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soccerjacks12 Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months76 of 81 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder Imagine 04-Worse
Piranha SRT EForce 04-Same, heavier, slower ROF
Piranha Black Maxx Rental-What do you think
Tippmann 98C-Much worse, but never breaks
Marker Setup: PMI Piranha 05 GTI EForce
eVLution 2 Loader
14" Custom Products One-Piece Classic Barrel
20 oz PMI Pure Energy CO2 tank
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel(Spyder Threads)
HPA(if you dont have it)
Trigger
Strengths: Small Profile
17 BPS
Light
Sexy
Weaknesses: Mine Leaks ALOT(easily fixable)
Springs
Trigger Shape
Feed neck
Review: I am overall pretty impressed with my gun.
the bad-
Mine leaks alot. When I first got it it leaked out the front of the lower chamber, fixed it with teflon tape. Leaks out the barrel, need to replace valve cup seal.
My springs shoot ridiculously high. Medium Velocity=320 FPS min., LV=300 FPS min., no problem I cut down the springs.
The trigger is a weird shape, takes a little getting used to, having mine of 3 months really helps and I can do about 11BPS.
Feedneck-very small, had to sand down my egg, you cant replace it because it is welded on.

the good-
Inexpensive-If you look at actionvillage.com they have it for $100
Colors-I have the gunmetal to olive fade and it looks really good, the milling is well done, nice but not super extraordinary
Small profile-this marker is very compact, snap shooting is very easy, and pretty easy to hold. it is also very light
17 BPS-this gun shoots really fast, if you can do it.
Field stripping-this marker is very easy to take apart. Youll understand after 2 times of doing so.
Fairly accurate but a barrel is the best upgrade.

UPDATE: the leaks in my gun were not easily fixable. I sent it into PMI and the "fixed" it 4 free. However when i got it back (2 weeks, not bad, nice box, well packed) there was still a leak, minor however, still losing enough air to make me uneasy. I have emailed them again and will see the results. this is after 4 months. My GTI worked the first month and has died on me. Will see what PMI does, hope they fix it 4 free again. Ill update later and leave the score the same 4 now.

Update: i fixed the gun, and it works flawlessly again. if u have problems with ur marker PMI will fix it, my prob was retefloning (new word) the screw under the valve

6 onth update: I have owned the GTI for 6 months now. After the initial big problem, it has not had any problems. I can consistenly get the trigger to 10 BPS. The only upgrade I have is the CP, and boy do I love it. I have even outlasted my friends SRT and have had less problems than my friends Wrath. A suggestion, if you go ballin' in the rain, duct tape around the top of the trigger frame, it will keep the water out and you will save your board.

Post in the comments, I will check back frequebtly or PM me if you have any questions on the GTI. soccerjacks12
Conclusion: Good marker, good buy, but be prepared to mod it a bit. If you can shell the extra cash go for a Mongoose, EVO, or Ion.
Good buy for newer players, recommend it and you get PMI customer service and they fix everything


P.S. The NEW GTI IS THE 05, unlike what PBR lists this marker as, check out buypmi.com if you don't believe me
8.5

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Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, May 24th, 2006 at 6:48 pm PST
 

Review Comments
haunted22 Thursday, June 1st, 2006 | 10:36 am PST
Hey man thanks alot for the info. I am just really getting into paintball and im glad to hear that i have a good gun to get started with that didnt clean out my wallet. Thanks again
   

soccerjacks12 Wednesday, June 7th, 2006 | 8:57 pm PST
Yeah no prob, shoot me a PM if you ever have any Q's.
   

paintballa020 Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 | 4:17 pm PST
does it have a trigger screen for switching modes?
   

soccerjacks12 Saturday, May 12th, 2007 | 3:42 pm PST
Nope. There are buttons on the side of the trigger frame that cycle between 3,6,9 and a full auto button.
   

2k3sts Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 | 7:20 pm PST
have you ever thought about upgrading the trigger?
   

soccerjacks12 Sunday, February 3rd, 2008 | 11:55 am PST
I upgraded the trigger. I have the Extreme Rage blade trigger.
   

mx'dkulture Thursday, June 18th, 2009 | 1:01 pm PST
Yo that was very helpful man, but check it. My loader is too big for my pirahna's feedneck do i just buy another loader or change the feedneck?
   

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