This is a great gun for beginners, and people who own a very fast lightweight gun that want something to fall back on if their main gun fails. This gun has lasted me 4 years, and ive dropped it, and generally beaten it around, and it never fails. The side mounted vertical feed is great. It dosent constrict the paint flow, so you will never chop balls. Also, it allows you to sight all the way down the rail. It is not meant to be some crazy fast tournament gun, so i would not recommend it if you are playing with people who have angels, impys, bladed cockers, etc. If you are a weekend rec player who just wants something that will get kills and be functional any time, this gun is for you.
If you are tight on a budget, buy this gun. You will not be disapointed. In my opinion, better than a tippman 98 custom.