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A-5, Sim-5, WS-66, Autococker
Trade it in or sell it or ask for refund better yet don't but it and wait a year to see if the quality has improved!
Looks like M-4
Easy to take apart b/c its a sypder clone
Support - sporadic
Manual - its horrible, my daughter could have done a better job!
Rap4 tries to enter the .68 world and try it does. This marker first of all looks great but here is where its selling point ends. The bolt even though its light is a venturi bolt btw the star will not come out. The bolt and striker look worn upon first day I rx'd it and was told that was normal. I will not rehash about the disadvantages of this style of bolt as its already discussed in numerous other threads at pb sites/forums.
The company says accuracy at 150+ feet and range of 300 ft...don't believe it. No one at their forums can or will even put up a video demoing this ability. NO ONE...b/c this marker can't.
The paint has worn and chips very easily. The mag area and fake mag clip have paint just flake off and worn after first time use. I didn't abuse it nor handle it rough.
The M-4 handguard/phantom will damage any barrel you get b/c of the set screws which secure to the barrel. The problem you run into is if you don't tighten down the screws enough if you ever take your barrel off b/c you want to clean it b/c of ball break. Then you may find your neat handguard assembly and front sight not line up. It will be cockeyed, then you have to loosen it up and line it up so it looks like the way it should. BTW, the stock barrel is .693 so big balls only otherwise you'll never get good paint to barrel match and hence no accuracy unless who never engage anyone over 75 feet.
The charging handle has broken on folks including myself and along with having to get a new sear for trigger. They say its a spyder clone, yet most products out there for spyders will not work with this marker which leaves you to the mercy of Rap4. That brings another point, apparently only 1 person there seems to know anything about how this marker works. Hope nothing ever happens to him b/c everyone will be in a world of hurt. Plus when you do talk to him...communication is somethings rather difficult and quite frankly frustating. I am not the only that feels this way...go their forums and you'll see.
If you have a paint break in the barrel, its not the easiest to clean. You will have to unscrew the whole barrel with attachments/handguard to clean it. There is no work around, well you could try shooting some more paintballs in the hopes of it will clean itself but the stock barrel will not do this.
The company says that a functional mag clip will come out by the end of this year or next year. Yet it will be motorized requiring 9V and will only hold 30 pbs if that and cost $50. Seems to me somone else came up with this setup and its mechanical and they have fixed their problems. This could be the markers addt'l positive feature but I think that this accessory will be worth more headache than it is worth. I think that when this clip comes out it will have a feed tube running to feed port on the marker itself. What was the point of this other than for looks?!?!
Lack of clear instructions, manual that sucks, seems a lot of markers need fixing and fact parts & support are limited to Rap4 to 1 deep person. These are the things that contribute to missed games/downtimes which lead to players frustation. Rap4 needs to really address these problems and come up with a solution. As this company seeks to obtain contracts from Law Enforcement Agencys/DoD and others to have these groups use their markers for training purposes. Who will this lone tech spend more time with the ones/twois who bought a marker or the organization that purchased shear volume and expect much from a companies tech support/customer service. That is what concerns mean. I addresses this concern in previous post about how this 1 tech seems to be the only person to be able to solve/help folks. Obvisouly, this person doens't get sick/take vacation nor has any personal events affect their work.
Don't get this...save yourself the money and get a product that you can test at a field. Yes, it looks like an M-4 but thats its only real benefit. Go with performance as the reason to buy not b/c of looks. Call a company and talk to them over the phone especially if you have no local paintball stores around you and see how they treat you.
2 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, October 9th, 2005 at 5:11 pm PST
This review was a year old when you responded. He clearly states that the company informed him that the magazines would be powered by a 9v. He is not confirming or denying this, only commenting on the information that was made available.
How is this reviewer lying?
Last edited on Sunday, September 17th, 2006 at 11:45 am PST
With any spyder if paint breaks in your barrel you are going to need to unscrew the barrel and clean it out. I watched somebody pull off the 16" barrel on his $1200 spyder and squeegee it out. The only difference with this marker is that you may need to re-adjust the hand-grip.