All American 16" Barrel
68/3000 HPA + Remote
BSA 30mm Red Dot
Slight gas hog
High RT pressure can cause some inconsistency
First I want to say there are a couple things you will need for the Tac-One. First of all you will need HPA/N2. You are NOT supposed to use CO2 with the Level 10 bolt so if you do not have HPA yet make sure you get it before or while ordering the Tac-One. Another thing you will need is some sort of setup to get air from your tank to the Tac-One, most likely a bottomline. The Tac-One does not come with one if you get it stock (or at least didn't when I ordered mine a year ago). I originally just stuck a 90 degree piece in the marker and ran remote directly out of it. If you want a bottomline like most markers; you will need an ASA and some hose. It's up to you how you want to set it up, that's why it doesn't come with one. If you don't want to set up your own, if you have a good paintball shop at your local field they will normally have the stuff to set it up for you, that's what I did recently. So depending on what type and company stuff you get this could be another couple hundred dollars to add to the Tac-One's price.
The Tac-One is an incredible gun. I bought it almost a year ago and I still a very satisfied. I've used it for rec-ball, scenarios, and tournaments and it performed well in all of them. Its accurate, light, quiet, and has the firepower if needed.
The first thing I noticed when I got it was how small and light it was, especially compared to the Spyder Rodeo I had been using. The dimensions are about 9.5in long x 7.5in tall x 1.5in wide. It weighs around 2-3lbs.
There are two things you'll notice about it when it shoots. First of all is how quiet it is. I've had many complements from people at the local fields when I play on weekends. Its a big advantage for those of us that play woodsball. I have personally never heard a quieter marker. The second is how little kick it has. There is near to no kick when firing though I guess that is common on high end markers. Another plus is the Level 10 anti-chop bolt. Out of the thousands of rounds I have shot since I've had the Tac-One, I have only chopped about 5, and some where not the fault of the marker.
The gun itself is also extremely durable. I've never had a day when it was down or needed repair and you also don't have to worry about batteries or getting the marker wet.
The Tac-One is also very consistent when shooting strings. I can usually get (+/-)3 FPS when shooting strings at the crono with the Tac-One stock. One thing you might notice though is if the RT (Response Trigger) is set at the default PSI or above the first shot will shoot at a lower FPS than the follow up shot which will start the string consistency. The difference can (as said in the manual, I haven't tried it) be reduced if you lower the PSI you put into the RT, thus giving the trigger less push and lower BPS.
Overall the Tac-One is a great marker. I would recommend this marker for all players from rec-ballers to scenario players to speedballers. Definitely a 10/10.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, June 5th, 2006 at 6:40 pm PST