I'd appreciate it if you read the whole post before commenting please.
I know what I want and have a decent knowledge base already.
As of right now I have a Tippman 98 Custom. I like it because it is compact and durable. I bought it right before the new reactor trigger came out (1998?) I also have a tpx. (**** yeah.)
I tend to move. A lot. I run with very little weight. This is why I like my gun. Only problem is I don't stand a chance against someone with a good gun. They have distance and accuracy on me.
So I am looking to buy a gun that is compact and durable. (I tend to abuse my guns) I will buy an air tank, and I will buy a hopper separate if I need too. I will also most likely run an air line to a vest.
I don't like frills. I liked the extra handle on my 98' but any other plastic pieces or things for aesthetics I don't like.
I talked to a guy once who talked against flatline barrels. I was turned off of them. (I will buy barrels separate if necessary) He said that there is an adapter you can buy for the connection to a barrel. He said it gives the ball a little more space which allows it to move easier. I don't know the validity of this statement or what the adapter is called.
So, in summary. I am looking for a compact and durable marker and some advice on barrels and potentially what that adapter I am looking for. For the marker alone I am looking to buy one for 350 or under NEW. If I can find one used for cheaper, great, but overall with my gun and barrels I don't want to break 400.
Any comment and any advice will be highly appreciated. I will keep replying with my concerns or thanks. Thank you!