The key here is, research, research, research. I would suggest buying used. If the previous owner took care of it, you're getting a quality weapon for 70-90% of the price of a new one, just because of cosmetic damage. Also, sellers usually cram extra mags and batteries into the packages as well. So you'll get everything you need to start up minus a good pair of paintball goggles and a vest, plate carrier, or chest rig of some sort. Be patient, the season is just starting up and people are cleaning out their closets from winter, a deal will show up. That's how I got my Sig =)
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