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Don Carnage Sunday, June 3rd, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

3 years
Products Used:
Other cockers (mechanical)
Smart Parts Ion
Custom 98
various Spyders
Marker Setup: Paradigm Pro Automag w/ Custom Products Razor drop and on/off ASA, Viper-blade trigger, and Lapco Snapshot
Good barrel
High Pressure Tank
Strengths: All ANS upgrades come stock
90 degree frame
Short Triggerpull
Weaknesses: No safety
Review: Iíve always been a fan of the GX5, now that their price is $290 direct from ANS, I couldnít help but get one as a backup/loaner.

The first thing I noticed when the box arrived was how comfortable it feels. The trigger frame is one of the most comfortable Iíve held and with the forward-angled fore grip the gun feels amazing. The drop is very adjustable as far as moving it forward and back and the air outlet can be moved to the top, left, or right sides. The ano job is nice and thick, so it will be fairly resistant to scratches. It also comes with a full o-ring kit as well as extra detents of varying strength.

I took it out, it was already timed at the factory, and the chrono was 290. The reg had a bit of variance of + to -8, however, since itís a new reg, they usually take a few hundred shots to break in anyway. The stock barrel seems fine, but I already had a good barrel kit that I used.

The trigger pull is half of normal mechanical cockers Iíve owned. Between that and the ergonomic fit of the 90 degree frame, I could very easily get a manual ROF of 11 bps.

Iíve heard the downside to the tight trigger pull is that it makes a safety dang near useless. However, mine didnít come with a safety installed at all. Some fields will require a safety on top of just a barrel sock, so I recommend installing one. Theyíre very cheap and easy to put on.

I have used this marker in a scenario game that rained. Many other players had to run back to the ready station because they didnít want to get water in their electronics. This gun however, kept on working great.

I fully recommend this cocker to anyone who likes mechanical guns. IT already has eyeholes and covers installed for upgrading to an e-frame if you want. The price is outstanding to other cockers since this already comes with the ANS regs, 3-way, valve, great bolt, quick exhaust valves, awesome drop, twisting feed neck, and the 90 degree frame.
Conclusion: The GX5 is the best mechanical cocker I've ever used. The price is comparable to most mech WGP cockers, and the stock upgrades and quality far surpasses theirs. For less than $300 straight from the factory, this gun is an extreme bargain.

I would give I a 9.5 only due to the lack of a safety, but rounding up, it comes to a 10.
10 out of 10

Review Comments
Slinky17 Monday, June 4th, 2007 | 11:05 am PST
Great review. I'm torn between getting this and an electro pneumatic.

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