Originally Posted by Acid_Snake
and its externals aswell
Agreed. While not the best quality, most of the externals are of useable quality. The clear receiver is quite brittle though, and prone to cracking. So expect another $100 on top of that for a cheap metal receiver (like Element). Or maybe you can luck into a quality used TM plastic receiver in the classifieds.
Krakens are good project guns. They give you something useable out of the box that can be used as an upgrade platform that they can upgrade over time. But if you're looking for a reliable, solid performer with minimal tomfoolery required, you're looking at the wrong gun by getting a Kraken.