Tippman Custom 98 - pretty much the same shooting, grip is a little different, the side feed is nice for aiming.
Tippman A-5 (tested) - Cyclone feed makes it feed very fast, a lot like the 98 except more expensive
Icon E- Very similar firing, except electronic
Sinister TP - stock
No Upgrades yet
You could get a barrel if you have the money but the 2 piece it comes with does ok.
Accepts Spyder parts
Quick disconnect pin and field strip
Nice stock barrel
Small screws on drop forward
Shiny (not a big deal even for woods)
This is a great gun to start with because of all the accessories it comes with and its easy to upgrade. It has a the gas through grip, bottomline, and drop forward, which is somewhat expensive to buy separetely. Out of the box it shoots nice, the barrel is pretty good as it is. My friend and I bought one and neither one of us have had any ball breaks yet. The Sinister TP has a built in elbow so you won't need one, I guess you could count that as a positive. The vertical feed makes the gun feed pretty fast but I like how Tippmans allow you to use the body to line up a sight but it works to just use the barrel. Before you play always examine your gun to make sure nothing is lose. The screws on the dropforward are kind of small so make sure they are tight before you play. As I said in the weaknesses the bolt is sometimes hard to pull back, but its not really a problem, just kind of slippery when your hands are sweaty. Something to think of is that its a semi automatic, not electronic. I personally prefer non-electros because i dont have the cash to waste paint so semi works fine for me.
I just bought this gun a bought a month ago and so far its worked great but look for a future review.
Its a great gun for the price and anyone can use it. Its fine right out of the box so no upgrades are required immediately and its a great price if you're short on cash. It seems good quality so if you take care of it ( cleaning, checking screws, etc.) it'll last you.