I would say $1000-1200 is about enough to get your kit. Atleast that is what I spent to start out. My recommendations to anyone interested in airsoft is to go out to a game and try as much of other peoples gear as possible and feel/see what works for you.
Too many times I have seen guys buy all their gear with very little knowledge of what they are buying or what works well for them to only have to buy another piece cause it wasn't right so try out as much gear a you can and make an informed choice based on what you like, not what everyone on here tells you buy or what your read was good.
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