This is one beutifully machined gun( even if he uses HAAS's)! I'm in the machining industry, so I know machining. I've been playing for nearly 20 years and this thing is the most quite and lightest gun I've ever used ( except for a plastic gun that used pistol primers instead of gas). ALL of the competetors guns in the $400.00 range that i found were much more sloppy ( most were machined in China and assembled here)! If you really want the "3d" milling ( for looks only) check out the CCM J2, not sure looks are worth the extra price tag though.
If you want a Cocker, BUY THE CCM. The people are easy to talk to ( yes you can call them and even talk to the owner). The gun is finely crafted and reliable. ALL THE PARTS EXCEPT THE FEEDNECK ARE COCKER COMPATIBLE! So don't worry about getting parts!
Good review, nice to have someone post that has experience.
One thing, you *can* get various colors through retailers. I've seen blue (mine), red, black, green and nickel. But it's nice CCM now anodizes the black instead of powdercoating like the previous models.
Personally, I like the powdercoat. Not only is there less glare, I think it adds to the "this is a piece of mechanical equipment" aura that I love about "cockers." I myself find the "look at my fancy marker" craze a little annoying. I'd take a Mad Max'd marker over a shiny new super milled whatchamagidget any day. Of course, I think that way about cars, too. It matters more what's under the hood, so if the body isn't waxed but it still smokes anything off the light, I'd take it in a heartbeat over Mr. Fancy Paint Job's car.