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Old April 21st, 2010, 15:48   #1
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Need help am new ( Toronto )

Stumbled across air soft, looks cool and really wanted to get playing it

I live in Toronto and I'm planning on getting a Air soft Sniper Rifle

just wondering if someone could help me out and direct me to where i can find a decent gun and other equipment i might need to get playing :tup:

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Old April 21st, 2010, 15:53   #2
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Stumbled across air soft, looks cool and really wanted to get playing it

I live in Toronto and I'm planning on getting a Air soft Sniper Rifle

just wondering if someone could help me out and direct me to where i can find a decent gun and other equipment i might need to get playing :tup:

cheers
Best thing to do is to get AV'd if you can so you'll have access to ASC classifieds were you can find full black evil guns from a variety of company's(TM,CA, RS etc), also a good thing to do is to go out to a local game and try out some gear and guns to know what you like.
EDIT: Get a AEG as your first gun not a sniper this isn't like COD lol
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Old April 21st, 2010, 15:56   #3
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There are plenty of places to get guns, however, I would highly suggest getting Age Verified first. There are countless of FAQs that I would highly suggest you read. You will be spending money in this sport so doing a little background research is not such a bad idea.

Also, as most of the FAQs suggest, an airsoft sniper rifle is not for people who are just starting off or for their first gun. It's just not practical. You can ALMOST get the same range, consistency, and accuracy with an AEG (Automatic Electric Gun) with minimal upgrades. For a sniper rifle, you will need to put a LOT more money into it to have it on par or more accurate/consistent/etc than an AEG.

Plus, if you want to use sniper rifles that shoot faster, farther, etc, you need to attend sniper clinics and be certified to use certain bolt action rifles.

I can see the attraction towards sniper rifles for a newbie because I too started airsofting not too long ago (Probably a week or so ago). However, I would highly suggest an AEG.
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I wish I could upload a few gameplay videos of me on Alliance of Valiant Arms for you guys to compare to.

I am not familiar with airsoft.

What my question is, does the element of surprise work on a typical airsoft match?
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Old April 21st, 2010, 15:57   #4
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Best thing to do is to get AV'd if you can so you'll have access to ASC classifieds were you can find full black evil guns from a variety of company's(TM,CA, RS etc), also a good thing to do is to go out to a local game and try out some gear and guns to know what you like.
I'm only 17 ( mature for my age )but i can get ordering some stuff off online sites etc.. i recently sold off all my paintball gear ( much too expensive to play )
i still have all my padding from paintball minus mask, so would you mind giving me a little check off list for what i need or might need?
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Old April 21st, 2010, 16:00   #5
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Welcome to the community. Please take the time to read the FAQs, and use the search function.

http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=88238
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Old April 21st, 2010, 16:04   #6
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I'm only 17 ( mature for my age)
wait until you're 18, and get age verified. We do not condone minors playing with airsoft.

Sure you could be mature, but it's not an issue of maturity, it's an issue of legal responsibility.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 16:05   #7
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I'm only 17
i still have all my padding from paintball minus mask, so would you mind giving me a little check off list for what i need or might need?
1. We don't use padding in airsoft, maybe kneepads but that's it
2. No matter how mature you are, you are still underaged. Airsoftis an adult activity. The mature thing to do is to wait until you turn 18.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 16:05   #8
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I'm only 17 ( mature for my age )but i can get ordering some stuff off online sites etc.. i recently sold off all my paintball gear ( much too expensive to play )
i still have all my padding from paintball minus mask, so would you mind giving me a little check off list for what i need or might need?
Well, the thing is, being only 17, you can't be AV'd. Most of the online retailers are all part of this community. Seeing that you are not age verified, they will most likely turn you down. Also, retailers and the Canadian Post people will probably ask for a piece of government issued ID to verify your age.

My suggestion, wait until your 18.

However, yes, some games allow you to play if you're 16, but that is only if a parent is playing as well.
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I wish I could upload a few gameplay videos of me on Alliance of Valiant Arms for you guys to compare to.

I am not familiar with airsoft.

What my question is, does the element of surprise work on a typical airsoft match?
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Old April 21st, 2010, 16:10   #9
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Talk to some of the game hosts, if you are lucky they might let you play or maybe just stop by and talk with some of the local folk.

Much easier talking with people in well, person
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Old April 21st, 2010, 16:14   #10
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Talk to some of the game hosts, if you are lucky they might let you play or maybe just stop by and talk with some of the local folk.

Much easier talking with people in well, person
this man is a true man

i had no idea there was age limits i thought this was like paintball just no kids running around screaming



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Old April 21st, 2010, 16:18   #11
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Airsoft can be terribly expensive, don't look at this as a year to wait. Look at it as an opportunity to learn about the sport, read reviews and above all save money for your chosen kit.

Heck airsoft by proxy can suck, but at least when you can come to the table you will be armed with an approximation of what to expect and a reasonable understanding as to the rules.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 16:20   #12
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As far as i know, paintball is also 18+ but you can get your parents/guardians permission by getting them to sign a wavier...I could be wrong. It's been acouple years since the last time i played it.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 16:22   #13
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Airsoft can be terribly expensive, don't look at this as a year to wait. Look at it as an opportunity to learn about the sport, read reviews and above all save money for your chosen kit.

Heck airsoft by proxy can suck, but at least when you can come to the table you will be armed with an approximation of what to expect and a reasonable understanding as to the rules.
money isn't really a problem with me right now it is looking at it in more of a *cheapo* kind of way

i enjoy hunting up north and trips can cost around $700.00 plus
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Old April 21st, 2010, 16:22   #14
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As far as i know, paintball is also 18+ but you can get your parents/guardians permission by getting them to sign a wavier...I could be wrong. It's been acouple years since the last time i played it.
Yes, it is. Since airsoft is more "underground," there are a bunch of liabilities and stuff that go along with it. Plus, you have almost exact replicas of real firearms to top it off.

Airsoft does cost a LOT of money. You might just think the gun is expensive but so is the gear!
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I wish I could upload a few gameplay videos of me on Alliance of Valiant Arms for you guys to compare to.

I am not familiar with airsoft.

What my question is, does the element of surprise work on a typical airsoft match?
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Old April 21st, 2010, 16:25   #15
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As far as i know, paintball is also 18+ but you can get your parents/guardians permission by getting them to sign a wavier...I could be wrong. It's been acouple years since the last time i played it.
I've been paint-balling for a year i have always signed my own waivers etc.. i just give my driving licence? can that subdue for the age restriction that has been set by ASC
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