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pb-enforcer Thursday, September 2nd, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month65 of 70 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder Victor II, Tippman M98C
Marker Setup: Spyder Pilot
14" Teardrop
Egg II / with Y-board
20oz co2
Recommended
Upgrades:
Better barrel
A fast motorized loader
Strengths: Fast
Price
Many firing modes
C.A.M.D.
NO CHOPS!!!!!!!!!!
Weaknesses: The instruction manual it come with is a little weak. Thats about it.
Review: I play a lot of woods ball with my family and friends. After playing with a few different semi guns, I decided to get an electric marker. After talking to a lot of people, reading tons of reviews, and checking out my local paintball shop, I decided on the Pilot. This is by far the best marker I have used. Now I am sure there are better guns on the market. However, I don't think a lot of people, and especially some of the younger players, are going to spend 800-1200 dollars for a paintball gun. I don't plan to be a tournament player (although it does have a tournament lock if I wanted to enter one). I just want to go out and have fun. With that goal in mind, the Pilot has everything I could ever want in a paintball gun. The C.A.M.D. is very easy to use. No more DIP switches, or holding the button until this light flashes, or that color light is on. It plainly says on the display Semi, 3burst, 6burst, Auto. You can also set the rate of fire from 6-13 bps, although the board is capped at 14 bps on semi. You will need a fast loader for this gun. I went with the Egg II. The reason for this was that you don't have to worry about out shooting you loader. Also if you upgrade you gun to the point were you can ( like with the T-board ) you can upgrade the loader to match. A little tip if you get this setup. You can slide the feed neck of the loader over the feed neck of the gun, and use a hose clamp to secure it. This puts the bottom of the loader about an inch above the cocking pin, which is perfect. The Pilot is very nice to shoot. It feels good in your hands, and is nicely balanced. With a new barrel the accuracy is dead on. I was shooting Blaze paint, and could hit a four inch tree from 25 yards away on three round burst, with the balls hitting one on top of another. I had to have the smile surgically removed from my face. I haven't shot it enough to know how efficient it is on co2. However, I did dry fire it on full auto about 30-40 shots, on a 62 degree day, and got no snow. So the expansion chamber on this gun really works. I have read other reviews that say the grips bulge out with the battery installed. But if you are careful when you put the battery in, and route the wires around the battery you will not have any problems. As far as chops go, there are none. I did pinch a ball when I first got the gun. I only let it charge for about 45 minutes. I recommend letting it get a full charge before you try it. With that said, After it got a full charge I filled the loader, set the gun on full auto, and let the paint fly. Not one chop! This thing can lay some serious paint. You will have your friends diving for cover, and staying there. Just be careful how many times you do this. This gun can empty a loader quick. As I said before, the Pilot has everything I'm looking for in a paintball gun. Good looks, price, speed, accuracy, easy to use, and lots of after market parts available.
Conclusion: If you are like me, and want a strong, reliable gun. With lots of features, and is fun to play with. Without having to take out a loan to pay for it all. I highly recommend the Spyder Pilot. I am a very happy Pilot owner.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
hahnukah Thursday, September 2nd, 2004 | 2:55 pm PST
holy crap, you are exactly like i am, your review has helped me in a good way severely
   

pb-enforcer Thursday, September 2nd, 2004 | 3:54 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by hahnukah
holy crap, you are exactly like i am, your review has helped me in a good way severely


Hey, Glad I could help.
   

benman3187 Friday, October 15th, 2004 | 12:06 pm PST
i am getting a pilot now for my birthday. i saw one at my proshop but yours and other reviews here were the deciding factor thanx
   

bepaintinu Friday, August 26th, 2005 | 9:50 am PST
i had a custom bord made now it goes faster but should i get a halo B?Or halo whith rip?
   

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