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wulf1010 Sunday, February 20th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
most of your "comon" brand name cockers and e-cockers, ive also built a few cockers for my personal use
Marker Setup: Silver/Gold fade drallion
installed eye board from tes
modified microswitch
modified tes trigger
slik nylatron bolt with pin
freeflow pump arm
freeflow beaver tail
boblong torpedo reg
shocktech fgp front reg
dye ram
race smc valve (almost exactly the same but allows for easier mounting of lpr)
powerlyte scepter barrel
freeflow valve/hammer set (ive also polished out the lower tube a bit to improve cycling)
Recommended
Upgrades:
Depending on what your looking for in your marker you may want to change every thing or nothing at all.
Only Upgrade i would say is a necesity is the T board, it fixes the draguns lacking electronics.
The drallion comes stock with parts that are equal in quality and function to your average wgp type cocker.

Strengths: It comes with fair quality parts and requires little upgradeing to perform well
EXCELENT PRICE
Weaknesses: Draguns Electronics are a bit lacking for their e-cockers
Review: Let me say that if your looking at buying this gun because you think that it will shoot just as well as a high end e-blade/race gun you will probobly be disapointed. If your looking for a gun that will shoot very well and far better then anything in its price range then youve definatly stumbled apon the right marker.

Ok let me go over my basic thoughs and impressions of the marker

Function on stock components
GOOD
Basicly Dragun did an excelnt job setting up this gun mechanicaly .
In stock configuration (as i purchased it off ebay), the gun is more then capable of holding its own with any of the other lower end e-cockers out there.
Its stock components are pretty good.
I REALY liked the barrel set that came with the gun, i think its every bit as good as the cp set i used to use exclusively.
The lpr, ram, and bolt lack refinement, but get the job done admirably up to around 14bps. If one realy needs to be able to shoot faster then this the first thing your gonna want to do is change the bolt, then the ram, THEN the lpr.
The smc solenoid valve is an excelent choice, its one of the quicker avaiable (a version is used in the matrix and other e-cockers) its also pretty energy conservant. The only reason i changed to the race valve is the stock Dralli valve hit my new lpr.

BAD
There only two real function detracter i found in my Dralli. The stock Hpr its flow is to limited for a gun that can cycle as fast as this one can (though at low rates its not bad).
The second is the universal board that dragun uses in all its guns. This board dosent allow for enough adjustment of the guns cycling process. Also the Eye logic used in this board works great for your average open bolt marker, but is useless on a closed bolt gun (It only checks to see if there is an open chamber during the initial firing sequance, when a cocker is a full battery, Instead of when the bolt is retracted and a ball is being loaded into the chamber).

Function on upgraded components

GOOD
This is where the Drallion REALY takes a lead over the Dragunflys. with the inclusion of the new parts in installed, im getting cycling rates that rival my Raced FreeFlow and custom e-cocker.

BAD
If your gonna install a new lpr youll need to move your solenoid valve around a bit or do what i did and get another mounting bracket, cause the stock unit gets in the way of the lpr.

Cosmetics/Apperance

GOOD
Im sure some people find the Drallions smoth jellybean lines, sort of un-impresive, since it dosent have huge cuts and rents and look like its missing 2/3s of the gun LOL.
But me (and a number of other people i know) find the guns simple but elegant body milling a nice change from the curant fad of cut to pieces guns.
The anodising I have on my Dralli is pretty well executed, theres some flaws but not bad and i think the choice of colors is very nice, it has just enough chrome to set it off, withough making it look gaudy.
hehe heres the real shocker (and probobly gonna convince alot of people im nutz) i LIKE the clear grip plates, meh go figgure.

BAD
The only bad for this is i dont like the way the all black barrel looked on my gun, if i had a solid color it would probobly be ok.

Feal
The Drallis feal and balance are excelent (its a bit on the heavy side but i dont mind it). With a revi/richo and a 45/4500 installed its balance point is just forward of trigger, and right in the middle of your hands, right where you want it.

BAD
I have rather large hands so the draguns slightly larger then average grips fit me just fine, I think they maybe a bit large for some people of smaller stature.

Field Use/Playability

I honestly have had any yet, ive been playing with my FreeFlow lately. Ill update this when i get a chance to use the Drallion in a game situation.

Maintanace/Service

Good
Drallis are basic e-cockers so just about any cocker tech can and will work on them. they are also very easy to work on onesself.

Bad
Draguns service line/department has disapeared in recent months though they arnt out of business so well have to wait and see what happens there.

well thats about it, ill probobly supliment this when i get a bit more experiance with the gun, i wanted to write a review on it now to keep from letting myself forget what the gun was like before i added all the bits and pieces i have planed.
Conclusion: This Marker is hands down an EXCELENT value for the money, Your not gonna get a marker thats better unelss you plunk down another 300 atleast.
If your not realy up on e-cockers this guns simplicity will be appreciated more then i have, and it will make you much happier then if you have to mess with all the hassels and things that blades and races offer.

overall the gun has some flaws but they are so minor that one cant realy complain at all about them.

I think for the price this gun deserves a 10 argue if you like.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Friday, February 25th, 2005 at 10:49 am PST
 

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