This was my first and only gun.
I have used my dad's Spyder TL-R but it's nothing compared to this
halo b reloader
new trigger frame
custom flame drop forward
3000psi nitro tank
BT Apex barrel
HPA / nitro / compressed air (all the same thing, just using all the names)
Awesome sweet spot on the trigger.
Old so now cheaper.
Easy to maintain.
NEEDS compressed air tank, c02 will blow the o-rings in 2 seconds
When i first got this gun a good long while ago when it was new, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I had heard all the good reviews on it, so instead of getting a tippmann 98 custom like everyone says to get as a first gun, I got this for around $200.
BOY AM I GLAD!
This gun shoots nicely out of the box, and has SOME upgrades available for it.
It requires almost NO maintenance if you use compressed air. DON'T I REPEAT DON'T use c02 with this gun. You will destroy it and you'll be putting new o-rings in after every game....
The gun shoots quite fast if you only fiddle around w/ the trigger for a few minutes, but if you mess around with it for a good half hour you will set the trigger SO PERFECTLY you will be able to shoot like 15 bps (thats a guess don't dispute this over that).
One upgrade you do need is a new barrel...the stock one is horrible...just horrible....
I have gone up against people with shockers, high end diablo's and bob longs and i am bearly if not never outgunned.
I recomend this product, if you can find it, as an any level gun.
I took it to my first tourney the other day and it help up perfectly(my team ended up w/ second place)
it's a good starter gun as it requires little maintenance, it's still good stock and because it's quite cheap now.
it's a good intermediate gun for the same reasons, and by now you will probably have faster fingers and be able use this gun to its maximum potential
also its a good gun for vets because you can upgrade it to shoot pretty fast.
i give it an 8. it would have been 9 if it ran well on c02 and a 10 if there were more upgrades out for it.