The shop is located just of the highway and is very easy to get too with plenty of parking. Upon walking in the store the first thing I notice is that everything in there is brand new. From the glass cases to the paneling to hang up on the wall it was in pristine condition. It was also very clean and neatly organized. I was greeted immediately by one of the owners, Kenny, and after a little talk about who I was and what I was doing (namely this review) I was then directed to continue the conversation with the other owner, Steve. To say they were nice and polite would be an understatement. I was given full attention for nearly 45mins. Safe to say customer service like what we are used to on the north side when airsoft is considered is not going to be found here. Grade- A+
The shop seemed to be a decent size with a variety of gun manufacturers being sold there. Some of the brands include: ICS, CA, UTG and G&G. Talk of bringing Echo 1 into the store was discussed and was said to be coming soon. They had a pretty good bit of externals in stock and quite a bit of GBB as well. Everything was nice and clean and looked to be in good shape. Prices seemed very reasonable for not only guns and equipment but also bb's. There was no 400% increase in bb pricing with a rule to use store bb's. Grade- B The only reason for getting a B is partly because they just, unofficially, opened and the lack of variety. With time I am quite sure that will get fixed.
I got to walk the field with Steve and first impressions of that are quite good. All guns are required to have barrel plugs and full face masks are required (Hey it's public CQB get over it). The dead box was an actual enormous military tent and looked pretty much gnarly when it comes to kill boxes. No white-net square here. Plenty of space so you are not stepping on everyone's toes trying to reload. Upon entering in the field the first thing to note is the height of the bunkers, 10ft I believe. Next is the variety of bunkers used, from full scale partial buildings to tires, to wooden crates this place has almost everything. The quality of the bunkers is also great. Everything was held together with screws and no expense was spared in the design. All the bunkers were painted to be as realistic as possible and they did a great job if I do say so. While a little on the small side at 13000 sq. ft. SS Airsoft has taken what they've got and done some great things with it. I was told that 3 refs are on the field at a time one in a tower and the other two on the field. I was told many different types of game play are used everyday and props are always involved. Grade: A- just because of size
Oh where to start on the staff... In my talks with Steve I got the impression, and was told many times by him, he is about the sport which one can respect. Not only did he just say that, but also proved it by showing his appreciation to his customers by knocking off 20% to a guy and his son on an optics mount. Steve also stressed that he likes give-a-ways, (I'm sure this airsofter likes them more than he does though). He talked about promotions where he would post on facebook, "Next 5 people in the door get a free bag of bb's," or "If we have a last man standing game, the last man standing would get a free shotgun." Not only did I get the feeling that he thought it was a good idea I got the sense he actually does it. It was very obvious that he was there for the customer and the sport not the $20 field fee. They also said there was a tech on sight, but I did not get a chance to meet him/her or see their work. I was told that SS Airsoft was wanting to get together with other fields and stores and really help this sport grow. Grade- A+ Just a couple of great guys
Honestly I thought this place was going to be another GE, but I was presently surprised that it was not. I honestly cannot say enough about how the customer was treated just walking in. There was not a 30 min wait to purchase and item, there were no telephone games, and Steve and Kenny seemed eager to help. I also cannot say enough about the quality of the bunkers and structures on the field. Steve who probably weighs as much as I do demonstrated that when he comes up to a bunker he likes to have the bunker stop him instead of slowing down, and this bunker stopped him. It was solid. I was told that every gun is chrono tested and a log is kept. Safety seemed to be important to them, as it should be, and it looked like things ran smoothly. They had good quality bb's for sale and great quality guns. Only thing I wish would be different is the variety in the store, which I'm sure is coming soon, and a bigger area for play. Over all grade: A-
1 hr play- $10
all day play- $20
Located just off of Hwy 20 in Buford
Gun Rentals (ALL RENTALS ARE CA!)
Full masks required
400 fps Max
Semi Only inside of bunkers (this may not be true for "Team Night" or "Adult Night")
MED- 10ft (Encouraged not required)
Rubber knife kills good, even thrown knives.
SSA's facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000640285640&ref=ts
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