Other Kingmans (Xtra, Shutter, Aggressor XT, Victor) good, but not as good as the TL-X
Spyder TL-X, 14in Smart Parts Progressive Barrel, Blue Viewloader 12v revolution hopper, Kingman IPI grip, shocktech expansion chamber, 20oz C02
A new barrel is definately reccomended. However if you intend to keep this gun for a while, you can easily upgrade it with an electric grip and hopper, a new bolt, or possibly nitro.
Accurate at good distances
Built tough for hard play
Decent drop forward
dirt gets into open bolt sometimes
stock barrel inaccurate
Vert feed blocks line of sight
This is the second gun I have owned, the first being a Brass Eagle Eradicator (yeah yeah I know). I first noticed it because of its good looks, and for the fact that it was a good size gun. While some players might prefer a smaller gun for easier handling, I prefer a gun that I can aim and fire easily with two hands. After looking online for the best price, I found the TL-X on ebay for a remarkable $80! Even with shipping it came out to $90, which was a steal compared to the $100+ prices you will get anywhere else online. Not two weeksafter my package arrived, I assembled my gear and headed out for a day of tough woodsball at my friends house. During woodball, my completely stock TL-X preformed like a champ up against heavily modified Tippmann 98's, Tippmann A5's and various Kingmans such as the E99 and an upgraded shutter with Nitro. I also noticed the TL-X conserves gas quite well. I finished a two hour block of playing time with one CO2 tank, and even after the matches were over I still had some CO2 left in my tank. The A5's however were chugging down CO2 with their response triggers and cyclone feeding systems. About a week after I played, I stopped in at my local paintball shop because the TL-X was leaking air like nobody's business. I remembered one of my friends tampering with the air hose in the foregrip, so just a reminder to all who get this gun not to mess with the air hose. I also picked up a 14in Progressive barrel while I was there, and I noticed a big difference in the TL-X's accuracy with the barrel.
I reccomend this gun to any player who wants high level bang for a decent buck. I'll revamp the review after I get to shoot it again with all the upgrades.
I have a cheap and easy mod that makes your marker and hopper work a lot better-
1. Find a hose clamp(buy one for a dollar or 2) They are the metal ones with a flat head tightner
2. put the hose clamp all the way lose around the neck of the hopper
3. push the hopper to fit around the spyder stock feed neck (it should go but the bottom part of the hopper will look "split"
4. move hose clamp to about a centimeter above the bottom of the hopper feedneck
6. you have a lo-rise w/o spending any money!