PMI Piranha R6 (nice, but definitely go for the Evo, since it's so cheap now)
Viewloader Revelation (no comparison)
Evil Detonator Regulator
Ben Tippmann Apex Barrel
WGP 50/3000 Air Tank
Comes with an Evil Detonator Reg Installed
Feedneck - a little high which makes it hard to put in my case
This wouldn't fit in the weakness column: Since everyone around me (having nothing better to spend their money on) upgrades those 2 things on any gun right away, PMI was smart in making them cheap.
Back to your regularly scheduled program:
HOLY Shiite Muslamic Jihad! Go buy this gun now! Don't even read this. Go to paintball online or something and buy it.
Anyway, for you skeptics that are still reading: I bought this gun the second I saw it, for 130 bucks (which I will tell you over and over again). I was extremely tempted to buy this gun last year, when it was selling for 250 bucks, but I was cheap and bought my Piranha R6. Then I saw the Evo advertised in a magazine and thought it was a typo. But I went to their site, and there it was. Then I got to the color selector on the site, and what does it say? "Black Special Edition" Oh? what is this, I inquire. Sure enough, for the same price as the regular Evos, the "Special Edition" comes with an Evil Detonator Regulator!!! How? I don't know. Maybe to compete with the Smart Parts Ion? Which I am not too impressed with anyway. Especially when the Evo is, what price?, 130 bucks!!! Sure, if you like ramping up to unnecessary BPS, then buy the Ion. BUT, with the right trigger, the Evo could easily get up to 17 plus BPS too.
I've been used this gun in many games and have happily owned Ion owners. The stock barrel is amazingly accurate. I played around with springs and the regulator and I got my gun operating at around 450psi. And with my 50/3000psi WGP HPA tanks that were only filled to 2000psi, I still got 400 shots off with them and they still had 800 psi left in them!
The gun does like to leak down the barrel sometimes, but this is easily fixed by oiling the valve. Just remove the volumizer and put a couple drops (about every 2000 shots) on the valve. I don't know why it does this, I'm thinking the oil just gets blown away. Maybe using high grade paintball slick (can't think of any brand names right now) will solve this problem. Maybe you can just put a couple drops in the ASA too before airing up.
So, in conclusion, go buy the Piranha Evo Special Edition NOW (before they run out). Because, for the price, there is NO better gun.
BTW, I don't want dersh bags posting me comments on how awesome their Ion is. I just don't care. Again, I'm talking about this gun with Evil Detonator selling for 130 bucks. I think THIS gun sets the new standard, not the ION (sorry Smart Parts). I wish I could give this gun a 12 out of 10. Oh well.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, April 10th, 2006 at 6:42 pm PST