I didn't really read any of the thread, but tippys, mech spyders and used mags are all really reliable/durable and don't cost too much. I had a mech spyder clone as my first gun. I treated it like crap and beat the crap out of it, and it never gave out on me.
An temporary alliance formed between the ocean and the sky with the goal of killing people. The ocean's ability to attack the land is limited, so it lends the sky some of its water and energy so it can assault people farther inland then it normally could. Hurricanes are far more powerful then the storms the sky creates on its own. They are just another reason the ocean must be destroyed