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Stan_the_HitMan Sunday, July 25th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month44 of 54 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Pt profecional, pt extream, sheridon pgp
Marker Setup: Pro-Team m98 sniper
ricochet Ak hopper
Response trigger
Evil Death hold grips
M16 raise forward sight
sling
Zeus G2
Dye sticky 3 grips
Pmi Trracer with forward cocking handle grip. (To play stock)
Dye invision 03 mask
Rps Advantage Jersey
Recommended
Upgrades:
bottom line
4 onz co2
good like it is
Strengths: barrel extension acceptable
the Zeus rear cocking knob ( you know it)
Weaknesses: Super fatal strong velocity out of box
hard to remove magazine
bad instructions
Review: Well well well, if it isn't a new super cool Zeus pistole eh? well it is, and heres why:
previously i had been using th PT PROFESSIONAL because of its affordability and all around solid strengths.
well im going to be frank, after 2 years of pt professional, i took one look at this on ebay and it was sold.
it arrived today.
and i am about to review it.
ok first think i am going to do is compare this pistole to my old beloved pt.
first thing that drew my attention was this ingenious barrel extension capability, i am yet to find out what threads they are, but i bet i can find new extensions from our friends at armotech and in other unlikely places.
(the internal non removable barrel itself is around 8 inches) it came with two sizes of extensions. with the smaller of the two extensions ( about 2.5 inches) i could hit a target at 20 feet in a 3 inch pattern ( i am an experienced pistole shooter) even though, they were not precision shots, they were just point and shoot pot-shots. this alone would make most people pee their pants, but I was still speculative about the pistole's all around performance. Then i attached the longer of the two extensions (about 8 inches) i could literally get pin-point accuracy at 20 feet. i was picking wasps off of garbage cans ( i was testing it in a dump) but i got out with no stings. How? The wasps never saw me (sadistic smile). The ironic thing was i was using stinger paintballs, so i stung the stingers with my stingers....enough about that.
At long range (75+ feet) i shot at a 2 by 4, the accuracy with the small extension was decreased dramatically ( 15 foot pattern with a few stray flayers) overall 1/10 hit the 2 by 4 and the rest were in the 15 foot pattern, usually shot low.
Now remember, I was not sorting thought the paint picking out perfectly round ones, I just grabbed a handful and charged my mag so they all could have been warped for all I know.
with the longer of the two I could get a five foot pattern with a few strays. overall 3/10 hit the 2 by 4. the rest were in a five foot pattern, usually low. ** the longer barrel is ported, hooray!**
Today i shot 60 paintballs (30 in each barrel) and 1 broke, it was in the small extension if you wanted to know. although no paint got into it, it was broken in the mag so extension is irrelevant.

Now on to new subjects; The velocity out of the box was so high I got a max of 14 shots out of a 12 gram. that was with the velocity as low as it could go. so cutting of the spring was in arrangement. After the circumcision of the spring was completed the problem was solved and it got an average 23-25 shots per 12 gram.

Ok, one of the things i hated most about my PT was the rear cocking knob, it always striped my fingers it was so tight to get off, Zeus has solved this problem with their rear cocking slide/knob. it makes it look and feel more like a real pistole, which can be a turn off and a turn on, depending how much of a square you are.
Personally, my fingers are thanking me because of how easy it is to cock my gun now. If you have ever used a pt professional at the times when it simply does not want to cock you know what I mean. but people now we can say it, come on, don't be afraid, admit you like to cock this gun.

next thing that is totally new and rad is the new pin type thing they put in the knob you have to unscrew to put your co2 cartridge in, this pin is located on the front of the knob and is removable, once you remove it you stick it in a slide slot on the knob making a lever, so you reap the benefits of the lever advantage if it is stuck with sand or dirt, if it freezes, or if its jammed. once you are done unscrewing or screwing it you pop it out of the slide slot and put it back in the front slot for future use. armotech is merciful and gives you an extra pin in-case the first one gets lost, and believe me its easy to loose.

To be frank with you the first thing I did when I took it out of the box was got a screw driver, and got the old grips off and applied dye sticky 3's, something no pistole should be without. the stock grips wer just your average plastic grip only with an armotech symbol embedded within it.

one problem that i had was the magazines obsession with not coming off.To "quick release the mag you push it forward with great force, if it is painty you will most likely slip the mag and possibly cut your wrist and or hand (its happened to me many a time). being a pt user I am used to the quick magazine release mechanism. The Zeus g2 lacks the knowledge of a quick release magazine mechanism. Thats one point the pt has the Zeus beet. **the one and only place***

As far as weight goes this pistole is light...for a pistole..
It is noticeable if you hold a pt in one hand and the Zeus in the other. it is because of the metal the frame uses. The frame of the Zeus is made of a much lighter, durable metal were the pt's frame is made of a more glossy, smooth metal.

