Originally Posted by TheMightyOb
Is it better to spend say 250-300 on a decent gbb side arm, OR would it be better to spend 100-150 on a low end AEG (aftermath / cyma) as back-up or a secondary weapon.
You'd be better of with a decent GBB than a $100-150 crap AEG. You'll have a difficult time with a full sized AEG secondary. Not impossible but not a walk in the park for a skirmish day.
You can fine great deals here in the classifieds for a used GBB and even new ones in the AV'd retailers section.
If you are set on another AEG, skip the aftermath/cyma and follow m102404's suggestions.