new barrel is a must i recommend any barrel between 14-16", new loader not a must but if you are a fast shooter then a must.
never chops, I shot 2500 paintballs never choped one. accuracy the velocity, efficentcy, weight.
The barrel, hopper, hard to find upgrades for this gun, has alot of plastic.
I went paintballing today at my local paintball place called splatter this gun was outbeating the tippmann 98 custom. because its so much lighter and is easier to pull out a start shooting really quick, when they start shooting at me there shot out. this gun also has alot of power. although it does drop quit a bit after a few matches you will get the hang of it, like knowing how much over them to shoot at any distance, i hit a player throught 5 trees from atleast 60-70 feet away with one shot, i was pretty impressed. this gun should only be used for woodsball!!!
This gun is very reliable and will get the job done.