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S/C Splinter Tuesday, December 28th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
2 years6 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
CCI Phantom Micro VSC45
02 WGP PumpCocker
Marker Setup: Custom VSC Mini Phantom
8" carbon fiber barrel
Various feed tubes
12gram / 4oz co2
Recommended
Upgrades:
- cooper t bolt (pushes the ball a little further down the barrel)
- anything you want from palmers pursuit shop
Strengths: Brass is nice
it is stock class
Upgraded it is a very good marker
Weaknesses: Failure in its design
Quality is hit or miss.
Plastic, bad air port design.
Review: Look,
i waited 2 years to review this marker and i am amazed at the wide variety of opinions expressed here. first and foremost this is NOT a "back up" sidearm. i see people all the time who carry a 20lb. armotech, 8-140rd. tubes, large remote bottles and a PGP for "backup"? yet i have never seen ANYONE set down there gear and pull there pgp. it just does not make sense and it would be better to just carry an extra 10paintballs(jeez that is a lot of paint). also i have seen reviews complaining that the marker was not as accurate as "everyone" says. or "my friend can hit something with his marker and the pgp cant. the problem is the USER and not the marker.
ok,
so now we are talking about a stock class pistol. and as a stock pistol it is not very good. the pgp2 was made to fix the problems of the original (velocity adjuster, speed-loader for co2, and speedloader for paintballs). and it DID fix those problems. but when the pgp2 was made they overlooked a HUGE problem:
the co2 shoots up into the barrel in the exact same place the ball rests. so the chance of a paintball being slammed straight up and exploding is very good. there is a few fixes to this:
1 - cooper t makes a bolt that pushes the ball forward.
2 - "brush cutter" balls like Blue Streak seem to take the abuse (but they hurt!)
3 - (and i think this is why some people don't have breaking problems) SMALLER PAINT will be loose enough to roll forward (and maybe out of the barrel).

2-4-06 The little PGP that could.

After a long relationship with my phantom that dang pgp started coming around again. Reminded of all my failures with it in the past I decided to take it out to a speedball game in WI. The changes I made to the pgp seemed to make a workd of differance.
- I removed most of the feedtube and replaced it with 3/4" thinwall copper pipe, with a phantom feedgate on the buisness end. With that done I had no complaint's about slow reloads.
-I removed the pump. Since the pgp bolt has ball bearings to keep it in place while firing I saw no real use for it. I simply grab the bolt with my left hand, pull & push.
-I also added a small piece of velcro to the bolt face (fuzzy side). This along with not holding the pump forward stopped all of my breaking issues.

The PGP worked like a champ and I found myself racking up the eliminations.
Since then I side tubed it and it & replaced the triggerframe with a mod'd WGP 'Cocker frame. This little fist full of brass has become my main and helped cure me of a long overlooked problem I have...

Left eye dominate, right handed.

What that means is, I tend to sight with mt left eye (even with both eyes open) and shoot with my right hand. This makes pistols the best choice for me since I can hold them directly in front of me. It also helped give me a new outlook on the game & busted the myth that there is a right or wrong way to hold a paintball gun.
Conclusion: In conclusion this marker is out of production. so if that tells me anything it says crossman realized design flaws. I tried to love this marker for 2 years but in the end i just cant trust it to work when i need it. I suggest a mini phantom if you want a pump pistol. Or wait for the "new" pgp rumored to be in production.
Rating:
5 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, April 5th, 2006 at 7:27 am PST
 

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