I've tried many high end markers in making a decision for a new toy. Yes, I had the budget to get a tournament-grade electro 325235bps marker. I played with many of them, and they just didn't do it for me.
-AGD Tac One
Freak Barrel Kit
AGD ULT Kit
Remote Line to 88/4500 Pure Energy HP
CAR Gas-Thru Stock
68/3000 Pure Energy
Stock, which will change very soon.
Set up bottomline
Richochet AK Hopper
(back up gun)
(Hey I got bored one day and bought something to putz around with)
-ULT is just sexy. 15 ounces of love.
-I just prefer the Freak system because of its customization options, I'm sure there's better stuff out there. People either love it or hate it.
-Q-loader if you're into that thing like me.
Besides personal preference, one of the best aspects of this gun is upgrades. Actually, I mean the lack of a NEED for upgrades. It comes from the factory a top-notch gun. You don't need to buy some lowly semi and spend big bucks trying to make it good. You just get it good.
It's a mag. It won't ever die. All the performance I need.
I suppose only running on HPA could be considered a weakness..... but why?
I looked at all the electronic markers with their super-fast boards and eyes and crap. It just didn't turn me on. Now I am a woodsball player (please forgive me), so that might influence my decision. But still, I hate going to fields and watching people brag about how fast their new $2000 electro is. Maybe I think old school, but in normal circumstances I don't need to throw 20+bps to hit someone. Logic just tells me, if I miss a target 20 times a second then I am just a moron. It brings me great pleasure to run with the 'best' of them using a semi, and more often than not coming out on top.
But anyway it's a review not a rant. SO.. after shopping around I saw the Tac One online. Basically a nice 'mag but with flat black and some rails should I ever need a l337 sc0pe to sn1pe with!!!! (false alarm, please note the VERY deliberate sarcasm)
After reading up on it, I believed I had found my new gun. And boy, was I right! Man I'm good at making decisions. I should be president!
It arrived at my doorstep a day earlier than sceduled... Thanks UPS. Pulled the gun out of its packaging. How nice. It's light. Vurrrry light. Imagine the weight of plastic, but with the durability of titanium. Also, had the ULT installed prior to delivery. More on this soon.
Anyway, I first made sure everything was adjusted correctly on the gun. I did my homework and had a relative idea of how things worked. I love how easy it is to disassemble.
I then installed a male hose adapter on the side of the bolt. Threw on my remote and engaged the Pure Energy 88/4500 HP tank. The gun cocked itself and was ready to go. Dry fired a few times. Wow, they were NOT FREAKIN KIDDING about "ultra light trigger". Easier to shoot than expensive electrics. I swear, if you look at the thing wrong it will go off. Tested out the reactive trigger. Make sure you have a nice, 800+psi tank. The high output really makes the trigger super crisp and reacts extremely well. I wasn't used to this kind of thing, but with some practice I was able to make the gun shoot faster than any semi I've used.... actually for that matter also faster than ANY reactive trigger I've used.
I threw on my Richochet AK, filled it up and turned it on. Wow, just wow. I was having so much fun with this thing I went through half a case of paint and didn't even realize it.
The stock barrel for all intents and purposes is decent. In my opinion it's better than the image people give it. If I didn't have the money for an expensive replacement, I really wouldn't sweat it. But I do, soooo..... heres my few upgrades that I'm loving so far:
Freak barrel kit. Goes veryyyy well with this gun. My mag is nice and quiet, and very accurate. I know people say it's overrated but I like it.
Also, I mounted my Q-Loader that I bought special just for this gun. Wow, I really should've listened to people when they say READ THE MANUAL OVER AND OVER.
Well, once I was experienced with it, the Q-loader has complimented this gun so amazingly well. After much practice, it's relatively simple to operate and maintain. You can't outshoot it, period.
So I heard all the ruckus about "Level 10! The Level 10! We love the Level 10!" I wasn't a believer before this. In fact I was really not expecting much. Alas, after intentionally attempting to chop balls it just wasn't possible. I almost got mad because I was now trying to the best of my ability to chop a ball. It's ok, I finally just stomped on a bunch and got it out. Though it was a mess to clean off my floor.. What a concept. I leave my squeegee at home now.
AGD now has another die-hard costumer.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, September 27th, 2005 at 6:56 pm PST