Originally Posted by crPaliza
I believe that barrel is the Apex 1/2 AA Freak Tip
No idea on how it performs. I know my standard AA Freak Tip is real quiet.
You are correct, it is the AA Freak Tip (the shortest of the two). It does muffle the sound signature a bit. I also use stainless inserts, I think they are worth it because they don't scratch as easy as the aluminium ones.
And yes, the reason why I got the bipod handle was to give the gun better balance and the feeling when you grip it is much nicer than holding onto the reg. PE could design some sort of removable grip that would encompass the reg, a bit like how the SP-1/G-1 reg is covered by a tactical grip.
And finally YES, I definitely recommend the Etha + EMC for woodsball. The Etha is eons better than any blowback, better on paint than the Phenom and more reliable than the TM series. The EMC kit is quite sturdy too. And the great thing is that it is easily reversible.