I played my first game in 1998 or so. It was a birthday party and we were playing with rented ACI Mavericks/Hornets. I remember hearing some people talking about Spyders and Mags, and a guy there had, to the best of my recollection, an RT Mag. He ripped off a stream of shots at the side of the building. It was impressive, and a little intimidating.
I only played a few more times between then and when I got my own gear in 2006. I wish I would have remembered Automags instead of buying an A5 (ended up selling it less than a year later). I recall a few dealers still selling the "Classic Automag" from AGD.