Springer: SoftAir P226 Clear. $34.95. My first airsoft gun ever with the exception of a pathetic 5 RMB ($.78) toy I bought in China. Shot quite well against opponents with bigger and more expensive guns, straight and smoothly, and needed no maintenance for more than 3 years, before the piston sear finally cracked a month ago. RIP.
AEG: Cybergun DPMS Panther Arms M-4. $105.99. My attempt to increase my airsoft firepower. For the time that it worked right, it was awesomely destructive (and costly, at times) Then, I went and screwed the thing up by jamming a steel barbecue skewer up the feed tube to try to take out a jam, destroying the air nozzle. I proceeded to crack open the plastic gearbox trying to figure out the problem. It lasted a total of 2 months. Nowadays, this is my long term project. I've fixed the gearbox, reassembled everything correctly, stripped off all the unnecessary parts, replaced the lost barrel, battery, charger, many screws, and with a new air nozzle, I should have a working SMG. I know I'm mostly wasting money, but it's for bragging rights.
Bolt Action/Spring Rifle: I'm not quite sure what the difference from a springer is, but with the assumption this refers to a higher powered rifle as opposed to a pistol or shotgun. Anyways...
TSD Spring M-14. $50.00. After going to an airsoft war and realizing my trusty spring pistol was at severe disadvantage compared to my friends' AEG's and sniper rifles, I made the common noob mistake of trying to buy a sniper rifle. Fortunately, I found no "sniper rifles" in my price range, so for Christmas, I got this M-14 shipped without the pretense that I would be a sniper. Shot quite accurately, bolt action was smooth enough, had more range than most of my opponents' weapons, and got me 5 hits in one skirmish during its first war when shooting behind suppressing fire and a rotting log. I've since upgraded it slightly by replacing the rear plastic sling mount, installing a sling, getting better screws for many of my components, adding teflon tape to improve air seal, and adding weights to bring it close to the real steel's 12 lb. 8 months and still going strong.
Gas Pistol: Y&P M9 NBB. $35.00. After my first spring pistol finally died, I began the search for a new sidearm. Realizing that my opponents have upgraded again, I decided to get a semi-automatic weapon. Since a decent NBB is less expensive than an AEP or GBB, and propane is a lot cheaper and less risky than carbon dioxide, I eventually decided on the Y&P M9 pistol. I'm impressed with the power, accuracy, and even the realism of the gun. I particularly love the pop of the shot, similar to a silenced pistol. Had it for a week so far. Propane smells like a rat's ass though.
So obviously, I'm still undergoing the process of going through first guns, and I'm happy I still have more to see from airsoft. Peace.