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HellcatCommando Monday, April 2nd, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
6 months4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
MR1, MR2, Tippmann A-5, BT-4
Marker Setup: Spyder MR3 16" Double Rifled Barrel
Spyder Fasta Loader
Sig Sauer RAM 226 Pistol
Strengths: Accuracy
The eyes
Weaknesses: Noise Level
Review: People say this gun is heavy, but I am used to heavy guns from trap shooting and hunting. I am a scenario guy, not a speedball guy. The MR3 is a very good scenario gun. The weight is bothersome to those who play speedball (no offense) and are used to much lighter guns with no kick. The MR3 provides a kick, not a big one, but definately noticeable. The eyes in the gun is certainly some of the best technology I have ever had the fortune of playing with. I have had this gun going on 6 months now and have yet to chop a ball with it. There are few aftermarket parts, but there is no need for replacements. I made myself a barrel and went a bit too far on the rifling. I ported the barrel as much as I could and the gun was still pretty loud. So its not a sniper, but hey, you will never actually have a "Sniper" in paintball. The gun was dead accurate in CQB skirmishes and I was impressed. Kingman has outdone themselves with this. I am dissapointed with the category, low-end electronic, because there is nothing low-end about it. The quality put into the gun was magnificent. I have owned many spyders before and agree that they are simply some of the easiest guns to take care of. Parts everywhere. The internals are almost exactly alike as other Spyders. The options on the E-Trigger are Semi, Semi w/ Eyes, and Full Auto. I never have used full auto, but full auto does not use the eyes so I can imagine that you would chop some balls. I only use the highest quality paint I can get my hands on (definately worth the cost) and the gun works flawlessly. I love the stock, its retractable by 3 inches, not much, but it is more comforatble with the MR1/MR2 stock (which is conveniently interchangeable if you like the other stocks better). The handle/sight rail is also handy. Below the handle part is your sight, and it is suprisingly accurate. At a 50 foot target I was within a couple inches of the target. My reccomendations are certainly a barrel upgrade, a remote, and High pressure air. The stock barrel keeps the gun VERY loud (not the loudest I have ever played, but it is up there). Your choices are limited however, so ask someone if it will fit beofre you buy. The remote will allow you to carry the weight of an air tank off the gun, allowing you to move more freely and keep the gun perfectly balanced (although it is still well balanced with a 20 OZ CO2 tank). And lastly, High Pressure air, or Nitro. HPA will greatly enhance you accuracy and will allow you to make more consistent and accurate shots. It worked great for me. First day I used both CO2 and HPA and there was a very noticeable difference in performance (HPA also seems to make it quiter as well).
Conclusion: I would certainly reccomend as a first gun or any other. Kingman has really outdone themselves when it comes to the MR3. If you like the look of the MR2 or MR1 over the MR3, you are making a bad mistake on the purchase of either of those guns. The MR3 will wipe out the competition while on the playing field.
10 out of 10

Review Comments
Etfren Monday, April 2nd, 2007 | 10:50 pm PST
Good review!

SpyderCat007 Friday, November 23rd, 2007 | 2:20 pm PST
i was looking around abit more and i just wanted to add to my last post. As a stock gun with a stock 200 round loader, which would be a better gun the MR2 or the MR3, i'm not a heavy paintball but i like to go up at the cottage and with friends, i'm not lloking to spend to much but want a gun that will last me forever. I'm very undisive on which gun many be better for me. I have a ton of questions that i would love if you could answer for me if you don't mind:
Would i have to use a remote or could i use a 12 Oz CO2?
would i also have to get a better hopper, i time i might but would it be ok without?
How heavy are the guns comparitively?

I've found the MR3 for 199 and the MR2 for 169 so there is not a great deal different, but i'm 16 and if the MR3 needs to many upgrades to work i might not beable to get right away and my endup being a waste, I can't decide so if you could please ead me in the right direction that would be abmazing reply back as soon as possible Thanks Hellcat Commando

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