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af895 Thursday, January 4th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
Automags, Autocockers, PPS Blazer, electros, Nelson and Sheridan-based pumps
Marker Setup: Palmer Pursuit Shop Blazer ser#: BZ2581, Right-hand feed neck
12" double-ported PPS Brass barrel, matched with sight bead, brass finish
vertical male stabilizer (a PPS high-pressure regulator)
Pure Energy 68/4500 HPA bottle
Recommended
Upgrades:
none
Strengths: Later models: very consistent and accurate; anti-chop, indestructible
Weaknesses: Out of production, early models didn't have interchangeable parts (!) LOUD
Review: I remember this marker from waaaaay back when I first played paintball, c.1994. The Vector was the one marker I was most impressed with - shot along-side Automags, Autocockers and my trusty LineSI Bushmaster.

I only borrowed one, never owned, but the owner told me the design philosophy was to create a marker that was "firearm accurate." Based on my limited testing, they got it right.

I remember putting paint onto a single spot on an oil drum about a 75' away - ball on top of ball.

The first Vectors produced had the quirk of not having interchangeable parts. By that I mean "part A" from gun #1 ONLY works in gun #1 and no other. Later models had interchangeable parts, were more gas efficient, consistent and accurate.

Shame the manufacturer went under or sold out. My understanding is the Brass Eagle "Rainmaker" IS the same marker as an Air-Power Vector, perhaps slightly altered.
Conclusion: If you like mechanical semis and have a chance to pick up a late model Vector, c.1995, do it. There aren't many left out there but they're an extremely accurate marker.

I may get one just for nostalgia.

Oh, one more thing: they are LOUD.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Friday, December 11th, 2009 at 5:31 am PST
 

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