I'm still a noob, and I'll also echo the "buy bits and pieces" advice. And lighter rig are MUCH nicer to run around in. Also, again buy quality stuff, when I started out my rifle broke before it's first game, I spent months gaming with the worst pistol in Canada. By the way, when you get your gun TAKE IT TO A GUNSMITH, AND GET IT GET IT SHIMMED!!
SRC HK416(D10.5) gen.3 pro
KJW MEU(SOC) pistol (cansoft)