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Old August 11th, 2011, 12:33   #76
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Before I started, I didn't know if I would be into airsoft, or lose interest, so I bought everything except boots and goggles used.

Spent around $900 at the time. After you meet people and talk, I would say Budgetting around 2k per year is good enough (there's always more stuff to get )

I'm already way overbudget though, otherwise so many other things i want to get @@

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Old August 11th, 2011, 12:57   #77
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Well I mean I bought alot more than I would need. Just cause I wanted to.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 13:31   #78
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I've spent well over $3000 since I started playing back in April.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 14:06   #79
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Old January 12th, 2012, 13:34   #80
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That's a deterrent?

All that makes me think is I only need to hit up one house instead of three.

On topic, I'm hitting the $1,500 mark and still have remotely nothing to show for it. The whole $1,000 dollar starter budget only seems to apply if you're picking up a clone. To get a rifle that isn't a piece of shit you pretty much need to bump it up to $2,000. Personal opinion, of course.
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Im calculating $750 for myself, and Thats with gear and gun. I spend 450 on a full metal with lots of upgrades.

I think where new players really rack up the money is ordering online. I got alot of my stuff used, and I dont look like Spec-Ops and w.e, but still have lots to show and definatly enough to play with
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Old January 12th, 2012, 13:41   #81
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just for gear you'd prob end up spending at least 1000 in terms of what you wear, this is for BDU, boots, plate carrier, cummerbund, holsters, helmet/hat, goggles/eyewear, magazine for your guns, patches
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Old January 12th, 2012, 13:52   #82
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2 loadouts in and 3 guns +1 secondary easily 3000. And im not done. But I'm selling my first loadout, wasn't what I like, or use well. Ever since getting the second loadout, ive been more comfortable and played better.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 14:02   #83
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$400 for very simple and highspeed loadout. This is strictly gear-wise. No mags, ammo, guns, etc.

Dickies pants - $30
Volleyball kneepads - $20
Riggers belt - 50
Polo shirt - $20
TMC taco pouches - $10 each x 5
Bladetech or similar kydex holster - $50
Belleville Boots - $100
Baseball cap - $15
Goggles - $20
MS2 sling - $20
Mechanix Gloves - $10

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Old January 14th, 2012, 16:12   #84
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as its already been posted i'll just confirm with a +1.....for a good starting kit all BNIB you can be a weekend warrior for between 1000-1200$ thats gun/bdus/boots/googles/ammo

that is essentially all you really need however. there are those among us that can afford the time and money to have way more gear and play more which obviously increases what you can buy and what you should buy. with this being my first year in the sport and having more money then i'll say 90% of the airsoft community i've dropped around 5-6k into the sport...and i'm not done.


when i tell people who are interested in the sport what it costs i say "depends on your money situation and it depends on weither you wanna be a casual player or a very regular away game type player.

to start off with you do NOT need the following:
a pistol
a flashlight
a ptw
more then one gun
a radio
dump pouch
more then 5 mags *by which i mean low caps 78 rounders*
you do not need real steel *high quality replica should be the norm though*
nightvision
a training knife
any pouch that is not for holding mags or water


im sure we could make that list even longer. this thread is about what you NEED to play, not what you should get or how much you've spent in total *dispite the fact i did the same thing*
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Old January 14th, 2012, 16:30   #85
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Old January 14th, 2012, 16:51   #86
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$400 just for my rifle ran a high cap mag for a wile, then bought low caps suck them in my jacket pockets.
Then the gear came after when I need them.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 17:32   #87
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First AEG was a TM G36c. 450$ if I remember right. Brand new from Tru with 2 lowcaps and batterie.

Gear wise, I had for more than 2000$. Tac vest, helmet, goggles, duty belt, boots and BDU... I got into sniping fast, and upgrading sniper rifles is not cheap....

Today, I'd say I have for more than 5000$ worth of gear, maybe more.
I don't really want to know. I can equip 3 people from head to toe with gear and weapons.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 17:47   #88
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I started with a VSR-10 and some crappy goggles. like 200$.
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