Originally Posted by DarkAngel
What you need to get "Started" (I say this because you never finish)
Gun ~500-600 for a solid TM or CA
Goggles ~20-25 for pb goggles
Boots ~100-150 for a GOOD pair
From there, I reccomend
5-6 Magazines ~100 (Low-Midcaps)
Vest to carry em in ~50-150
BDU's ~50-150 (Depending on pattern/used/surplus etc)
Ur probobly looking around 1k budget to get a solid start.
You could cheap out by getting clones, but really... all it takes is one breakdown, and the labour + parts costs will probobly set you back enough that it would have been much cheaper to pay the extra 100-150 for a solid gun to begin with.
Kit its not soo bad, Boots you should always get a high quality pair, but vest bdu's arnt as important safety wise.
Everything else after that is just Extras.
This. Don't go clone, believe me. I learned the hard way, and now my AEG is in peices
Set aside about 1k, like others said. That should get you a solid start. But even before that, if you havent already, head out to a Op-for, or BCAC game, and rent. It'll give you a good idea whether or not you really want to get into this awesome, yet wallet hurting sport.