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Makarov Saturday, June 4th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
I-Frame, Stock Impulse Frame, other high-end electro-pneumatics
Marker Setup: SP Vision Impulse, Adrenalin I-Frame, Torpedo Reg, 14" Freak Barrel, Adrenalin Feedneck, SP Tapeworm, Eclipse Front Cap, Crossfire 68ci/4500psi Tank, Viewloader Revolution 12v w/X-Board
Strengths: Balance
Trigger Pull
Height Reduction
Removable Trigger Shoe
Sticky Grips fit perfect
Weaknesses: Rattling Battery
Stock trigger pull may be too heavy
Can't use Vert. MaxFlow
Review: I purchased an Impulse off of eBay and it came with this frame, which was the main reason I bought it.

One of the key aspects of the frame is the balance. It centers the weight of the gun behind the trigger frame and the hopper over the trigger, making it easier to maneuver. This is only personal preference, however. I prefer the weight on or behind the grip. As the solenoid tray and frame are integrated, it also makes your gun shorter.

However, this feature comes at a price. As stated previously, this moves the trigger so far forward that the trigger guard and vertical max-flo can no longer peacefully co-exist, forcing you to buy a 15* ASA adapter or a smaller regulator. If you like space between the grip and the reg, then you may not like this frame. The space is comparable to that of an Automag. I plan to make a custom block that utilizes a MiniCocker ASA and moves the reg forward about 1/2" an inch.

One of the unique aspects of this trigger frame is the trigger itself. As it is a single-trigger with a double-trigger shoe, it allows you to chose between the two. The other benefit is the adjustability of such a setup. You can find the trigger angle that you prefer the most, instead of having to buy a new trigger.

The worst part about the trigger frame, in my opinion, is the stock pull. While it is probably easily walkable to those with mechanical guns, it is rather heavy to dainty-fingered electro-shooters. This is easily fixed by removing the trigger and taking a lighter to the magnet. I used a cheap blow-torch lighter, and it fell out. I find this to be a better alternative to drilling the trigger like others have suggested. This made the pull incredibly light. If you want a single trigger, however, I find the response with the magnet better.

Another problem with the frame is that the battery has lots of room to bounce about in the grip. While it isn't performance critical, it gets annoying. I fixed this easily by adding a couple strips of sticky-back foam inside. The battery is now snug.
Conclusion: I would give this product a 9/10. It is a great grip frame, but the need to modify the trigger, regulator spacing, and bouncing battery were detractions, although easily remedied. The new AIM frame addresses these issues, except for the regulator spacing.

Not truly a must-have for any Impulse owner, but a great addition if you are unsatisfied with the balance/feel.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, June 4th, 2005 at 11:45 am PST
 

Review Comments
jimpy Monday, July 3rd, 2006 | 5:54 am PST
what do u mean by rattling batterie? the AIM Frame comes with a extra screw to solve just tht problem
   

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