Originally Posted by loneassassin
An Automag or Autococker would make an even better backup mech. (Except they would end up becoming your main gun, so...)
Heh, this made my night!
I love 'Cockers...
I would personally keep the A5. It may use a little more air, but again it has the Cyclone and can be beat all to crap and will still function. I have yet to have problems other than minor air leaks with my A5, which has been through quite a lot. It's easier to maintain the BT in my opinion (although I haven't owned a BT before, I have worked on quite a few through my dabbling in airsmithing) and it is a little more commonly upgradable (not that you'd want to other than a barrel...).
That's my two cents, and yeah, I'd have to agree with loneassassin that that an AutoCocker or Automag would be a perfect lender. If you have untrustworthy friends, however, don't get a 'Cocker. Too many complicated things to get messed up (as I learned...that thing still doesn't shoot right) if your friend doesn't know what he's doing.