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Ghostcom Thursday, November 25th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
1987 NSG Splatmaster (owned)
PGP, Zeus G-1, Sidekick Stock (all tested)
Marker Setup: 2004 Viper M-1 Military with 14 inch barrel and tactical sling
2004 Black DELTA .68 with Holster
Recommended
Upgrades:
Holser
shotgun shell pouch (for 12grams)
Strengths: Accurate
powerful
Badass look
excellent QC

Weaknesses: Price
Size
slow-loading
Review: After my 1987 NSG Splatmaster was stolen during a home robbery. I looked for a semi-auto pistol replacement. I ever much disliked my Splatmaster and it's issues (see my review). During the September Oklahoma Bride 2 Far game, I test the pistols that were out there: Zeus G-1, PGP, DELTA .68, and a Sidekick Stock. Unfortunely, the marker of the Sidekick Stock is out of business. I thought the Zeus G-1 was bulky and heavy, and the PGP was not what I was looking for.
I loved the look of the DELTA .68 and I enjoyed my test of it.
In November, I bought a Black DELTA .68 for Bigshot! Paintball in Tulsa for $119 and a holster (cheaper than in Fort Worth).

Backyard test: Now this marker is big! 12.1 inches! and is tall. But the 12gram fit in nicely after an adjustment of the pusher screw. Simply screw the pusher all the way back with your fingers. With a single 12gram I was able to shot off about 30balls at about 60-80feet. This was not rapid fire, but careful shots. With rapid fire, I burned about 15 balls per one 12gram.

The Good:
-The look of this marker is similar to the Colt .45 Longslide with Laser scope used in the first Terminator film. And the DELTA is a beautiful marker pistol.

-Easy 12gram QC and excellent prieceing of the 12gram (Crossman Cooperhead brand) never lost one to a faultly load (unlike my Splatmaster!)

-When shooting the DELTA, was able to put balls on top of one another with easy and the marker had no kick.

The Bad:
-The size
-The size of the holster
- The loading of the balls into loader. this requires you to up the marker barrel down, open the screw, push the spring down and lock it, then drop the balls down the loader, close the screw, and release the spring. Yeah, I wanna do that while some speedballer is loading about thousand balls my way.

The Ugly:
-The price

Actual Field Test:

I used this pistol the first time 12/12 during a day game at Hit and Run Park in Fort Worth Tx. THe pistol drew quiet a bit of attention. Thus, I let people shot a couple of balls though it. And I even played two game of speedball with the DELTA.
This pistol preformed beautifully. No doubt. I only used about 3 12grams for about 5 hours of play. That was even with about six people shooting a few balls here and there. The pistol even capped a speedballer that got to close during a match. Overall, I was a wonderful experience, only the way that the DELTA is loaded causes me some issue.
Conclusion: All in all, a wonderful pistol with little negitives. I feel very good with this pistol in my hand and even as a Milsimer, I cannot wait to use this in Speedball.
Anyone looking for a semi-auto pistol should give the DELTA .68 a hard look
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, December 15th, 2004 at 7:38 am PST
 

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