After playing for about two years with a very basic piranha, i thought it was time to upgrade. I looked at a few of the less costly high end markers, including the Ion, but i decided to stick with PMI and something i could easily work on myself. And with all the great features the Evo has plus the Detonator reg? It was an easy choice. I got mine for $115 shipped on ebay. but on to the review....
At the same time i ordered the evo i ordered the Boss bolt and trigger, and ironically enough the parts shipped before the marker (big let down at the time!) plus i already had the teardrop barrel. first thing i did when the gun came was swap out the bolt, and put the teardrop on. so i've never even dry fired it with the stock bolt or barrel. I've used the e-force trigger before and i know its crap. but i didn't have time until the next day to swap that. It took me about a half hour, make sure you have a center-punch if you change triggers, i bent a small screwdriver trying to get the pin out. but anyway now the gun is just ripping with the new trigger. If you play speedball, don't even think about using the stock trigger, you know its crap. but for woodsball i would actually recommend using the stock trigger because its so sensitive its very easy to accidentaly fire it with a better trigger. I used really old pmi premiums n broke 1 ball out of about a 1000, n i don't even think i didn't cause it didn't look like the same color fill, i think i just took a good barrel hit. so the eyes work pretty good, although i have to say i think i have shot 2 balls a few times, not something i expected with dual ball detents. The flush cocking is not quite what i expected, the cocking rod does go back into the marker once it is cocked but it pops out with every shot, it might just be the boss bolt i dunno cause i never used the stock bolt. I do have a complaint with the regulator gauge though the Detonator reg has an output pressure of 100-500 psi but the gauge goes from 0-1500. thats a lot of extra gauge that you will never use or see the needle go too. so why does it go that high? i'd rather have a more accurate more appropriate gauge.
Overall the gun is awesome the features on it are some you may not see on other blowbacks for a long time to come. I'm very happy with my marker, and i'm sure you will be too. Get this marker with a new trigger, barrel, and a good hopper, and you are set to go rip it up. It will not disappoint! 10
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, May 31st, 2007 at 8:41 pm PST