BT-4 Assault, remote line, 3 point tac sling, standard hopper, stock barrel and trigger, 20 ounce CO2 tank.
3 point tac sling, remote line.
Range, Look/feel, very customizable/upgradable, Mid/Back player marker
Weight, Length, the sling lugs are useless, poor for front players
This is my first owned Marker, and I do not regret buying this as my first marker. The look and style of the marker is modeled after the M4 carbine, and you will get looks and compliments from other players on the marker.
The construction is pretty solid in terms of the shooting mechanics, it is made of plastic and metal and is very durable (which as a new marker owner is a HUGE plus), and the stock barrel is very good as well. The sling lugs however are very poor and it would be a good idea to either cut them off or tie them down (the rear lug is static, but I used a twisty tie to keep the front lug from rattling), because if you do use them, they will eventually break due to the weight of the gun, and if you arent using them, the front lug will rattle around if left alone.
Because of the weight of the gun, I suggest getting both a remote line and a 3 point tac sling to offset this. When attaching the sling use the velcro wrap and put it around the barrel shroud, DONT use the lug, and for the stock, run the sling through the slit in the rear of the stock and around the top part of the stock and secure, again DO NOT use the lug at the bottom of the stock. Apex barrel is optional, but I am finding the stock barrel is good enough. E-trigger (and a better hopper) is optional as well, but since this is more of a mid/back player marker, you really dont need to fast fire so much, semi auto is good enough, but its up to you.
Maintenance is pretty simple because this marker is so durable, and is therefore a good way to learn how to take care of a marker if this is your first. Lube the marker once every 2 cases of paint, and keep your hopper and barrel clean (remember to clean the barrel after you lube the gun, you dont want oil in the barrel). Make sure to wipe down the outside of your marker as well, there are a lot of little bumps and crevaces for paint and dirt to get into, I guess thats another weakness. Also, I have not had a chop yet (knock on wood).
Playing with the marker, I love the accuracy, you will have an advantage over several players in range and this marker in my opinion is meant more for a mid or back player. Having played many games with this marker though, I tend to find that the weight and barrel length are a rather large disadvantages at times. I have been hit on the barrel many times because it is so long and bulky, movement is also hindered because of the length and weight. If you play urban senarios with lots of buildings and alleys, you will be at a disadvantage rounding corners and shooting from the left side (if you are right handed). You will have to stand further back from cover to be able to bring the weapon up and keep the barrel from sticking out, which can open you up from getting hit on certain angles. If you do play urban, I suggest you put the stock on the lowest setting to make it more compact (but you maybe like me and find it more comfortable to have the stock on the 2nd or 3rd setting). Keep in mind if you do use this marker as a front player or for close quarters, you will be facing opponents with shorter barrels (which are easier to round corners and dont give as large a target as the BT-4 Assault), are faster firing, and more importantly lighter (they can keep their gun level without spending as much energy as holding up the BT Assault). You will be at a slight disadvantage if you play this front or close quarters, so again I suggest you keep this to its strengths in range and stay mid or back, where you dont bring out the weaknesses of having a long, bulky, heavy marker.
As my first marker I am please with this, it is what it is, a realistic looking marker that has great range and durability. I have not had any problem with it, and I suggest this to any new players. Having said that, I probablly wont be using this in the next season now that I have a lot of games under my belt, I am finding the weight and length to be too much of a disadvantage, I will be probably looking to swap with the TM-7 (though i hear it has a lot of kinks to work out) which is more compact, light and suposedly very accurate. As long as you know what the weaknesses of this marker are, and adjust your game to it, you will be happy with it, play to the strengths of this marker (range).