12'' Black Ported Barrel With Sight Pin
Lapco Spoon Drop Foward
It depends on what you want. The marker is great stock.
ease of cleaning
Price, but you get what you pay for.
Before I purchased this gun I looked at everything. Cockers, angels, spyders, mags, tippys, ions, etc... . I realized that I didn't want to go the way of electronic guns. They just seem like there is too much reliance on something that can short out so easily. Then I decided that I wanted a closed bolt gun. I was considering an autococker for the longest time. But I soon realized that they were outdated and buggy. I wanted something reliable. Then I heard about PPS. The blazer was everything that I wanted all wrapped in a pretty aluminum and brass package.
I spent about a week deciding what I wanted to put on the gun. The major decision was whether or not to get the 45 frame. I decided against it and ordered it with the options listed above. The final price with shipping came to just around $700. The customer service is next to none. I called up and all of my questions were patiently answered. If you have ANY questions about their products call them!
The gun came in over spring break while I was in New Orleans helping clean up, so I had a week of extra painful waiting before I acquired my blazer. I also purchased a case of paint and filled two 20 oz tanks to break in the gun before I went to play.
The gun came in an exciting little white box that told me what was inside. My new blazer. I tore the box apart and quickly took the marker pieces out of the box. I then assembled the marker (after reading the manual). It took a little fumbling to make the drop foward work because I needed a spacer to get the duck bill to fit. So I used 1.25'' skateboard hardware because the threads matched (my paintball shop is also a skateboard shop). I lubed the marker, loaded a hopper, and gassed 'er up.
The stock trigger was eons better than my mechanical spyder's. Short and crisp with a little snap that seems to help eliminate short-stroking. Straight out of the box the gun was shooting 290-fps with a deviation of 5-fps. Every ball was landing one-on-top-of-the-other. After the first tank was emptied, I let her rest, and gassed her up with the second tank. I set the rock regulator to a higher pressure as to increase my rate of fire and help with reducing short stroking. After that I set the velocity adjuster to 290-fps after the hammer spring broke in.
The accuracy of this gun just amazes me. I shot a spyder TL for over six years as my primary marker. I purchased this gun because I was tired of losing eliminations because my spyder couldn't shoot the blind side of a barn by the end of the day. I play with this gun this upcoming weekend and I can already tell that I'm going to waste less paint and get more kills.
I know that the marker doesn't make the player, but after 6 years of experience of playing with my spyder and my trracer, I felt that a new gun was the next step in improving my game.
I couldn't be happier with my new baby. The next question is, what am I going to name her?
If you are looking at a new pneumatic mechanical cocker, stop now and take a look at the PPS blazer. I'm glad I did. I give this marker a full 10/10 because of the great product and incredible customer service.