What kind of guns would everyone recommend for new players...how many batteries will I need and what other equipment would you suggest I buy for one of your op days?
I would suggest to invest in a decent beginner AEG setup at least. That should get you on an even playing field with everyone else and should last you for quite a while if you take good care of it. If you are looking for a gun to get started there are a few guys down in the Chico area that usually have some good used guns for sale that will be well maintained and should work well. Try contacting Justin Stier from BCRA if you are looking for something used, good guy and has good quality equipment for sale almost always it seems. I also work at JF Paintball in Grass Valley, a bit of a drive but we have a good stock of new rifles and pistols if you want to get something in your hands before you buy also. As far as batteries and other equipment, an extra battery is always nice to have as well as a few extra mags but you can always start small and get an idea of what else you may need from what others have or just by your playing style throughout the day.