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CollinsJ Thursday, March 20th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
6 months2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder Pilot ACS
Epiphany
Mini
07 Etek
PMR
Autococker
Marker Setup: VS2
Tadao w/ M7 chip
Empire Revolver Barrel Kit
Warrior clamping feedneck
CP Rake trigger w/ magnet repel mod
PMI 68/3000 tank
Recommended
Upgrades:
Minimum barrel kit
Strengths: Super easy to maintain
Eyes
Easily upgradeable
Fast
Price
Weaknesses: Doesn't like cold weather or brittle paint.
Blocky edging around the finger guard.
Review: The VS2 was the second marker I owned. I purchased it used from eBay and it came completely stock. It was my primary for rec - league ball in our area. I've even used it in a huge scenario event.

Maintenance - Super easy to maintain. Cleaning is a breeze. 2-3 drops in the ASA each day of play and good to go. 1 pin pull to remove the bolt. Little drop of oil around just the bolt o-ring. I've never had any leaking problems with the VS2. EVER.

Operation - Stock, 2 buttons 1 to power on and safety on/off and one for semi or 3 shot burst. Eyes on/off
With Tadao M7 board. 1 button instant on. Programming is a little more difficult but the options available are so worth it. Directions are simple and easy to read.

ROF - Stock, as fast as your fingers can pull a trigger. Up to 25bps
With Tadao M7 circuit board. lets just say unleashed.

Efficiency - psi set 230-250 using a 68/3000 tank right around 1000. 1 hopper and 6 pods before burping.(not recocking)

Feel - Personally, I thought the grip frame was a little blocky/edgy around the trigger guard and had to wear gloves for it to become comfortable. Would suggest to Kingman smoother/rounder milling. The front grip and it's angle was very comfortable and solid.

Accuracy - with the stock barrel, so so. Nothing to brag about. 15 inch l-r spacing from 60'.
The barrel kit I used decreased the fluctuation in velocity and tightened the shooting pattern to right around 3 inches and ball on ball on a 60' away target.

Weight - IMO with carrying a loaded Halo and tank attached for a 5 minute game is 2 extra ounces really going to make a difference?

Design - Great solid look and feel. Easy to maintain. Efficient for a blowback. A lot less kick than a normal spyder due to the smaller striker.

Recommendations - Get a new barrel right off the start. Recommend a barrel bore kit regardless of manufacturer. Stick with the stock board until you train your fingers to shoot semi fire. I'd only recommend the Tadao board as an electronic upgrade. It's the only one warranted by Kingman and it really does the job. The M7 chip is extra.

Tips - If it's brand new, it's going to take some time to be broken in properly. Run psi around 250 then back it down to around 230 or less when it's able to shoot at a high ROF without burping. This usually takes 2-5 cases of paint to achieve. NEVER GO OVER 300psi! Read the manual. Everything is in there. 1 more thing. The ASA. When turning the air on. Turn the valve all the way to open then back 1/4 to 1/2 turn.

How it compares to the others I've used.
First it's a blowback. So it will kick a little more and be a little louder. It beats the Pilot hands down.. It's better in price than the others. Great 1st marker for new players.
Easier to maintain and more reliable than the Proto, Mini, or Epiphany (IMO from experience) that my teammates owned. I am always waiting for them to get ready because something wasn't working right. Against my 07 Etek, sorry. the Etek stands much higher in my book.

Conclusion: IMO I love this gun. I've modded and teched it with as much enthusiasm as any paintballer could have. It's a fantastic gun for the price for any person getting into the sport. It's quick and easy to maintain. There is plenty of support on the web for help. I would suggest this marker to friends and family members thinking about getting into paintball.
For the cost and against other guns in its range I'd rate it a 9. Against the other high end markers a 7. I only give out 10's for flawless equipment
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Elder HS pbclub Thursday, March 20th, 2008 | 9:11 pm PST
"For the cost and against other guns in its range I'd rate it a 9."

lol and you gave it an 8
   

CollinsJ Friday, March 21st, 2008 | 8:40 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by Elder HS pbclub
"For the cost and against other guns in its range I'd rate it a 9."

lol and you gave it an 8


LOL, that because I also compared it to the high end guns in my review and split the difference.
Thanks for reading it.
   

Elder HS pbclub Friday, March 21st, 2008 | 10:34 am PST
no problem bro

great review btw
   

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