Piranha STS VF G3: Price - $134 @ www.xpaintball.com
I'll start with features. It comes with the patented Ram Air chamber, Venturi Ported Bolt and Flush Cocking System, Sight Rail w/ Beaver tail, Gas-thru foregrip, Polymer frame with double trigger, and bottomline with hose.
Performance: It performed well. I had no problems other than a few oring breaks on the gas-thru and the stock barrel should be replaced. Other than that, great poin-and-shoot feel.
Looks: Looks great. Especially titanium(mine). The looks just F-L-O-W.
Upgrades: Get a revvy. Believe me the stock trigger is very nice, you can get many BPS. Get a new barrel. Stock is -blegh- Get a drop. just a personal preference thing. Finally, nitro. Just improves performance overall. And it can be upgraded to an electro with the addition of the Mako or Hyperframe.
Cleaning: Very simple. Just pull out the strip pin and oil all the orings. Not too many parts to worry about so re-assembling is quick and easy.
Overall: GREAT starting marker to introduce a new player to paintball when they want to start with a more high performance gun. Ready to go out of the box and looks fantastic. The vertical feed provides for fast and efficient feeding so a revvy is a must. I wouldn't compare this gun to any Spyder because in my experience Spyders are not half as good as Piranhas. This is a terrific gun.
John "toastman" Walter - Team Mirage A.Z.