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The only other product I have used was some cheepoe from Wal-Mart. It wasn't electric, so the empire one was better
I have a Spyder Piolet with a twelve inch stock barrel. It has semi-auto, full-auto, three shot burst, and six shot burst (electric trigger).
This hopper is easy to turn off and on. The lid has magnets in it.
Falls apart very easily (see review body for details)
I have had many problems with this product. If you buy this hopper, and use plastic feed necks, (and play in rough terrain like the woods where there are many places to trip or fall) be prepared to break a lot of the necks. I went through several, and eventualy bought an aluminum Java feed neck that stayed very tight to the hopper and to my gun. the sound activation feature is almost piontless. You could scream at it and it wouldn't do anything. It does work very well when on the gun (rotates every tim you pull the triger, if useing burst or full auto, still works well though.) This hopper FALLS APART EASILY!!!!!!!!!!!! In just a couple of times of being dropped (from distances of about three feet) It started to come apart. The threads on the screws stripped and stared to come out. Since the small screws went in just a little into the plastic, I had to drill a bigger hole and use some bolts just to keep it from literally falling in half. The magnets in the top start to come out to, and during reloding can easily be lost. the sliding peice of plastic that is used to remove the bateries is a huge pain. It fell out during a war (I lost it and the batteries, I was plaing in the woods), and I had to use a buddy's regular one for the rest of the day. To fix my hopper, I had to insert a peice of aluminum into the spot where the sliding piece was. I actually think that this works better than the origanal peice that was in there.
For a first timer, go for it, but be prepared to do some handy work on it. If your a hard core baller, don't waste your time. I still have mine, but i also don't mind working on it. I also need to get a new barrel, so my money is busy saving for that, instead of a new hopper. I would just flat out get a different hopper if I were you.
Dispute: The sound activation works very well. it's not designed to go off if you scream at it, only when your gun fires. It's also not designed to be used with a plastic elbow, but a clamping feedneck.
I agree with the comments about the feedneck, the lid, the screws falling out, and the battery door.
I've experienced all of these and the only thing I disagree with is the sound activation comment, which on mine has worked as designed.
This review is a valid one even though everyone may not agree with the points made.