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Bigbadfish Sunday, May 15th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder e99 (yuck)
Marker Setup: Pirahna E-force w/ G3 body, Boss bolt, Boss blade trigger, Boss flush cocking system, 32 degree springs, Evil Detonator regulator Java 68/3k (yuck, soon to be replaced) and anxiously awaiting the release of the T-board for fish
Recommended
Upgrades:
See my setup
Strengths: Solid marker, simple teardown (no tools needed), and E-force frame very user friendly.
Weaknesses: Somewhat limited for upgrades (more limited than a Spyder anyway), ball detent.
Review: Ok,
Where to start?

This is just a solid piece of gear. The parts are nicely made, they fit together well, and so far superior to Spyders its not funny.......ok, maybe it is a little ;) The only concern I have found is the ball detent. It is rubber, instead of a wire or spring loaded ball bearing, like others. But I don't know if this is exactly a flaw. My nephews Spyder has a ball, and it scratches the heck out of the stock aluminum bolt. Pirahna's detent seems geared toward protecting the bolt, and though I hate going through detents pretty quickly, I would rather throw those away than my $30 Delrin Boss bolt

The E-force frame is polymer, but very strong. The pushbutton controls for semi, burst, and full auto are conviently on the side of the frame. Some people complaing that the tourney lock sucke because it is inside of the frame and hard to get to......ITS SUPPOSED TO BE! A tourney lock that can be disabled quickly would be pointless. It doesn't have any kind of display, but to be honest ball counters don't really do anything for me, though a battery gauge would have been nice....Not that it really matters much. The stock battery takes forever to charge, but it also stay charged for a very long time. I have shot a case and a half on a single charge with no problems. The only real problem I have seen is the stock trigger, which I replaced as soon as I could with a boss blade

Anodizing varies from year to year, my G3 has thick, solid ano. The colors tend to be more simple than Spyders, but personnaly I don't want a flashy gun even on a speedball field.

Field stripping is as easy as possible. If it was any easier, I would worry my gun was going to strip itself while I'm shooting it. One pin to push out and pull the rear block. With practice it is possible to do the whole thing with one hand in a couple of seconds. I did it once as a bet. I had a stick squeegee in one hand and removed the whole assmbly with one hand, squeegeed the barrel, and reassembled in 11 seconds.

The only thing that trully seperates this from a high end is the lack of eyes....comming soon from scenario dreams :D

Oh and PMI has great customer service. I think how a company stands behind their product speaks volumes about th product itself. The same care that went into teflon coating the internals to prevent premature wear goes into the way the customers are handled when they call.
Conclusion: Overall, stock this gun is about a 9.3. But this gun can be upgraded to a 9.99999999 very easily and for a decnt price. So since I can't give it a 9.3, and have to choose betweena 9 or 10, I will give it a 10 based on what mine has already, and soon will become.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, May 15th, 2005 at 4:19 pm PST
 

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