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AzianDragonz Monday, April 14th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
Less than a month
Similar
Products Used:
N/A
Marker Setup: Stock
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel
Remote/Quick disconnect
Extra set of Allen Wrenches
HPA/N2 (only if you want to spend the extra money on a big tank otherwise you're better off with the CO2 otherwise you might end up refilling every game.)
Strengths: Durability
Ease of use
Easily Upgradeable
Good on CO2
Simple Design
Price
Weaknesses: Stock Barrel
Balance of gun w/o remote
Stock Sights
Review: For my first time playing paintball in my life ever, I decided to buy the BT-4 Combat as my first marker.Even though I have not had any experience with other markers (or paintball for that matter) I can say I was pleased with the performance of this gun. I have used it only for a day, put half a case of paint through it, and have not had any problems with it at all.

First it was easy for me to assemble and also easy to take apart. Field stripping consisted on removing 2 screws for the trigger assembly and then 4 more screws and a rubber cap to open the main assembly. For never having used a paintball gun before it was easy to setup, adjust, and use.

During my time with this gun all I've had to do is put it together, use it, clean it, and put it away. The conditions for the day that we played were low 40's high 30's with rain. Throughout the course of the day the gun got wet, dropped, and shot at. I even dived behind some muddy bunkers and the gun got dirty but worked without any complications. I didn't chop a single ball. When I got home, I disassembled it, sprayed the mud off, oiled it (lightly) and it was as good as new.

The group I went with had a few people with some higher end markers, and even though we were shooting the exact same paint, everytime I looked over they were either cleaning their guns, getting refills, tuning it cause it wasn't firing right, or changing batteries.

The simplicity of this gun is what makes it a good one. However there were some drawbacks to the stock setup. With the stock barrel it is inaccurate. I would have to rain down a slew of balls before I would hit my intended target. I would say this is due to the inconsistent properties of CO2 as a propellant as well as the shorter stock barrel. This is easily solved by getting a longer barrel. I also played with the CO2 hooked up to the gun w/o a remote. This setup can make the gun heavy and off balanced. This is solved by simply attaching a remote, too bad mine didn't work. Another drawback of this marker is that the stock sights are absolutely crap. I tried aiming with them and decided it was just better to take my chances raining paint and adjusting my aim accordingly.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a good solid marker then this is the one for you. Good for beginners because it is relatively easy to use, and since its not a technological wonder like some other markers out there, there are less things to go wrong that you have to spend time fixing instead of playing. I rate it a 9 because as close as it is to being the perfect entry level marker, however there is some room for improvement.

I would suggest for new players to get it as part of a package that comes with at least 1. A hopper, 2. 20 oz. CO2 Tank, and C. Goggles. This will be cheaper than buying everything individually. I got mine in a package with all the above plus a remote, a 6+1 harness, 6 pods, a squeegee, a carry case for the gun, and gun oil all for just under $190 including shipping.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 at 1:31 pm PST
 

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