airsoft v. real estate

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 27, 2010 - 12:19am

made an offer on a really nice house today that would suck up every dime I have for the 20%. Was talking to my son about how we'd be broke if we bougth this place, but that i really really like it, and I can save some money afterwards. He was pondering it. Hmmm, he says. no money? preety much nothing, i say. Maybe we should just keep the money, stay where we're at, and buy some really high quality airsoft guns, he says.

Submitted by an on March 27, 2010 - 12:20am.

I vote for the airsoft.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 27, 2010 - 12:22am.

the kid is obsessed with airsoft guns.

Submitted by waiting hawk on March 27, 2010 - 7:45am.

airsoft. I would be broke buying ever thats me.

Submitted by Nor-LA-SD-guy on March 27, 2010 - 8:33am.

Geeze scaredy, Don’t you listen to the media ???

I mean they have been saying housing is falling off a cliff again all week,

But listening to two of my buddies up in the L.A. area who lost out on bidding wars they are kind of scratching their heads and saying What ?????

Maybe they know something we don’t though.

Submitted by Hobie on March 27, 2010 - 8:48am.

I'm all for kids being kids. Including BB/pellet guns, paintball, real guns. But I'm against airsoft guns.

They get very comfortable shooting at their friends with a toy gun and I'm concerned that someday when they handle a real gun they may forget and actually kill someone.

Some argue that it is no different than paintball. Not so. The guns are heavier, you usually play in structured venues, and it hurts when you get hit so kids tend to be a bit more respectful of the weapon.

Just my 2cents. Be Safe.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 27, 2010 - 9:52am.

so buying this house and being too broke for airsoft could save a life...

Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 27, 2010 - 9:52am.

so buying this house and being too broke for airsoft could save a life...

Submitted by ybitz on March 27, 2010 - 10:55am.

Nor-LA-SD-guy wrote:
Geeze scaredy, Don’t you listen to the media ???

I mean they have been saying housing is falling off a cliff again all week,

But listening to two of my buddies up in the L.A. area who lost out on bidding wars they are kind of scratching their heads and saying What ?????

Maybe they know something we don’t though.

Right on the mark. The media, and everyone who's not actually actively house shopping says it's a great time to buy -- how interest rate is low and prices are low. But everyone I know who is actually house hunting knows that prices in many parts of San Diego are still quite high and it's very hard to get an offer accepted due to bidding wars.

Submitted by sdrealtor on March 27, 2010 - 12:10pm.

Yes but where scaredy is looking prices have been pummeled by more3 than 50% and they aint going to zero.

Submitted by capeman on March 28, 2010 - 9:11am.

That's one smart kid. I'd go for the Whisper gun over airsoft though.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 28, 2010 - 10:28am.

both airsoft and real estate involve fantasy terrain. does anybody else or their kid obsessively talk about airsoft?

Submitted by CBad on March 28, 2010 - 11:07am.

Hobie wrote:
I'm all for kids being kids. Including BB/pellet guns, paintball, real guns. But I'm against airsoft guns.

They get very comfortable shooting at their friends with a toy gun and I'm concerned that someday when they handle a real gun they may forget and actually kill someone.

Some argue that it is no different than paintball. Not so. The guns are heavier, you usually play in structured venues, and it hurts when you get hit so kids tend to be a bit more respectful of the weapon.

Just my 2cents. Be Safe.

Totally agree with this.

Submitted by CDMA ENG on March 28, 2010 - 7:58pm.

When I was a kid my father took me out to the desert and I shot watermelons and gallon water bottles with a shotgun.

The experience was designed to shock and scare me into the realities of pulling the trigger. It worked on me. I had a shotgun in my closet from the age of 13 on (my father taught me how to shoot skeet). I never pointed at anyone.

Once a kid discovers that it is not a movie... The violence of sending a round down range. The bang... the kick... it usually snaps it into prepective...

Of course the experience varies on the kid...

CE

Submitted by Effective Demand on March 28, 2010 - 10:45pm.

Does the kid want a Systema or something?

As for kids and airsoft, in general I agree with the fact that it creates bad habits. The one caveat is if its a mature kid and you play ops over pick up games in a strong squad enviroment. Then they are learning teamwork and sacrifice in a very productive way. People get hung up on the gun thing, but that is all about proper supervision and teaching. I see far too many people too casual with airsoft guns, I think they should be treated like real steel both on and off the field as far as muzzle discipline and mag/safety issues. Very few kids are mature enough for airsoft, When you play the higher end ops (most 18+) it is a completely different experience than pick up games which are more the equivalent of paintball with far too many kids (paintsoft as people call it).

I'd save the money on guns and go to a few of the higher end events instead (Lion Claws or Op: Irene)

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