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ZurelDarrillian Friday, April 15th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months6 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
None.
Marker Setup: Ariakon SIM-4 Elite with LED Trigger.
Ariakon TORO with custom paint.
Ariakon ACP with aftermarket SureShot LED Tac light with Laser sight.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Delrin Bolt, Rapid Release Magazine, Holster.
Strengths: Light and phenominally Reliable.
Weaknesses: Early manufacturing defects.
Review: The ACP suffered early on from a severe manufacturing defect that Ariakon has since corrected (hence the lack of problems with the Overlord). This is a very light weight pistol and is a excellent secondary weapon that can serve as a primary. I have never had any problems with this marker aside from the warrantied manufacturing issue. It is very accurate for it's barrel length and has good efficiency. In the winter I get 25 shots per 12 gram. Now that it is warming up I am getting closer to 30-35 shots per 12 gram. Though it is a very good marker stock, there already is an aftermarket Delrin bolt available, and Ariakon is soon going to release the ACP version of the Rapid Release Magazine. The biggest complaint I have heard about the ACP is that many don't like it's trigger and the other available triggers are $30-$60 a piece. I personally like the trigger so that is just a matter of preference that people need to be aware of. Until reading these reviews I have never heard of a complaint about any other peice of hardware on the ACP beyond the two I've mentioned and I know over 100 ACP users. So take that for what it's worth.
Conclusion: Overall, I think it is an excellent product that developed a bad rep early on because of an equipment failure that affected several hundred units. I have frequently used my ACP and it has been both reliable and consistent in how it shoots and I would recommend that anyone looking for a pistol seriously consider it.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Friday, April 15th, 2005 at 9:10 am PST
 

Review Comments
somnambulated Friday, July 29th, 2005 | 5:02 am PST
I think it may be more of a quality control issue than an early few hundred products. Read my review for the problems I've had with my ACP.
   

UNGER Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 | 5:48 am PST
Excellent point somnambulated, I second that QC Issue theory. It is very common in manufacturing to cut quality control corners to increase sales profits. Thanks to pbreview, we can point these issues out.
   

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