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Rambob Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
3 months38 of 42 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Shocker NXT (still used), SL66 Troll (still used), Max'd Ion (still used)
Marker Setup: CP 48/4500 low pressure, Smart Parts Freak kit and View Loader Velocity
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel right out of the Gate.
Lightest tank you can find.
Feed neck when available.
Strengths: Light !!!
Fast !!!!
Accurate.
Cheap!!!
Weaknesses: Barrel is loud!!!! No on/off
Review: Read the manuel and you realize this is a simple marker. Easy to maintain and to fix. Pull it out of the very cool case it comes in and mount the lightest tank you can find. Grab a fast hopper and Air it up. BANG!!!!!! That is loud!!! Let out a couple of bursts, revel in the loud speed of the thing.
Now go and dig out a nice Barrel(freak in this case 14 inches with all american front). Let loose another stream. much better! Now it is about the same as a barreled Ego, maybe just a tad louder. Adjust trigger to your prefered travel and go to the nearest field.
I went through 2 cases of beand new cryptic, one and a half cases of Nielsons Anarchy. I used plus we didnt count any of the paint that other people interested in shooting the marker went through. Usually a hopper full of whatever they had, which didnt last long with this marker. It is fast. I did break some paint but it was when I was using a Halo that seems to like to eat paint. I didnt have the same problem with the Velocity. Go ahead and send me your hatemail. I think it is a better hopper.
No need to go get a new trigger. The stock one works very well thank you. There is no on/off and no way to mount one, YET. Strange though that it is really easy to get the bottle on and off? I mean really easy. I wish all stock asa worked like this without an on on/off.
Now you are shooting at fools and it is easy. your change of direction is fast. Snapping is fast. Everything. It is so compact and light it is funny how fast you adapt. My shocker and Sl66 are almost as light but not near as small. It is accurate sending 5 round sprays one on top of the other. That is cool. You can nip lazy hoppers, knees, elbows and heads without a problem.
I believe for the money this is an exceptional value. I will make changes if I find there are any areas that start to show weeknesses. But so far so good. will I drop the other markers and jump to this marker for my tourny play? No. I am going to need more proof. Well at least before I drop one of my nice expensive markers. I am glad they worked the bugs out before alot of people got their hands on them.


Conclusion: I didn't have to buy this marker so I am not worried about what it cost. I was asked to test it for a local shop and see if it is a marker that they should push and carry. My answer is yes, please. I believe that it is an excellent value for the money. I believe the people who have alittle more money than needed to buy an ION should jump to this marker. They will love it and it will gibe them confidence to play harder.
The shop is getting this black beauty back and when the Red ones start to hit the shelves I will buy one for my son(8) to play with. It is possible I will be using this black Mini in some smaller tournys just to see how it does. But I am willing to drop my own money on one. That is as good as it gets when it comes to a decision
It is not as good as the SL66 and almost as good as my Shocker.

I give the Marker an 8 for its real place in the world. But I am hard on stuff when it comes to ratings. I give it a point for the cost per performance. that makes it a 9.

Have fun and good shooting. Rambob
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
MOY Tuesday, March 27th, 2007 | 3:59 pm PST
how many shots does the miniii get with ur tank?
   

Rambob Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 | 4:19 pm PST
About 800 shots per tank. So not super awesome. But not bad either.
   

adds Friday, April 20th, 2007 | 5:13 am PST
excellent review man...really helped me
   

Rambob Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 | 4:42 pm PST
No prob. So did you buy one??
   

vs3 guy Monday, July 2nd, 2007 | 7:53 am PST
umm... good review... i guess im gettin a mini in sept
   

justin gandoza Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 | 12:53 pm PST
Hey man best review ever one the Invert Mini! okay my WDP just broke and its to much money to fix it ne way i wanna know if this is a pro gun?
   

justin gandoza Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 | 12:54 pm PST
i ment dos a lot of n00bs have this gun*
   

b to the r Thursday, July 26th, 2007 | 10:08 am PST
um feednecks have come out b/c its ion/shocker threaded feednecks and the stock barrel aint to bad
   

wetwilly1166 Friday, August 3rd, 2007 | 9:07 am PST
in ur review u said it was as loud as an ego.
total bs
just got one and let my dad play with it
close to the noise level of an autococker
i was using an ego with ultralite and u could still hear the ego across the field
the mini was so quiet u had to wait for a pause in the action to hear it
   

vail209 Monday, August 20th, 2007 | 2:27 pm PST
Dispute:
the barrel is not loud
this the qiutest gun on the market
   

InvertOwner Friday, January 2nd, 2009 | 7:20 pm PST
truly the barrel, is not loud but i got a mini with an NDZ derlin v3 bolt and the gun is amazingly quiet now and i bought a pepperstickz i didn't get it yet though and i have an rf chip to link with my empire reloader b and it works great except now i have a small problem with the solenoid but i just have to have the guys at my local shop check it out because i bought it there other wise i love this gun it is light tight and fast so it is a great gun and i think it is the best for its price but i know g3 fanboys will argue there are advatages to both but this is a great gun
   

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