yep A5 is the 1.only starting out so not a bad starter.the new A5 will be£203 with air and some paintballs.the ebay X7s starting bid at £350 (thats for 2 and some kit.masks etc) but i think its taken of ebay now.tutut!
thanks 4 the heads up
A new X7 basic is £230 RRP, but you can pick them up for around £160 second hand.
Out of the two, I would personally I would go for a X7, they are newer in design and best of all you can make them look like an MP5. You can pick up most of the mods 2nd hand and as most scenario teams are meticulous with their maintenance they will be in good nick.
Although it is quite fair to say that they are both the same performance wise and what not - the X7 looks a lot better and its a lot newer. The X7 is a bit more cash, but if you come across two deals that are equal or fancy stretching a little bit, X7.