Spyder Imagine- similar but ACI is far superior
Spyder Sonix- CHEAP, no comparison
Spyder TLX- good reliable starter gun
ACI Assassin w/ 20oz tank, all stock
Fast hopper, larger drop forward, and eventually compressed air
Excellent fade anodizing
Very accurate stock barrel
Had imperfections in the finish of the frame
Small drop forward
I bought this gun barely used and it is outstanding. Even with the stock barrel (9.5 inches) it is extremely accurate thanks to the regulator. In fact, the stock barrel is so accurate I wouldn't even consider upgrading it. The reg keeps shots very consistent even on co2, though I have not been able to test the FPS on a chronograph yet. The stock barrel is also surprisingly quiet. The bolt is very well machined which must have something to do with the fact that even with a gravity hopper there are never any chops even shooting around 15bps. Though the trigger pull is not especially light for an electronic marker, but it is exceptionally fast and crisp. The milling on the reciever is of the highest quality and looks flawless as does the fade anodizing. The frame unfortunately is not quite so flawless because it has imperfections in the finish. The hard safety is a definate plus as it is much easier to apply than clicking through several modes of fire. The assassin frame has 3 round burst and auto in addition to semi, but these are basically useless as they are preset at 8bps so that semi fire is far faster. The feed neck, though not especially low, is nice since it does not require a cheap plastic piece. The design of the bolt is excellent because it it rear cocking but never goes past the end of the reciever, so it can be brought close to the face. The only things I would consider adding any time soon are a fast hopper and a drop forward. The stock drop makes using long tanks a bit irritating; two or three inches forward would be great. Even though chops are nonexistant, paint sometimes just doesnt get to the gun fast enough, so a electronic hopper is important though it is quite useable without one. The only trouble I had with this gun was the regulator leaking and acting up. This was cured with teflon tape on a small plug that was leaking as well as letting it sit for a while.
I would get this gun over anything in or even over its price category. This is a flawless performer with equal looks. Buy it.
especially since u got it all stock with the crapiest bolt ever made and apperaltly a gravity feed..
u will chop like a mofo .. if u even attemp to pretend to rip
the bolt is a delrin bolt check out the other guy's review he was able to rip without any breaks also. I can't verify that because I use an apache loader with my assassin. But i would believe that it doesn't break balls with a gravity feed.
Last edited on Monday, June 6th, 2005 at 12:52 pm PST