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Racso Tuesday, October 19th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month268 of 277 people found this review helpful.

3 years
Products Used:
Spyder E-99
Spyder E-99 Avant
Spyder TL Plus
Piranha R6
Rebel BTB
Marker Setup: Spyder Pilot
Lapco Feed Neck
Halo TSA LED Frontman
32* Vertical Adaptor
32* Expansion Chamber
Dye Macro Line
WGP Torpedo Drop
Dye Sticky 3 Grip
Different barrel for different paint
-Reg in the future
Strengths: -Performance
-Upgrades Avalible
Weaknesses: -Barrel
Review: Performance: On my first day of playing, I went and spent some time getting the marker ready for play. After finding that I have a leaky o-ring on my tank and replacing it, I finally got to testing. The field where I play at has a 250 fps rule. Lucky me, my gun was already set at 245 on the first shot! The next few shots chonoíd at 243, 244, 243, 243, 242, and 245, and keep in mind that I am using CO2 with an expansion chamber, not a reg!

I went out for some ball. I went through about 750 balls without one single break! My group was running out of paint, and people were finishing up and getting ready to leave, so I went to go waste some paint in the chrono area. I played around, aiming at things, just testing how well it did. With a good barrel-paint match, the gun shot like a charm! It had VERY tight groupings. I then had my first break, around a quarter of the way through a hopper. Turns out that I didnít turn my hopper back on and it was gravity feeding.

This gave me an idea of how hard/easy this gun is to clean. I field stripped it and ran a swab through the gun, Easy, quick, and it got the job done. There was a little paint in the bottom of the neck, and some in the bolt. Both were a quick wipe with the swab, and the gun was back in business.

I then decided that I would give this gun a good test! First, I tested out the 3 round and 6 round burst modes. I gave each mode about half a pod of paint. Great results, no breaks!! Then I gave it a whirl on full auto. I filled the hopper completely full, and I let her rip. 180 balls later, no breaks. I then put the last of my paint in the hopper and decided to see what my gun would shoot after a full day of ball. To my surprise, I got 240, 239, 237, 240 241, and 239.

Obviously this gunís performance is top notch, thus it receives a 10.

Parts: The electronic grip frame for the gun is really easy to use and understand. To turn it on, simply take the safety off. Now the gun is in a safety mode automatically, and to get out, you just have to press the button. This will automatically put you in manual/semi-auto mode.

To get to the other modes, you just have to press the button. Each time you press the button, it will switch to a different mode. In 3 & 6 round burst and full auto mode, you can select how fast the gun shoots, from 6 to 13 bps.

The bolt and hammer are typical for Spyders; there is nothing too special about them. This is a top cocking gun, and I prefer top-cocking, thus I like how it works. To field strip the gun, you just have to pull two pins, out of the back of the gun that holds the back plate, and the cocking rod pin.

The feed neck requires a second neck to connect the hopper to the gun. This part is plastic and looks fragile. Another problem is that the vertical adaptor is not an ASA port. If you want to change to a reg, you have to get a new vertical adaptor. Also, as with all Spyders, the barrel is not very good.

The gun has good parts, but because of the neck, adaptor, and barrel, it receives an 8.

Size: The gun is a typical Spyder size. Because there are smaller guns out there, this one gets an 8.

Weight: For the size of the gun, this one has a pretty typical weight. It isnít too heavy, but because there are lighter guns out there, this gun receives an 8

Upgrades: There are numerous upgrades available for Spyders. For basic needs, you only need to get it a new barrel or barrel system, which most barrel companies make barrels for. However, you can easily get a new feed neck, vertical adaptor, expansion chamber, drop and ASA, bolts, grips, and many other things.

Because of the ease of upgrading this maker, it gets a 10.

Price: When you look at how good of a marker this is, and then compare that to the price, you will see that for under $200, you are getting a really good deal. This marker gets a 10

Looks: I personally like how this gun looks. The milling on it is very nice and different from other markers, and overall the gun looks great. For looks, this gun gets a 10
Conclusion: Performance = 10
Parts = 8
Size = 8
Weight = 8
Upgrades = 10
Price = 10
Looks = 10

Average = 9.1 = 9
9 out of 10

Review Comments
pientka90 Friday, January 7th, 2005 | 4:02 pm PST
that was a really good review.
i am thinking of buying one myself.
thanks for the good review

JeW - BoBbLeR Monday, February 28th, 2005 | 10:30 pm PST
this really helped me i thinking of getting a pilot for my birthday

spydersarecool Wednesday, July 6th, 2005 | 1:05 pm PST
very nice review...

bepaintinu Tuesday, July 19th, 2005 | 3:16 pm PST
That was a good review.You should have recomeded the evil smoke stack because the plastic ones snap.GREAT review though.

joes2joes Saturday, July 30th, 2005 | 11:42 am PST
Does anyone have a good idea what upgrade barrel i should get for my gun??

pbfreak91 Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005 | 10:50 am PST
The safty is a push button safty right? it isn't an electric safety beacuse i like electronics but i wouldn't get it if there wasn't a manual safety switch.

joes2joes Thursday, August 4th, 2005 | 11:08 am PST
yea u push the switch 2 the right and then it is on saftey put when u turn the switch to the left to turn it on there is a electronic saftey as well but u push the button on the back and it takes the saftey off

BiG_BeN Thursday, August 4th, 2005 | 3:07 pm PST
yeah thanks for the tips on the gun great reveiw!

bepaintinu Friday, August 26th, 2005 | 9:59 pm PST
does any one know what i can use to cut down the feed neck on a eggy for my spyder piolts high rise?

PaintballNewb13 Monday, February 6th, 2006 | 7:30 pm PST
would you suggest getting a a trigger without the "loops" for your fingers on the trigger? i was wondering if this made it harder to walk, or if it even made a difference.thanks.

skinnyt Friday, February 24th, 2006 | 10:51 pm PST
well i must say this -i love it better than my 98c.
its way lighter and with the electronic trigger wow.out of the box i was sold.
im us-en a viewloader revolution hopper with x-board and i have a 14" smart parts barrel but haven't tried the barrel upgrade will be AIM Adjustable Regulator & Gauge.
dye grips i recommend highly.but man right out of the box its awesome


notsopro Saturday, April 8th, 2006 | 12:26 pm PST
I had the pilot the only thing i didnt like was when paint got where you put the charger in

sfig4 Sunday, July 9th, 2006 | 4:57 pm PST
I had a pilot... the only thing i didnt like about it was :Feedneck , energy source, chopped, jammed, and would randomy uncock.

Now that i think about it it SUCKED

headshot 007 Saturday, August 25th, 2007 | 3:42 pm PST
Nice Review!!!
Last edited on Saturday, August 25th, 2007 at 3:53 pm PST

Deadman007 Monday, January 21st, 2008 | 6:55 pm PST
Originally posted by sfig4
I had a pilot... the only thing i didnt like about it was :Feedneck , energy source, chopped, jammed, and would randomy uncock.

Now that i think about it it SUCKED

get a faster loader and yo wont have a problem about choppin, i dont think the feed neck can be helped, but for the uncocking check the air source and hose. if that doesnt help any then your probably right try an ion i have one and it kicks ass
Last edited on Monday, January 21st, 2008 at 6:57 pm PST

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