Originally Posted by cobi wan kenobi
I'll answer #2 because that the only one I could give a decent answer on. The stock barrel is a stock barrel. I have a 8" Lapco Bigshot coming and an apex 2 for options. Why 10"? This marker is supposed to be small, but with the stock this thing is still pretty long. I wouldn't want it any longer and the apex is really going to add some length.
In short, you will be replacing the stock barrel.
I was heavily considering the 8 inch Lapco and Apex tip combo from Hustle Paintball and I might still get it instead because I'm still saving up for the M17. I was thinking of the 10 inch BigShotAssault because I do have the option for a threaded Apex ready tip and I play with a 14 inch barrel on my X7 phen. so I'm used to the length of a longer barrel.