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Old November 5th, 2011, 20:20   #1
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Hi there...I am trying to find a place for my 14-year old son to play Airsoft? We live in the Halton Hills, ON area...can you help me out?? Thanks..
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Old November 5th, 2011, 20:33   #2
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Airsoft is for 18 and older. Some places accept 16+ . What would be the best for his age would be Nerf guns or video games
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Old November 5th, 2011, 20:59   #3
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Contact the game organisers there.

14 is probably too young though, this isn't as accessible as paintball for the 18- crowd.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 20:59   #4
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I'm going to chime in as well.

I have played against kids. I really don't have a problem with it. BUT, like all firearms sports (and airsoft is no different), each person must be completely responsible for their actions both socially and legally.

A person under the age of 18 is not legally responsible for their actions, therefore, even if you find a field in ON which allows a minor to play (super rare), it is likely that the you as the parent must participate as well and be in DIRECT supervision of your child. This means, you two would be a team, if your kid gets hit, you call hit, and you both go respawn.

The above is a VERY weak work around in the rare situations where a veteran airsofter with multiple years of hosting under their belt has been allowed by the community to have their kid attend games with them. So unless you are going to be active in the community, don't expect your kid to be able to play until they are at the right age.

To wrap it up: Shooting in your backyard in many areas in ON is illegal by By-Law, so check your laws in your area, also inform your neighbors. I like to encourage firearm activities to all ages, but some sports have an age limits to protect everyone who participates, and again, airsoft is no exception.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 22:04   #5
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Too young....

Thanks for the responses about the age thing!! He has buddies from school who are playing somewhere near Niagara Falls....so I was curious if there was anywhere near Halton Hills that he could do some shooting practice, or anything for him to do to get involved with airsoft. Right now we just let him shoot at the farm. Thanks again.....
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Old November 6th, 2011, 17:00   #6
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The best way for your son to get involved in airsoft is for YOU to get involved in airsoft.

You get your son to engage in a healthy, fun activity and spend time with him as a bonus. It'll be four years before he is able to play on most fields without parental supervision.

So if you come out and get to know the local community, you'll likely wind up finding places to play that can involve your son as long as you're present.
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The best way for your son to get involved in airsoft is for YOU to get involved in airsoft.

You get your son to engage in a healthy, fun activity and spend time with him as a bonus. It'll be four years before he is able to play on most fields without parental supervision.

So if you come out and get to know the local community, you'll likely wind up finding places to play that can involve your son as long as you're present.
This is great advice.
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