Originally Posted by Steven
Ah, well i stand corrected. But it's safe to say 90% of the airsoft population do not buy Ares M60's, so plastic gearboxes are not much of an issue unless you're buying Aftermath or something along those lines.
Aftermath guns can get a 6 inch spread at over 240 ft!!! Dont mess with them!
I know its overkill for a starter, but assuming cost wasn't a concern (the OP does have quite a large amount to work with!), could a Systema PTW be recommended as a newbie option? Or does it complicate stuff?