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Kreth Tuesday, February 20th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
None
Marker Setup: A-5, Polished Internals, E-grip (APE board), 14 Inch Hammerhead BangStikkxx, Metadyne Collapsable stock, Metadyne MP5 mag, Metadyne 9 inch knurled shroud, MPI coiled remote.
Strengths: See Review
Weaknesses: See Review
Review: First off, there is no 10 inch version of this shroud. It comes in 6", 9" and 12". I would have rather put this under Metadyne to give credit where it is due, but after submitting them as a manufacturer twice they still do not appear here...........

I started looking for a shroud not long after I got my A5 as I just did not care for the look of a 14" barrel sticking out by itself. I knew I did not want any of the set screw type so I was going to be limited in selection. After a lot of searching I found the Spec Ops FOG and this series of shrouds from Metadyne. Since I was going for more of a MP5 look rather than M4 this was the choice for me.

Right off the top, the quality of the material and manufacture of this shroud is absolutely first rate. Metadyne has a reputation of producing high end kit and this is no exception. From the A5 specific adapter to the threading for the shroud to the final finish everything is exactly the way you would do it if you had the skills, equipment and material to do it yourself.

The look is a big part of what sold me. With a 14" barrel and the 9" shroud the perfect amount of barrel sticks out to give a nicely balanced look. Adding the Metadyne collapsing stock to the marker makes the overall balance just right for me. It does make it a bit heavy, but I am not scooting around an air ball field with it, I am moving through the bush.

Another bonus with this system is that if down the road I want the 6", 12" or RIS hand guard made by them I can just screw it onto the adapter that came with the 9".

I have never had any luck whatsoever with the supposedly easy to change A5 barrel adapter, so I just split the marker in half and did it the easy way (for me). Once I had it back together it was dirt easy to lock the adapter in place with the locking ring provided and then just screw on the shroud itself.

That would be my only beef with this shroud. The amount of threading to get it on and off. I understand that the almost 1 inch of threading provides greater stability but it can be a bit annoying to take off. Of course there is rarely any reason to remove it so it is kind of a moot point.
Conclusion: Like I have said in other reviews, nothing is perfect so nothing gets a ten. Nine for the nine inch shroud. I am very happy so far with this shroud.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

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