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Sniperfiend Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Collapsible CAR stock, MR1 original stock
Marker Setup: Primary:

Spyder MR1
E-trigger from Spyder Pilot ACS (not pictured)
Alamo City Paintball "Low Flow" Delrin bolt
Shocktech spring kit
BT Apex Barrel
Rap4 (Trinity) Skeleton stock with RVA
JCS 7/8" x 7/8" Offset site rail
Leapers Red/Green dot scope
20 oz Pure Energy CO2 tank
PMI QD remote coil
Archon Gravity fed hopper (dual feed ramps, up to 11.6bps)
Oregon Scientific ATC-2K Video cam (barrel attached)
RAP4 QD sling (not pictured)
UTG 6+1 Scenario vest with hydration pack and comms

Backup:

Spyder Pilot ACS with MR1 trigger frame
16" CMI Thunderpig barrel

Loaner marker(s):

Spyder MR1 - all stock
Spyder Sonix 2007 (3)
Strengths: Aesthetics
Short stock for CQB
Quality, sturdy materials
Weaknesses: Wobbles on all Spyders
RVA trivial
SCREWS FALL OUT
Review: I purchased this item from the Rap4 site and was happy with their service. The stock was aesthetically pleasing, had a definite heft to it (felt more substantial than the original stock on the MR1), definitely looked good, and was functional.

That's the good.

The bad is that half way through a 12 hour scenario game, the retaining screws on the RVA assembly (the part that mates to the gun and holds the stock tubes together) wiggled free and cause my marker to drop. Worse, this happened in the middle of an intense battle and afterwards I was unable to find the stock or the screws.

Also, while it wasn't that much of an issue when I put it together, I found that the marker and the stock don't mate together well. There was significant wobble with the stock which, in retrospect, probably contributed to the screws working free. If I had it to do over again, I'd definitely put some loc-tite on those screws before going out.
Conclusion: This product would have worked very well for my purposes (both form and function) had it not fallen apart while performing the duties it was intended to perform. The manufacturer should address the wobble issue, as well as perhaps securing the retaining screws a bit.
I'm giving it a 3 because I liked it for the short time it actually worked. Otherwise, I'd be giving this product a 1.
Rating:
3 out of 10
 

Review Comments
paintball noob Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 | 6:37 pm PST
Dispute:
you said you couldnt find the stock or the screws but then you said that you put it back together
   

Sniperfiend Friday, January 9th, 2009 | 8:59 am PST
Learn how to read and comprehend. The last paragraph is explaining when I initially put it together. Though, why would I expect you to understand simple logic? You are a noob, after all.
   

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