Ego 6, 7
I've used a Shocker with a CP barrel and regulator, and I've always picked up the newest DMs every year... which may end soon due to the lack of quality control for a marker costing 1k+. My latest marker has been a used Ego 7 and a Dangerous Power F8 as a back up. For the G3, I really didn't need much- it is ready out of the box. The clamping feedneck IS SUPERB. Low profile, and holds super tight. I did have to trim the feed tube a bit, which shows just how low this amazing clamp is. I switch off between a Halo B loader and Velocity.
New board with more adjustability
Weight, ease of maintenance, quality, uniqueness, customer service
Relatively new product, VERY FEW WEAKNESSES... especially in this price range.
Based on my previous experiences with Dangerous Power products, trying out the new G3 was a must. Upon opening the box, my first impression was- 'WOW, this thing is light and TINY!' I was pleasantly surprised with how comfortable the marker felt in my hands despite its small size, unlike the Invert Mini- which I never quite got use to. DP Engineering obviously did its homework for us bigger guys with larger hands.
As expected based on my experience with other DP markers, the stock regulator was consistent for being brand new, out of the box. I had a deviation of +/- 5, which was more than acceptable. I expect the consistency to improve after a few cases of paint.
Now the fun part. This marker is AMAZINGLY easy to shoot fast. All the videos and reviews in the forums are no exaggeration- I was shooting ropes with ease. With a factory claimed pressure of 180 PSI, this marker is gentle on paint. I shot 1000+ rounds without a single chop (brittle WPN Elixir Paintballs). This same paint was soup in my PMR.
THIS IS BY FAR THE SIMPLEST MARKER I HAVE EVER OWNED WHEN IT CAME TO MAINTENANCE. After removing one screw and removing the back cap, I was able to access the bolt, which has a total of 4 o-rings. Fewer o-rings, and ease of access, should translate to easier repair as well and increased reliability.
Some say this marker looks EGO-like. The only resemblance I can see is the long snatch grip and the thin profile. In fact, it feels and weighs less than an EGO. Other than that, there are no other similarities. I've gotten several compliments each time I bring it out, and more than half of my team plans to get one.
The flip lever ASA on this marker is a vast improvement, and earns my praise as one of the best and easiest ASAs on the market. This is a DP exclusive product, which I believe that hold patents on.
I am also impressed with the upgradability. There are already talks of triggers and boards coming soon straight from DP. The new board will supposedly be DP's first attempt at a micro switch board, which should be exciting- and make it a tournament gun that will be sure to turn heads.
The marker was purchased from my local pro shop at 430.00- and for the price, I can't imagine anything coming close. I have had this marker for 2 weeks now, and I am still impressed. DP's customer service has also been a selling point for me. I can see this marker being DP's biggest hit thus far. I highly recommend the G3, from the novice to the pro alike. I've owned several markers and played for quite some time, as you can see in my profile. This has got to be one of the best values in a LONG time. Buy this marker... you won't regret your decision.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, May 8th, 2008 at 1:18 am PST