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yo soy el warg Saturday, December 31st, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
6 months4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

4 years
Products Used:
Piranha 2k3 w/e-force grip frame, and the Piranha GTI also with E-force.
Marker Setup: Piranha Evo with FBM Choke Chain feedneck, Powerlyte Speedline, Shocktech Supafly bolt, Evil Valve Kit w/VL valve stem; NO LEAKS!, 32 degrees springs, Twisted Volumizer, CCM reg, Polished Hammer (did it myself; dremel owns) Custom Products rail and On/Off with a Crossfire 45/3000 tank. Oh, and the revvy, of course. 800 shots per fill, 210 psi for 300 fps.
Shocktech Superfly bolt
Any kind of locking feedneck (IMPULSE FEEDNECKS FIT PIRANHAS!)
Stock barrel is ok, but a nice barrel always helps. Powerlyte Speedline rocks, btw
Different reg- torpedo and CCM regs are very nice.
Evil Valve kit with Viewloader valve stem/cup seal, or Boss cup seal
Polished Hammer, or if Apocalypse ever comes out with Magnum again then that's a must.
Fireball Mountain 3 pt. adjustable wave for Piranha's. VERY NICE.
Strengths: Cheap
Field strip/noob compatible
Stock barrel
Weaknesses: Bolt
Review: I picked up my Evo on eBay for 170 shipped. Out of the box it has a very nice appearance; finish is very consistant, and the new 2k5 grip frame is much easier to walk than previous eForce trigger frames. Also the Evo comes with its own "spring kit", which was a nice inclusion. I put a new battery in it, and tested it out. To my amazement, the odometer didn't work on my Evo. ='( I called PMI, and they said send it in. In a one-week turnaround, I had a brand new grip frame. PMI tech support and customer service is literally the best.

Shooting: The stock barrel worked out very nicely, rather accurate and somewhat surprising. Good efficiency, and if you turn down the reg, less kick. It was incedibly easy to outshoot a revvy, and that got even easier after the FBM wave trigger.

Consistency: With Co2, the gun will chrono stock at about a +-15, which isn't all that bad, and with compressed air it will go about +-10. This can be easily fixed by replacing the DSR, or the stock reg. I have had bad experiences with the seals freezing with Co2 in crucial moments, so I really don't reccomend you stick with this reg if you're running Co2. Get a Torpedo or a CCM reg, these work well with Co2 and won't freeze on you.

The only real bad part about this gun is the stock bolt. It's aluminum and WILL scar the internal breech of the gun. I reccomend that after your first game or even before you shoot the Evo you REPLACE THE BOLT with a Shocktech Superfly or Boss Evo bolt. These are both delrin bolts that you can pick up for under $30, and will not scar your Evo. Also, the trigger can be hard to walk at times; if you're really looking for a nice edge, get the FBM wave or the Boss Blade.

Websites where you can easily get any and all upgrade parts I mentioned: --- Very nice custom shop, check out their gallery. Awesome anno jobs. --- Formerly rjskateworks. RJ produces his own delrin bolts for 2k3 and Evo Piranhas and provides other various upgrades for the entire Piranha line of markers.
Conclusion: Overall, I love this gun. I've spent at least 200 in upgrades, but it was well worth it. My Evo runs at 210 psi, 300 fps, and I have NEVER chopped a ball in these first six months. I can't say the same for my 2k3, but it was also a very nice starter gun. If you're looking to get into tourney level play for cheap, definitely go for the Evo. It's reliable and easily upgradable, and after sweetspotting the reg there is almost no kick. Very nice gun overall.
10 out of 10

Review Comments
itsachucknorris Saturday, June 14th, 2008 | 10:07 pm PST
im new to paintball and i just got a evo as a starter gun but all you are saying it needs upgrades but idk what all of this stuff is so can someone help me by telling me what a blot is and y i need a new one and the new trigger but im glad its getting a good review cause its got a good price...

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