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Old January 21st, 2011, 20:22   #1
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Can I do this or not?

Hello everyone
Some stupid, crazy idea came into my mind this morning.
I dont know if you ever have this idea...

If I CANT import a gun into canada,
can I order a gun on website (from Asia usually), tell them to ship everything
but the receivers and suppressor. Buy the receivers and suppressor
in local store,reassemble the gun?
(based on I read on FAQ, those two are the only thing I know that cannot enter canada, if there is more, please remind me)

I told my friend who played airsoft here for a couple of years
and he said he heard someone did it before but not personally done it.
so I just wonder if this plan works or not.

thanks
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Old January 21st, 2011, 20:27   #2
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Why bother to do that when you can just buy whatever you want here...

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Old January 21st, 2011, 20:27   #3
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yea, but the cost of the receiver in canada is gonna outweigh the cost of buying outside of asia anyways. Depending on the gun. Easier bet is to buy in canada.
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Old January 21st, 2011, 20:45   #4
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+1, most of these creative loopholes to get around buying in Canada always cost more in time or money. In this case both. Just buy whatever you want in country.
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Old January 21st, 2011, 21:27   #5
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It sucks ass that the US has a better selection and cheaper prices on Airsoft guns (see SHOT Show) but we just have to deal with what we got. Buying here is so much easier. I love being able to walk into a shop and try out anything i want before i buy it. I hate buying something without seeing it or trying it on first.
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 04:29   #6
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Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

You *could* buy all the parts needed except receiver which you purchase in country. BUT how much time and money are you willing to invest?

ie. Why would you buy a JG or something and put that into a G&P metal body? If you were say going to buy a SystemA Magnum/Revolution/Energy gearbox or something and put that in a G&P body it's probably slightly more worth the time and money but you still have the problem of other external parts like stock, rails, grip etc.

SystemA REVOLUTION drop in gearbox ~$450-500 USD
G&P Receiver in Canada ~$200-250 (average price I've observed)
Other parts ~$500

If you tally it up it easily goes way past the $1000 mark for parts alone. Now how much is your time worth to you? Would you rather watch the hockey game, have sex with your wife/girlfriend/mistress/friend with benefit, or do something else more productive than assembling a gun (granted I'm not sure how long it would be to put this together, but for a first timer it usually takes 3x at long to do something like this than someone who's done it a few times, based on my experiences with assembling computers).
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 04:31   #7
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let me answer your question... YES you can do that, but we don't recommend it.

WHY? because its risky and will cost you a lot of money.

Your verified, why even bother!
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 04:40   #8
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read his sig, he's obviously cheap and incapable of finding the events section or a local board, y'all surprised?

this has been discussed a million times, the price of guns is alot better today than it was before, with access to the AV section you can get a gun in your pricerange, and buy the upgrades you want overseas quite easily and on your own timeline/budget
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 05:06   #9
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read his sig, he's obviously cheap and incapable of finding the events section or a local board, y'all surprised?

this has been discussed a million times, the price of guns is alot better today than it was before, with access to the AV section you can get a gun in your pricerange, and buy the upgrades you want overseas quite easily and on your own timeline/budget
that's what I thought too
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 05:26   #10
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shipping what u like to the US would be a good choice!( if you ve got a buddy who has a permanent residential address there).
then bring them back at an appropriate time.
basically thats most cragslist gun sellers do.

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