them, airsoft has become a little more affordable. Although it has been noted that attention to detail or quality of material is not the greatest when it comes to clone'd or lower end airsoft guns. However as an addendum to that statement it should be noted that many asian based cloning companies are learning very quickly and making up for mistakes and bad quality control. In the end though, you still get what you pay for. The cheapest most inexpensive airsoft gun I can think of would have to be the kraken, its a partially clear bodied ak47. Availble from bass pro or sir mail order I believe. Although Ive never personally used one, for its cost ($170-$200) its not a terrible airsoft gun. A few additional magazines and a replacement battery with a midrange quality charger should all in all only set you back around $300. Significantly less than $1000.
Im sorry to hear that this websites rules for gaining access to buy and sell does not appeal to you. The ASC buy and sell section would has a wide selection containing gas, spring and electric airsoft guns. The prices are unregulated and but sometimes a decent quality airsoft gun will go up for sale for a price than even the shallowest pocket would agree with. Once again I am sorry to hear that you dont care for the process of age verifcation, there is absolutely no way around an in person meeting. Its not just about you meeting someone, its about someone meeting and getting to know you a little and maybe even answering a few questions in person for you. An age verifiers goal is not just to meet a person and check their ID. Age verifacation is not always guaranteed it can be denied if the verifier can give a justifiable reason as to why someone should not be verified. Age verifiacation is not just for the user, its for this websites protection as well.
Oh and before I forget, a little hint about buyairsoft.ca, stay away from them. Stay far far away from them, customer service is terrible at best, shipping is terrible at best, and communication is terrible at best. Although their online websites reviews may state good things, please take into consideration that they pick and choose which reviews go up and which dont. So if someone writes a bad review, they dont have to post it. Heck Im willing to go so far as to say that there is a good possibility that atleast half of the reviews done on their website are fake and made up.
On the topic of Zaeem, oh how I loath disgussing this incontinent little moron.
The jist of it is he was claiming that he had some sort of "legal" operation set up where he was able to bring in airsoft guns etc etc etc. When in reality all he was doing was taking payment and having the item drop shipped from the US to the buyer. Its not like he was even giving good deals. For example lets say Website A had such and such brand G36 for sale for 100 dollars. He would sell it on his website for 150. In reality when you think about it logically why would you not just order from website A and skip our little short bus riding friend all together? How did the guns make it across you ask? Well the simplest answer is that customs is not perfect, they can not inspect every single drop shipped package coming into the country.
I hope this has answered all your questions.
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