This barrel's pretty slick. It's great at not breaking paint (I havent broken one ball in it, to date shooting about 4 cases). When it does, it's a pain to clean as swabs are a "no no".
I love this barrel I can only see two spots for improvement as listed in the weaknesses. Paying 180 bucks hurt.... Also, the end of my barrel has the clearcoat kind of bubbling. Not exactly what I want in something this expensive.
In short, I think if you can get this at a discounted price it's a sure buy. Otherwise, I think that you could get slightly lower quality at a significantly lower price. (I got my pipe for 70 bucks, and it's on par accurate, just breaks more).
Overall - it's a buy, if the cash isn't too tight.