The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Product Use:
3 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Similar Products Used:
RIS Kit, Remote Unit, Electronic Trigger
This paintball marker is over-priced, way toooooo heavy, prone to breaking down, and it is only consistent in that there are always problems. Period. I would not recommend this gun to anyone. In fact, if you look at ebay, you can tell that most people who pick it up agree, and get rid of it for something that works. That being said, here are the problems. First, it will fire hot out of the box and you will have to cut the velocity spring. Second, the remote unit offered by Ariakon is a complete piece of garbage. I used two and they both broke within 5 minutes of using them. Third, the marker is extremely heavy. Fourth, I put on Ariakon's electric trigger and after about 1 1/2 hours of use, the marker just stops firing (btw, my friend, who owns the same marker, with the exact same equipment, has had the exact same problems).
1. Don't buy it.
2. If you do, don't waste your money on the electronic trigger.
3. Don't buy it
Dispute: Your problems you posted were your fault not the marker. I have owned a Ariakon Sim-4 for over a year and I have come to the age of reason that most problems(like all of yours) is a result from neglect and no proper care of this machine. You have problems with this gun because you lets problems develop. All markers need to be maintained and properly taken care of. Not just shoved into a corner after you play. the trigger stopped working because you need to use 9.6volt high capacity batteries. Normal Alkaline will not cut it. they will simply die to quickly.
I agree with the post before me you probably just didn't do things correctly because i never had well any of those problems you are talking about. The only problem i could think of is just not taking care of the gun dropping it and stuff messes with it and if you are worried about a heavy gun just look at it and think ya if it's the size of a real gun ya it's heavy and if your friend had one couldn't you asked him about it.