Quiet, not insanely quiet, but quiet enought that it wont be noticed in firefights
magazine refill time
The Longbow is a beautiful gun, Ergonomic to the max, accurate, quiet enough, and slim. The gun almost shoots itself, the design of it allows you to pick it up and shoot it instinctively and accurately. Coming off a tippmann with a Flatline i was unimpressed with the range on the gun, but the accuracy was insane. The combination of an awesome stiffi, and the AGD Tac-One made for an insane combination. This lethal combination also led to another distinct advantage, noise. While not as quiet as I had anticipated it to be, it was quieter than all of the guns I have seen. Perfect positioning, and a loud distraction equals the perfect stealth kills with this gun. The profile of the gun is very slim too, allowing it to poke through almost anywhere, and make the good cover of thin brush not a problem when it comes to shooting out.
The gun came ready to go, and it was perfect from the start. While it requires some dissassembly to take out the guts, its not unbearable. However, the gun does tend to be a gas hog, however if you find yourself running out of gas in the field with this gun, either you haven't filled it in a while, or your in the wrong buisness (alternativley, if you go with the Q-bow, you are allowed to complain of gas problems)
Speaking from experience, if you want to conduct a Lone-Wolf, gurellia style war, this gun is Perfect, it allows you to set up quickly and and get up and go even quicker.
A note on running with the magazine holster, if you attach it to your leg, the magazines will pop out while you are running.
In Conclusion, I would reccomend this gun to anyone who feels they are ready to take on the challenge of being a lonewolf/advanced recon/gurellia fighter. However, if your looking to do the paint heavy fighting, steer more torwards the Q-bow.