Learning the magazine was a bit tricky you get the hang of it its easy.
I have had this gun for almost a month and I have been shooting it pretty much every day in my back yard. I have not experianced any of the problems that the other reviewers have so all I can say is that I am very happy with the ACP. The trigger takes a little bit of getting used to because of the big trigger guard but after a few days of handling it now feels natural to me. I have yet to get less than 20 shots from a co2 and the highest I got that I counted was 31. Thats pretty good for a semi pistol. The inserts that come with seem to be for large paint but thats ok because cheap paint is usualy large and i don't have money to use expensive paint.
One thing I did notice was that the magazine was a little bit loose at first but i called Ariakon and Gus told me to pull back on the plastic plug on the back a little while I turned it to the on position and it would pop into place. He was right and since i have been doing that it has never wobbled any more.
I have never had a leak and I have left mine with a co2 in it for days and still had air in it when I came back.
I have been paracticing shooting paper cups and cans off my fence and I can now hit 9 out of 10 almost every time. I think with more practice I can get it up to 10 out of 10.
I am a pistol freak and I really like the improvements that were made over other pistols like the Zeus because i own one of those too and I am happy to see that the quality of the ACP is much higher and when i did have to call Ariakon they were eager to help me. I also had a Delta for a while but I won't even go into that nightmare.
If you want a really good pistol you can't go wrong with the ACP. So far I have 3 Ariakon products and I am very happy with all of them. The best part about them is that the company is so easy to reach when you need help or have a question. The only other company I have had such good service with is Tipmann but they don't have a pistol.
Well fisrt off it get way more shots than I can get with either version of the zeus. It also has the replacable tabs that hold the magazine in place. The magazine on my original zeus is now being held on by duct tape because the tabs got messed up rather easily. My only other choice besides duct tape is to buy a whole new body/pistol. I like the fact that the gun comes with 2 tips depending on which look you are going for and they are spyder threaded so I can put a longer barrel on if I want.
granted these may not be earth shattering improvments but they do make a difference and the price is right.
On a side note i now have an overlord too and the new magazine is so simple its just mind boggling how this was not made sooner. So far the overlord is by far and away the head of the pack. When this type magazine upgrade becomes available for the ACP(which im told it is) its going make the ACP and overlord the most popular out there.
I'm going to write an extensive review of the overlord in a few days after i can put some more time into testing it.
Thanks for your answer, and description of the problems you had with your Zeus. But wow, a perfect 10/10 rating...
side note: I use a magazine kit and QuickCap on my G2+ which makes the mag rock solid and reloads in about 5 seconds. The G2+ tip is also threaded but it comes with a barrel extension. My G2+ is in its second season of use and tabs are still like new, and I get over 20 shots (ave: 23) that chrono out to 275 +/-5 fps because I paint match with the right size paint. I never wrote a review on it because it has been done many times already, and it is what I would expect a pistol to be, heavy duty, reliable, consistent, CO2 efficient, ok customer service, and I rate it at a 6.5/10.
edit: I admit that I am critical (but fair) of the equipment I purchase and I suppose I am inclined to be on the side of players that spend the money on the game they love...as opposed to manufacturers that cut quality control corners in the name of profit...oh well.
Last edited on Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 at 5:43 am PST