Easy to Program
Stock Barrel(Same as any gun)
To start, I'd like to say the SLG has surprised me. It's an extremely nice gun for the price paid. It's amazingly efficient(got about 700 shots off a 50ci 3000psi tank), although not as quiet as I was led to believe.
Before purchasing I was stuck choosing between the SLG and the PMR. The key points that led me to choose the SLG over the PMR were the efficiency, ease of use/maintenance and the body style.
The real world maximum ROF for this gun is around 23BPS. That's tested, and sustainable. I had to borrow a hopper on a game day to test this so please don't ask for a video unless you want to send me your reloader b to make it. Regardless of it's max ROF I will only ever use a max of 15bps, soon to be lowered to around 12. That's just personal preference.
The only thing I noticed about this gun is, the lube that comes with the gun sucks, the regulator was a little loose out of the box(had to tighten it), and the asa rail was also a little loose out of the box. If you get this gun make sure everything is tight. These are definitely not something that would lead me to believe this gun is lesser quality.
The stock barrel is definitely not the greatest. I can't complain though, I've never seen a stock barrel work as one might desire it to. The paint I usually use is a smaller bore paint around the same size as marbalizers. They roll freely out of the barrel when you drop them through. The accuracy/efficiency will be better, I'm sure, when using a quality barrel with a good paint to bore match.
The first thing I upgraded on this gun is the feedneck. The stock feedneck is very tight. I was not able to fit my Halo TSA into it without modifying it.
The stock trigger works just fine. It's made of a plastic composite material. It's pleanty sturdy, and fully adjustable. I don't recommend taking out the trigger spring, but rather that you play with your gun for a while and let the spring get broken in. It will get looser with more use.
I highly recommend that you lube this gun after every time you use it. After using the lube that came with the gun, I had a really bad problem with the bolt sticking. It really sucked having to reset the bolt all the time. I would definitely recommend that you use a high grade oil made for paintball marker use. After cleaning and re-lubing the gun with proper oil, the gun operates as desired. But, this gun does tend to go through lube pretty quickly.
For the money this is a great marker. It's efficient, fast, and light. I would most definitely choose this gun over an Ion or a PMR. It has more pros and less cons than either one.