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Mouse* Tuesday, December 27th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
1 year1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
Tippmann sniper with internal Mods
Marker Setup: Sim-4 with bi-pod, suppressor, sight, extended sight rail, mag feed port, remote, and E-Trig.
None needed.
Strengths: Accuracy, rate of fire, look & feel.
Weaknesses: Breaks and out of box condition.
Review: First, the Sim-15 and Sim-4 and basically identical, with the exception of a few slight differences that really don't equal the cost differences> go with the Sim-15. For the complete listing of differences, go to the Ariakon website, here>

The Sim-15 is highly accurate and refined when using correct paint (RPS premium is my choice) it has a high rate of fire with the E trig and electronic hopper ( I would suggest the electronic hopper all the time) It looks very cool and always intimidates people *good thing.*

However, I found the gun was basically useless out of the box.

I had several problems, which took time and effort, and money, to fix. Only after I fixed these issues did it start to work properly.

The feed neck snapped (cheap plastic, metal on Sim-4)> $15.
The feed bend snapped, twice> $10
The spring was to tight, velocity 380 fps, low velocity spring> $10
When I opened it, I found the velocity screw was stripped*> $20
The connector pins wouldn't stay in, Ariakon said Sim's somtimes have that problem> I fixed it myself, but Ariakon will do it for $25.

In all, it cost an extra $80 to get it working, but it's eventual performance makes it worth it.

* The stripped screw possibly could have been my fault.

Pretty good marker, however I would probably go for an upgraded A-5 by Tippmann given the chance to do it again.
Conclusion: Recommended for someone with time and money, and who will put care into maintenance. Also, someone with access to machining equipment and know how.
8 out of 10

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