First gun was a crappy clearsoft H&K G36C for $180. Tried it, didn't like it and bought a G&G MP5A5 for $340 later that night online. I soon discovered that an MP5 might not be the best at long range outdoor stuff so a few months later I bought an A&K SVD. Then I thought perhaps that might be too ridiculous for close in stuff so then I bought my current workhorse, the full metal ICS M16A3 RAS for close in work and far out stuff. This thing is such a beast and has been reliable so far.
ICS M16A3 RAS
TM Glock 17