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Emorrison84 Thursday, January 19th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
More than 5 years
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
All of em'
Marker Setup: WGP Trilogy Sport Pump Autococker
14" CP 2 Piece Barrel
GxG 50 Round Hopper
Pure Energy 48/3000

Tippmann Pro/Lite
12" Lapco BigShot
VL Egg 3
Pure Energy 48/3000
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel, Grips, Expansion Chamber (co2 users only)
Strengths: Price
Accuracy
Lightweight
Looks Cool
Weaknesses: Air Leaks With co2
O-ring Issues
Review: The PMI Piranha R6 is a entry level paintball marker manufactured by PMI in 2004-2005. I received mine as a Christmas Gift in 2005. This Marker has been a constant work in progress and pain in the ass, but I still love it.

Out of the box, the R6 is a decent performer, and is extremely Air Efficient. I used to be able to pump out 900 paintballs before needing to refill my old 9oz co2. About a year after I got the R6, I made the switch to Compressed Air. This was a good move on my part, as all the air problems disappeared.

The Marker is extremely lightweight, and half of it is made of a polymer material. It's tough enough, to say the least. The internals are almost identical to a Spyder, and the operation of the marker is no different. The factory internals (Striker, Sear, Cup Seal, and Hammer to be exact) wore out on me after only 8 months of use, and yes, I took care of them. I was able to get my hands on a new set of internals that are still in service today.

When fired, the R6 makes a much quieter metallic noise with a smaller air burst sound, making it extremely quiet, unlike its Spyder counterparts, which make a loud "Crack" noise when fired. The R6 has a good punch on the ball when shot, and it sails through the air nicely.

The accuracy of the gun depends on the paint. The stock barrel is a larger bore (.693) and I use a 14" .689 barrel on it with most RPS Paintballs. The accuracy is good enough, and with some practice you'll be able to cause some damage. Another key thing, is when the marker is out of air, it doesn't make a loud "fart" sound, only a quiet air drain noise.

This marker really can't be upgraded to do a whole lot, and is really meant to just be used in rec-ball. A new barrel helps, and there is really no use for any further upgrades.

Now with this in mind, you may be thinking "Well this sounds pretty average." You're absolutely right. This gun isn't meant to match Higher-end markers, it's meant to shoot and nothing more. I wouldn't recommend taking on a group of enemy players with this unless you have a serious advantage, which with this gun you MAY not have. It will, however, turn a few heads nowadays, as Piranha Markers are thing of the past and it's fun to get that attention.
Conclusion: All in all, the PMI Piranha R6 is a decent marker, and in the right hands it gets the job done.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, May 19th, 2011 at 3:42 pm PST
 

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socalaxis Friday, June 15th, 2007 | 9:28 pm PST
haha yay evan
   

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