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ralmono44 Thursday, November 24th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
6 months2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder Xtra (one of the best markers in its price range), Spyder Imagine, PMI Black Maxx
Marker Setup: Spyder Xtra stock (cobalt blue)
Core ZX (blue)
-Redz tactical holster
Recommended
Upgrades:
a new marker
for those that decide to have this marker -- a REAL GOOD squeegie
Strengths: -The price ( a mere $50 don't be fooled its not worth it)
Weaknesses: -Made of cheap plastic
-will break very easily
-stock barrel is cheap
-loud
Review: I bought this marker about 2 years ago, and it was my first semi. I didn't know too much about paintball at the time and I just went to walmart to get what I thought would be a decent gun. Well, I went home to try it out and it broke about 1 in every 30 paintballs, and 1 in every 15 was a curve shot. I figured that it wouldn't matter, as long as I had a semi to play against my friends with.
The next day me and some friends played in a field with hay bails in it. I would shoot at one of my friends charging and the discharge was more of a blowgun or a paintsprayer than that of a paintball gun. Needless to say my main piece of equipment
for upkeeping the gun was the squeegie.
I went home that day disappointed with this gun so I decided to tinker it a liitle bit to see if it would help. I lowered the velocity, but it still broke balls! I tried using better paint, marballizers, they still broke! Then finally after cutting the spring a little bit it broke less balls. I decided to give it a second try the next game we played. i had also decided to buy a Core ZX pistol for the next game.
Well, the next game guess what? My brother shot the trigger of my gun and I was out. I go back to the starting point and shoot a few trees and in the process the trigger breaks off!!! So now I have no safety and the trigger is kept in place with a nail! Every time you pull the trigger you have to repush the trigger to the original position to fire again!
I was reduced to the pistol after that and i got 4 kills with it that day. With the marauder ive only killed one person total.
A week later I tried the gun out and the cocking bolt is stuck in the gun! Its jammed in there and will not come out.
EDIT: 11/27/05-- With a long screwdriver and hammer I have finally taken out the cocking bolt. The reason it was stuck : the o ring was caught between the marker and the bolt. I had to scrap the o ring and put a new one on, but when I put the new one on it wouldn't fit back into the marker. So I put the striker and bolt back in without the o-rings and the gun works! It doesn't leak CO2 or anything. The gun still performs like a piece of **** though.
Conclusion: i give it a 2 because how cheap in price it is it and it has broken during games so much it gave me a reason to kick azz with my backup pistol in some games. The misfortunes with this gun have now influenced me to buy a spyder xtra which is a AWESOME MARKER!!!!!
Rating:
2 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, November 27th, 2005 at 11:42 am PST
 

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