Back around 2001 I started getting into paintball due to someone bringing magazines to class and talking about it. I bought a bunch of paintball stuff then traded it all for a GameCube setup.
Not too long after that there was a paintball outing I was invited to and I wanted to bring my own gun. My teacher at the time had a Minimag in storage at his parents house and was willing to sell it to me. So my first time actually playing a game of paintball was with a Minimag. I then discovered automags.org and have been into 'mags ever since. I've actually watched the Automag tech tape with Tom Kaye multiple times