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ChurchTRPT Thursday, May 15th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Automag, Autococker Trilogy, Ion (teammates)
Marker Setup: Smart Parts SP-1
CO2 tank w/ remote
Tippmann Triumph SL200
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel, as usual
Decent electronic hopper (stay away from any of the constantly agitating ones! save your money for something better)
Strengths: Durability
Ease of use and maintenance
CO2 efficient
Rails for customization
Weaknesses: Hard to sight down the side of the marker while shoorting (see body)
Review: I love this thing. You will too if you get one! I was one of those that would never buy an electronic marker because I didn't want to ruin it in the rain or have to put it away because of rain. I would only ever use mechanical markers. If you're like me, this marker is the electro for you! Just spend a few minutes on YouTube watching videos of SP-1s getting dropped into streams and shooting underwater. If you are considering this marker because of price, but are worried because of electronics, stop worrying and get it. You won't be disappointed!

I run it on remote with CO2 and the only problems I have had with that is my tank freezing up inside my tank pouch. (Not the marker's fault.) But it does work very well on CO2, granted it works best on anti-siphon or remote, but what doesn't? In a pinch if you broke your remote line in-game, you could screw the tank into the marker and continue playing.

It is surprisingly conistent with CO2. I picked off a friend from 20 yards or so through a hole in a smaller spool about twice the size of a paintball.

It is easy to use and tear down. Follow the instructions that come in the box. When the SP-1 first shipped a lot of boxes didn't come with much of a manual, but they do now. Don't worry about that.

It shares the bolt with the Ion, so easy upgrades there, if you want to.

The only down side of this marker I have experienced so far is I like to sight down the side of the barrel to aim, and with the rails in the way I can't see the barrel to aim with. But this is with the stock barrel that is like 10" or 10.5" long and a new barrel wouldn't hurt anyway, so get a longer barrel, say 12" or 14" and if you like to aim like I do you should be fine.
Conclusion: If you are thinking about getting it, do it. This marker, along with the Vibe which is the same thing in a different body, will convert a lot of A5 and C98 owners, I think. The price is right. The marker performs VERY well, especially considering the price. The only reason this should be in the "Low End Electros" is price.

Get it. You won't be disappointed.

I give it a 9 because nothing is perfect, except Jesus.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
sledgehammer Monday, June 2nd, 2008 | 3:41 pm PST
I agree this gun is the wave of the future for milsim, best gun for price, or you could go out and buy yourself a tippmann triumph ext and get laughed at( hint of sarcasim) I bought my girlfriend one!! tee hee
   

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