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    AEG Suggestions for a Beginner?

    I'm wondering what you all would suggest. I have not even played one match yet. I'm willing to spend $200-$250 on a weapon. My total budget is $300 for gear, clothes, and extras (that includes the $250 for the weapon). I'm very new to the sport, so any advice is welcome. Also if you have any advice for what other gear I should get please feel free to add your imput. Also if you suggest a weapon please suggest what ammo/batteries/and accessories would work. Please keep into account my budget. Thanks very much!

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    G&G Combat Machine, take your pick of the style you want. They're in the $140-180 range, spend the rest on a nice battery, magazines, and gear.

    This question is asked all the time, and as of right now the G&G's are a solid choice for a newer player. They run like trucks, take upgrades down the line reasonably well, and shoot straight and far for what you pay.

    I'm sure the next half-dozen replies will agree.
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    He covered the gun choice and battery all so well. Anyone with a brain would agree

    You'll have around a hundred bucks to spare for gear camp mags and such. Unfortunaltey this isn't a lot. I'm going to give you sound aadvice here. Buy a pair of revision goggles off the bat for around 60, amd then 4-5idcaps with the rest.

    You'll have a sold gun, battery, goggles and midcaps. A good foundation.

    Camo and gear can be built up over time once you start figuring out if the sport is for you.

    So you know, the cheapest gear and camo is what the army used ages ago, Alice, LBV's, and BDU Tri-color and woodland.

    I think i've hit the points pretty nicely. I am speaking on very reasonable ground. Throw me a pm if you want additional help.

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    The above posts pretty much crushed it!

    Revision are good goggles or you can shop ebay for a deal on used ESS goggles which are very nice imo.

    That being said the next thing you're going to want is a HYDRATION SYSTEM! Running and gunning is sweet, but not if you're dehydrated! Find what fits you best from a simple strapped/molle hydration pack and bladder, a canteen or a backpack with built in hydration pouch! I believe most people including myself would recommend a molle hydration pack because they are much larger than canteens/nalgenes.

    Ask for your ammo, I'd recommend Airsoft Elite but that's just me - I'd ask around for more brands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver View Post
    G&G Combat Machine, take your pick of the style you want. They're in the $140-180 range, spend the rest on a nice battery, magazines, and gear.

    This question is asked all the time, and as of right now the G&G's are a solid choice for a newer player. They run like trucks, take upgrades down the line reasonably well, and shoot straight and far for what you pay.

    I'm sure the next half-dozen replies will agree.
    How is the durability with this weapon? I've seen some other weapons for about $200 that are full metal/metal and wood/and or metal and plastic?

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    Very Durable. Not made of full metal, but unless your trying to break your gun in half it shouldn't be an issue. What it really comes down to is the reliability of the gearbox. So far as a I know, the Combat machines are very reliable in this sense.

    Stay away from non M16 variants unless you want to spend more money on magazines, and potentially upgrades (although anything with a v2 gearbox is a safe bet for internals)

    Rule of thumb... never drop your airsoft gun (or real gun for that matter), even a metal bodied gun could crack if dropped hard. I've seen real AR15's have broken lower receivers, and those are the real deal.

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    Which goes to say, a sling is always a good idea!
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    Okay, thank's for the info. How many magazines do you think I should carry with me/purchase?

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    I wouldn't spend the $60 on Revisions when you can spend $5 and $10 shipping on a pair of ESS NVGs that are just as awesome. After the combat machine and goggles you're looking at about a hundred bucks to mags, gear, bbs, etc.

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    Those seem to be in the same price range as Revisions?

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