As I mentioned in my post, the Kraken is a decent bargain-basement gun. It's reasonably accurate and has a good muzzle velocity, almost too good for the newbies who tend to use them, so it's certainly a fieldable gun. But the lifespan usually isn't that great and the quality of materials makes it alittle more fragile then better quality guns. Aftermath's Kirenex and Knight models (their M4 variants) on the other hand don't have a very good rep at all. So if you decide AK then the Kraken might be a consideration, but if you decide M4, then you'll probably have to go up to at least a JG (~$300) or G&G (~$350) for a decent one.