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TheLastBrunnenG Friday, January 6th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested61 of 65 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder Xtra, TL-R, and Rodeo, JT Excellerator 3.5e and TAC-5, Tippmann 98 and A5, more...
Marker Setup: * Spyder TL-R with a new Phat feedneck and PMI Razzor 14" barrel.
* Spyder Sonix Pro with a new ACPball feedneck and a 12" J&J Precision barrel
* Game Face Vexor Eye with a custom ACPball delrin bolt
Recommended
Upgrades:
1. Feedneck / elbow.
2. Barrel, but not necessary.
3. Red dot dight and other decorative junk.
Strengths: Unique styling and great stock features. Tough as nails.
Weaknesses: Weighs more than a herd of buffalo. Cheap plastic feedneck elbow.
Review: The MR2 looks like it'll live up to its hype. It has the stock features to outperform mechanical scenario markers like the JT TAC-5 and low-end electronic mil-sim markers like the US-5. No eyes, but the construction and fire rate put it on par with (if not beyond) the Smart Parts SP-8. The overview:

BARREL - 12" ported barrel with no muzzle break. Matte black so there's no glare to give away your position. Not the quietest, but that's Kingman for you. Good internal finish, and better accuracy than average for a stock barrel. Replacement barrels will be difficult to use - the back 2 inches of the barrel fit tightly into the shroud that takes the place of a volumizer, so barrels like the CMI / Thunder Pig Tru-Flight will work but barrels that "fatten" at the base won't, such as the Smart Parts Progressive.

FOREGRIP / EXPANSION CHAMBER - Foregrip is very tough plastic, probably the only large non-metal piece of the marker. It acts as a mini expansion chamber, so it's not just a gas-through foregrip. No way to add a reg on this end. Grip is angled 15 degrees forward. Grip material is matte-finish black plastic but isn't slick or hard to hold. Foregrip is as thick and wide as the trigger frame.

VOLUMIZER - Volumizer is replaced by a volumizer housing extending 2" from the front of the body. Essentially, everything forward of the body and under the foregrip is the volumizer. Interesting design!

TRIGGER / FRAME - The switch is a paddle switch, not a micro-button; should still be replaceable easily. Trigger pull is a hair under 1/2" (the first 1/4" is slack) but is adjustable externally via set screw on the blade trigger. Frame is all metal with flexible but slick grips. Uses a standard 9.6v JAVA rechargeable battery. A switch on the rear of the grip flips between single, 3-burst, and auto, indicated with a single 3-color LED - no way to adjust auto fire rate. Tournament semi-only lock is accomplished with a jumper on the board. There is no safety. The only hopper I have is a 12BPS Ricochet AK, so I'll have to be careful.

DROP / ASA - ASA works well enough and has an internal filter. Drop is short but angled. BIG HOORAY: The MR series uses IN-LINE SCREWS ON THE DROP FORWARD!!! No more offset Kingman-only holes! The line is black-coated stainless braided line.

DETENT - Integrated under the angled feed port's braces. Not a standard Kingman left-side ball-bearing.

BODY - Minimal milling. Feedneck is an angled 45-degree stub with a cheap plastic adapter/elbow. Field stripping is a standard Kingman pull pin (held by a ball bearing, not a cotter pin). Body is all metal, so this thing weighs several tons. The top of the marker comes with built-in 7/8" Weaver rails, while the carry handle (removeable) is topped with a 3/8" dovetail mount. Carry handle is too short to be used for carrying. Most rails and the exterior shrouds can be removed. Body is uniformly matte black with a tough finish.

STOCK - Shared with the MR1. Stock is open-frame skeletal design but is very stable and tough. Makes the already heavy MR2 even more of a pig, but it's worth it. The stock insertion is o-ringed so the marker may perform even better with it than without.

INTERNALS - Top-cocking marker (stacked-tube blowback) with an open rear end (unless the stock is attached). The snap-back cocking system eliminates the exposed cocking knob, so effectively it's a flush-cocker. Internals may be shared with the TLX, TL-R, and Sonix Value / Sonix Pro, but I'm not 100% certain yet. BONUS: the MR2 comes stock with a top-cocking version of the Kingman Delrin ACS bolt! Works very well. Interior finish is excellent. Velocity is adjusted via a rear set screw, not by the old Kingman thumbwheel.
Conclusion: Bull-heavy but extremely fun and well-equipped marker. Great for the price if you want SP8 performance but don't care about low pressure operation or eyes. I knew Kingman could do this better than its competitors at the same price range, and they didn't let me down. 10, minus 1 for weight and cheap feedneck: 9 out of 10!
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
seanrquinn Friday, January 6th, 2006 | 10:55 pm PST
i really dont think that this thing can compete with an SP8, it just doesnt seem possible, i have a TLX which is about the same as this gun, and an Ion which is basically and SP8, and my ion whoops my TLX
   

Camo Snipe Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 | 6:12 pm PST
I have a MR2 and I think that it really is not that heavy.
   

Camo Snipe Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 | 6:13 pm PST
I have a MR2 and I think that it really is not that heavy.
   

seanrquinn Thursday, January 19th, 2006 | 7:40 am PST
please delete ur second post man... its kinda annoyin o_0
   

eos356 Saturday, March 4th, 2006 | 5:13 am PST
hate to break it to you, and i'm not dissing your gun, but this would also "whoop " your tlx, unless it's an electro.
   

seanrquinn Sunday, March 5th, 2006 | 11:49 am PST
Yes, my TLX is an electro, forgot to mention that... o_0
   

Drunk_Greek Tuesday, April 25th, 2006 | 6:09 pm PST
why is he a noob for thinking the gun is heavy
   

seanrquinn Wednesday, April 26th, 2006 | 2:58 pm PST
Yeah, he's not a noob for that, more or less of a weakling, really.
   

Fenix_Wylde Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 | 3:30 am PST
Hmm.. the MR2 is probably lighter than my GT2000 :D
   

The_Mike_Ler Monday, August 14th, 2006 | 4:00 pm PST
i think what he ment was the thing is heavy after holding up for 3 hours in an intense wood-ball game
   

matts Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 | 3:45 pm PST
would a razzor barrel(pmi) fit this?
   

mr2man24 Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 | 6:32 am PST
hey i just wanted to know hoew this thing performs with c02 thanks
   

AtreyuS.O.A.D Sunday, January 14th, 2007 | 7:07 pm PST
What did you do to fix the weak detent?
   

headshot 007 Friday, September 7th, 2007 | 2:14 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Camo Snipe
I have a MR2 and I think that it really is not that heavy.

What they mean is it's way heavier than other guns and it's just easier to say heavy.
   

headshot 007 Friday, September 7th, 2007 | 2:16 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Camo Snipe
I have a MR2 and I think that it really is not that heavy.

What they mean is it's way heavier than other guns and it's just easier to say heavy.
   

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