I don't think people realize just how good Radec's melee normals are. Whenever I see a Sly spamming forward triangle, I can always flat out stuff it with one of Radec's melee normals. Radec can fight from far range, mid range, and close range just fine.
Sly's actually too short when in the barrel, wobble. At least that's what it seems like. Whenever I'm in the barrel the shot goes past me, so I'm assuming that's what it is.
Sly in general is the anti-Radec.
Sly's barrel can actually reflect projectiles back at Radec believe it or not. I always thought Radec's sniper shot was too high to hit Sly from inside the barrel too. I thought it'd be funny and ironic to shoot a bomb shot (N.Circle) at the barrel of bombs and the bomb shot got reflected and hit me! I had to block my own explosive attack when it finally went off...This has happened to me on more than one occasion.