Originally Posted by Darklen
A word of advice, play for a while before you even think about upgrading. Learn how to play first. You'd be suprised what you can learn with a stock gun. I am at a loss as to why so many beginners, much less people who do not even play, seem to think they need to upgrade the crap out of their guns in order to play. I played for my first two years with a stock TM G36. Having an upgraded gun does you absolutely nothing if you don't know how to use it. Besides, save up you bucks and you can get a sweet gun package from the classifieds once you're age verified.
Best advice I've heard from someone, and he's really right.
Get yourself some experience, build it up until you are ready and know how your gun and feels, and how it's supposed to feel to you.
Also, by saving up, you will be age verified when you hit 18, by the time you are 18, you probably could find an upgraded gun all done up for you in the classifieds, or you can get parts and upgrade yourself, which is a great thing for this hobby, and the point to get your hands all dirty.