Ariakon SIM-4 Elite with LED Trigger.
Ariakon TORO with custom paint.
Ariakon ACP with aftermarket SureShot LED Tac light with Laser sight.
Delrin Bolt, Rapid Release Magazine, Holster.
Light and phenominally Reliable.
Early manufacturing defects.
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.
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.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, April 15th, 2005 at 9:10 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.