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Old February 23rd, 2008, 17:56   #16
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They probably keep it and have a flippin customs people airsoft tourney.

Anyways, as far as guns go, I got like $300. Paintball is more to play, but it's easier to find a place to play, and cheaper for gun purchases.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 17:58   #17
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well if your willing to throw about 50-100 more in you could get a jing gong of sorts from shootsoft

edit: dont forget you still need magazines bb's batteries and some other stuff to rly get into the fun
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 17:59   #18
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Well, I don't got enough money lol. I'm broke..

I'll be forced to go with Paintball.. :/

It's just so much easier to find a game..
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 18:01   #19
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sad to hear

what province do you live in?
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 18:03   #20
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Well, I don't got enough money lol. I'm broke..

I'll be forced to go with Paintball.. :/

It's just so much easier to find a game..
Stow the $300 and save another $300 over a year or two, and you'll have enough for a very basic kit.

P.S.

How old are you?
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 18:08   #21
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Old February 24th, 2008, 01:39   #22
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+1

Honestly, reading a load of FAQ's and stuff before really getting into the game has been really helpful for me. From one noob to another: when the vets tell you to read ALOT, they're doing it for a reason. It's a huge help. And from a $$ perspective....I must admit, I had (have) this problem too. It's an expensive game to get into, especially startup-wise. Ammo is a hellofalot cheaper than paintball, so you save a bit there...but as was pointed out above....you can spend alot REALLY fast if you're not careful. And games aren't that hard to find, man. There's CQB at FAC and Zeonprime's Sgt. Splatters outings, among others. On the plus side, it IS the off season...so you have some time before most big games start. Put the $$ you have right now away, save some more till spring, and then you can get going np!!

Oh, and age verification is key. Life got ALOT easier for me once I turned 18.

Cheers! Hope I helped a bit and didn't reinforce my noobness TOO much.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 12:39   #23
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it's not that expensive, you just need to have godly luck, take me for instance i got my gun and mags, charger and a set of fatigues, armor and pouches, along with a few extras and i have not quite broken 600$
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Old February 24th, 2008, 13:04   #24
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Get a Kraken, decent start-up gun, Bass Pro, under 200, 18+ though, they don't sell to anyone under.

Its an AK btw.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 15:05   #25
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Well, I don't got enough money lol. I'm broke..

I'll be forced to go with Paintball.. :/

It's just so much easier to find a game..
Haha! you think Paintball will be cheaper? Sure you can play for a few weeks, but then after playing for a few months, you would have spent well over the amount of money on paintballs and c02. Airsoft is cheaper in the longrun, but its expensive to get into, Paintball is really expensive to play because ammo is so expensive, and you have to wear gay colors and be around 10 year olds and drunk old men who come to the feild because its not private games.
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They probably keep it and have a flippin customs people airsoft tourney.

Anyways, as far as guns go, I got like $300. Paintball is more to play, but it's easier to find a place to play, and cheaper for gun purchases.
I think the Internet ate my post

I suggest the following

Find a game (it's the off season) but most airsoft teams and communities are pretty close and friendly. Go out to a game and ask one of the vets for a spare AEG. The majority of vet players will likely lend you their spare if you talk to them in advance and get to know them. Test your feet before you leap into the sport.

Next If you really want, it is possible to drive down to the states and bring up an airsoft. In the FAQS there are some excellent discussion on this and improving your chances of Customs letting you in.

http://thewarstore.org/

Every time I go to the states visiting family I drop down to that store. There are MANY and i mean MANY MANY Canadians who drive down for the weekend and bring up guns. Email them and ask for more information.


If you are still looking and can't do that try the Canadian online retailers provided in the links section of the FAQ.http://http://airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=49032

Try local gun dealers. Some gun retailers sell AirSofts (Edmonton, pistols and SMG only) I've only seen made in america models but they are better than clearsofts and most have upgrade options.

Canadian Tire... Let me explain this route. Each Canadian tire is independently owned. My friend in BC claims to have purchased a TM M9 GBB from a Richmond Canadian Tire. On a whim I tried my local Canadian Tire stores. Three of them in town Carry Made in USA Airsofts on top of the Pellet/BB guns and real steels. Each store will have different items.

I've read on some forums that some Walmart super centers carry Made in USA airsofts. I know they carry safety gear and clearsofts.

If you have 300-500 you can still get started. Generally all guns come with 1 locap mag. Buying 1 Hi cap will run you ~30 dollars.

Battery and Chargers can be bought incredibly cheap from your local battery world store. They can build you a custom pack for whatever you need. DO NOT BRING YOUR GUN TO THE STORE. Go to the internet and show them a battery configuration.

Hope this helps.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 17:17   #27
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USA-made airsoft guns? What gun might those be? As far as I know, all commercially available airsoft guns come from Asia.
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