-Lapco Bigshot (I actually prefer the Autospirit - most paint tends to fit it better) It's a solid barrel from a well liked company. Lapco always has put out straight up quality. Every barrel they release is consistent and perfect on the inside. Also consider Palmer's brass barrels.
-I never really like stocks, particularly the mil-sim ones. An air tank in the bottomline position will be just as stable and won't be in the way of your mask. If you really want to run remote, consider a gas through "T" stock. Their light, stable, inexpensive and don't get in the way.
-Just go with your iron sights. Red dots are nice if you have a problem with your iron sights, but for the most part you don't really need anything extra.
-Definately go with the stock trigger. If you really
feel like your are always being out gunned and can't do anything about it you can try an RT. I've never felt like I needed anything besides a single trigger, even when up against fully automatic electros. People are too into upgrading firepower rather than just altering their play style and working with what they have.
Using CO2? I highly recommend using a Palmer's Stabilizer. Consistent pressure going into your marker is essential to having consistent velocities, particularly in more extreme conditions. It also helps to keep liquid out. Because Tippmann's are not regulated markers, adding a regulator helps incredibly. Don't bother with expansion chambers, Tippmann's inline blowback is extremely tolerant to it. They're more useful on markers like Automags which are already regulated and liquid intolerant. A Palmer's Stabilizer helps solve liquid CO2 problems anyways.
Some people highly recommend squishy paddles, but I don't really think their necessary. As long as your not using old or fragile paint the normal cyclone is plenty good.
Have you already purchased the A-5? Their not bad markers, but the problem is that depend on people modifying or "upgrading" them. Price out your options and see if it's really worth it. People can easily spend twice what the marker is worth on modifications when they could have just bought a nicer marker to begin with (one that doesn't need to be modified). You don't really need anything besides a marker to be a "sniper". You can spend thousands of dollars buying every modification for an A-5, but your accuracy and effective range will still be just about the same as everyone else's.
This post has been edited by Piller: 23 February 2008 - 06:59 PM