Evil pipes are known to be louder than some other aftermarket brands. I'm not saying they aren't a decent barrel though. Most people just go with a J&J 14" or smaller. It's a widely accepted fact that anything over 14" does not give any more accuracy and a longer barrel will increase gas useage slightly, giving fewer shots per tank fill. If you play at a field where all day air is included then it's not an issue. Good luck and welcome aboard.