Some interesting replies, thanks to those who replied sensibly.
Having read more and more and more again and PM'd with a few people I've actually learnt quite a bit.
To answer a couple of questions, I don't want a pellet gun like a barrel breaker or Gat gun etc 177 or 22, I've had many of those over the years and I'm not looking for something to leave holes in the side of my garage or break windows with ricochet.
The money comment on the last page seemed to almost be aimed at a teenager, the "If you can't afford it then it's not for you" type of deal, as I stated, it's not that I CAN'T afford it, like the other guy said, I have bills to pay, mouths to feed and a roof to keep over our heads, gas to put in the car, immigration fees to pay etc etc etc etc etc. It takes a rich man or someone with no finacial resposibilities to start a hobby with the best gear, average people start low end and work thier way up, I've got serveral grands worth of guitar equipment, my first was $100, I've got several grands worth of surfing equipment, my first was $300. I've also yet to find out how many and how often games/battles are held in my area, would be a bit silly to spend a fortune only to find out I can only use it properly once every 3 months. Besides, I just want something to "play with" for a while that actually hits what I aim at and doesn't break after 100 shots. They are out there, I've been directed at one that several people on here say is fine AND it's cheap!
Sorry but that was a kind of rant cos people who talk flippently about money either have too much of it or get to keep every penny they earn, niether of which have any idea what it's like to be low on cash, I'm not poor but I'm not rich either.
One other thing, the age verification, it's not that I dissagree with it, I understand it completely but as I'm sure many of you do, I find it annoying that someone of my age has to be checked out because too many idiots took advantage of a good idea. My gripe isn't with the rule but the cause of the need for the rule.
Anyway, I gotta go pick up the missus, I might hang around this place, interesting reading and you never know, I might have something to offer when I become more educated on the subject.
Stay cool guys.....and gals