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Steel19 Monday, September 12th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month15 of 15 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
First Electro Used
Marker Setup: ICD Promaster, CP barrel, Dye throttle 68/4500, Halo B w/ripdrive, Cp shorty reg, Dye Stickies
Recommended
Upgrades:
None really, maybe a new barrel, but the stock one is alright. Feedneck doesn't fit a Halo B, so get a clamping feedneck if that is what you're using.
Strengths: Extremely light, fast, nice adjustable trigger
Weaknesses: Too many screws to get to battery. Grips aren't that great.
Review: I've used this marker three times so far and each time, it has performed flawlessly. No problems at all, which is something I value highly.
The marker is very light and easily maneuverable. I didn't like the feel of the grips too much, and switched to dye stickies, but that's all preference. The stock grips weren't horrible though, but they have a slight "bulge" in the middle portions that would work for most hands except mine are on the smallish side.
Out of the box, the trigger was a bit sloppy, it had too much slack for my tastes and was a bit too long. The trigger is very very easy to adjust, externally adjustable in pretty much any way the user prefers.
The regulator was alright, I've used it for one game session, but I prefer the feel of the CP regs so switched the stock reg out.
The feedneck of my Promaster was really easy to unscrew, which is a plus since I put on a clamping feedneck instead, but for those who might want to keep the stock feed might consider being careful with it while playing.
My Promaster came with a few scratch marks or missed annodizing, but there were blemishes on the top of the body where the bolt pin area is and at the edges of the LPR cap. They were very minor, but I was still mildly disappointed.
Now for the firing of the marker. This marker fires like a dream. There is very very little kick. Out of the box, it is good to go. I didn't have to do any adjustments other than adjust the HPR to get the right velocity. It is able to achieve very high rates of fire, not sure on the actual BPS, but it was fast and I received many comments to that effect. I was able to empty out my hopper in a matter of a few seconds and I have to admit, my trigger finger isn't exactly that fast. Finally, the marker was just fun to shoot, it's a very no fuss, no muss kind of marker and for someone who's shot mainly mechanical markers before this, I felt very happy with my purchase.
Conclusion: I highly recommend this marker. For the price, it provides a very nice total package. The marker is light, fast, consistent, and not much maintenance at all. Anyone looking to buy a fast, light electro should definitely look into the Promaster.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
guarcz03 Saturday, March 4th, 2006 | 11:51 pm PST
2 Screws is to many??? good review though
   

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