May come defective from the factory
Back comes loose mid-game
I have the new model of the two-piece Pro barrel system. The back is totally redesigned for a sleeker, more sexy look. I could only describe it that it looks like an arrow and has a really smooth finish. The front fits right into the back, with an o-ring to keep it there. The performance is certainly up there with the other big name barrel makers like DYE, SP, and PMI. The price for each piece is $30 shipped, which isn't bad if you're only planning to own a few backs, and one front. The combinations that you can have with CP is 5x3x4x2x5. That's a lot of combinations to choose from, size of backs, back colors, front sizes, front finish, and front colors.
I got a front that was scratched so deep that the raw aluminum was showing. CP offered to replace the front after I ship it to them. Another weakness is that the back does not have an o-ring, so it tends to back out of the body after a few hundred shots.
If you're looking for a custom look and still want DYE accuracy along with the amazingly new style, CP is what you're looking for. You can start out with a two-piece, and then get different backs and build a kit.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 7th, 2005 at 9:33 pm PST