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rottendrew Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month8 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Single shot pistols (lol)/ MR 1/ 98s /tons of rental garbage.
Marker Setup: BT4 Assault e grip and exp chamber mag, tippman triumph ssl 200 hopper, remote line ,20 oz co2 , 4 in one back pack and tack sling.
Recommended
Upgrades:
See above.
Strengths: Looks, price
Weaknesses: Not as tough as it looks see review.
Review: I read the reviews and decided to buy this marker. First I bought this paint ball gun because of the way it looked and felt when i was holding it. Secondly i was impressed with the reviews when it came to function and ability.

The marker has worked perfectly for me but i did have to fiddle about with it to get it the way i liked.

The first thing i had to do was remove the fore grip and realign the front sight so it was in the proper position when the barrel was tightened. To my shock i found that the sight and sling anchor point is only secured by one tinny allan screw. No way was it designed to take the weight of the gun on a sling. So I attached the tac sling with the provided hardware to the actual fore end grip and not to the guns sling fixing point.

The second thing i noticed is that when the barrel is fully tightened as far as it will go. The barrel itself now has some lateral movement. ( side to side). This movement is caused by the loose fit of the barrels female , or receiving end that is held in place by the guns housing. ( not good). At first i thought it was a flaw but after visiting the local store i checked one out right off the wall.

I firmly held the main body of the gun with the butt on the ground grasped the fore end (front grip)and moved it back and forth with about 5 lbs of force. Sure enough you can see movement at the end of the barrel! Not much but its still movement. If a longer barrel was used say a 1913 model ( 20 inch) this problem would be magnified significantly.

So be careful when slinging this marker, avoid unnecessary lateral force to the fore end and barrel or you will have expensive future problems. A longer barrel is not a good idea it will only increase the fulcrum effect and damage the housing.

In my opinion they used that tinny screw because they never intended anyone to use the front sling attachment. It is for aesthetics only, the barrels anchor point is not designed to take the weight of the gun laterally, If it were it would not move. One screw from both sides from the gun body into the threaded barrel reciever would have solved both problems ,35 cents at most!
Conclusion: Well after finding the barrel flaw and the useless sling anchor point i am disappointed at the designers. Just how much money per unit did they save by doing this ? Saving money has only taken away from what could have and should have been a perfect 10 out of 10 This gun handles well and feels good , looks great and so it gets a 8.5 but would have been a 10
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Monday, August 13th, 2007 at 5:48 pm PST
 

Review Comments
Nephrak Monday, March 24th, 2008 | 6:40 pm PST
i have a combat friend of mine has an assault...i have seen no problems that you have brought up on his gun i.e. the lateral movement and sling for aesthetic purposes only....he has no lateral movement and uses the sling with an problems
   

steffes_69 Thursday, April 16th, 2009 | 11:18 pm PST
yeah so i have this exact problem, just bought the gun and i got this movement and also a lot of the alan screws came loose. I phoned BT and they said it shouldnt be like that so im suppost to send it away which will take 4-6 weeks to repair. This to me is kinda stupid. I just bought a BT product cause i wanted to play with it not have it away for repair after shooting less then 400 balls with it. If anyone knows of a fix for this please let me know before i send it away. Thanks
   

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