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reo01 Saturday, October 16th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
3 years
Products Used:
Spyder Electra, Naughty Dogs Autococker, Angel 4
Marker Setup: Texas Storm, Freak kit with All American Barrell, Frenzy Board, Shock Tech Internals, Crossfire 68/4500 LP, Dye Rino Cover, Dye Mini drop forward," Egg" loader (soon to be a Reloader B)
Barrell Kit and bolt, Frenzy Board
Strengths: Fast, light weight, accurate, no chopped paint, air efficient , consistent air pressure, looks, quality
Weaknesses: To change the battery you must strip the gun, out of date manual
Review: The Electra was a good beginners gun and the Cocker an increase in speed and accuracy. The Angel 4 was even more impressive than the Cocker but in my opinion the Storm is easily the best. Fast (25bps), light, accurate, and reliable the Timmy is low maintenance and easy to understand and operate. Add air, size the paint to bore and go play. Over the chrono I get +/- 2 fps variance and that definitely helps with the accuracy. Consistent air supply along with consistent paint to bore fit is the key to accuracy. The Angel4 is a very good gun as well but I personally prefer the trigger pull and the 45 grip frame over the trigger and space frame of the Angel. For me the 45 frame allows me to get on target faster and more naturally. The Timmy appears to be much longer and taller than the Angel but if you lay them on top of each other the Angel is less than an inch shorter. Height is equal. Chopping paint hasn't been an issue.
The biggest drawback is to change the battery you must remove the grips, grip panel, and eye cover. I did see where a company called Blitz Aphix has released a version that has battery changing from the back of the grip. That would be much better. Still the battery issue isn't enough to downgrade the gun since the battery life is around 15-20,000 shots. The manual has not ben updated since the GZ Intimadator. I would expect better from Bob Long. I would have expected a manual similar to the Angel manual for a gun of this class.
Conclusion: Even with the 2 downsides listed above the gun performance is still a 10. Using this gun will take equipment performance out of the equation. Your results on the field will be limited only by your skill, not the gun. What more can you ask for out of a paintball gun?
10 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, October 16th, 2004 at 8:21 am PST

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