BT4 Combat RipClip Egrip A5-Flatline SmartParts linear barrel
E-grip RipClip Hammerhead barrel or other 14-16 inch barrel
Durable good-finish ease-of-use Upgradeable
Kickback Difficult-field-strip Heavy
I ventured into my local paintball store (TC Paintball)- I inquired about a good start-up gun and the store pro recommended the BT series of markers. They offered a BT4 Combat kit for $160 (The BT4 Combat normally costs about $110-$140 US Dollars. The marker itself is rather heavy compared to most other guns. The combat with the standard barrel shoots with the same distance and consistency as the 98C, not surprising that it shares the same heavy kickback known to all Tippman guns (BT is the initials of Ben Tippman the founder and previous owner of Tippman). By itself, this marker is unremarkable, but offers allot of upgradability, and that is were it really shines. Buy the stand alone marker as a beginner marker only or if you plan on upgrading it latter.
Buy if your just getting into paintball or if you plan on upgrading