I know on paper the G18 sounds so cool, and sounds like it would get you out of a jam...it does not. Really, the full auto feature is useless. Please try and picture it. You set it to full auto, pull the trigger, and all of your bb's come spraying out of your gun in two seconds. Now some would say, "Yea thats why its awesome, you can get a ton of people out"...but, you really can not. On auto the bb's going flying everywhere and it would be hard to hit the broad side of a barn (okay exaggeration, but you get the idea). IMO the g18 is a big waste of money. And the more moving parts you got, the less reliable it will be. Like I said, sometimes simplicity is a virtue. If you want a gun bigger than the 19 get the 17...but I dont reccomend the 18, just my 2 cents.