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adjjessop Monday, November 13th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
-Standard A-5 Cyclone Feed
-Gravity fed hopper
Marker Setup: -A-5
-500 rnd. Q-Loader System
-Stock A-5 Barrel
Strengths: looks
fires at many angles
line of sight
Fast ROF
loading action
Weaknesses: LOADING!!!!
Pod price
ammo capacity
assembly
irreversible
Review: I just bought my 500 rnd q-loader system for my A-5 and I am absolutely amazed. My first impression of ancient innovations company was very positive because everything came in nice neat packaging and when I felt all the parts, they seemed to be very solid.

The setup of the system however seemed intimidating after looking over the instructions. i found that only in the A-5 version's manual, it lacked important pictures so it took some time to figure out the different pieces and how to mount them. after a while though i figured out how to assemble it and the finised product was astounding. While the change is irreversible because you have to snap off the guide pins and ball latch on the right reciever where the cyclone feed goes, you most likely won't want to change it back any ways.

I tried out my q-loader for the first time on saturday and I soon realized that its extrememly time consuming and rather risky to load the pods. I have someone help me in order to shake the silo while i slowly cranked the pod prewinder and when i took off the pod the hose fell out as well as a small detent in the crank. this process repeated a few times and after 10 to 15 minutes, i was ready to play. I think these problems can be solved by taping of gluing the hose to the crank so the detent or hose don't fall off.

when the game started though, i realized those few minutes of struggle were well worth it when i had absolutely zero misfeeds and kick @$$ reloads. There was very little profile prsent when i stuck my head out form a bunker and i had 100% clutter free sights. While the thought of only 100 shots seems intimidating, it's hardly a problem unless you throw down a large ammount of paint.

I have heard that the pods are hard to fit in pod packs but my sabre vest works perfect for them and the pods are actually slightly smaller than Dye Lock Lid Pods. You also have to be careful with the pods because at $20 a pod, you don't want to lose or break one (even though i have dropped a couple, they haven't broken)
Conclusion: My final thoughts on this product are that the Q-loader is perfect for a sniper and suitable for almost any other postion after you get used to loading the multiple pods that you should buy ; ) *wink wink
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

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