I am new to the sport of paintball, I have gone a couple of times, but have never owned a marker. I was originally going to get a Tippmann A-5 Electric as my first gun, but I cancelled my order. I am now interested in Pump guns mainly because of the pros of them. I plan on playing paintball as much as possible, and wish to become a good player, and I think using a pump in the beginning will really make me a much better player. I was wondering what pump is would you recommend for around 350 or less for just the gun only, not counting the paint job, or red dot, or any equipment like the mask, I hear the Phantom VSC w/ 45 grip is good, but I want to know what you guys think. Also, what colors do you recommend, I went to Phantom online, and some of them look really cool, but they are just samples, and I was wondering what might look best for the type of pump that you suggest. Thanks a ton!!!