-Idiot proof operation; one button for on or off
-Battery strength indicator works well, but it turns red quite early. It still works fine when it's red, but it gets slower and slower as time goes on, and it eventually sounds like its being tortured. That's when you NEED to switch.
-View window is nice. It lets you see in well, without letting your opponents see in or give you away in a bush.
-I like the top loading lid. It can be troublesome to fill it all the way however. You don't want to anyways.
-The O-rings helped to secure it on an elbow
-Fairly good battery life
-The sensor tab is a good idea and it works really well.
-One 9V battery
-The O-rings got ripped up on my stock feedneck for my Ion, or ripped the Ion's O-rings. With the Q-lock, they had to be removed because it made it too big, but without them it was too small. I wrapped tape around the neck and it worked fine from then on.
-I have read that the sensor tab needs to be replaced every once in a blue moon. I can't verify this either way, but it could turn out to be a pain.
Overall I love this hopper. The black dust finish doesn't give me away in the bush, and it is quiet enough that my opponents cannot hear it, so if they missed where I was while I shot, they won't find me by my hopper. I found out (the hard way) that if you try to fill it too much the agitator can't work and you have to shake and hit the hopper to get a few to load.
To load it, I follow a rule of thumb. I fill it up holding it horizontal. Once I can't get any more, I tilt the gun forward so the balls fall forward. Once they all move to the tip I fill it up again. This time only filling up the back. If you tilt it enough it won't fill the whole back up, so you will get about 175 or so paintballs in, and it will agitate just fine.
I don't give it a ten because the sensor tab needs to be replaced after a long while. Could end up being a pain in the butt, but we'll see.
EDIT: Thank you IronCorps for pointing something out to me. When I say it could turn out to be a pain in the butt to replace the sensor tab I meant finding one for sale somewhere. I have never seen one in any shop or online store. I assumed it would be quite simple to install, but it was finding a new one to install that I assumed might be a problem.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, February 26th, 2007 at 7:59 pm PST