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Why ye all got into airsoft ???

  • 17-05-2013 10:30am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,377 Colash


    I'm just entering the sport to be honest . I haven't been to any sites and not taken part in any games . But I'm eager to start , soon . My local club would be tigerland in Sligo and I can't wait to get down there
    . Why did ye guys get into the game ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,040 ✭✭✭ Southern Dandy


    Colash wrote: »
    I'm just entering the sport to be honest . I haven't been to any sites and not taken part in any games . But I'm eager to start , soon . My local club would be tigerland in Sligo and I can't wait to get down there
    . Why did ye guys get into the game ?

    The reason I got into it is for my love of all things in modern military history from the battles to the hardware. And I always loved firearms so it was a natural fit for me.

    Another reason is I can get dressed up in full tac gear and not feel stupid :).


  • Registered Users Posts: 521 darren ff


    I started by collecting historical militaria but because most of the stuff I had was not for anything other than show I took up airsoft also.
    When the import ban for swords came along a few years ago airsoft became my main hobby. Eventually the realisation that these two hobbies were very expensive I had to let one go and airsoft won out.
    I have never looked back on my decision as nothing can beat the feeling of being geared up on a weekend morning doing one of the coolest things we can do in this country. It's nice to be able to shoot your enemies but being able to shoot your friends.....wins ,every time!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,177 ✭✭✭ Zomg Okay


    I personally got involved because a friend basically sold airsoft to me with his tales of skirmishes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ $kilkenny


    Guns :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 984 CpcRc


    Started with an interest in replicas. Then got talking with some friends at school about starting the sport together. About 3 years later, more interest and more friends :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,524 ✭✭✭ Rooky1


    A mate at work told me about it! He made it sound completely dodgy, so I ignored him.
    One of the Lab Techs at work started going and mentioned it to me and it sounded a lot more legit.
    So I bought a full ICS Mp5 package with 8 hicaps and 2 8.4v 3300mah batteries and off to Predator I went (Airsoft wasn't legal in the Ireland back then):D

    Never looked back. Love skirmishing, love the friendly atmosphere between airsofters. And love tinkering with AEGs.

    Now if only I could give up work and Airsoft full time:D:D:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 986 se conman


    I was doind a bit of service work in a place up in Drogheda and the store man told me about it, I went straight down to Why Dave(he had a shop in Drogheda then) and bought my first AEG. Love it ever since.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,432 Kashkai


    I love militaria and military history but with the strict gun laws in this country, I never considered getting a real steel gun. However when I saw my nephews with their aegs, I just had to get one myself (never heard of airsoft up to then) and haven't looked back..........or at my bank balance either for fear of a heart attack at what I've spent;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,040 ✭✭✭ Southern Dandy


    I love militaria and military history but with the strict gun laws in this country, I never considered getting a real steel gun. However when I saw my nephews with their aegs, I just had to get one myself (never heard of airsoft up to then) and haven't looked back..........or at my bank balance either for fear of a heart attack at what I've spent;)


    Ahhhhhhh I remember it well when prosperous dave first popped up here, full of questions, curiosity, excitement and now look at him.....

    I heard he sold a kidney to get a new airsoft pistol :)......


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,432 Kashkai


    Ahhhhhhh I remember it well when prosperous dave first popped up here, full of questions, curiosity, excitement and now look at him.....

    I heard he sold a kidney to get a new airsoft pistol :)......

    Nah, I sold the wife......but she was only worth a half bottle of bb's:D

    Every time I buy another pistol/aeg, I say "it's the last one", but then I see another new pistol from Marui or a bargain on the adverts thread and there I go again. Well at least I put them to good use!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 521 darren ff


    Every time I buy another pistol/aeg, I say "it's the last one", but then I see another new pistol from Marui or a bargain on the adverts thread and there I go again. Well at least I put them to good use![/QUOTE]

    It's a disease! pacman.gif


  • Registered Users Posts: 521 darren ff


    Rooky1 wrote: »
    A mate at work told me about it! He made it sound completely dodgy, so I ignored him.
    One of the Lab Techs at work started going and mentioned it to me and it sounded a lot more legit.
    So I bought a full ICS Mp5 package with 8 hicaps and 2 8.4v 3300mah batteries and off to Predator I went (Airsoft wasn't legal in the Ireland back then):D

    Never looked back. Love skirmishing, love the friendly atmosphere between airsofters. And love tinkering with AEGs.

