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Tater-tot Thursday, April 24th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
1 year1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
-Spider Sonix
-Tippman 98 (rentals)
-Brass Eagle Saber (please don't laugh, i got very bored one day and wanted to try a pump gun)
Marker Setup: Tiberius T-9
-Ricochet G2K Hopper
-Kingman Remote Line
-48 cu/I 3000 psi HPA tank
-Opsgear Tri-rail riser
-Tasco Red Dot sight
Recommended
Upgrades:
-Decent Remote Line (by decent I mean one that wont blow up in your face the first time you use it)
-Visual aiming reference mounted on a sight riser
-Hopper
-HPA tank
Strengths: -Visually pleasing
-Built well
-Very versitile
-Accurate
-Intimidating
-Picatiny/Weaver rail system
-Compact
Weaknesses: -Metal ball dentents
-Numerous small problems
-The stock is attached by a dovetail rail
Review: Ok, I got this marker back in June, so I've had plenty of time to familerize my self with this piece of work.

Out of the box this gun looks amazing, when you start upgrading it looks even better. It has a certain heft to it that makes it feel as though your holding an extremely well made and reliable gun, instead of a little peashooter.

The first few times that I used it, there were some troubles. I guess you could call it Murphy's Law or just pure accident. But about three months into my ownership of the T-9, something strange happened. As I loaded a magizine into the grip, an o-ring inside of the bolt assembly came out and fouled the bolt up. This caused the entire magazine to be emptied within half a second. To fix the problem all I had to do is take a Crayon and push that thing back into to tube from which it came.

It is also very picky about paint, Combat .68 is by no-means the right paint to use, it will chop alot. The best paint I have used so far is Stinger.

Above I mentioned that the stock is mounted using dove tails, this is the reason why it is a weakness, by using a dove tail the stock is being subjected to an extreme amount of force. In my case this force was enough to cause a fracture along the length of the dove tail. There are two options to deal with this problem: one is to call Tiberius and order in a new stock; the other option is to fix it your self. The later is what I did, the following instructions might be helpful to some of you out there. First use some epoxy to fill in the first hollowed out cell on either side of the stock, let it dry for a day. Then drill a counter sync hole below the locking hole at an angle towards the top of the crack. Fill the crack and hole with epoxy then put a screw in and clamp it shut. Leave it for a day and it should work fine.

Now the good stuff:

This gun is very gas efficient, I went through an entire scenario and an extra few walk-on games with one 20oz tank of CO2.

It is also extremely customizable with enough items on the internet to make your T-9 unique.

With my hybrid marksman, support, and CQB role, the 17" barrel and over-all compact size. It really is the marker for me.
Conclusion: Alltogether I think that this marker is the best bang for your buck. It is exceptionally well built (except for the stock) and very accurate when your using good paint. Also for all those gun horders out there it is a good conversation peice, although I made this point I don't support anybody to get this marker just for looks, base it upon your playing style.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Villainous Jay Monday, May 5th, 2008 | 7:08 am PST
Good Review Tater, but please enlighten us with a review on the BE Sabre Twin Turbo, for our entertainment.
   

Vertigo_07 Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 | 8:15 am PST
Great review man!

and hey, Brass Eagle pump for the win! I personally prefer the blade, with its ultramodern, neon styling and rugged reliability. And the fact I paid more for the pizza I got afterwards than the gun itself.

I second the vote for a review of the Sabre.
   

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