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jhorgan Monday, April 5th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
Bushmaster 2002 B2K
Marker Setup: X-mag C&C blue to silver fade, Evil Pipe Barrel Kit, Evo II with Y-Board, AGD warp-feed, Air Gun Designs 3,000psi 68ci Flat Line air system
Recommended
Upgrades:
New barrel or barrel kit, good adjustable or preset reg, must run this marker on N2 not CO2
Strengths: Small, light, dependable, very fast, soft on paint, craftsmenship, simple design, accurate, has own backup
Weaknesses: Not made anymore, hard to find, still abit pricey ($1000-1200)
Review: This marker is hands down the best marker ever made, period! AGD has seriously outdone them selves.

THE GOOD:
This marker is easily one of the smallest on the market. It is very compact, and has almost no profile (especially if you use a warp)
It is very light, it only weighs something like 2 pounds (may not be as light as a timmy or a shocker....but it WILL outperform them)
Very dependable....I have yet to have my X-mag break....or to hear of one just breaking for no reason or from normal use.
This marker is FAST! It is capable of more than 20bps without shoot down (reduction in velocity or cycle time) And even faster with a warp feed! The trigger is very light and is fully adjustable.
This marker is softer on paint than any other. With the level 10 bolt and the Anti-Chop Eye (ACE) it is impossible to break paint. About the only way that could happen is if there was a really bad paint to barrel match.
One of the first things you will notice about this marker is the quality. This is one of the most solidly built on the market. No poorly made parts went into this marker, of that you can be sure.
The design of this thing is oh so very simple. In fact it is so simple it is complicated. When you first get your X-mag and start adjusting it to your liking you may have some minor problems with it. The most common is that it will leak. Most new mag owners end up calling AGD tech support with-in the first 72 hours. This is NORMAL. The problems you are having are just a matter of adjustment. And rest assured any leaks or other problems you are having are easily fixable. I recommend you call AGD tech support, especially if you are not all that experienced with paintball markers. Their customer service is some of the best in the business.
And let me say, this thing is accurate! Even when I had an old school All american 1 piece barrel on it (relatively accurate, but nothing to brag about) it was putting paint onto targets in very tight patterns (about 9" at 50 feet). Put a better barrel on it and the accuracy will be unbelievable!
This marker has its own built-in back-up. If your battery goes dead in the middle of the day flip a switch and, boom, your in mechanical mode. You can even take off the battery and keep playing while it is charging! Not to mention there is a hybrid mode. With the switch in the same position for mechanical mode and the battery on you will be in hybrid mode. Meaning the trigger will behave like it does on a mag RT. Very smooth.....AGD was thinking on this one.

THE BAD:
Unfortunately the X-mag isn't being made anymore. This is due to the Smart Parts (the paintball community needs to start boycotting them) lawsuit.
And since they aren't being made anymore they are quite rare. Not many people have one of these babies.
Average price is about $1100.00 or so. If you want one be prepared to spend the money.


Conclusion: If you are looking for a high-end competition marker that will easily outperform, outshoot, and is more reliable than any other marker out there the X-mag is for you. I give this marker a solid 10.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2004 at 1:58 pm PST
 

Review Comments
Rapture55 Tuesday, April 6th, 2004 | 9:49 pm PST
They arent making this anymore? Are you sure? What did smart parts sue for? Damn i was really looking forward to getting one of these monsters....
   

jhorgan Wednesday, April 7th, 2004 | 1:30 pm PST
Smart Parts sued because they have a patent on the little switch that most electronic guns (including the X-mag and E-mag) use to make them work. The lawsuit affects several companies including AGD.
You can still buy X-mags from internet stores but they are near impossible to find. You may have better luck in trying either Ebay or go to automags.org and look at the buy, trade, sell section. That is where I got mine....there are lots of good deals there.
This marker is definatly worth it!
   

tippmann_nick27 Wednesday, April 7th, 2004 | 5:39 pm PST
what are you talking about...i can get an x mag ordered anywhere
   

jhorgan Thursday, April 8th, 2004 | 5:21 am PST
From where can you get one? Since they aren't being made anymore many stores are running out of the little they do have in stock. You may be able to order one but the store may not be able to fill the order. AGD quit making them last September or so I believe.
   

tippmann_nick27 Thursday, April 8th, 2004 | 1:51 pm PST
Lol..i was at skyball and they had them goin for aroung 2 g's Canadian...i held the xmag, it was there
   

jhorgan Friday, April 9th, 2004 | 7:07 am PST
I know that AGD europe still has some for sale. Who had them at skyball? The X-mag isn't going to disappear from the paintball scene anytime soon....but they will become harder to find.
If you have a good resource for buying an X-mag I would love to get in contact with them. I have a few friends that would like to buy them as well. So far none of them have had any luck with the majority of internet retailers. The ones they do find are either used or in europe.
   

tippmann_nick27 Friday, April 9th, 2004 | 7:54 am PST
the store that had them was premium paintball in , toronto canada...jus call the number and its a toll free call and ask them if they have the x-mags in. Heres the number 1-888-236-6090

i just went on there website www.premiumpaintball.com and they are selling the x-mag!! its going for $2,300 around that price canadian. They are also selling them at www.unlikelyheroes.ca in Ontario, Canada go on the website and they got the X mag
standard black for $1600 that is actually a awsome price right now compared to premim's price which is $2,300.
you and your friends should jump on those cause they are probably the only 1's around with the x-mag (no 1 else at skyball had them but premium paintball).
Last edited on Friday, April 9th, 2004 at 8:15 am PST
   

jhorgan Friday, April 9th, 2004 | 8:30 am PST
I called Premium Paintball and they said they only have 4 and wont be getting anymore in stock. So I suggest that if you want one you get one soon. As I said, since they aren't being made they will become increasingly more difficult to find.
   

bansk Sunday, January 2nd, 2005 | 12:45 pm PST
omfg is that the main reason why some ppl hate smartparts?
damn thoes b******
i hope agd can figuer somthin out.
   

AnimalMother Tuesday, April 12th, 2005 | 2:42 pm PST
I just got a black CnC X-Mag this weekend and it completely rips! I'll be posting a review on it probably sometime next week.
   

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