Impulse, Angel, Autococker, E-cocker, Automag, Bushmaster. Well from someone who isn't afraid of most high end guns because of the availability of trouble shooting information on the internet, I would never buy one of these guns again. After 1 day of play it developed a terrible barrel leak. I e-mailed and they gave me a number to call and I was on hold and finally got a voice mail and left a message and haven't gotten a response. I don't understand why these guys just get together more technical troubleshooting information on their webpage as well as better schematics.
2003 Mech Autococker is my main gun and I frequently purchase electronic guns which I usually end up selling after fixing.
The new front end. This can never be a high end gun with this moving barrel that you cannot change out. I mail ordered this gun and got one of the old style that works like a Nova, so everyone calls it the jackhammer gun. After 1000 rounds went through it, an oring got blown out. I found pretty good information on a thread at pbreview.com and got it fixed by replacing a little o-ring in the block that the low pressure regulator screws into.
Quietness, price, rate of fire, uniqueness, low pressure operation, fast trigger pull
At first I was dissappointed with the gun because of the leak that developed, but after I was able to find help at pbnation.com, it was an easy 50 cent fix. The fact that my Assault 80 came with a non-replaceable barrel is dissappointing. With all the variety in paint out there and alot of Field Paint Only events, you almost have to have a couple different barrels available to get a decent fit. It's too bad that the front end upgrade to accept regular barrels costs $120 as that is almost a neccessity.
In my opinion, you might be better off buying someone's used impulse or bushmaster off ebay. It would be much easy to find cheap upgrades and compatible barrels and at least you can find customer support and trouble shooting information online.
Though this gun does appear to be compiled of quality components and when it's working, it's really quiet, not too hard on the gas and pretty accurate. The stock trigger is also really nice with a very short pull right out of the box.
This gun is a good starting point. I wouldn't really recommend buying one until this company gets better automated technical support. One man handling customer care who doesn't correspond via e-mail and who doesn't answer the phone and who doesn't have a toll free number just doesn't cut it. Though I did get a call back the next day after I had taken the gun all apart and found the torn o-ring.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, June 4th, 2004 at 1:30 pm PST