Originally Posted by lurkingknight
For not too much more, you can get a quality piece that will at least retain SOME value... that lancer gun is like throwing 150 bucks down the shitter if it doesn't hold up, and if it does, well you got lucky. In reality I think if you buy something like a KA m4 at 300~, you can still likely sell it for 150-200 next year if you decide you don't want to continue playing. Yes you still lose the same cash as the lancer, but it probably won't fail catastrophically between now and next year.
...which brings me to my next question.
I just received a late "graduation present" from a family member, a check for $270. As to be expected, I started looking at the more expensive guns and took a fancy to Cybergun's Galil SAR
. Virtually full-metal, good internals, the only issue is that the magazines are apparently rather hard to find. I can probably get, say, a King Arms M4 for the same price, but I absolutely love the design of the IWI weapon. I guess my question is if there are any significant advantages or disadvantages to the M4/AK frames.