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Curben Saturday, February 24th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
More than 5 years5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Brass Eagle Talon
A few whose names i dont remember
Marker Setup: PGP - Speedloader, Site Rail, Quick Change co2 knob, Laser, Velocity adjuster
98c basic with random accessories
X7 with Laser sight, Tac Light, Sling, Dot Sight
Recommended
Upgrades:
Quick Chage co2, Velocity Adjuster, Speedloader. Maintenence: Polish the internals
Strengths: Its a tank, reliable, accurate, durable, good on co2
Weaknesses: Loading Method, Tough Pull
Review: This is the Paintball Marker I cut my Teeth on. It was used as a rental by a local feild for stock games, and even the beat up rentrals still performed beautifully compared to some other brands that showed up. Even after 10-15 years, many of their rentals were still in service. If you have one of your own and are taking care of it, It may very well last a lifetime. If your not taking care of it, Well you can pretty much run it under a hose and dry it off and it will still last for years.

I will say I am familiar with other sheridan products, and this one is as strong and well made as any of the others. It functions the same time and time again, can be used as a hammer, slid through the mod and still fire. If you break a ball in the barrel, or accidentally load more then one ball, you can shoot through it. I have even seen this piece fire balls from the ground, warped dirty and nasty. While not reccomended, it can take the abuse.

My setup cost me $120. I found the marker via some ebay hunting for $60, and got the rest of the mods for it for another $60.

Speedloader is a must, The current cap . . . well i dont even remember it, other reports talk about losing it, and i never planned to not go with a speedloader so, I saw it when i got it in the box and that was the last i saw of it. :) Speedloader can also at least double your capacity. Jam a 10 round tube in the back after loading ten and you are holding your 20 rounds which is good for a co2 12gram. However this marker will be able to get at time 40 rnds off of a co2, i often pushed it to 30rnds.

I added a site rail only for the option of a pointsite or laser, The sites are mostly useless, while they will be accurate, most players site down the side of the barrel and the magazine chamber. However with a little practice aiming can be a bit more second nature.

Another higly recommended upgrade is a quick change co2 knob, which i belive is available from madcustoms. Instead of taking 22 twists to remove the co2 cap, it takes three. The Only issue with the quick change is it adds significant length, I personally dont mind.

The only real issue of this gun that isnt as common with other pumps I have played with is the hard pull. While it will eventually wear down, it will still be quite stiff. I assume this is a side effect of the durability. Regardless, Polishing the internals can help with this, but it is not the most simple disassembly with a few flying parts if your not careful.
Conclusion: For being what it is, stock class pump. I give it a 10 in its category. I even carry it with on the feild as a backup sidearm to this day. While out of the box it could use a few mods, It is not unique to this marker, and some will not even accept the mods at all. The stiff pump can still be worked with and the issues with disassembly may never come up as its not really needed. Plus the fact that that you can frame a house using this as a hammer and still go play a game leads me to believe it is worth a high recomendation for the price you pay. If You want a stock class pump, or even a pump sidearm in general, This may very well be the marker for you.

Note:This review pertains the the pgp1, the pgp2 I have tested and while most stands the 2 has more plastic and isnt quite as durable with some of the same issues though a very hardy marker worthy of an 8-9.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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