Hey, I'll give you some price adjustment:
A gun you won't have to drop money in to make it reliable: $450
A good charger that won't cook above battiers:$50
additional magazines: $40
Total: $620-$645, and that's conservative. If you want to game, you'll need to add another $150-$200 or so in there for BDUs and some kind of rig to carry your mags.
A $400 Marui isn't "hard core airsoft". "Hard Core" as you use it would be a $900 VFC or $1,200 STAR or $2,000 PTW.
And what ThunderCactus said about cheap guns is quite true -I've seen very few stock clones at games. A few, but not many.
Just thought I would give you a bit of perspective.
"Someone in a Prius tried to race me at a stop sign the other day. I couldn't believe it. I had him for the first 100 feet or so but I can only walk so fast."
Last edited by kalnaren; February 3rd, 2009 at 08:28..