First of all when you get it take it apart and look at the internals. The pin valve and the pin hole valve both have to be inspected. These markers were mass produced and some of them are not formed properly. The pin hole valve should be complete, smooth and well rounded, make sure other wise when you attach a CO2 bottle the gun will go auto untill all the CO2 is emptied. Next lube everything. This marker is platcis rubbing on plastic and the plastic bolt will expand after you fire a hopper. The plastic will then begin to bind otherwise. Use high compression oil for the springs and valve seals. Use light-medium grease fot eh triger and light-grease for the bolt. Porting the barrel is a must of you set your velocity high. I would recommned porting the barrel using a 5/64 drill and diagoally at 1 cm spacing, 2 rows. The velocity screw MIGHT break when beating around the bush and therefore a spare bolt from walmart might need to be in your spare parts bag.
Accurate at lower velocity
Internals a bit rough
Needs more maintenance than a stingray
Velosity screw weak
This marker is an adequate marker for bush play with buddies. As for an affordable semi i would spend the same amount on a stingray if strapped for cash. The marker preforms well for its preice and has a table rate of fire, 3-4 balls/sec. Anybody who says this gun chops balls is obviously pulling the trigger too fast and did not file down the bolt properly. The internals need to be looked after very often and taken care of. The one problem is that if they break replacements are hard to get. I have 2, one customized the other stock so if a part breaks i put the broken parts into the stock one and take it back to walmart and get another one. Then i put the pieces back and keep playing. For being a compact marker it works well with vertical feed as it feels like an uzi and is great for rushing. The trigger is hard and a bit weak but proper lube and a backup spring is a must. Fairly loud and easy to breakdown(take apart) this marker is good for what you pay for. Anyone who bashes it obviously is mechanically inclinded and is not allowed to call himself a man and should stop playing paintball. If you have bought this gun don't just throw it out the window, instead sit down and open it up and put some elbow grease into it. Like the stingray, a little work on it will take it a long way.
If you plan on having friends playing in the back woods and are looking for a cheap beat'em up gun, get it. Its cheap on gas ( will leak the first time a CO2 is hooked up, but will be stop once you fire it), will break the occational ball, all markers do, and is a fun compact marker.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, April 24th, 2004 at 3:14 pm PST