400 will get you gun, few mags, battery, eye protection. Might need to be closer to 500 depending on the gun you want.
Least I would spend on a new gun right now is about 250 before tax. If it comes with a battery, then you need a 2nd battery. If no battery, you need 2. 1 battery might not last the game. If it doesn't come with a battery, you need to buy a charger too.
You can get into skirmishes and more casual games with the highcap that comes with the rifle, if you want to get into more serious games, you need midcaps.
Beyond that eye protection, military grade is the safest.. don't cheap out. That's 70-120$ right there.
I futz with V2s, V3s and V6s. I could be wrong... but probably, most likely not, as far as I know.
Last edited by lurkingknight; April 28th, 2014 at 00:20..