I wanted to start airsoft when I was 17, about 6 months away from turning 18. I decided to save for 5 months, to get all the gear to enjoy the gme, a good 2g.
I placed the order for all my stuff about 4 weeks before I turned 18 so it would all get in for when I was 18 (which I don't think is a big deal.)
Sure, I had to wait, but I got fully loaded for gear since I saved, and the wait made those first games that much sweeter.
Really, waiting and saving isn't a huge deal, always other thing you can do in the meantime, like your high school cheerleaders. :-D
M4a1 RIS Upgraded/Metal Body
AK47 350 FPS
ICS MP5 SD6
Tac Master Beretta
Glock 23f w/metal slide