Is CA a good make for a newb?
Yes, I'd say so for vast majority of their stuff.
will I have issues getting parts for it if things break?
Short of breaking the receiver, no.
will I have issues upgrading it later (should I choose)
No, and it should already have a good number of internal upgrades.
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