... Crossing the street... Yeah, try not to do that. I hope you're a responsible parent or at least will think about that before letting your kid do something like that next time. ERT/RCMP showing up is not good especially if you're trying to save face in front of the neighbours.
Mechbox.com will have what you need in regards to takedown and such.
I don't know your background, whether you're a social science or humanities guy or a biologist or a doctor or an engineer or a tradesman or what.
If you're not a "Sciency" type of guy, if it ain't broke don't fix it, but if you're an Engineer you'll probably have the world view of "if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet".
As for reviews on youtube, you'll know if it's good or not. If the person doing the review is a "screecher" then find another review, similarly if they're under 18 probably not a good review either (I've seen ONE review that was well done by a 16 year old). If they are 18+ then it might be good but use these other litmus tests to determine if it's good or not.
Rigidity of testing and structure of review, "scientific" style testing. Measured out distances, "proper targets" (not just a circle crappily drawn out but hopefully something at least printed out from a printer) as there are a tonne of free target sheets available and all it takes is an extra 3 seconds to print it out rather than take a sharpie and draw a crappy circle. No "ummmm" "so yeah", shows there was no preplanning or thought put into the review. Digging out things randomly in the middle of the review, not good, they should have it all prepared, sorted and organized out before.
EDIT: If you're in the US then scratch what I said about ERT and RCMP and replace with SWAT/Sheriff's or whatever.
As well you're lucky, just toss it away and pick something up like a TM (Tokyo Marui) they will last a long time if you don't fuck around with it and open it up. AirsoftGI and Airsoft Extreme are probably good places to order from (both located in Cali I believe).
Here, for $300 you can't go wrong: http://www.airsoftextreme.com/store/...oducts_id=1909
Also fill out your profile so we know you're from the US and don't give you wrong info that applies to Canada (we have crazy laws that you Americans aren't subject to).