Originally Posted by coachster
get out to events and ask to molest, I mean grope, I mean handle and feel out guns that people already have before choosing your first AEG/GBB from pictures.
physically hold them to get a feel for different sized guns and see what fits/suits you. at the same time you can get a feel for what stock vs. slightly upgraded vs. severely upgraded guns look and feel like as well as come to terms on how much things cost.
I cannot agree with this more. Especially if you've never actually seen in real life what the size of the item is. I was shocked at how small the reciever was on an Armalite when I saw it in person...even more shocked when my 5'2 self saw the length
of the M16 I'd just bought...Saves you a bung-load of hassle.