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bbourdon Monday, April 3rd, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
WGP Autococker
Marker Setup: Right Feed
12'' Black Ported Barrel With Sight Pin
Male Stabilizer
Lapco Spoon Drop Foward
Recommended
Upgrades:
It depends on what you want. The marker is great stock.
Strengths: ACCURACY
consistency
durability
simplicity
ease of cleaning
no electronics
Weaknesses: Price, but you get what you pay for.
Review: 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 But I soon realized that they were outdated and buggy.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?
Conclusion: 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.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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