I recently had the pleasure of conducting an email interview with Stealth from Airsoft Store Canada. For those not in the know, Airsoft Store Canada is one of the more well established online airsoft retailers in Canada with a focus mainly on internal parts, but with a rapidly growing selection of external parts and accessories.
I for one vouch for the quality of Airsoft Store Canada’s items and their quick, helpful customer service, of which Stealth is the pointman. See below for my quick interview:
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.