All decent guns, but only the Ion can be equally compared with the MR2
KIngman MR2, Halo TSA Backman (smoke), J&J Ceramic 14" barrel, 20 Oz. Co2
Definetly a fast hoppper like an Egg II or III, or a Halo B. And the 14" J&J barrel is one of the best for the gun, and at a reasonable price.
Can be compared with much higher priced markers
Stock ball detent
Slightly heavy (but I prefer it that way)
I just bought this on my 18 birthday, and i love it. It was only $229.00 on ebay, and it came as a package with a 20 Oz. Co2, Squegee, MR2 marker, Halo Backman LED (smoke), oil, and 4 pods with a pack for them. And plus, the guy who sold them got the whole package to me in just two days, and I ordered it on a Sunday when UPS wasn't even working.
But anyway the gun is amazing. I can get about 14 to 15 bps out of it, only because I have a Halo Backman, which can only feed 15 bps max. So because of this I have chopped a few balls, but it was not because of the gun malfunctioning. Some of the strengths were that it has the capability to achieve 25 bps, which is crazy fast. And I love it so far because it is entirely made of metal (aluminum), and though some people thinks that its heavy, it's not bad at all. If you think about it, the lightest guns on the market may only be a few Oz. lighter, or a pound at the most. That doesn't really make a difference. I'd rather have a sturdy gun, that doesn't feel like it's about to break in half. And the gun also was very easy to use because of the switch on the back of the handle. Unlike some other electronic guns that I have used, there are no dipswitches inside the handle, and you don't have to figure out what color light means what, or how many flashes means something. Kingman did a very good job with it and laid it out as easy as possible.
But there were also a few things that I didn't care for. Like the stock ball detent, because I think that is why I chopped a few balls. The stock barrel was also disapointing because it worked decently until I broke a ball; because then the paint balls were flying out of the barrel every which way. But then I fixed it by simply removing the barrel and squegeeing it clean.
I also wanted to point out that the stock trigger is pretty good aswell. I was incredibly pleased with it, and it was easy enough to walk the trigger right out of the box. And I like the fact that Spyder included the Stock with the gun, for those of us who prefer to play woodsball. I really would have been mad if they made you purchase the Stock separately.
Overall I am very pleased with the gun, and the only drawbacks were minor; plus they were expected. For instance, the stock barrel on any gun is only OK at best. But basically I am very happy with my purchase and I would reccomend the MR2 to any player from begginner to amateur to even professional. Because even though the gun may not compete with Timmy's and Bob Long's, it is still a capable weapon. And soon enough there should be plenty of upgrades to further your skill. Buy this gun! I promise that you won't be dissapointed.
The gun speaks for itself. If your interested in a Mil-Sim marker, it's one of the best out there. And if you really don't like it, Kingman has a one year warranty to go with it. So don't worry.
I am giving the Kingman Spyder MR2 a rating of 9 out of 10 because of a few minor flaws, and because nothing is perfect. There is always room for improvement.
Hope to see some of you out on the Paintball Fields someday, good luck. Your going to need it.