Originally Posted by ThunderCactus
ARES, STAR, JG, cyma, anything made in china is crap.
First of all ARES and STAR are not chinese, from what i've gathered its made in HK, and even if they were chinese, they have shown through their respective products that they are quality, especially ARES.
Buying a chinese "clone" is what you should buy for a starter gun. They are relativley cheap, and in this day and age they actually present quality.
I am well aware that in Airsoft you get what you pay for, although in the case of a new player the purchase of a cheaper gun would make quite a bit of sense, as they are unsure of whether or not they actually will continue to play in the sport, ergo their wallet wont be dry of money and regret.