FF Impulse, Promaster. Imp was bigger, promaster not as refined, neither as low a kick.
silver w/ black parts 2k5 intimidator
hybrid bumperless ram cap
jj edge barrel kit
lurker valve spring
silver w/ black parts promaster
dyed red bolt
jj 6 piece edge kit
cp freestyle trigger
hybrid blunt rail
hybrid 07 quarter turn asa
delrin spike bolt pin
.68 classic automag
vert. gas thru x-chamber
lapco bigshot barrel
New trigger eventually.
Trim down the bolt.
Good size, weight
Bob long quality and simplicity
'fake' gen 3
first the strengths
Frame placement and milling just make it feel right, it fits like a glove. The edges are very chamfered and round, unlike the stock promaster frame which, although it is a clamshell, is quite square. It was real easy to get speed, even on the semi-only board. The size is perfect for me, and the marker minus hopper and tank weighs around 2 pounds.
Board and Speed:
The stock board is excellent in my opinion. It is programmed very well, and the eye logic will not allow chopping, even when using an eggy with dead batteries (my case). The settings are easy, all through dip switches, so you can look and see exactly where they are, no lights to count or buttons to push. Although its a semi-only board, I dont play anything else, so in my opinion it is perfect.
Quality and Efficiency:
The quality is great. As I said before, the frame is milled very well, along with the rest of the marker, no mill marks or anno blotches. Bob Long does a great job with quality on all his products, at least in my experience. Stock efficiency is great too, and just gets better with the eigenram and lurker valve spring, which will allow around a case off a 68/4500 fill.
Yea, it clamps, but doesnt lock down at all. All it really does is put some friction on the neck. A feedneck that actually locks down instead of just twisting is recommended, so that your hopper doesnt need tape to hold it in place.
The stick trigger works, its easy to rip on, not a necessary upgrade, but its got no bearings and is very sloppy.
Fake Gen 3:
Yes, there is a 2k5 frame and frame internals, but the marker is built off a genuin 2k2 body. The front block is still held on by a screw, and not a plug as Ive heard the true gen. 3 timmies are. This may cause compatibility issues if you want to switch blocks, or buy another gen. 3 body, as it will require buying a new front block as well. Even with locktite, my front block screw keeps worming its way loose, guess Ill just have to put some more one there.
Great marker. Low kick, high speed, feels right. The weaknesses should not prevent anyone from getting their hands on one. It still shoots like a gen. 3 and the fact that it uses a 2k2 body is only a minor thing.