Nice pump stroke
It's a Sheridan!
Month or so back, someone came in with a Palmerized P68. I've always wanted to try stock class and now I had my chance. It's a very compact gun. From a distance, all you will see is 3 tubes and a mask. It would make a perfect front man gun if electro's didn't dominate the tourny scene. Palmer's did a great job on the gun. I know for a fact that there was valve work, but I'm not sure about everything else. The effieciency was great. About 40 usable shots on each 12 gram. The pump stroke was very smooth. It was easy to cock the gun. It also felt very solid and durable. I didn't drop the gun, but it was a very strong gun.
As for the weaknesses...
The main weaknesses of the gun (for me at least) was mainly getting used to the gun. The first times I tried shooting it, I wouldn't cock it back all the way, causing triple shots. It was also hard getting the 12 gram thing off. I couldn't get a very good grip on the changer and it would take me a while to try and change a 12 gram. It kinda took a while to get used to changing every 15 shots, but i managed. Also, it doesn't have a removable barrel. I broke a ball in the barrel and borrowed a squeegee after the game. I stuffed the squeegee down the barrel and it came apart in the barrel. Since I couldn't remove the barrel, the entire thing had to be stripped down to get it out. Needless to say, I didn't get another chance to play with it :(. Also, for the size, it is kinda heavy, but not unbearable. Anyone without a diaper should be able to carry this around. Anyways, most of the weaknesses are user error. Don't let any of the weaknesses stop you from buying the masterpiece.
This is a great stock class gun. It's a damn shame they're discontinued, but they float around on ebay, and for a decent price. If you want to try stock class, definatly get this gun.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004 at 5:19 pm PST