another burlington player!
Yea my first gun was a g&g m4 with the clear plastic receiver on it, haven't had any trouble with it except the dust cover won't close -.-
Honestly if you can start getting your gear like your bdu, your vest, your goggles and such right now it'll save you alot of time come august. It took me probably more time to locate a good loadout that i felt was right for me.
That, and don't forget a good pair of boots.