He meant research on ASC, not google. There is so much info on almost every subject, you could easily get your foundation and then politely ask us to fill in the specifics instead. Much of the information is widely discussed, and evolved over the years in many threads. There will be a lot of reading, but you get used to weeding through. Also Brian McIlmoyle is a well respected and long standing member here on ASC, you are not. My suggestion is to make friends not enemy's.
On to your original question.
-What kind of airsoft are you interested in?
-How much will you be playing?
-What's your local scene like?
-What's your budget?
-Is there anything specific your interested in?
These are a few things to consider before asking your question. Some people use tens of thousands of dollars worth of real military gear to play in endurance games where you'll see everything from night vision to humvees, and others run around with clear plastic toys and a pair of paintball goggles buying BBs when they can afford it; and everything in between.
ďREALITY IS LIKE A STONE. TO MANY ITíS HARD AND COLD, THEY CANíT HUG IT OR EAT IT, IT ONLY FRUSTERATES THEM AND DOESNíT DO THEM MUCH GOOD. TO OTHERS ITíS STRONG AND DEPENDABLE, YOU CAN BUILD WITH IT, BUILD UPON IT, OR WORK WITH IT, ALSO USE IT TO SMASH PEOPLE IN THE FACE.Ē