I never thought about it until my dad and I drove past some people playing in a far off field. My dad did his best to explain what it was and in my 8 year old mind it was LASER TAG THAT WORKS. A few years later my friend got a gun and I petitioned my parents for over a year until I got a 98 for my birthday.
It was exactly as I had imagined.(or better?) I just wanted to sneak around the woods and have fun, thats what we did. I have always tried to use "stealth" and minimal firepower so when I found out about pump guns from stockclasspaintball.com I decided it sounded like a lot of fun.