At least a 12 inch barell for better accuracy of course.
Nice and small
On very cold days, the gun might chop a little and freeze.
Ok, this is the PERFECT gun for beginners....for intermediate players.. some might think its not that great some might think it is. The reason this gun is great for beginners like i said before "the pro grip, and the lightness". Personally, I think this gun is also a nice backup gun for people who have been playing as long as i have, i own an ion and this (to me) is a very good backup gun, but not if you are very experienced and own a shocker or a DM7. If you are looking for a beginner, cheap, reasonably fast, light paintball gun THIS is the gun you want. And the gun has a nice design to it. This is my backup gun now, but this was the gun i got right after i got my 98 custom, i had very good experience with it and ALOT of fun. For some last details... the gun almost NEVER chops only once or twice in really cold weather, fast for its price, and probably the best cheap gun out there in my opinion. Oh, and how the package is only $119. =]
Overall, this gun is the best for beginners and is nice and small and very cheap. If you are thinking of buying it GET IT!!