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Biopledgiance Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
6 months661 of 671 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann 98
Marker Setup: Spyder MR2
Special Ops Commando Stock
Red Dot Scope
And
Spyder MR1 Stock
Recommended
Upgrades:
Plastic Elbow broke many times. Keep a spare one, or three.
The MR3 Stock
Remote Kit
Strengths: Tough!
Cool Looking
Angle Feed Neck
It's a Spyder

Weaknesses: Open holes (2) to Bolt.
May be loud for some wussies.
Silver under plating.
Review: This gun is awesome. Spyders entry level woodsball gun. It's main competitor in my opinion is the Tippmann 98C. To compare the two, I found them both the same, and the only bad part of them both was the open bolt, which attracts dirt and grime. Easily fixed by cleaning and maintaning. For the 98 you can buy the Cocker Pin cover.
The main reason this wins over the 98 is price, $80 to $135 on average online.
The MR1 is half a pound heavier if I remember correctly, and it changes nothing for me, it builds that much more muscle, and if you complain of 1/2 a pound, stick to your Invert Mini's, you wussies. (Which is an awesome gun btw) The MR1 is a tank, just as tough as the 98 and just as reliable. Its a gun you play with and beat, throw under your bed until next weekend and it keeps going. Great Gun.
Cleaning the MR1 is the same as any other Spyder, remove the pin let the bolt fall out, stick your swab in there and clean the dirt out, wipe the bolt and put it back in. To do the same on a 98 to get just as thorough cleaning requires unscrewing it and halving it. (We did it, don't argue) Although neither gun chops very often, cheap paint or nasty luck is about it. The stock is a plus, but can get in the way, fixed by either removing it, or getting the stock from an MR3 or even an after market one. Removing it is fine, because on-gun air (12oz) suits this gun well. Remote is awesome when using the (a) stock. Much better. When it comes to the materials, the 98 had alot more plastic on it, but the metal didn't scratch and leave silver lining to show, although its hard to on the MR1 and I have never broken plastic parts on a gun before, so the idea of plastic=bad can't truely be a factor in normal to mildy abusive play.
A plus on the MR1 is the bottem line hose is covered in a thick rubber/plastic sleeve cover thing. Very durable and further protects the braids. The front grip is very nice, you can set your hand on it comfortabley in any position, while the 98 felt akward to hold properly, forcing your elbow out a foot, exposing yourself, although if you don't care about it feeling akward as heck, you can place your hand differently. Buy it, get a few extra detents, a couple elbows and some gun lube and your set.

*Accuracy

The gun shoots hard and fast and the barrel is good. If more accuracy is wanted, there is a plethora of Spyder Thread Barrels on the market. Have at it!

Please, don't forget to mention if it was helpful or not!
Conclusion: Get this gun if you want an entry level or extra gun. Just as good as a 98 but cheaper.
Some compare this to an A-5 with comments like, not an A-5 BUT... duh it's not an A-5 it's an entry level $100 gun. A-5 is one level up, you can't compare them. It's like a review for a Honda Civic, you can't talk about how bad it compares to an S2000. Wrong level. I give it a 9 because nothing is perfect.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 at 10:41 pm PST
 

Review Comments
Hawkeye20 Thursday, November 11th, 2010 | 9:23 pm PST
Ok so what you said about the A-5 in your conclusion I have to disagree with. This gun is as good as an A-5.... I've never, ever, EVER had a chop with my MR1 and it is completely stock, with a GRAVITY hopper with an ELBOW TUBE. The A-5 has a CYCLONE feeder and still will occasionally chop.... Not trying to bash you or anything, but I disagree.....
   

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