    Now if only I could give up work and Airsoft full time:D:D:D
    Bet you where an airsoft whizz kid even back then Rookypacman.gifpacman.gifpacman.gif


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,524 ✭✭✭ Rooky1


    darren ff wrote: »
    Bet you where an airsoft whizz kid even back then Rookypacman.gifpacman.gifpacman.gif

    I wish matey. A steep learning curve:-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,061 ✭✭✭ whydave


    Colash wrote: »
    Why did ye guys get into the game ?

    For me it was the Girls......:cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,524 ✭✭✭ Rooky1


    whydave wrote: »
    For me it was the Girls......:cool:

    How did that work out for you??


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,061 ✭✭✭ whydave


    Why do you hurt me ?????? :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,160 Inari


    Purely because of the guns. Skirmishing was very much an after-thought for me. If the skirmishing side of airsoft didn't exist, I'd still own pretty much all of my guns.

    I have two brothers, and we used to play with toy guns (whether they were dart guns, plastic guns with an elastic band firing-mech, cap guns or ones made out of K'NEX) - they just look cool. I don't know what it is about 'em, and I won't pretend to understand it. Anyway I was walking around Toys 4 Big Boys in 2009 and came across Wildcat's stall that had a replica Beretta M9...it looked pretty cool, and my better half asked if I wanted it for my 18th. Then we saw an airsoft stall, and there was another replica of an M9...only on this one you could take out the magazine and rack the slide; two things missing from all other previous toy guns. I was sold. Best birthday present ever. What better way to celebrate adulthood than with a gun!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,928 ✭✭✭ VenomIreland


    My friend had been interested in it for a long while and so eventually we went to HRTA (think it was someone's birthday party), I ended up really enjoying it so I spent the next few years annoying my parents to let me get my own stuff. Eventually they gave in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 399 ✭✭ J-W



    I was always into firearms and military history, did a little hunting with friends and loved the thrill of the stalk. In all honesty if you’re a stealthy type you can get an outrageous trill sneaking behind enemy lines or setting up an ambush.

    The thought of shooting someone for real disgusts me but shooting them with BB's is great :) people hunt back they are as good as you and that makes the challenge much greater and so the rewards.

    Also on a plus I can’t go to gyms I get board fast , since I started Airsofting about 1 year I've lost nearly 2 stone. It’s a workout but you don't feel the time passing.

    Love it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24 ✭✭✭ Miss_Kitami


    First post on the site, but anyway. I'm only getting into it, but for me it's kind of three things that make it appeal to me.

    1. I was a rock climber, caver, and fell-runner for almost a decade before my health put paid to that. And I'm really missing having an outdoor activity. So airsoft appeals because I can take it at my own pace, (slower than most) but still be competitive by working hard to become good at it, and of course make new friends who I can then shoot.

    2: I love tinkering. I spent weeks modding and repainting nerfs in to Steampunk props for a group of friends, I build my own PCs etc. So the idea of a thing that I can mess around with, upgrade, improve, and then use...heaven.

    3: One of my best friends plays semi-regularly at Red Barn (? Near Bray) and he raves about it, of course he instantly hooked me by letting me fire a few test shots off from his M4 and 1911. Instant slobbering addict.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 986 se conman


    First post on the site, but anyway. I'm only getting into it, but for me it's kind of three things that make it appeal to me.


    3: One of my best friends plays semi-regularly at Red Barn (? Near Bray) and he raves about it, of course he instantly hooked me by letting me fire a few test shots off from his M4 and 1911. Instant slobbering addict.

    RedBarn is outside Swords, north of the airport, and welcome to Airsoft.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24 ✭✭✭ Miss_Kitami


    se conman wrote: »
    RedBarn is outside Swords, north of the airport, and welcome to Airsoft.

    I'm from Cork originally, and after 6 years I still barely know the area outside of the city center and the Maynooth area.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ tommyboy_71


    My buddy showed my his Styer he bought at TFBB and I went out and ought my beloved MP5SD6. It was truly love at first sight.


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