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PBfreakme Thursday, June 15th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months4 of 13 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder Rodeo, Spyder Pilot ACS, Spyder compact, and lots of others
Marker Setup: Currently I use a Smartparts ION with aftermarket Bolt, Dropforward, and aftermarket Circuit board.
Strengths: Heavy duty, No external moving parts.
Weaknesses: Side feed problem, Ball detents no good.
Review: It's funny because I was sitting right where you were when I was thinking about buying the MR2, but I think you should hear some things first that you won't find elsewhere.
I purchased the Marker from an online site. Got it in 4 days (not bad). I opened it up and was very impressed with it's looks. I must say it really does look cool. So I put the buttstock in (you have to use an allen screw which in turn scrapes the buttstock) and I found out quickly that,though functional, it was not comfortable and I could not see myself using it on the field. Thats ok because it is not necessary to use the marker. I took it to the field that weekend using the halo B hopper, CO2 and Compressed air. I used Heat and Diablo paint. Well things were good for about 8 shots, then a ball broke. I cleaned it out and fired about 20 more rounds, all on semi, and broke another. I cleaned it out and thought I would test the hopper out and turned it to full auto. That was good for about 2 seconds and paint started shooting out everywhere. At that point I knew there was a problem. So I went home and did a thorough cleaning and inspected all aspects of the marker. Everything checked ok, so I went online and checked some blogs and found out that the ball detents were faulty. That would explain the barrel breaks. So I called kingman (several times) and was assured that I had the right ones. So I looked to aftermarket. Let me first say that this gun was not designed to be upgraded. The aftermarket barrels I had would not fit into the shroud and if you took the shroud off you had to take grip off too and now it does'nt look to "cool". You can't upgrade the Bolt because the MR2 uses a 2nd generation bolt that nobody makes an aftermarket for yet. So you can't really upgrade it without sacrificing looks. So I wanted to return the marker. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR STORES POLICY BEFORE BUYING THIS GUN. I had more problems then I can list with returning this marker and had no help from kingman either. Please think ahead before buying this marker. Maybe my particular marker was defective but doubt it after looking further into it.
Conclusion: Overall I do NOT recommend this product for anyone who wants to upgrade or aspires to be pro. I do however believe this marker is okay for REC BALL ONLY. Use high quality paint and a high speed hopper. If you have any problems contact kingman tech support. It is important for you to also choose a store with a decent reputation so they can help you with any problems you have.
Rating:
7 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, June 15th, 2006 at 5:41 pm PST
 

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