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Old March 26th, 2009, 18:32   #1
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Hi, me and my dad used to live in Northern Ireland and had airsofting as a hobbie, but once we moved to Canada we had to sell all our equipments etc. now that we r here in Red Deer Alberta, we want to get back into airsoft again... and i have a bunch of questions to ask and i hope u guys cud help me.

1) I read that airsoft guns in Canada must have clear plastic on it...would it be legal to get rid of the clear plastic and replace it with a something else? or would it be possible to spray paint over the clear area,so its not visible anymore?

2) Is there any airsoft clubs in Red Deer Alberta? if so could you pls provide me with a website.

3) What requirements do you need to be able to participate in games? would a person under the age of 18 be able to participate in events, if their parents are with them playing?

4) Which website is the most reliable to purchase airsoft guns+equipment etc.


thanks in advance
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Old March 26th, 2009, 23:16   #2
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Northern Ireland, how lovely. Was your father associated with Ukara?
Never been to the north myelf, but the south is quite nice from what I remeber.

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1) I read that airsoft guns in Canada must have clear plastic on it...would it be legal to get rid of the clear plastic and replace it with a something else? or would it be possible to spray paint over the clear area,so its not visible anymore?
Yes and no, for an airsoft gun to be legally imported into Canada its restricted reciever part must be made from distinguishable clear plastic. Once purchased, you can feel free to paint or swap out the part if you wish. Its a little more complicated than that but I will spare you the long winded details.

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2) Is there any airsoft clubs in Red Deer Alberta? if so could you pls provide me with a website.
There is fairly large sized community for airsofters in Alberta, and a good amount of players from the Red Deer area. The forum of the majority of Calgary and surrounding area would be http://www.jocairsoft.com/, unfortunetly I am uncertain if the Red Deer group has their own boards.

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3) What requirements do you need to be able to participate in games? would a person under the age of 18 be able to participate in events, if their parents are with them playing?
Requirements are different for each host that hosts a game, some games are required to be 18 plus only, some will allow as young as 16 and some will allow under 18 with the participation of a parent. Theres no definate way to say what each and every games rules are as they do differ through out the different regions.

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4) Which website is the most reliable to purchase airsoft guns+equipment etc.
There are a few websites in Canada at this time, as well as this website. However the majority of retailers in Canada require that a person be 18 years of age or older to purchase from them. If you and your father are interested in discovering who some of these online retailers are, he should create an account here at ASC and apply for age verifacation.

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Old March 26th, 2009, 23:40   #3
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Three major clubs in Alberta. (starting from the south and heading north)...

1. Calgary - www.jocairsoft.com
2. Red Deer - RAAT (dont know their website address)
3. Edmonton - EAR (dont know their website address)

Alberta also has clubs in Brooks, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, and Fort McMurray

I believe Darklen and Canadian Psycho are from RAAT.
You can pm them on the ASC boards.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 00:46   #4
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Northern Ireland, how lovely. Was your father associated with Ukara?
Never been to the north myelf, but the south is quite nice from what I remeber.



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Northern ireland is good for the most part.. but the weather is totaly a bummer..my dad used to play with PredatorCombat, dunno if u guys heard about them, but their 1 of the best airsoft sites in N.Ireland....

Capt. T/O- while i was researching for an airsoft club in red deer since my dad wanted me to look for 1, i came across http://raat.hyperboards.com/index.php

a red deer airsoft club... my dad will try to get in contact with them, to get more info
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Old March 27th, 2009, 01:01   #5
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while i was researching for an airsoft club in red deer since my dad wanted me to look for 1, i came across http://raat.hyperboards.com/index.php

a red deer airsoft club... my dad will try to get in contact with them, to get more info
they would be the one
they also come to many of the games held in calgary as well as the Battlefield Games during the summer held in Olds.
The BF games usually attract quite a few players, mostly from Alberta, but also from Saskatchewan and BC. Last years game had over 150 players.
It starts in the afternoon and plays right into the night.

Hope to see you at BF5 this year, if not more.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 01:23   #6
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AH a fellow Red Deerian. If that be the case check out:
http://raat.hyperboards.com/index.php? And for those that don't know on ASC go to the Community tab and go to Alberta and scroll to Red Deer and you are directed to our boards.
Darklen is the guy that you should PM on those boards, or myself. I'm on there just about everyday. I go by the same callsign there as well.

Its still pretty slow right now game wise but things should start picking up soon.

Persons 16+ can play here with parental consent. Also we do not allow mesh goggles here, PB goggles are fine but we suggest you remove them from the rest of the mask.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 01:53   #7
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AH a fellow Red Deerian. If that be the case check out:
http://raat.hyperboards.com/index.php? And for those that don't know on ASC go to the Community tab and go to Alberta and scroll to Red Deer and you are directed to our boards.
Darklen is the guy that you should PM on those boards, or myself. I'm on there just about everyday. I go by the same callsign there as well.

Its still pretty slow right now game wise but things should start picking up soon.

Persons 16+ can play here with parental consent. Also we do not allow mesh goggles here, PB goggles are fine but we suggest you remove them from the rest of the mask.
ahhhh dam :banghead:means i gotta w8 another year, since im only 15, btw would it be possible if u pm me the address of the airsoft club in Red Deer? as my dad is interested in checkin it out
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Old March 27th, 2009, 02:32   #8
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ahhhh dam :banghead:means i gotta w8 another year, since im only 15, btw would it be possible if u pm me the address of the airsoft club in Red Deer? as my dad is interested in checkin it out
I also saw your post on our Red Deer boards. and its the one that I listed in my last post.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 03:09   #9
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I also saw your post on our Red Deer boards. and its the one that I listed in my last post.
i know that, but my dad wants to know,where can he go to check out the AS site etc and meet in person, to get some advice etc
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Old March 27th, 2009, 12:51   #10
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My friend you are in Luck, Alberta has a good community of players. Just filling in some missing info:

Edmonton and area - Edmontonairsoft.net

I recommend being registered on all 3 of the forums, it's a pain, but you are 1.5 hrs from either city (edmonton/calgary) so travel to larger events is very easy.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 15:53   #11
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My friend you are in Luck, Alberta has a good community of players. Just filling in some missing info:

Edmonton and area - Edmontonairsoft.net

I recommend being registered on all 3 of the forums, it's a pain, but you are 1.5 hrs from either city (edmonton/calgary) so travel to larger events is very easy.
im sure my dad would be willing to drive 1.5hrs, to go to a AS event. since hes used to it back in N.Ireland
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Old March 27th, 2009, 16:07   #12
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JOC is having an outdoor game tomorrow.
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