This gun is a steal for $100 dollars. It's accurate, is intimidating, and fun to play with. I have a friend who has a Tippman 98 and the mr1 stands toe to toe with it in almost every way. The 98 is a little more accurate but for the price difference it evens out. Having previously used spyders in the past convinced me to buy this gun. I play woodsball and a blue and chrome Xtra isn't exactly low profile. This gun really improved my game and my friends all keep asking me how much it was, not believing that it was only $100. While all guns have their pros and cons the mr1's strengths far out weigh the weaknesses.
Accuracy- This thing amazed me out of the box. After I got it I hooked up my CO2 and went in my back yard. At 60 ft I was hitting a tree 4 inches wide 4 out of every 5 shots. The ones that missed proceeded to hit the fence 20 ft behind it within a 2 ft area. Not bad for a stock barrel
Well Made- This thing is tough. Some spyders feel a little shaky, almost petite when you shoot them. Not the mr1. I feel like if I ever got pissed at someone I could crack them over the head with this thing and shoot them with it directly afterwards. This aspect makes it perfect of woodsball because you dont have to worry about sticks and rocks messing your gun up
Sights- The front sight is blocked by the cocking bolt. This isn't that huge of a problem but the stock prevents you from lining the sights up while wearing a mask. A raised sight would fix the issue or even a scope if you could find one that fits the ridiculously small weaver rail. By not being able to line up the sights makes it difficult to judge vertically where the paint will land. You can tell by lining up the barrel which direction it will go, but you might hit high of low.
Elbow- All this is is a case of a corporation findings ways to cut down on cost. The cheap plastic elbow that Kingman gives you will break after short usage so just head to your local paintball store and pick up a better elbow. Simple solution for a simple problem.
The spyder mr1 suprised me when I bought it and I am glad for doing so. If you are into woodsball and want a milsim marker for a low cost the mr1 is the way to go. I wish it had more upgrades but maybe they will be released in time. A very strong 9(cuz nothing's perfect)
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, July 18th, 2006 at 7:16 pm PST
"Well Made- This thing is tough. Some spyders feel a little shaky, almost petite when you shoot them. Not the mr1. I feel like if I ever got pissed at someone I could crack them over the head with this thing and shoot them with it directly afterwards."
There have been many times I've been tempted to do just that with my MR1, espetially a certain speedballer who sux more than a hoover but owns $1,000 collective of gear! ugh spoiled Rich kids....
For all of those who are poor and or Cheap (like me) get this bad boy, it dosen't look as tough as a 98 but it'll hold it's own against one. Plus with the Apex and an ESP trigger you can hold up to some of the more "pimped" 98s out there!
Last edited on Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 at 9:53 am PST
"Wise man once say better to shoot twice and miss once than to shoot 100 times and miss 99."
I say again, get this marker, trick it out and it will hold up to high-end senario markers! all I did was my a bunch of used gear off ebay (richochete AK, e-99 ect) I ended up swaping the trigger frames on both markers and using the other gear. And I sold the "custom e99" to a noob for $30 (I'm fair) so there ya go I got new gear and gave a new guy a chance to play.