Originally Posted by LeGROS
IN FEW DAYS THERE WILLL BE A MATCH!!! an still not ready!!! Tomorow I will receive my sr-16 and got no gear to go with it!!!
Granted that all depends on how crazy you are but for most people it's going to take over a year to get all the gear they want
I remember when I started about a year and a half ago. I started looking for my gear and guns in February 2006, and I got to go to my first game in July 2006. And I didn't even went to the game with my own gun because I didn't have it yet!
To this date, I still need a couple of things to be completely happy with my setting (some will argue that you always need knew stuff to be happy).
The moral of the story is, knowing that airsoft is such a controverted hobby, patience is the key. When I got into this, I knew it would be a long process figuring out which gun I wanted to buy, how to upgrade it, getting the gear, being patient, finding the money, etc. But everyone gets there eventually. I know I'm doing fine even if there were frustrations.
Anyways, as most people would say, the best way to get things started is to go to a game and get verified there. If things don't go your way, take action.
Best of luck to you!