I'm sorry for your loss, but I think the point is drunk posting in general is the issue. We don't know you are attending a wake, and we don't need to know. This is an adult forum as you said, so we expect you to act like it. Perhaps posting while drinking at a wake was a poor choice; drinking at the wake itself however, is your business.
Just some friendly advice. New members are expected to make good introductions, the latter ends with removal from this forum, or further treatment of neglect and disdain. I won't mention any specific names in particular; except maybe Ricochet ...I hate that guy!
On to your question. I'd stay "very" clear of Kraken as its barely considered an airsoft gun, and I'm not a fan of anything Cyma has ever made. VFC, CA, etc are decent starting platform, but the King Arms Colt M4 is the best bang for your buck. VFC, CA, G&P, TM, etc, they've all made good starting platforms. No one company has ever had a perfect track record and personal opinion does play a heavy factor in the airsoft world. An M4 is a great way to go as parts are more common, and they are easy to outfit/upgrade. $650 will build you a pretty solid gun, but all guns need proper maintenance and the odd parts replacement. You'll also see better guns the. Yours and want to upgrade further (get your cheque book ready!). After the gun you'll want to invest in proper eyewear, headwear, combats, a chest rig, boots, etc. extreme airsofters have loadouts worth thousands, not including the cost of their guns and night vision, etc. it all comes down to who you play with, and where you play. $1000 (if you have it) will start you off pretty good including gear and gun; if you take the time to shop.
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