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Warchilde316 Wednesday, March 9th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
3 years
Products Used:
ANS Raceframe on 02 WGP Black Magic (mine)
Eblade (tested)
04 Viking (tested)
03 Shocker (tested)
Marker Setup: 05 Racegun Halfblock
04 MacDev Conquest
Race SM-1 Barrel/7 inserts
*maybe* a shorter feedkneck.
Strengths: It's light, it's fast, it's pretty.
Weaknesses: My gun didn't work when I got it, had to return it
Review: Ok, I've been a fan of raceguns since I got my ANS frame in early 03. So when 05 rolled around and I started shopping for a new gun, I looked at the halfblocks. I've always thought they were pretty, and just looking at pictures of them you can tell they are really small, so I decided to go for it. I called Tom at Race US and he really helped me out, including cutting me a good deal on some other stuff I was interested in, and so I went ahead and went for it.

Unlike some people might tell you, I got my gun 7 days after I bought it. I've heard horror stories of weeks or months until it comes in, but I didn't have any problems with that.

I got it out, and messed with it some, gassed it up and it didn't fire. There was a problem with the seer catching and/or releasing. I'm not sure the issue was, but it seemed that I was among the first to discover a new overall issue that is now being corrected with the 05s. In any case, I shipped it back to them, on thier dime, and fixed it right up. Now, they are doing some tech work on my OTHER Race gun for me, getting it upgraded, so they haven't shipped it back to me but I've gotten multiple assurances that it's running perfect now, and they have offered to ship it to me but I asked them to ship both together.

What I do know is that it's light, the trigger is short and fast, it's pretty, and all the parts on it from Race are top quality. The customer service has been tip top, and they have done everything they could do to fix the problem I had with my gun. For me, the delay hasn't been a horrible issue, because I live in the midwest where the fields are just now opening after the winter.
Conclusion: I like it. I'm sure I'll be happy when it gets back this weekend. I wish it'd have worked when it came the first time, but since I already had a cocker with a race frame, I know what it'll do and who it'll work. If you want an autococker to be fast, but don't like who the eblade feels (which was my reason for the race in the first place) then this is the gun for you. I'm gonna give it a 7 right now, but that's just because I don't actually have it back yet and it didn't work when I got it. I'm sure I'll call it a 10 when I get it back this week!
7 out of 10

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