I still use my very first gun, it's a Spyder '06 Sonix with a 16 inch smart parts barrel, i have the stock CO2 tank and no other upgrades
Very good grip
On the cheaper side
None at all
These gloves are very comfortable, great when playing, they dont get too hot or too cold, there pretty cheap, if u think Dye is a better brand, Proto is made by the same company (if you see there sale catalog, its the same address, only proof i have) and basically i'm very glad i bought them and very satisfied.
I reccommend that you look and see if you would like these gloves, because my opinon is that there great, and comfortable