Last but not least the bottom line acceptance is primed and ready to be accepted, and to top it off a jewel/fancy sticker that says ZEUS in powerful Zeus letters is on the left frame plate of the gun.
This gun is also easy to field strip, but cumbersome to maintain because cleaning and oiling is a necessity before and after every day of paintballing.


Conclusion: ok heres the aftermath of the struggle:
looks: super sleek
out of box: had to cut spring
feel: gives you a power trip
operation: no true quick release mag
accuracy;
small extent. 15 foot pattern at 75+ feet
long extent: 5 foot pattern at 75+ feet
affordability: expencive like 220 american (you get what you pay for)
upgrade-ability: can be completely pimped out
efficiency: 23-25 out of a 12 gram
stock parts: sweet, all you need
chop factor: 1/60 rec paint
balance: a bit front heavy
other: high recoil, makes you feel powerful but throws off your shot.
previously i rated th pt professional a 9, but id give this a 10, keeping in mind there are better pistole's out there (mainly upgraded versions of this) but id have to say this pistole stands number 3 on the totem pole of paintball pistole's. I loved using it so much i sold my Pt professional just to buy it, and i was in love with that thing. But out with the old and in with the new, and this thing is most defiantly the new stuff!
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, August 30th, 2004 at 7:34 am PST
 

Review Comments
Deer Saturday, August 28th, 2004 | 5:05 pm PST
Are you sure about the price I see it on a link on this site for $139 american. Maybe thats cause this is an older post.
   

Stan_the_HitMan Monday, August 30th, 2004 | 7:32 am PST
this post is older and im just saying how much it costed me
   

Crossfire426 Thursday, January 20th, 2005 | 7:21 pm PST
For the 8" barrel extension, are u able to put any type of barrel on the Zeus or are they specialy made. On the LE it has a diff barrel and i am just wondering. Thanks
   

Stan the HitMan Friday, January 21st, 2005 | 9:47 am PST
THey have specific barrel extentions, but the odd 2 peice (eg Ko) will fit it.
if you have any 2 peice barrels you can experiment.
   

Jackson123 Saturday, July 2nd, 2005 | 5:31 pm PST
judice priest mann, it is pistol not pistole.
   

Stan the HitMan Tuesday, July 19th, 2005 | 12:40 pm PST
sorry, the spell check only accepts pistole, unless it has been updated i cannot review it as a"pistol"
   

Jackson123 Wednesday, July 20th, 2005 | 4:27 pm PST
oh, thats cool. idk i didnt' check spell check
   

Pattons3rd Wednesday, September 7th, 2005 | 6:22 pm PST
about you saying "its a pain because you have to clean and oil it after every day of pb use." I always do that to my tippmann (even tho i could throw it in the lake, leave it over night, pull it up, add paint and air and shoot it, i still clean and oil it.) You should do that with every gun if u want it to last.
   

Stan the HitMan Saturday, September 10th, 2005 | 7:47 pm PST
well like spyders get dry so does the zeus. if you don't keep it clean and oiled it will have bad gas efficiency and excelled wear and tear

take care of it and it will take care of you.
   

PBTerminator Saturday, November 19th, 2005 | 5:29 pm PST
I was thinking about getting an Ariakon Overlord.Should I get the Overlord or the Zeus and does the Zeus leak gas?
   

Stan the HitMan Sunday, November 20th, 2005 | 4:31 am PST
The Zeus will not leak gas if you use it correctly and cock it before you put the 12 gram in

I have never had this problem, probably because i keep both of mine clean. My zeus's has always preformed 110%.
   

PBTerminator Sunday, November 20th, 2005 | 7:01 pm PST
I was also thinking about getting a PMI USP. Should I get the USP or the Zeus?
   

PBTerminator Thursday, November 24th, 2005 | 7:43 am PST
I'm kind of a newb even though I've been playing for 1 yr cuz i don't get out to play much. So how do you clean your gun? Do you have to take it apart? And do you need any more things than gun oil? Also, how long does it take?
   

ralmono44 Friday, November 25th, 2005 | 6:20 pm PST
Great review man! I have a core ZX, but was thinking of gettin a second pistol so i can shoot people up max payne style and this review has helped influenced me to buy a armotech zeus.
   

ralmono44 Friday, November 25th, 2005 | 6:22 pm PST
Great review man! I have a core ZX, but was thinking of gettin a second pistol so i can shoot people up max payne style and this review has helped influenced me to buy a armotech zeus.
   

Stan the HitMan Thursday, December 8th, 2005 | 5:18 pm PST
between the usp and zeus get the zeus, or a delta .68, not a usp
   

PugPaintball68 Thursday, January 29th, 2009 | 5:47 am PST
how "much" do you have to cut the spring? Or is there another different spring I can get?
   

Stan the HitMan Sunday, February 1st, 2009 | 7:18 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by PugPaintball68
how "much" do you have to cut the spring? Or is there another different spring I can get?

Cut off individual coils off the spring until it is at a reasonable place
   

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