First, How hard does it kick. This is difficult to convey so I shot a video of it kicking its own 5 lbs off of a floor.
Now for those considering a compressor...
I thought a bit should be devoted to air sources focusing on the
-impedance of the air line
-and on board reservoir
The next consideration, or one of your first perhaps, is the air supply. If you have a compressor in your garage, great. but some may not have one or are looking for a replacement, or just don't want to hear that loud thing running in the wee hours of the night. There are many options but one many may not be aware of are the "silent" oil-less compressors.
I originally bought a Eurotec 10A with a <40dB sound level. Awesome for airbrushing but, it needed a tank. So I ripped apart a coleman camping compressor took its motor out and kept the valves, couplings, and <1gallon tank. Strap 2 computer fans on it and you have a compressor that shouldn't be run for more than 20% duty cycle or so that Ive ran for roughly 10 years now at well over 50%, often up to 100% for 2 hrs straight and its still kicking. Just remember to drain your tank.
Tank: If your going to buy a tank and can afford it, get a corrosion resistant one. Never fill it beyond its pressure capacity and make sure you have a pressure switch on the compressor that prevents over pressurization. Most have this already but if you go ripping parts off of your compressor, make sure you don't remove this.
However, if you are in the market for a new compressor a couple lines you should consider for low sound (IE wont drive you or your house mates nuts from the sound) are the
Eagle silent line ~44+db --ok for night time running
California air tools ultra quiet line ~56+dB --daytime only
Part 1: Intro and disclaimer
Part 2: Trigger and grip mod:
Part 3: Fore grip Mod:
Part 4: Modifying the Haptic for a signal
Part 5: Pneumatic Recoil parts and Fire Control Circuit
Part 6: Scent Module