Basic XTS with Sheridan's add-on expansion chamber
a better barrel
a regulated gas supply
There is something about the "in-line" design of the Tippmanns and the Sheridan XTS' that I find more aesthetically pleasing than the "stacked tube" design. The ease of maintenance afforded by the tilt-up receiver and the elegantly simple design makes the Sheridan XTS easy for the mechanically challenged paintball warrior to maintain.
1. This piece of crap breaks more balls than a newbie's backside.
2. There are very few upgrades available.
3. The factory upgrades from Sheridan are more expensive and not as effective as aftermarket equivalents.
The breaking paint is what burns my cookies the most. Even with the factory expansion chamber, if the temperature drops below 60 degrees I get snowflakes out of the barrel which makes me wonder if what I got for my $60 was a gas thru handle cleverly disguised as an expansion chamber. I bought a Lapco barrel and have tried "tougher" paintballs all to no avail. I'm going to hook my XTS up to a friends chronograph and HPA system to see if pressure spikes caused by liquid CO2 is the problem. In the meantime, I highly recommend that everyone else should get a Tippmann.
try an direct version of the Palmer Stabilizer or any other product that screws directly in the the bottom line inlet... one can also get a Vert adaptor for it... also this is a great high FPS marker but there is no paint (other than the old dusk by diablo) that can handle it... >300 FPS this marker rulz