This product is tight as anything, I got one for my cocker in 10 inch and another front in 14 inch. Both shoot about the same size hasn't really showed that much difference yet. I also have a stainless back and a 10 inch and 14 inch All American fronts. Love everything nice! this barrel is quite at 14 inch but just a little less than super quite at 10 inch, doesn't make much of a difference to me. Shoots straight as any other barrel out there and is better than any other barrel out there. At 50 yards on a target tree that was 6 inches wide by 5 feet tall was hit on my first shot.( yes I am being serious). Any ball is awesome with this gun I shoot Brass Eagle all the time and the barrel shots straight as an arrow.
Nothing and if you think somethings bad about this barrel than see if your barrel in a vice on a bench pointed at a target can win against a Freak.
Any paint is good and the barrel ws worth every cent I paid for it.