The RAPS (Rapid Air Rapid Air Pressurizing System) may look like your ordinary on/off ASA, but there are a 2 differences.
Instead of an on/off knob, the RAPS ASA uses a lever, which you flip to pressurize/depressurize your tank.
Once you flip the lever to off, your tank is completely degassed, as opposed to a regular on/off, your tank is not degassed until you unscrew it from the ASA.
Trigger & Trigger Frame
The trigger frame on the fusion consists of a large trigger guard and a blade style trigger.
The width of the trigger is wide enough to the point where you can fit two fingers in and "walk" the trigger and still have room left over in the trigger guard.
Adjusting the trigger is accomplished by two screws located on the left side of the grip frame.
The first screw controls the over-travel (How far the trigger will travel after it reaches the firing point) and the second screw controls forward travel (Short/Long trigger pull).
As you can see from the above, the Fusion trigger has the ability to be setup to the way you want it to.
Took the Fusion out to the field and loaded it up with air and paint.
Took it out to the chrono range and chronoed it. Had a minor problem with the input pressure into the High Pressure Regulator (HPR) to where the pressure would not stay at 250 PSI (Recommended input pressure), it was spiking to just over 300 PSI. This was due to a brand new regulator that had not been broken in. The pressure in the HPR eventually settled to 250 PSI.
I then had to use the Low Pressure Regulator to set the speed. It took a little while, but found the setting to have it set to 280-285 FPS.
Went out and played a couple of games. The Fusion was amazingly consistent out on the field and performed without any major problems.
The Fusion is quite an easy marker to maintain. The bolt and ram assembly are easily accessible.
Basic maintenance involves making sure both regulators (the HPR and LPR) are clean and lubed and making sure the bolt and breech are clean of paint and debris.
Trigger frame disassembly to gain access the solenoid and valve is a bit more involved, but its nothing that will take a long time to do, once you get the hang of it.
The one minor nitpick I have about the Fusion is the positioning of the HPR. It is positioned too close to the front of the trigger guard.
I am used to wrapping my entire hand around the regulator, but not being able to wrap my hands around the regulator is something I will have to get used to.
The Fusion is a great marker for what you pay for. Looks and performance are that of a high end marker at a mid-range price.
DP Customer Service after the sale is top notch, if you have a problem with your Fusion, they will take the time to help you solve it.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, October 26th, 2007 at 4:52 am PST