a-5 w/ Response and flatline = better
ion (one day) = way better
Spyder Xtra = horrible
Model 98 16" Progressive barrel 47ci 3000psi compressed air
For Now That Is.....
Short/Light Trigger Pull
Stock barrel both ugly and useless
This is the first gun ive owned, and the second ive used, and i really like it. it is tough, ive run it through some extreme games and is has yet to break anything major, and now that i have my progressive barrel on it, it is insanely accurate.
HOWEVER, the stock barrel is useless, axtending a mere 8.5" from the gun. i like to be able to hit a target from a good range, and i could not do so with this. also, unlike the 98 custom, a new barrel is about the only performance upgrade available, besides air upgrades. Also, it flies through CO2, making backyard paintball more expensive than a day at the field.
All in all, an excellent starter gun, but it quickly becomes a hinderance when you start to get serious about paintball. good for woodsball, do not consider for speedball or other serious play.