Disclaimer; also new to the hobby, the advice i have been given chatting in stores is get what you can afford and stick a tight bore barrel in or buy weapon with a tight bore barrel. this chat was in context of getting 5-10m more range/accuracy.... with airsoft weapons my understanding is you get what you pay for
I have been visiting a couple of shops as I want to get a feel of any purchase. The three people i spoke to were more than helpful talking through options and let me get any gun out of the box. Talked through mag options, basic upgrade packages. Even got a TM p90 out but it sat outside my budget. I didn't feel any pressure. Might even use their buy and bring service to get ukara...