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skene Sunday, September 17th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
03 Shocker - Similar but with less milling. Tighter foregrip.
Dye/Proto Matrix DM4/5/C/6 M5/6- Spool based markers run at a lower pressure.

Marker Setup: Proto Matrix 6, Generation E Matrix, Smart Parts Ion, Indian Creek Designs B2K4 PDS
(All markers are primarily set up with Redz Cam-Locks and Smart Parts Freak kits)
Redz Cam-Lock (PM6, Ion, B2K4)
Smart Parts Freak/All American front (PM6, Matrix, Ion, B2K4)
Check-It On/Off (PM6, Ion)
Lucky Un1Chip with CodeX (PM6), Blackheart board (Ion)
Crossfire 68/4500
Recommended
Upgrades:
The only upgrade that I would recommend for this martker would be new software (board upgrade). The RL Shocker does come equipped from the factory with the Nerve board installed along with break beam eyes. However for those that are in need for the other modes you will want to get another board.
Invest in a Freak insert kit as well.
Strengths: Breakbeam eyes, Clamping Feedneck, Freak Barrel, weight reduction, new regulator, new vertical adapter.
Weaknesses: After play cleaning, Nerve board (put a blackheart board in!)
Review: Well everything is definately how I describled everything on the strengths and weaknesses and there are not many of them. The Russian Legion Shocker is definately a work of art with all of the milling. I will say that pictures do not do justice, as I have always looked at this marker being on the edge of way too much going on and an overall reduction of weight in comparison to stock bodied Shockers. The marker is light and along with the further protrusion of the foregrip it does make the marker feel more balanced and there is definately more thumb area if you hold the marker with more of a wrap than going around the barrel.
The trigger guard and snatch grip is comprised of a bar(s) instead of a milled 1 piece grip frame. The only frightening thing I can see here with the trigger guard is if you got shot directly forward and the paintball misses the foregrip and actually hits the guard and splits the ball onto your fingers there may be some large shell shards coming your way.
This new rendition of the Shocker is definately a monster. Shot after shot the paintballs effortly flew exactly where I wanted them to go and in such a flat projectary. No chops/breaks and were using PMI Premium as our choice in testing paint in the freak barrel a .687 insert was being used.
The board definately needed to be retuned in as dwell may have been changed incorrectly due to not knowing there was a Nerve board.
That's really all I can say about this product.
Conclusion: If you've got the cash and itching for a new RL Shocker go out and get this!
I happen to love the way Shockers look and shoot and this one definately made me excited to try out. I'll be saving a few dollars for this one in the near future.
Lighter than a stock 03 body and you get the Russian Legion milling. It's definately a beautiful looking gun, and like I said... pictures do not do it justice.
If know what a Shocker is like definately wait until you get a hold of one of these. This will change your mind and shed new light on Smart Parts for some amazing revisions of an old story (03 Shocker).
Definately give it a 10 on the scale due to overall performance, sleek milling design and weight reduction. A Freak barrel is also a + instead of the prior AA barrels coming on stock Shockers.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
slikwilly Sunday, October 1st, 2006 | 12:08 pm PST
you stated that a weakness was after play cleaning well that goes for any gun
   

skene Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 | 8:50 am PST
only stated as a weakness because of the milling on the marker itself. I could only put so many words under weaknesses.
   

paintballbobber Wednesday, October 25th, 2006 | 11:02 am PST
indeed every gun has a weakness and everyone has a difference in opinion on what a weakness is. i can see where he is coming from because if you get a shot to the side of the gun you're going to have some serious outside cleaning to do with all the nooks and crannies..good review
   

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