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Model98 Saturday, August 18th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
1 year8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
ICD BKO
Smart Parts Ion
Marker Setup: Gold LE Fusion (13/50)
Halo B w/RIP Drive
68/4500 Centerflag Tank
Strengths: Overall Quality
Performance
Lifetime Warranty & Customer Service
Weaknesses: Regulator is too close to the front of the trigger guard
Review: Initial Impression

When I first got the LE Fusion, I was a bit skeptical about it, I really didn't know what to expect.

When I got it home and opened the box, I was pleasantly surprised. The Fusion body looked flawless and it contained everything you needed to get it up and going.

I took out the Fusion and attached the barrel. I was pleasantly surprised how light it was. According to the specs, it weighs about 2.5 lbs (without paint loaded and an air tank attached).

Heres a list of the items that came in the box:

* The Fusion Marker w/RAPS ASA
* Two Piece Barrel (.690)
* Allen Wrench set
* Macroline
* 9v Battery

Stock Board

The stock board on the Fusion is rather easy to set. The board has 4 dip switches which you use to set the various modes.

The modes that come with the board are:

* CFOA 15 BPS
* NPPL 25 BPS
* PSP 15 BPS
* Ramp 25 BPS
* Mill (Millennium mode) 15 BPS
* NXL 15 BPS
* Full Auto 15/25 BPS

RAPS ASA

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.

Performance

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.

Maintenance

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.

Minor Nitpick

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.

Conclusion: 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.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Friday, October 26th, 2007 at 4:52 am PST
 

Review Comments
babustos Saturday, August 18th, 2007 | 5:32 pm PST
Just put your thumb of the front hand in the trigger guard, then you're basically holding onto the regulator.
   

Scott-Meister Saturday, August 18th, 2007 | 5:59 pm PST
or dont be retarded and hold the gun the right way
   

simonb Friday, August 24th, 2007 | 6:51 am PST
you can move the regulator around .. try different postions until you are comfortable
   

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