Metal doesn't mean quality. They are not good reliable brands for people who want to airsoft. They are toys for plonking in your basement. This forum is the most collective and experienced there is. Your friends likely don't know what they are talking about because they haven't experienced proper airsoft guns. A kraken is better than a Crossman, but yet neither brand is worth your time and/or money. Get AV'ed and we can tell you where to buy the best priced, most reliable, and proper grades of weapons. Don't rush into junk, you'll regret the same as all the others we've warned over the years.
ďREALITY IS LIKE A STONE. TO MANY ITíS HARD AND COLD, THEY CANíT HUG IT OR EAT IT, IT ONLY FRUSTERATES THEM AND DOESNíT DO THEM MUCH GOOD. TO OTHERS ITíS STRONG AND DEPENDABLE, YOU CAN BUILD WITH IT, BUILD UPON IT, OR WORK WITH IT, ALSO USE IT TO SMASH PEOPLE IN THE FACE.Ē