When you first put your hands on this gun, you will probably ask yourself "Wow, is this really a Spyder?"
I've taken this marker out a couple times through Various types of gameplay including speedball and it has worked incredibly for me in all situations. At 30 BPS, this marker is incredibly fast. The marker is extremely lightweight (especially compared to my TES) but it's still very durable and will last a very long time.
There is a major problem with the vs3 markers though, the barrel shroud. It's a stupid market scheme by Kingman so you only buy vs3 barrels. It has no porpouse and is only there for looks. Most barrels, including spyder barrels will not fit with the barrel shroud here. The stock barrel sucks so this is a major problem. There is a way around it though, you can cut the shroud off. All you need is a dremel and some precision. You need to cut the shroud off right before the first screw-in ring. BE CAREFUL AND BE PATIENT, don't cut too much. If you are paranoid have a friend or someone else that has experience with dremels cut it for you (with your supervision). Barrels that will fit with the shroud on include the J&J Ceramic and some stiffis. I bought a 14" J&J Ceramic S2 which did not fit all the way. I cut the shroud until the o-ring fit flush onto the marker. It was a drag, but it's worth it. If you buy a barrel and it does not fit COMPLETELY don't blow it off, your paint will chop ALOT.
The stock barrel isn't very good. I reccomend a J&J Ceramic S2 (have to cut off shroud) or if you want something more expensive get a Stiffi. You can definately go paintballing a couple times with the stock barrel. The gun was pretty accurate with stock barrel, but with this barrel it shoots insanely good.
People either hate the trigger or they love it. I personally love it, it is so much easier to fire than my TES. I can reach unreal firing speads with this trigger and it is very easy to use and to get used to.
This marker only has two firing modes, semi-auto and burst which is a bust, but i don't really use any other firing modes other than semi-auto frequently enough for me to complain much.
After a few bumps in the road this marker is the best for the money. It looks cool and fires like a true champ, it won't dissapoint you.
This marker is incredible for the money. If you are a Beginner, Intermediate, or even an advanced player on a budget you CANNOT go wrong with this marker. It fires great, with a new barrel is extremely accurate, is light, and is fast. If you can get over the fact that you might have to cut off the barrel shroud, this is a must buy if you are looking for a new marker.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, December 30th, 2006 at 7:10 pm PST