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Old April 30th, 2014, 13:00   #1
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Interview with Stealth of Airsoft Store Canada

I recently had the opportunity to conduct an interview with Stealth of Airsoft Store Canada about a variety of topics in the airsoft world. Below is a small snippet of the interview, but please proceed to Overhoppers, the airsoft blog I write for, for the full interview!

Dizzy (Overhoppers): How were you introduced to airsoft, and how long have you been playing? What keeps you playing?
Stealth (Airsoft Store Canada): My father purchased my first “airsoft gun” for me when I was about 6 years old. While it seems like a crazy idea, you have to understand that this was in Hong Kong where airsoft is a lot more prevalent. It was a China-made Double Eagle springer pistol and I didn’t do much with it aside from shoot it around the house a few times before being packed away and moved to our new home in Canada. Time went by and the gun made various appearances as a novelty item when friends came over but I was introduced to what most people associate as airsoft when I was about 15. I had started playing walk-on paintball a few times with friends in highschool before most of them discovered airsoft through Airsoft Canada Forums. The primary retailer back then was Tru Lai and as most players of that era fondly remember, he happily peddled airsoft goods out of his trunk at various Flag Raiders games. I bought my first “real” airsoft gun shortly after (A Western Arms Prokiller F3.9 and a Tokyo Marui MP5A2) and I’ve been playing for about 13 years now. Time flies.
Throughout the years, the reasons why I keep playing have changed. These days, I stay in the game because I appreciate the training and personal fitness aspect of airsoft. And let’s face it – it’s fun to talk sh*t and shoot your friends. That never gets old.

D: What convinced you to take the leap from player to retailer?
S: To be blunt, we were sick of overpaying for parts that continuously failed to meet expectations. With the increase of cheaper, more accessible airsoft guns in the Canadian market, there was a niche for tried and tested, high-quality parts with a pricepoint that matched the guns the parts were going into, being sold by people who actually used the parts.
The full interview is at

On behalf of Overhoppers we'd like to thank Stealth for taking the time out for this interview. Be sure to pay his store a visit!
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Old April 30th, 2014, 14:59   #2
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Nice interview. Stealth has an awesome rifle!
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Old April 30th, 2014, 15:09   #3
will always be Mike Litoris in our hearts
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Top notch interview. The question about local pick up made me chuckle. I met stealth once and that was the exact question I had.

I wonder how many of us here remember Tru?
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YOU. ARE. MIKE. LITORUS. And if anyone mocks you, tell them they can suck it!
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Old April 30th, 2014, 15:20   #4
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man has serious drawing skills too.
I futz with V2s, V3s and V6s. I could be wrong... but probably, most likely not, as far as I know.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 00:32   #5
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man has serious drawing skills too.
Naw man... that artwork is mine!

Random fact applicable to me only and not Stephen: Tru was my "uncle" at my first Flag Raiders game. I needed a legal guardian on the waiver lol.

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Old May 1st, 2014, 15:34   #6
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Excellent read! Thanks for posting
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