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Old March 28th, 2011, 19:24   #1
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New to airsofting in Canada


I just moved up to Canada from the US not to long ago and i was wondering whats the deal with airsofting in Canada. I would like to play up here but i dont know where to start. I am reading on these forums about like AV'ing and stuff and im totally lost. I have been playing for a while down south so i'd like to start up here. I am also not sure about the laws surrounding airsoft guns. When i came up here originally i brought up a few guns and had to turn back or surrender them. I would like to start playing as soon as possible, i have all my gear and a few guns that i managed to bring up. So i am not sure where to go or who to call but if someone could let me a hand that would be greatly appreciated.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 19:43   #2
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Right then, I had the same dilemma as you. I'm from here originally, but moved to the states for 12 years then moved back. Airsofted there for 5 years and had to renew up here.

Basically, AVing is being Age Verified, since airsoft is on a delicate scale here in Canada, we heavily enforce being 18+ in order to airsoft in our community. So, you go to another section of our forum titled "AV reps," you private message them, setup a meet and greet, show some ID, like a driver's license, passport etc showing that you are indeed 18 and over.

Once you are Age Verified, you will have access to the magical classifieds we have here, where you can buy guns pre-upgraded for about th same price you can buy them stock.

Unfortunately for those of us who are used to airsofting in the States, the price here is often twice if not thrice the price of an airsoft gun in the United States. Reason being all the hassle the retailers on here go through in order to get said guns into Canada.

However, an upside to airsofting here is that the red/orange tip is not needed here since that's not a law here like it is State-side. Also, GBBRs such as the Wetti M4, and so many more are available here as opposed to the USA.

Well that's my input, cheers and have fun. Only advice, do research before asking any questions, both search bars in the top right corner of the webpage are very helpful.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 19:46   #3
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Good day! It is great to see you trying to continue your hobby up here. Please have a good read through the FAQs and the noobie tank because if you have a question, someone has probably already asked it.

As for where to start, GET AGE VERRIFIED, what this means is an AVer just has to have a face to face meet with you just to make sure you are of age. From there you will be able to see everything the retailers have to offer to you. Go from there.

I assume you have some knowledge regarding to the sport so sign up for a game in your area, you can find upcomming games posted in here

Browse around and familiarize yourself with Canadian regs because everything is complicated up here with regards to airsoft

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