This gun can achieve 14bps, I timed it myself. It can also maintain its accuracy(VERY ACCURATE!!!!) at that rate of fire. The hopperless design is very nice, and you can carry extra forends in your existing harness. The gun has never broken a single ball in the 10 cases I have put thru it.
ATS claims you need to lube the gun every 500 balls. This is very true. I damaged my gun after about 1500 balls and because these are not popular guns, there are NO parts available over the counter. they all come from ats. You not only have to buuy the gun, you have to keep a small inventory of spare parts available. This gun needs HPA, period!!!! You cannot play this gun to its full potential without it.
This gun is a true innovation in paintball. The only time I broke balls is when I got dirt in my barrel, and when I did break paint, the gun was useless. You get a huge rate of fire without fear of chopping a single ball, the design of the gun makes that impossible and the accuracy is phenomenal. It's very hard to say whether the gun is worth the money, because you can't use it all day non stop like I can my spyder or Autococker. It has few aftermarket upgrades because it doesn't need a single one. The amount of maintainence, coupled with the lack of readily available parts makes me rate this gun a 7 and not recommend this gun as a primary gun, just as a really cool back up