Kingman Spyder and Tippmann 98 Custom, but although the Tippmann is superior to the Spyder, neither really compares to the Shocker. I have also used a Vision Shocker which is very comparable with a few exceptions (feedneck, the regular vision shocker is lighter and has a shorter barrel and different styling). The vision shocker is very similar in performance to the Dark Shocker. Both shoot very fast and are easy to use.
Limited Edition Dark Shocker by Warped Sportz.
68 ci 4500 psi low pressure tank.
Halo B loader.
15" Lucky 15 Barrel
Currently the marker is stock as received from Warped Sportz.
Others have recommended a high efficiency bolt but I love the way it performs as is. I would hate to mess with it and screw something up. We have free gas available at our field, therefore there is little need at this time to tinker with a bolt upgrade.
Gas Usage ?? I didn't really notice a problem.
I've always liked the looks of shockers but when I held one, I knew I had to have one. When I saw the Limited Edition Dark Shocker from Warped Sports, (WS) there was no question that was the gun for me. The price was a little steep but I'm glad I went ahead and bought this gun. The gun was set up and ready to go when I received it from WS. It shot well with the velocity at approximately 280 right out of the box. Just to learn the gun a little more, I started messing with the settings (output pressure, rate of fire, ramping and dwell). It was a little confusing at first but is really fairly simple once you get used to it. This gun is very, very fast. I had to turn down the ROF to prevent my hopper from emptying in mere seconds. Even with the ROF set in the middle of the range, I can rip through a full hopper and 4 pods before I know it. The marker is nearly a pound heavier (due to the heavy WS milling) than the regular vision shocker but people still comment about how light the marker feels. The trigger is very easy to adjust. It has three adjustment screws and a magnet that can help adjust the trigger pull. I haven't messed with the magnet but have adjusted the three allen screws to make the trigger very sensitive. It is fairly easy to bounce but if ramping is set at 5 (the highest setting) there is little need to bounce. In tournaments, ramping will need to be turned off. This is easy to accomplish with buttons under the handle. I even drilled two small holes through the handle so that I can adjust dwell, ROF and ramping without taking the handle of. I use the same small allen wrench for adjustment that I use to adjust the trigger screws.
I have not had a single ball break in the chamber but did have a few break in the barrel during high rates of fire. Not a big deal because it clears very fast after only 2-3 shots (without using a squeegee). I was shooting inexpensive paint (spank and JT Maxim2). It liked the spank best. I know high-end paint will do even better.
During the games, I was able to shoot ropes of paint the entire distance of the field very accurately.
No problems with this gun so far. I expect to have it for a long time!
I definitely recommend the Warped Sportz Dark Shocker as well as the Vision Shocker. They are clearly the best guns I have ever used.
The 05 shockers have both the nerve board and the HE bolt. The shop dudes sometimes don't know this and will tell you anything on the phone.
The batch of shockers before this one ahd the HE bolt but not the nerve board, and the first batch had no HE bolt.
In any case, you don't need to replace the bolt because it's already the high efficiency bolt.