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Old November 29th, 2005, 20:27   #16
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What you have to do to get any kind of airsoft; get age-verified, and contact one of the Canadian Retailers. See if they have something cheap that fits your needs. If not, sorry.

What you really have to do even if you're in the middle of nowhere, is follow the advice given here; get the proper permits anyway. Airsoft are still considered Replicas at the very least and that means paperwork.

Not advising the authorities, specially these days, is asking for the kind of attention you cant afford.
Your choice entirely.
Ok, I take back the 'I don't plan to get one' statement, and replace it with 'I might consider getting one'. How much do these permits cost and do they require a course? Also, once I have a permit, am I not legally able to import the weapons anyways? If not, how do the Canadian retailers do it?
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Old November 29th, 2005, 20:31   #17
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If you don't have one, you won't get one. Pretty simple formula.

Canadian retailers are going through brokers, with proper permits. I'm a licensed business in Ontario, and I can advise you, they're not very generous with these permits.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 20:32   #18
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Care to elaborate?
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Old November 29th, 2005, 20:37   #19
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Plain answer, you obviously dont have the cash or the time to spend to get an importation permit. Sorry.
And you're still looking at about $200 per gun for the cheap stuff. And... you still need to go throught the age-verification process.
Please read the Information section of this site? There are no cheap shortcuts for what you want to do. Many tried before.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 20:43   #20
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I can't see anything on the site that tells me how to get an importation permit. Also, is an importation permit and a replica firearm ownership permit the same thing?

Don't assume that I don't have the money to aquire such things, I never said I didn't. I am very kindly asking what, in my position, it the best course of action. Considering that I am buying upwards of 8-12 guns, as cheap as they may be, would an order that large be enough for a retailer to import for me?
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Old November 29th, 2005, 20:52   #21
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The film is a modern adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, in which the Queen is a drug dealer and the Rabbit is a paranoid schitzofrantic. Needless to say, the script includes it's fair share of guns.
Jesus, I want to see this movie :-D
Sounds wicked, anyways...

I haven't bought from these guys, but www.canadianairsoft.ca has a few entry-level AEGs for a bit.
Mabye, just mabye, you could borrow some from some local players, with them there. Remember, as the other people said, permits and other things are neccessary. You could ask some people in the immediate area, anyways... there should be one or two people.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 20:53   #22
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Nobody is telling you how to get the guns you want for cheap because of three main reasons. We don't know how, we don't want to, or it's impossible.

Most of us fall in the first category. We want cheap guns but we don't know how, so we don't.

If there are people who know how, they're not going to tell you because they don't trust you, can't be bothered to take the time to tell you, or want to keep a monopoly and make profit.

Or maybe it's just plain impossible in Canada. You do know that non-functioning items that look like real firearms are illegal in Canada right?

Yea, so nobody can help you so stop asking. If you must ask, ask a retailer, but I'd doubt they help you.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 20:57   #23
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Mabye, just mabye, you could borrow some from some local players, with them there. Remember, as the other people said, permits and other things are neccessary. You could ask some people in the immediate area, anyways... there should be one or two people.
My best freind is actually related to the owner of Wasaga Paintball, and he is currently looking into finding some lenders. I have to see how that developes.

The berretas on this site are pretty affordable! I might consider the guys for that particular part of my shopping list. :tup:
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Old November 29th, 2005, 20:58   #24
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You're welcome, anyways...
Remember, follow the appropriate rules. You don't want a SWAT team raining on your parade, it's probably not going to be fun...

EDIT: Try searching around. I don't have much experience with the movie business, but I DO remember a large thread with spiel about different people you have to hire to make the movie legally.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 21:17   #25
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You could always contact (email or call) a retailer and see if they'll import those guns for you.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 21:48   #26
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You could always contact (email or call) a retailer and see if they'll import those guns for you.
I do believe I will be attempting that. :nod:
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Old November 29th, 2005, 22:23   #27
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BTW everyone, I thought I had ought to post my website, so that I would seem to be a more legitamate "filmmaker" to you. Here you go:

http://www.farfromsubtle.com
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Old November 29th, 2005, 22:53   #28
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I just watched one of your animations, and I can honestly say I want those 3 minutes or so of my life back.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 22:55   #29
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if you have a licensed film production company a canadian retailer is legally allowed to rent guns to you, but you may not have in your possession more than 3 at any one time. this is contingent on you possessing a valid film production license as outlined at www.cfc.gc.ca and you finding a retailer willing to rent them to you. you can try specarms as Will does that (or used to anyway) or any retailer who imports. if a retailer has a license to import prohibited devices for film production (the one everyone talks about for airsoft) then that license is for the express purpose of rental to ONLY licensed film production companies. if you don't have a registered company nor a licensed film production company then you're pretty much stuck buying at retail.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 23:17   #30
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I just watched one of your animations, and I can honestly say I want those 3 minutes or so of my life back.
Uhh, that was uncalled for. Have you ever USED flash? I think the cartoons are incredibly impressive, because I use flash and know how incredibly frustrating it is.
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