> I Need All the advice i can get about getting a gun, i really like the
> spyder compact and could use anyone's ideas on a good setup for it
> i also like the tippman mini light and want to hear anything about that
> any other guns around 350 that are good i would like to hear about also
The Spyder is probably your best bet. A stock Spyder is good enough for
rec play. If
you go further you can upgrade to tournement; usually cheaper than auto
mags are to upgrade. I've never owned one so I don't know what the
maintenance or dependability is like however.
A VM-68 is another nice gun. They are VERY durable and take little to
no maintenance. When you do strip them down there's only 4 or 5 parts to
the internals. They are heavy guns so if you play 4 or 5 hours you'll
find you arms getting tired. I had a cheap 14 inch barrel with a mussle
break and found it had AMAZING accuracy.
I can't say much about Tipman's but the only field around here that
used them had lots of problems with them. The accuracy was also
terrible. Most of the fields here use F2 Illustrators which seem
dependable and reasonably accurate. I don't know about upgrades but
stock F2's wouldn't be good tourny guns IMHO.