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storch Monday, February 19th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
A-5 with Response trigger - more durable
Piranha STS G3 VF - mechanical so cannot compare
Spyder E-99 avant - decent gun with a few minor errors
Marker Setup: piranha sts g3 vf, LAPCO bigshot barrel, 20 oz CO2 tank, evolution 3 with z board, rest of gun is stock

Kingman Spyder MR2, LAPCO bigshot barrel, 20 oz CO2 tank, evolution 3 with z board, Alamo city bolt with 3 o-rings
Recommended
Upgrades:
New car stock but is not needed, stock barrel is very good but I would recommend an upgrade, upgrading to air is always good, new ball detents, new bolt, the ACS works very very well but creates a lot of blow back so get the Alamo city bolt with 3-orings to make blow back null and chopping extremely reduced. A spring set with main springs and valve springs, preferably 3 of each as the spring is very hot out of the box and will need to be broken in.
Strengths: Rate of fire
Durable
Mil-sim look
ACS bolt
Feel
Upgradable
Weaknesses: Ball detents
Blow back
Chops rarely out of the box
Review: When I first purchased this gun I was very dissatisfied as I assumed that the ACS bolt would provide reduced chopping. Well it didn't, it chopped every 1 in 20 balls. But wait there is more, I was using Evil paintballs and the temperature outside was around 40 degrees F, or 3 degrees Celsius. I was told by my local paintball shop that this would work well, well I know it will in good conditions but I was playing in cold weather. So I spent about 3 weeks angry and sad because my MR2 was chopping and not performing well. Then I posted some posts on the kingman forum and reluctantly took the advice that it was my ball detents. It was partly that, but mostly the use of good thin shelled paint under bad conditions. As well I got my gun chronographed and it was shooting extremely hot so I bought a spring set by 32 degrees. So I then used Draxxus Frostbite paint and my gun performed well, actually it performed Awesome! I have not had one break or one chop when using this Frostbite paint. And I could comfortably shoot 13 or 14 balls per second.

All in all this gun is very good, I purchased it for 250 Canadian, and I know for a fact that you could pay a lot more for a similar gun of the same caliber. Although this is a great gun it does have a few flaws. The blow back on it is very very high, which will once again induce chopping. So I would strongly, and highly recommend a new bolt, preferably the alamo city bolt with 3-orings for $18.95. You can purchase it off their website at http://www.alamocitypb.com/ and then under the kingman and MR2 bolts.
Conclusion: This is a great gun that is tough enough for the most harsh paintball environments and will work well in speed ball as a rate of 25 balls per second is achievable on semi-auto, and woods ball as the stock is easily taken off by removal of 1 screw. Overall, this is a great gun with a reasonable amount of upgrades and can be made to look military like without much effort.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Monday, February 19th, 2007 at 11:47 am PST
 

Review Comments
paintballfreak= Monday, February 19th, 2007 | 12:13 pm PST
I think its kinda stupid to have it being a Blowback as a weakness. I mean all Spyders are blowbacks so what did you expect?
   

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