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George Manning Wednesday, January 9th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
More than 5 years
Products Used:
We have used Tippmann Squad Busters and more recently the Tippmann Big Boy. The AGC grenade is a different concept, quite brilliant, if it worked as claimed.
Marker Setup: I actually don't have a personal marker but we use Tippman 98s and A5s in our field.
Strengths: It is a timered grenade and it is potentially very realistic.
Weaknesses: Lever hinge failure. Very slow and inconsistent timing system. Failure to fire. Weak explosion.
Review: We ordered 80 grenades directly from Action Gear Canada. 45 grenades had self destructed before delivery due to lever hinge failure. As far as we know, none of the surviving grenades detonated under 15 seconds and temperature was not an issue in that the grenades were kept warm until used. Some grenades didn't fire at all. Some had very weak detonations. As far as we are aware we did not have a single fully successful grenade in the entire shipment. We sold some of the grenades for cost or less. One of these grenades exploded in the field about half an hour after a group left. We made an exciting video using AGC grenades that some may have seen on our website or on YouTube. 5 grenades were used while filming and only one really blew up, but the cameraman had to film for over a minute waiting for that detonation to occur. Our efforts to get a purchase refund were not positive. For us the AGC grenade has been a very bad experience.
Conclusion: We felt we had been treated very badly in that the verbal recommendation and video advertising of the product was clearly misleading. When failure rate is close to 100% and no effort is made to provide meaningful warrantee, there is a problem. I guess, "buyer beware" sums it up.
1 out of 10

Review Comments
Sniperfiend Thursday, January 10th, 2008 | 2:35 pm PST
Thanks for posting this review. I have a scenario game coming up in just over a month and was considering outfitting my team with them. I'll be looking elsewhere now. Much appreciated.

gangsta33 Friday, July 11th, 2008 | 10:44 am PST
hey i just got 1 of these today will be testing tomorro andjust to let every 1 know that AGC made a second generation of these witch are far better than the first thats what i was told today @ the local army surplus the old ones had troubel breaking and stuff like that so ill test it and see how well it works and write a review sunday night

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