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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:48   #1
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Smile Hi, I'm new

To Airsoft and this forum.

I bought a $15 gun at Wallmart, then got the $30 shotgun and later that afternoon started searching for a forum.

I hope to learn a lot!
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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:51   #2
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Welcome to ASC
I'd suggest reading up a little
especially reading through this http://www.airsoftcanada.com/forumdisplay.php?f=21

You will find that the guns you have purchased are quite useless.

If you are 18+ You will be suggested to get "age verified"
http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=11473

http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=11474

If not then wait until you are.
Read alot post less, and use the search function

again welcome to airsoft canada
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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:02   #3
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How old are you??
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Old May 25th, 2011, 10:45   #4
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How old are you??
Based on the brevity of his message and price range/choice of guns, probably sub-16.

... but I could be wrong.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 11:00   #5
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Or could be a trolling troll? :O
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Real life comparison,

GBBR- bang bang -- Giggle

AEG-- merrrzip merrzip -- meh
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Old May 25th, 2011, 12:44   #6
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Welcome!
You found the right forum!


Fellow airsofters we all posted for the first time just welcome and move on. No need for putting people down. What a welcome your giving Blacklight!!
Let the moderators moderate.


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Old May 25th, 2011, 12:56   #7
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You found the right forum!


Fellow airsofters we all posted for the first time just welcome and move on. No need for putting people down. What a welcome your giving Blacklight!!
Let the moderators moderate.

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Was just speculating, like any speculating speculators (ok enough of that :P)
It's not like I was harsh or anything. Then again I assume your comment was directed to me, I might be wrong. Anyways
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Old May 25th, 2011, 13:22   #8
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Welcome!
You found the right forum!


Fellow airsofters we all posted for the first time just welcome and move on. No need for putting people down. What a welcome your giving Blacklight!!
Let the moderators moderate.


Tank
Yes, all of us started from nothing at one point in time. However, we do have a thread for introductions, and other threads on posting etiquette.

Having said that, I apologize for my comment above.

Blacklight, if you're 18+, then DEFINITELY get AV'ed.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 04:10   #9
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You will find that the guns you have purchased are quite useless.
Not quite, they made me look for something better, which got me here...
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Old May 26th, 2011, 10:17   #10
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Welcome to ASC and airsoft in general. For learning more about airsoft you've come to the right place.

It's a great sport, but unfortunately like many sports it costs alot to get started in, and due to liability issues is generally 18+ only. Some of the above posters were alittle harsh, but they were correct. The absolute minimum you'd need to spend for a playable airsoft gun is $200 and that'd be bargain basement. A decent gun would run $300-$400, a good gun would be $600-$700, with some highly upgraded guns going for $1000 or more.

As you can see from the above (very rough) prices, airsoft is not a cheap sport. It's generally accepted that the absolute minimum you need to get into it is $500, and it's usually more like $1000-$1500 if you go with quality gear. I've seen a few people do it for less then $500, but it takes a fair bit of time, effort and jury-rigging. And of course quality tends to be a problem at that level.

If you're 18 years old or older then I highly recommend getting age verified. That will give you access to restricted sections of this forum, including the sales threads, which will definitely help in getting the most bang for your buck, both knowing what to buy and actually finding it at a decent price.

If you're not 18 years old yet don't sweat it, just be patient, save your money and learn. That way you will be prepared to join the sport once you're old enough. If you are over 18 but don't have the kind of budget I mentioned above then depending on where exactly you live you may be able to arrange to rent/borrow guns and gear until you're able to afford your own.

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Me in my full primary kit
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