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zchfrg Thursday, November 16th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
desert eagle, Stingray II, Durango, Tipman A5, Raptor, Spyder, Spyder compact, Spyder xtra, shocker
Marker Setup: Grinded the finish off the marker, giving it an 'ice' look. Shaved off some of the extra metal on the upper rear, making it lighter and adding my touch. 14" j&j ceramic, 48/3000 tank.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel, of course. Better gas adapter, and a drop forward. And an extra rechargable battery. Oh, and polish your internals, striker, and sear.
Strengths: Trigger, low pressure, delrin bolt....
Weaknesses: Big, heavy. (comparitavely speaking.) Few after market parts (too new)
Review: Right out of the box, my eye did not work and the gas gauge did not work. There was no manual, and there was no registration card. I immediately dismantled the marker to find the wire harness for the eye had a pinch in it. So I called Kingman, and my eye harness and manual are on there way as I write this review.

Off the bat, the marker had no eye, (pinch in the harness) but i went to the field anyway. Guess what, not a single chop. I ripped through a case and a half of paint, not a single chop. With no working eye!! Happy in that department!

I had read that some spyder threaded barrels weren't fitting in the marker properly, but my J&J 14" ceramic threaded and fit fine. Better fit than any of my other spyders actually. So if you have a J&J, don't worry, that barrel fits and perform well witht his marker.

The marker comes with extra everything, as far as rubber ,springs, screws and cocking bolt is concerned. Good move on Kingman's part, well pleased.

I love this trigger! I just sit around the house, while I'm driving, while I'm studying, I just rip away at the trigger, trying to build my bps. Working on the left hand right now. This trigger is excellent! When I first bought the marker, I regretted not buying the rocking trigger, but not anymore! Not after realizing the quality of this trigger. The only upgrade I would recommend in this department, might be a 25 gram switch instead of 50. But that's totally optional.

Love the delrin bolt. Got sand in my marker. (when you toss your empty pods out during a game, CLEAN THEM BEFORE YOU REFILL THEM!!!!) Anyway, got sand inside, and the bolt took the majority of the beating. Good thing too, I was easily able to smooth the bolt out again, this will be sutable until I find a decent replacement. The bolt is smooth again, and I polished the internals on the reciever.

This marker gets oohs and ahhs, and that's before I did all the shaving with the dremel, it's a looker. And even the shop owners were asking about the gun. Not because it's the seventh wonder of the world, but because it's just something new/different. This is a great marker for the sub 200 range. (doropaintball.com has theirs for 179.99 right now!!!)
Conclusion: This is a great marker, in the low end electronic, I would give this marker and the Ion, 10. Because in this class, at least for now, these are the best your gonna get. On the grand compendium of markers though I would rate this baby a 7. Because it's just too big, too heavy, to cut up to compete with a shocker. But for me and you, this baby is a ten.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, November 16th, 2006 at 3:06 pm PST
 

Review Comments
worrgamesman Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 | 3:11 pm PST
CAN U USE CO2 WITH IT?
   

zchfrg Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 | 4:38 pm PST
Yeah, yeah, you can use c02 with it. But I recommend going with a compressed air upgrade. If you do, see if you can get a low pressure set up. The gun runs low pressure right out of the box. The marker is great. I'm already selling mine though, I just bought to 06 angel gats last week. So I don't think I need the VS2 really...
   

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