I shot an automag before I bought my Blazer. I would actually have to say I liked my automag more, although I like my Blazer because it's good with c02
-PPS Centerfeed Blazer (serial # BZ2511)
- 8 or 10in (I can't remember) unported brass barrel
-16oz anti-siphon co2
I'm satisfied without it, but most reccomend a stabilizer
-Made from quaility parts
-pull pin bolt
- I'm not a huge fan of the Barrel cinch
I had an automag for a long while, and I was sick of having to drive 45 minutes to get my HPA tank filled if I wanted to play in the woods with my friends. I wanted a gun that could perform well with co2. I had thought about getting a Blazer before, but they were way to expensive for me. Luckily, PPS was having a sale. They were selling a pair of centerfeed blazers with barrels for $550. So that's $275 per blazer, as opposed to $430 like it normally is. I jumped on this deal. Me and another kid split the package. I ended up paying $300 for mine after adding shipping.
I first shot the gun using a standard tank set up vertically. I read the manual, and set up the LPR. I was very impressed with the trigger feel. I had no paint or chronograph, so I had to wait until the next day to thoroughly test it. I took it to the field the next morning. At the chronograph, I was surprised that it was more consistent then I had thought without a regulator. I remember it had about a +6/-6 fps fluctuation using co2.
Something that I noticed about my blazer was that it cycled much faster when the barrel was off. And sometimes, the bolt would get stuck in the barrel. I asked about this on Mcarterbrown.com, and Craig Palmer answered the question for me. I'm not exactly sure what it was, but I think he told me that the barrel wasn't perfectly round or something. He said to rotate the barrel until the bolt stops sticking. Now it works perfectly
I would recommend this gun to anyone looking for a high quality, reliable marker. I couldn't be happier with mine, although sometimes I do wish that I still had my automag. If my automag broke down (which it seldom did) then I could take it apart in no time and fix it. If my blazer breaks down (which it hasn't yet), I have to send it all of the way to Califonia (across the country for me). That's really the only major downside of the Blazer for me.