Clamping feed neck, The bolt comes out on its own.
Recocking issues, the front block and the gas through grip.
Well lets just say im not to impressed with this gun. I bought it because of all the good stuff i read about it on this forum. Do all you people work for Kingman and write fake reviews for this gun making it sound better than it is. Also just so you know about my experience i have worked for a paintball store for about 7 years now repairing all types of guns. My gun did not recock out of the box. The first thing i did was lube all the o rings but that did not help. So i looked at this sight and read some advice people have given on their guns. I tried taking the ball detents out like one guy said that did not help. I tried breaking in the reg. I shot 2 full 68/4500 hpa tanks through it and it still did not recock. And yes the tanks were 2 different brands. And no they were not Co2. I emailed kingman and they said send it back to them. So i did and got a new one from them. Well it does the same thing. So i lubed it ,and broke it in and checked for leaks, and tears to the O rings. II then tried some thing new that i have not seen anyone on this sight do. I hooked it up frome the reg on my autococker and ran it from 250 psi up to 500psi and it still did not recock. I then put a different front block on with just the bottle and tried that 800psi for those who dont know. Nope no good still does not recock. I have seen this with people bringing in there spyders trying to go low pressure with this problem. I have used all types of valves on spyders, and had this problem when the tornado valve came out. I have used the maddman rocket valve and gotten spyders to 280 psi or close to. But still have problems sometimes. I then took out the internals and put in the guts from an ordinary spyder and Wow it worked just fine. It does not run a low pressure like that but it proves my point that it is the valve, that is faulty not the regulator. I have let some of the guys at the shop take a look at it and they could do no better. I left the old guts in and am using it like that oh well. I will try to use a different valve on that set up and test it. Maby the maddman maby some others we will test a few. But im not iimpressed with how the trigger holds the parts in on the back. I would like to see the old syle with the pull pin and still use the new bolt that comes out on its own. The same with how the front block screw is hidden under the frame. I drilled my own hole for the pull pin and used a shorter screw to hold the trigger on in back and it is much better now I can pull the guts without taking the trigger screw out. The eyes do work great however and i am ipressed with that. I also like the trigger pull it is a big step up. Over all i would like to see these options on the old body style you could still mill it to look nice but keep the same features please. Sorry Kingman but this gets a 3. Spyder have always been one of the most reliable guns out there but this thing is no spyder. And No im not an ion fan or a wrath fan so dont try and think that. Some people wont like this review but thats fine, and you wont think i am really an air smith but i am, and would give this gun a good review if it deserved one.
Wait till spyder makes some more models with eyes on them they just starded this and might take a few models to get it right. Sorry if you dont agree, but this is not worthy of being call a Spyder. I enjoy using spyders over some of my better guns for those who think i only like high end guns.
3 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, November 30th, 2006 at 6:11 pm PST
Spyder had some faulty VS2's during their first productions including springs that were a little too short. They smoothed this issue out quite quickly, but there are some bad eggs out there. Just contact spyder if you get a bad one and they will send you a new spring and striker o-ring.