Its understandable that your price conscious but keep in mind that in order to really get the thrill and enjoyment out of airsoft you will need to pay for it. You can't really get the feel of it with the bottom tier guns as they will not last long enough for you to really get your monies worth. The adage "Buy cheap buy twice" applies to airsoft in the strictest sense.
There is no rush for you to get one now, save whatever money you have and keep pooling your money in a piggy bank of sort and with this time you can research this sport and the guns involved so you can make an educated decision when purchase time comes. Keep in mind that in order to play you will also need to invest in a number of other mandatory as well as optional items to purchase. Mandatory includes goggles, batteries (you will need aftermarket batteries, the ones that come with a new gun are craaaaaaaap), a good quality charger (see note about the stock batteries), good pair of boots (this may be the most important part of your kit after your goggles), then after you compile those you can get into things like BDU (Battle Dress Uniform, camo in lamens terms) tactical vests to carry your gear around, extra magazines, and I could keep going on and on but that should give you an idea.
So again, if your on a budget just take it slowly and don't be afraid to buy a $500 gun because even if you don't like it, as long as you didn't FUBAR the gun it retains its resale value.
My trust is in whiskey, in weed and in Slayer, its GODDAMN ELECTRIC
Originally Posted by Pliskin
This is the equivalent to knocking on deaths door and blowing his head off with a shotgun.