stock system X NME LE Black and Yellow w/ low pressure 68/45 reloader b (empire)
design is different
Trigger feels weird to me...
i tested this thing at OC tournament and i ripped a whole hopper full of reballs.....the gun is definitly lighter than my NME...but the feel of it would take some getting used too... i think the trigger doesnt let me really roll as fast as my NME but its still was fast...if anything the beaf i have is the trigger but anything else this thing is awesome....ummm but i think the price said 450$ but im not sure....but for that money it is way awesome..... just think in a year or so the price will drop very low and everyone can afford it!!!
In conclusion its a ripper depending on if you like the trigger but all and all pritty awesome i like to see this on the feild!!
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 at 9:31 pm PST
the air goes through the grip. The front is actually where the battery goes. Check out the galleries and videos on their website. I was tempted on getting one when they are released in December, but I might wait for some reviews and upgrades first...
the lack of hoses seems slightly awkward, like it would have pretty poor consistency since the air doesnt go thru a full regulator. and at that marginally low price this thing is probably more of a looker then a performer, although thrice did say it ripped...
It does go through a full regulator. It is simply contained within the grip. The lack of hoses gives the gun a new, clean look that no other gun has. I personally have 3 on pre-order for my team. I am very excited to get my hands on this.
Think about this though. This gun is coming from an Empire branch. Everything Empire has released has been awesome. Plus, they hvae tested, re-tested, and re-re-tested this gun. In one day they put over 20k shots through it with no problems. All they had to do was relube internal parts twice from the amount of shots being put through it in such a short time.
This gun isn't going to have any major sales-killer problems.
Sniper GC: to let you know the regulator isnt in the grip, it is located under the grip as a regulator/asa. Then the hose runs through the grip and into the gun.
As for the people who dont like the feel of the large grip, this should only matter to those who place their thumb behind the grip. Personally I like the grip because I gennerally cup the grip with my thumb vertically parallel. and the width is very small only wide in its side profile making it comforable to hold.
This gun reminds me alot of my Tracer, due to the body of the gun being virtually the same size as the barrel in width.
Oh and for those talking about its lack of hoses, most guns have one hose from the asa to the regulator(except cockers). This gun is the same. There is one hose from the regulator/asa on the bottom of the gun that goes through the grip and inot the main body.
This gun has only two thing goin for it: Size/look and no air hoses.
But performance wise its sub-par. Nothing special. An ICD Promaster still out performs this gun any day. These guns retail $399. The best plan of action is to spend $268 on a Promaster and with the extra $150 buy some neccisary upgrades like a new reg, bolt, trigger, etc.
Back to what the Mini does have going for it: Size/look; sure its nice too have a neat looking gun, but why pay $399 for whats basically a stock ION. Lack of air hoses: So waht! Since when has the air-hoses ever been a problem? Why do you need to get rid of them? So basically you will spend $399 on a stock ION that has an internal air system and a cute little body. Sound worth it too me!