This gun shoots fast enough to blast anything stupid enough to run from its hiding spot. Extremely easy to dismantle and it is easy to clean. Shoots where you aim and is nice even in winter. I got about 40 good shots with a 12 gram! This gun has a vertical adapter which is nice because the gun is balanced and the tank doesn't get in the way. Very easy to adjust velocity with rear velocity adjustment screw. Bottom line can be removed very easily. Nice handle and this gun is inexpensive. I hear it takes spyder parts and barrels but I don't think I need to buy any. Gun is very light and I intentionally broke balls just to see what it would be like to clean on the field. I was supprised to see that I could clean the whole shabang with one swipe with the squeege.
I don't know what kind of manual anyone else got with their gun, but mine was a slaugher of the english language. Right on the cover it says "Please supporting - resource recycling. Obviously written by a genious. This is the best part, to uncock the gun you are supposed to pull the cocking assembly "reward" until it latches. In other words, do the opposite while pulling the trigger to uncock the gun. You are supposed to read the "menual" before using and I laughed when I saw "This product is not intended to be used at any distance "less 25 feet". I think the company should have put enough effort into a manual to let the customer know how to dismantle the gun without studying the exploded view for about 45 minutes. The 25 feet part was obviously not written by anyone who actually played paintball. I will tell you right now, don't mess with the operation guide to try to take your gun appart. Just pull the cocking pin out of the top and push the other pin out the side in the rear. I hope I don't have to explain the rest. I read under the rebel review that someone broke their handle while using a 24 ounce tank. I recommend using the vertical co2 port instead of the bottomline with heavier tanks. The grip is hollow and is held on the gun with a really long screw which makes the grip flimsy with heavy tanks. The barrel is loud I guess. I feel sorry for the silent pixies who worry about their gun being loud. With any gun, if you don't want to make a loud noise, don't shoot. Unless you are the invisible man, anyone with common knowledge of what people look like will be able to identify you after you shoot or at least get a good idea of where you are at. If you are far enough away to shoot a barrel without a silencer and have the target not hear, you will definately not break a paintball on that person. Everyone says stock barrels suck. They say that they can shoot farther with different barrels. Unless they have a flatline, they are liars. Longer barrels slow paintballs down. They are only thought to be good because the moron shooting gets a better idea of where the paintball will go with that extra few inches on their barrel. Even with a flatline, paintball breaking range is about the same as a stock barrel. The balls just float farther before they bounce off of the target. Get in close before you shoot so you will hit the target and break paint. Breaking paint on the target is the main concern right before shooting. This gun has no sights so it is more difficult to aim. It is still easy to hit targets by looking down the barrel. If you like to screw off while playing paintball, you will break paint. Jackassing will get you shot anyway. You shoulden't dry fire the gun because you can scratch the bolt and that might be bad depending on if you take care of things or not. Oil the gun frequently if you want it to work well.
This gun is more than worth the money, you will also save money by buying this gun. Don't buy some more expensive crap that shoots just the same. This gun WILL NOT BREAK if you take care of it, this means don't jack it around and smash it on things, and don't use giant tanks on the bottomline. Bottomlines aren't invincible and this one particularly will break off of the handle if you use heavy tanks. I plan not to buy any upgrades. I think this is a great gun. If you want to get a good cheap gun that will out shoot more expensive guns, get this or a remanufactured tigershark. This gun beats a 98 any day, even in the winter.