The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
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Less than a month
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More than 5 years
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fgp reg, stock
Reflex, custom cocker
It's short, it's pretty
It creeps, it dosen't work
This things sux, i gave 30 bucks for it, and it dosen't work, and it was NIB.
i had to hit a couple reviews unhelpful over this one, i got it and it gave no output pressure at all, no matter how it was adjusted, then it would slowly build up and blow my hose, but it never had the pressure to cycle the gun.
creeper, it didn't work at all, buyer bewarre why take a chance of gettign a bad one when you cna get something that is a sure thing.
Don't get it unless someone puts it on your gun and it works, and then get a recipt and warrenty cuzz this thing is a hazard to the wallet
This is kind of odd - you say it blew out your hose, but it never had the pressure to cycle the marker. Surely, at some point before the hose blew, there was enough pressure to cycle the marker.
Anyway, ignoring that for the time being, the Tickler is a very simple regulator, based on the MacDev Sonic LPR. There are only four internal parts, so very few thing to go wrong. You have a narrow spring , supported by front block thread adapter, which itself provides pressure on the pin valve (2). The pin valve is opened and closed by the movement of a piston (3) which is under the tension of a wider spring (4). The tension on this spring is controlled by the adjustable end cap. Total parts count (internal and external, moving and fixed) is still only ten!
If your pressure is creeping up, chances are that your pin valve is not sealing properly, and so is allowing air to gradually seep through when it should be closed and sealed. It may just require cleaning of the pin seal and the surface that it seals against. If this doesn't work, you may need to replace the seal or the pin.
If no pressure is getting through the regulator at all, this would suggest that the pin is not opening. It could be that too strong a spring has been installed behind the pin, or too weak a spring behind the piston. Make sure that both the springs are in good condition and aren't buckled or collapsed. If the springs are OK, I would suggest that the piston is jammed, and should be freed, cleaned and lubricated. If it is damaged, it will need polishing, and possible replacing.
There really is very little that can go wrong, and once you have fixed it, you shouldn't have any further problems.
I had the same problem on my Karnivor... you have to screw it all the way in and then turn it no more than 2 times around max! After one time around... it should be perfect. On my Karni, it didnt cock my gun and it just clicked. Then after about 6 or 7 times, the gun "fired". Then i called a PBstore and they told me that it was probably out too far. Then i screwed it all the way in and turned it three fourths a turn and i was good to go!
have you ever considered maybe letting a professional taking it down and lubing and fixing any damaged parts? you may have just gotten one off of the "bad" shelf because there has to be at least one bad one in the bunch, and besides mine has'nt had any problems and mine is on an orr-acle in the 2500 range off the assembly line
Dispute: I am going to dispute this review, simply because of one sentence. "It blew off the hoses, but didn't have enough pressure to recock the gun." Those microline pneumatic hoses are I beleive rated to 200 PSI. It would take some serious pressure to blow one of those off its fitting. If your gun takes that much pressure to recock your gun then there is something wrong with your ram. That is just silly, plus usually creeping regulators need to be cleaned and rebuilt. Take it apart, replace all of the O-ring seals, clean everything off and lube a few things. Then reassemble and that should fix the probem.
^Oh, and to the guy with the karni I am really really jealous...^