Originally Posted by Rubbr Chickin
Dont buy a Carver one, the feedneck cant be upgraded to Cyclone.
Othewise they are all very durable and dependable. All of them work off the 98 blowback design. I would get an A5 though. For just a bit more its field-stripable, cyclone is stock and the body design allows it to be made into anything.
I have an alpha black, and a carver one, they are essentially a heavier 98... There is nothing wrong with them if you like the look of them, you can depend that they will perform just fine.
I only ever play with my A-5, and I let others borrow the other Tippmanns I have. The alpha black is always the last one picked as it is heavy and bulky.
The quick barrel disconnect on the A-5 plus the cyclone feeder and the fact that it shoots Co2 really well, makes it the obvious choice. I've never put stuff on mine, but you can mod them into just about anything. I like mine bone stock with an Apex.