Superstock -much better quality but more expensive
WGP prostock-its a mech but its much better built
03m-its also mech but its better built
2002 WGP cocker, belsales 3-way, stabalizer reg, dye hinge frame and stickies, 15* adapt, dye ultralite barrel, crossfire tank and reloader hopper
Wow, where do I start. Mod the trigger, replace the body, internals, front pneumatics, well just about everything if you can afford it, but if you can afford it you wouldn't be looking at this in the first place.
Electronic autococker for under $500
looks from a distance
accurate like all autocockers
Poor quality, machining
No tech support or warranty
Its made by Dragun
I previously gave this gun a 1 for good reason. GUNS THAT DON'T WORK GET A 1. I had one that didn't work, then another, finally the third time I got one that worked. I deleted that review and am writing a new one because a bunch of high school kids thought I was speaking blasphemy when I said anything bad about their beloved Dragun company. Time to face the music kids, Dragun is going under. There is no Dragun Tech support, the warranties are no longer valid, so if you get this gun, your on your own. When I got this NEW gun I had to go round and round trying to get a hold of the guy I bought it from, to get in touch with Dragun, to get it working.
Once I finally (3 months later and $15 shipping and handling) got a working gun I was pretty impressed. It is fast and accurate. It is as accurate as any autococker. The switch on the trigger is pretty light, much lighter than the stock switch on spider esp frames. I know you can put lighter 20g switches on it but I'm not worried about it. Mainly because there is no return other than the button or switch. No spring, no magnet. Some may say that's a good thing, I think its cheap and sloppy. The trigger is incredibly sloppy. No kidding, the trigger will move left to right farther than it will move forward and backward. I made some simple mods to help with this. It's awkward to walk because there is very little room inside the trigger guard, and the trigger is really fat. I ground it down to make it more comfortable.
Now many people compare this to e-bales and it performs similar but with a serious lack of quality. Most people just want to know how it compares to other autocockers and why its so much cheaper. Here's why:
1. The electronics. No eeprom (memory), so it doesn't remember your settings when you turn it off. Also its all set up and ready to go for an eye, but it doesn't work even if you get the eye(at least that's what I hear). So you have to buy an aftermarket board and eye.
2. The paint is not anodizing, its like a dust finish. NOT a powder coat it scratches to easy. Also mine had scratches on it when it was NEW. The fade has some blemishes, it looks good from a distance but up close you can notice.
3. Poor machining. Lots of sharp edges. The sear was very rough, so much that the gun had trouble re-cocking until I buffed it. Threading for the barrel, ball detent, velocity adjuster is also sharp. When I removed the velocity adjuster it actually sheared metal off. The ball detent itself also has sharp edges when you remove it. The ball detent is large and it will hit the bolt if the bolt hasn't been ground down.
4. Other. Its heavy because they didn't try very hard when they designed it to make it lighter. Very noticeable compared to a superstock. I already talked about the sloppy trigger. The grips are bad, and they don't have any replacements as far as I know. One of mine broke where the screw goes in and I had to super glue it.
I know I shouldn't expect the quality of a $1000 gun for a fraction of the cost; but these are just simple things that could easily be fixed with a very small increase in the cost of the gun. I also know there are several upgrades like the t-board, and it is autococker compatible so you can replace pretty much everything. But buy the time I replace everything I could have just bought a superstock or something else to begin with.
This is a good performing gun, especially for the price. I gave it a 7 only becuase of this. Unfortunately it was made by Dragun so there is no tech support or warranty. There is also a lack of quality. If you want a really nice gun and have the money spend the money on a better gun. If you don't have the money this one is pretty good but you will eventually make up the difference in price on upgrades.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, September 1st, 2005 at 9:59 am PST