The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Product Use:
28 of 28 people found this review helpful.
More than 5 years
Similar Products Used:
Tippy 98's, A5's w/ Egrips, RAP4's, various other milsim markers
MR3 with J&J, Apex, CMI Thunderpig 19", HPA, remote line, Empire reloader B
Not sure anything is out there yet.
Ssimilar in weight to other milsims, nice feel / size , modes on grip, ease of cleaning
Rechargeable battery, certain barrels wont fit.
Got an SP8 (early one) and it would not feed consistently, traded it out for the MR3, really liked the feel of this marker, easy to maneuver around, good looks and it shot very nice right out of the box. I have an APEX on it which looks great and gives you the advantage of the longer shots that an APEX is capable of, also the J&J which is nice for accuracy and the CMI sniper barrel which helps to quite it down some. The marker flat out works, its easy to carry, and the ease of breakdown is very nice... Had an issue with VooDoo paint breaking a lot in it, (found out later a lot of people had problems that day with it), went to INK (FPO Field), and had no more breaks the rest of the day... It was pretty good on air (I ran a 92/45) and only filled up once but shot a case and 1/2 during that game...
Change out the barrel, that's the only real upgrade that someone has to do right away and the J&J 14 is a good low cost choice...
The only thing I don't like is the rechargeable battery, I can't replace that and during a 2-3 day big game, this could be an issue, although some say you can use std. 9 volts...
Kingman did well with this marker and you can find it for about 230 at most places... That compares with a basic A5 with out having to add an RT or Egrip... It also has the rails to "dress" it up, and the hopper choice is wide for this marker... Now if Qloader would make a setup for it!
IF the aftermarket starts adding "stuff" for this platform, it should be a long term player
This is a great alternative to the A5's, 98's and other milsim markers out there. With the range of barrels (make sure they fit in the shroud), and ease of cleaning, this is a marker that should be given serious consideration...
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, August 10th, 2006 at 6:02 am PST
He means the shroud limits your barrel options, since the barrel has to fit into the shroud. Basically you need a barrel with several inches of flatness at the back rather than certain fatter barrels or two-piece setups. Same story for the MR2 though the shroud is a bit longer in MR3 I believe.
quote:Originally posted by PBDUDE93 ya of course certain barrels dont fit u need spyder threaded barrels i hop u no that
Thank you Mr. Obvious, nice spelling BTW...
Exactly Extropian, my Scepter wont fit, but the Apex and J&J do fine... As stated, you need a straight shank of the barrel to fit or you could "round" out the shroud and I did not want to do that yet if at all...
Last edited on Saturday, August 12th, 2006 at 6:50 pm PST
Thanks for the heads up... That is something to think about...
I still wish that it could just use a std 9volt, but now the "hot ticket" for hoppers are the rechargeable batteries (Boost) so maybe Kingman is just ahead of the curve!
Its about equal to the A-5, the spyder comes with an e-grip but no hopper, you'd want a q loader if your goin mil-sim because of the profile, so that would equal about the price of the response on the A-5. I tried a standard 9-volt in my old imagine one time when i forgot to charge it and I dont think it had enough power to release the sear... so I was stuck playing with a rental 98... oh well.
quote:Originally posted by ericsport1016 If you use a standard 9 volt battery, it will fry the curcuit board. so, u can only use kingman batteries.
the kingman battery is at 9.6V a standard nine volt is: 9V. If a 9V will fry the board then what about the kingman battery, get your facts straight. As for Amps, they're the same. My friend uses 9V all the time in his electra without a problem.
Last edited on Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 7:08 pm PST