This gun feels very "gunlike". In the world of paintball markers where most guns are featherlight paint-hoses, this feels like a real gun. It has weight, recoil and noise, and I have a blast playing with mine. It is not, however, for speedball or "spray and pray" play.
The stock barrel on this gun is pretty pitiful. Burgfield Int. sells a barrel adapter for it that allows you to use any spider barrel. Get one if you are going to buy one of these.
Not a terrible gun, just not a competition marker. If you are into woods games or stalking, go ahead and get one. It is pretty consistant, has less plastic in it than you might imagine, and is easy to work on.
I was in a woods/speedball game with mine after I got the barrel adapter and a lapco barrel. I took out a player with a Tippmann Carbine, and one with an Impulse (boy was he mad when he found out what I was shooting). I ran out of air then. I gave it to my "wingman" who had just chopped a ball in his cocker, and he took out two more people with it. It takes skill to run, but it can be a lot of fun.