The cost of your first kit depends on what you are looking for. For 800$, you can start decently with all the equipment needed for most events.
BDU + chest rig 80$ (flecktarn BDU inluding caps and the old verions chest rig)
20$ for AK mag pouches
20$ for goggles
100$ on extra battery and extra mags, BBs
460$ for a decent starter gun (went for a G&G ak-47 canadian version with wood grips - painted the lower krylon black)
Add a pair of east german jackboots and a nice WW2 m36 bulgarian helmet with helmet cover for - 120$ and you are ready to play
If you are looking for the unique kit that will make you stand out of the crowd - expect to pay much more
Last edited by BoGrain; April 26th, 2010 at 22:52..