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seafoodcocktail Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
2 years
Products Used:
System X: Type X 2003
Marker Setup: 2004 Drallion w/ freak back & stiffi front, halo b, crossfire 47 3000psi
depending on where bought, the gun might not inlcude a barrel, reg, or bottomline setup; otherwise all you'd really need is a fast hopper and a delrin bolt. An eye system should be released soon and would probably be worthwile.
Strengths: Price
Rate of fire
Solid construction
Hard carrying case included
Pre-drilled for an eye
Weaknesses: Might not be sold as complete setup
Trigger slop
Stock grips
Eye itself not included
Review: Admittedly I'm no technical expert in the workings of an autococker, although I've used them enough to know what I want in one. Hence I'll spare the part-by-part criticisms for an overall review of the gun itself. Possibly this marker's greatest feature is its price alone. Although Dragun Empire's MSRP for the Drallion is $525, it's fairly easy to find them being sold new online for under $300, many of which will include either a barrel kit, reg, bottomline, or a complete setup (as mine did). Although there is a general consensus that most non-WGP autocockers are made from poorly designed and assembled parts, the Drallion boasts a surprisingly solid construction and milling design that - although unoriginal - is excellent nonetheless. As for rate of fire it seems comparable to a 1st generation E-blade, lacking only an eye system and advanced configuration options, and can average about 16-18 bps (the board is capped at 20). The tigger has a little more left-to-right movement than I care for, making trigger walking a bit of a chore but not impossible. Also the clear hard plastic grips don't commit much toward the cosmetics of the gun, but after 4 outings seem to do as good a job as any other kind of grips in protecting the electronics underneath. On a less important note this gun is a bit loud for an autococker, but considering all else makes this a forgivable flaw.
Conclusion: Overall the Drallion is a surprisingly well designed marker that is recommendable to anyone who either can't afford or refuse to pay $500+ for an E-blade autococker. On that note, however, this is not a nut-swinging trophy piece; no one with an E1, E2, Angel, or Intimidator will wish they had bought a Drallion instead. But for the price you'd be hard pressed to find a better deal.
9 out of 10

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