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Old February 8th, 2014, 19:01   #46
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Way way to much ! Just spent $800 on complete british mtp issue gear and clothing
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Old February 8th, 2014, 19:55   #47
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How do you guys spend so much on gear? AEGs I understand because there are infinite internal and external upgrades. Fancy scopes. Maybe even real steel scopes/accessories. Nice gearbox components etc.

But as for gear, you get a helmet, a vest, a change of clothing, goggles, and maybe rinse and repeat for different camo, I am thinking maybe $1G should be more than enough?
Then you're in for a surprise. People change gear over time or have a few setups, this isn't counting guys with at least one complete "impression" (WWII, Vietnam and such). As well, when you sell gear, you get next to nothing back for it compared to what you spent, then you go purchase something new if you already haven't
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Old February 8th, 2014, 20:03   #48
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We used to refer to it as the "airsoft thousand", basically gets everything you need to start playing. It's gone down in recent years to around $750 due to AEG's being cheaper.
You can play for less, but this is including gear, boots, good glasses, ammo, mags, gun cases etc.

BACK IN MY DAY shit was goddamn expensive. And I mean shit. A base model classic army M4 with handguards was $600!
A CA 249 was around $1200, and the G&P was a whopping $2000
Buddy of mine bought a TOP M60 from ranger airsoft with the conversion from bellows to piston and it was like $3500! For the world's shittiest M60 lol

Anyway I've spent thousands on guns and gear. And up until I bought my second PTW I spent more on gear than guns.
My UCP loadout alone was around $1500, but it included the sleeping kit, a point blank OTV, the new style goretex top and bottom, and everything else was 100% real steel UCP acquired before the export ban.
Multicam around $900

Changing camo becomes much more difficult as you get more gear. A plate carrier runs $600-$1000 with pouches....
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Old February 8th, 2014, 20:06   #49
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Lol just did some rough math, since I started playing more than $10k ...
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Old February 9th, 2014, 10:41   #50
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well well well ladies, airsoft in Canada will be more affordable than a few years before since there are more retailers in Canada now

however, what we need to deal with now are the Canada custom or local law enforcement since they are the group of people who don't want this sport being expend in Canada, getting the airsoft guns that I want is very hard nowadays except WE.......
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Old February 9th, 2014, 11:11   #51
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Once you've been playing enough you just have one or two guns you hang on to forever, so the cost of guns generally becomes less of an issue as you play since it's just an initial investment.
But I would LOVE if the cost of gear went down. Trying to build a green loadout and I'm staring at $900 of gear lol
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Old February 9th, 2014, 15:42   #52
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Yeah, but gear costs are not intrinsic to Canada. We are usually close or on par with the US. Not to mention you order almost anything online.

Law enforcement is not necessarily who doesn't wish us to play, it's more like an uneducated public. That's why it's so important we continue to promote safe and law-abiding airsoft.

What guns are you having difficulty finding? There's very few that are not available here, and many retailers will either do a custom order, or attach it to their next shipment. Also, many guns have an FRT#, so you can order them online yourself.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 18:11   #53
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Yep that old saw; "if only gunz waz cheep then moar airsofts".

Wrong, wrong wrong.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 18:36   #54
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Availability of guns and gear is better now than ever before. I really can't see how it could get much better.

Practically anything is available with respect to guns. I have a substantial collection and I have never had any issue getting anything I may want. All it takes is money and patience.

The same is true with respect to gear.. anything you may want you can get.

This really is a "golden age" for airsoft
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Old February 9th, 2014, 21:21   #55
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Availability of guns and gear is better now than ever before. I really can't see how it could get much better.

Practically anything is available with respect to guns. I have a substantial collection and I have never had any issue getting anything I may want. All it takes is money and patience.

The same is true with respect to gear.. anything you may want you can get.

This really is a "golden age" for airsoft
Too true. There are a few brands, or at least models that are still not readily available, or stupidly marked up, but that is slowly going by the wayside. It's better every year as well. New companies making better deals, bringing better product.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 00:00   #56
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Yeah, nowadays, the m4s are made of full metal. My old TM m4 was plastic except the barrel, buffer tube and iron sights. Leaps and bounds ahead.

But its still way too expensive here compared to overseas though. People elsewhere might have twice the AEGs we have here with the same money spent.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 00:01   #57
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psssh... 120-130$ for a TM piston in japan tax in.. you bet your sweet ass it's expensive here.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 00:08   #58
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How do you guys spend so much on gear? AEGs I understand because there are infinite internal and external upgrades. Fancy scopes. Maybe even real steel scopes/accessories. Nice gearbox components etc.

But as for gear, you get a helmet, a vest, a change of clothing, goggles, and maybe rinse and repeat for different camo, I am thinking maybe $1G should be more than enough?
Some people run 15k on their helmets alone.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 00:38   #59
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Better gear makes for better play. But you have to live within the confines of your budget.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 00:48   #60
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I think I'm at least 700-800 into my new 2nd line lol.
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