(primary) Timmie ECX, empire reloader pure energy 5000 Ci, (freak A.A. barrel) (Backup) impulse vision **retired**, blade trigger, (freak AA barrel). 3rd Tippmann A5 stock
Its a pistol, I'd recommend leaving a pistol
Low velocity compared to full size marker. needs a rail to mount laser.
I purchased this about a month ago, and so far its worked great for me. It was reliable everytime I used it, and although you have to be closer then you normally would to use it effectively, thats sort of the fun of it.
1) You get about 18-20 useful shots out of it.
2) Conventional stacked tube design
3) It likes bigger paintballs (the barel is fairly wide)
4) Comes with its own holster! (thanks PMI)
5) Holds 9 in the clip and one in the chamber
6) It does take a little finesse to insure you seat the
CO2 cartridge properly., once its seated it will
7) Comes with differrent velocity springs, about 8
O rings, and a good manual. again very cool PMI
8) When you fire it it will alert anyone within 100 yards
where your position is (its loud, but no louder then
a stock 98)
9) It is basically a chopped Pirrhana (Sp?), so I guess
in theory it could take an E-grip to make it fully auto
(let me know if anyone has tried this)
10) Allows the player to "keep it real" in situation where
their primary marker craps out
**anecdote** (read only if your bored) I never really thought I needed a back up until some touney guy [not that I don't like touney dudes; all different players makes the sport fun, but I digress] I had posted in woodsball could tell my main marker wasn't working (the halo smashed a ball inside the neck, always fun!). So he decided to bunker me.
I placed my ECX on the deck, unlatched the holster strap and drew the USP. I waited until I could pick which side he was going to come around, tucked in aimed, and... Shazam! fired when I saw the first hint of color on his jersey. He was dissapointed and surprised, but like a professional didn't fire after he was hit first, which I thanked him for. The USP is now permantly attached to me when I step on to paintball field
Note: During a game I reccomend having it gased up,loaded and holstered with the safety off. If you do need it you'll need it fast. Its saved many a welt :)
Buy it and have fun. Pistols tend to have more leaking issues then other markers, but I haven't had any issues with mine, I give a 10
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, November 13th, 2005 at 9:10 am PST
I waited a long time before getting a pistol, I wasn't sure if it was going to be worth it, but it does make the game more fun and gives you another angle to the game. I think its worth the money. Its great for making bunkering charges or as a back up. Its a lot faster to use then a squigy!