Hey, long time paintballer. Never really got into airsoft for no other reason than I already had a paintball gun. I want to try it out now though, but I don't know much about it at all. First of all I guess I'm going for gas blowback purely because I prefer the sound it makes. I'm looking for either an assault rifle that's not an AK preferably, or maybe an SMG. If range is a factor between those choices I'd go for a rifle. Something under like $550. About the orange tips.. what do you guys do or use to get rid of them? I live in a place that doesn't require it and I definitely don't want it ;p . Also, is there a way to make these guns any louder? Some kind of attatchment/modification? Anything to make it more realistic. I'm really attracted to airsoft for the realism and the sound the guns make is important to me. I really appreciate any response that helps.