Airsoft Canada
http://triggerairsoft.com/shop/

Go Back   Airsoft Canada > General > General
Home Forums Register Gallery FAQ Calendar
Retailers Community News/Info International Retailers IRC Today's Posts

hi, new airsofter here

:

General

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 26th, 2008, 16:47   #1
spike666
 
spike666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
hi, new airsofter here

Hello everyone on asc,
My name is Maria, I've just started this sport not to long ago, a friend introduced me to it, along with this website, he told me its the best place to find information. Also, very soon I'm getting age verified.

I'm hoping you guys might be able to help me out with something.
I'm doing a presentation for one of my C.E.G.E.P. classes (an anthropology class) on the sport of Airsoft. I'm hoping you guys might be able to give me a bit of the history of Airsoft in Canada. I would like to know how it originally started, some of the basic rules that you guys follow for most fields. What else do you guys equip yourselves with to games, what gear, equipment, camouflage and other items you use. do you guys prefer milsims or skirmishes? What influences your choices of camouflage, is it the country, the weapons, or just a certain theme your going for? Also, where could i find information on radio talk, or the way you guys give out commands? Since I'm a fellow Canadian, maybe just a few comments on the state of the sport in Canada.

If you know any other site that could help me out also, that would be great!
thanks for all your help
~mia
spike666 is offline  
Old February 26th, 2008, 16:55   #2
TrueTGN
 
TrueTGN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brantford, ON
Send a message via MSN to TrueTGN
Ello.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airsoft

That'll help with the basic structure of airsoft. As for a lot of guys here.. weapon type and the camo they wear are usually personal preference/favour. It also depends on the playing area and what might fit in best, for example: you'd want to use shorter guns mp5/pistols etc for indoor close quarter style play and say you're playing out in the woods in summer you may want to play in something like CADPAT or US Woodland etc. So many choices and play styles.. im sure you'll get a bunch of responses.
__________________
www.jeepcentral.ca
TrueTGN is offline  
Old February 26th, 2008, 17:07   #3
spike666
 
spike666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
hey,
thanks for the link
it will really help, and thanks for all the info
~mia
spike666 is offline  
Old February 26th, 2008, 17:10   #4
ProbeJax
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by spike666 View Post
Hello everyone on asc,
My name is Maria, I've just started this sport not to long ago, a friend introduced me to it, along with this website, he told me its the best place to find information. Also, very soon I'm getting age verified.

I'm hoping you guys might be able to help me out with something.
I'm doing a presentation for one of my C.E.G.E.P. classes (an anthropology class) on the sport of Airsoft. I'm hoping you guys might be able to give me a bit of the history of Airsoft in Canada. I would like to know how it originally started, some of the basic rules that you guys follow for most fields. What else do you guys equip yourselves with to games, what gear, equipment, camouflage and other items you use. do you guys prefer milsims or skirmishes? What influences your choices of camouflage, is it the country, the weapons, or just a certain theme your going for? Also, where could i find information on radio talk, or the way you guys give out commands? Since I'm a fellow Canadian, maybe just a few comments on the state of the sport in Canada.

If you know any other site that could help me out also, that would be great!
thanks for all your help
~mia
Regarding rules, that's dependent on area and field. However, a lot of places where people play have a few basic rules that are the same, or similar. Eye protection is required, and the FPS of guns is usually capped at 400 or 450 for sniper rifles, and lower for close range guns. There are themed games that require people to use certain types of gear, but a lot of people just buy and use whatever they want.
ProbeJax is offline  
Old February 26th, 2008, 17:14   #5
Forever_kaos
 
Forever_kaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mississauga.
Just a few things to always keep in mind.
-Cannot import from U.S
-Be safe, most places only like paintball goggles
And welcome, good to see some 18+ new people coming.
Forever_kaos is offline  
Old February 26th, 2008, 17:19   #6
Mist3r.B
formerly Botchbomber
 
Mist3r.B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Montreal
Send a message via MSN to Mist3r.B
Quick question: Wich CEGEP?
__________________
Mist3r.B is offline  
Old February 26th, 2008, 17:19   #7
spike666
 
spike666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
thanks for all the info, this will help me very much,
and i hope to attend some games soon
i do know that it is illegal to import from the us, which can
make thing difficult, but once i'm verified it will help me to
get all the things i need from the classifieds.
~mia
spike666 is offline  
Old February 26th, 2008, 17:20   #8
spike666
 
spike666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
I go to Champlain in lennoxville
spike666 is offline  
Old February 26th, 2008, 17:22   #9
mike909
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ontario, Hamilton area
Heres some History

The history of "airsoft" originated in Japan during the mid-1970s, mainly because it was illegal to own firearms by private individuals. The first airsoft guns available were spring-powered replicas of firearms that fired 6mm, plastic pellets or BBs. The gun then spread to China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines and became very popular chiefly because of firearm restrictions in these countries.

The first airsoft guns were those air driven pellet guns, cap-type guns and spring driven pellet guns. The early Japanese air driven pellet guns were based on semi-automatic pistols. They were spring powered. The plastic pellet was propelled by air when the spring piston was released. In the cap-type guns, powerful an explosive cap was used to make the sound of gunfire and to eject the spent cartridge. In spring driven pellet guns, a spring was used to propel the pellet held between two small locks and released when the gun was fired.
mike909 is offline  
Old February 26th, 2008, 17:26   #10
Lakonian
kos
 
Lakonian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wherever.
Quote:
Originally Posted by spike666 View Post
thanks for all the info, this will help me very much,
and i hope to attend some games soon
i do know that it is illegal to import from the us, which can
make thing difficult, but once i'm verified it will help me to
get all the things i need from the classifieds.
~mia
A newbie with common sense? Holy crap.

Goodluck with your adventure into airsoft. You're already miles ahead of the other 'no0bs' who plague these boards...

Cheers.
Lakonian is offline  
Old February 26th, 2008, 17:29   #11
spike666
 
spike666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Thanks,
i was kinda given a crash course before i started,
thought it would be smart to learn some stuff before
i posted so i don't look like a complete idiot.
i appreciate all the help
~mia
spike666 is offline  
Old February 26th, 2008, 17:35   #12
DC_ACU
 
DC_ACU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Toronto ON
Quote:
Originally Posted by Forever_kaos View Post
And welcome, good to see some 18+ new people coming.
wtf theres probably more 18+ people that join every day, just everyone flames them untill they get verified.

and welcome mia. good to see more females in airsoft.
DC_ACU is offline  
Old February 26th, 2008, 17:37   #13
spike666
 
spike666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
thanks hope to see u on the field
spike666 is offline  
Old February 26th, 2008, 17:44   #14
LyquidFyre
 
LyquidFyre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Southern Ontario/GTA
Hi and welcome to ASC.

As for answers to your questions...

The history lesson is pretty much covered but as to what people prefer etc that's really up to the individual airsofter. Some like wearing a full kit for even skirmishes and some guys go with the bare minimum to carry their primary plus a few mags.

Milsims generally have you carrying a lot more for the simple fact that you're not going to have any scheduled down time or lunches etc. You should be self sufficient enough to last the 24 or 48 or however long the Milsim scenario is.

Didn't really give any answers did I?
__________________
Various BB throwers
LyquidFyre is offline  
Old February 26th, 2008, 17:58   #15
spike666
 
spike666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
no that helps too, thanks soo much
spike666 is offline  
Closed ThreadTop


Go Back   Airsoft Canada > General > General

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Airsoft Canada
http://triggerairsoft.com/shop/

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:45.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.