RIS Elite, gravity feed hopper, aggitated hopper, Q-Loader with SIM 4 mod kit. Sniper barrel with silencer, 9 inch barrel, stock barrel, remote airline by Ariakon.
The look of the gun is very impressive,
Breaks paint constantly. Won't fire after the paint breaks.
I have the early edition '07 model, and the marker has never been usable. It breaks paint constantly no matter what brand, and the paint is always fresh. I spend every day at the paintball field disassembling and cleaning this gun. It has never made it out of the chrono range. I have sent this gun back to the manufacturer at my expense. They sent it back to me and said it was fine. When I got it back, I took it to the field. The gun broke paint immediately. They agreed to replace the gun with an '08 model. My marker will break paint with no barrel and no air attached while locked in to a gun clean and site vice, by just chambering around one at a time. I can never eject more than 6 paintballs before breaking paint. I have tried all available brands, from the 3 local paintball stores in the Chicago area. I have four electronic markers that I have never had failed in the filed, and the Ariakon Overloard, which I also have abslutely no trouble with. I have tried every possible setup with this marker. Three different barrels (Sniper barrel, stock barrel, short barrel), three different types of loading systems (gravity feed hoppers, aggitated hoppers, Q-Loading system with the mod kit for the SIM 4). What I have noticed about all previous reviews is that the SIM 4 scored extremely high ratings prior to '07. The three reviews after '07 all seem to be exactly what I have experienced with the marker. What I discovered in my many experiments to find the problem, is that when a ball enters the chamber, it gets pushed or moves too far back towards the bolt, and lets the next ball too far into the chamber, and the second ball is constanly chopped.
I would not recommend this product to anyone, and am waiting for a replacement marker from the manufacturer becuase they have been unwilling to give me a full refund for the marker, and all of the accessories that I purchased.
Nice review it may have saved me alot of money. I am trying to decide between a Tiberius T-9 or an Ariakon Sim-4. I havent heard anything bad about the T-9 but it seems the Sim-4 is disputed...Please let me know how your 2008 model functions after you receive it. email@example.com