It's a very smooth operating gun. Contrary to the previous review, if you actually know how to size your paint to the Freak barrel it will never break. I've put several cases through mine on hot days, cold days, humid days and have never broken a single ball. And the vision eye means you never chop a ball.
Balances well with a good drop forward and has an amazing trigger job.
A better safety sysytem. The on/off switch is too easy to accidentaly knock on leading to a shot in the barrel (hopefully plugged) and messy clean up.
Still rather tall even with the drop forward.
I love mine. It has proven to be a very reliable marker and quite durable. Just strip it and lube it after every use and you'll have no problems. It's a good idea to do that with any marker so you should be doing that anyway.
For the performance I think it's pretty much worth the price in that you get the Freak barrel system and an anti-chop eye with a low pressure tourney ready gun. You should never break paint with this gun. If you do it's not the barrel or the marker's fault but user error. I've shot black paint, yellow paint and every color and type in between and never chopped or broken a ball. SIZE YOUR BARREL INSERTS AND IT WON'T BREAK PAINT. So simple a concept, so many morons who can't figure it out....
Still a bit heavy but much lighter than the stock Impulse and with much much much smoother operation.