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rocker292003 Sunday, May 25th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
6 months5 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
almost every high end marker including the original Dark Marq prototype assorted DM's PM's, Ego's, Timmys, shockers, going all the way down to stock class markers.
Marker Setup: Dangerous power G3 (CP shorty reg, Tech T L7 bolt, 2nd gen stock board, stiffi barrel tabitha grips), custom halo and 68cu 4500psi carbon fiber with guerilla reg, other marker '06'd shocktech timmy mostly aftermarket
Recommended
Upgrades:
Great stock but reg, barrel and electronics (personal preference)
Strengths: Light, fast, simple to maintain
Weaknesses: air efficiency, still limited upgrades and colors(released S.E. colors recently)
Review: Ive had this marker since its been released and I have to say its become one of my favorites by far.

Performance this marker has been immaculate it shoots marvelously all of the time and it has never broken down on me on or off the field. It shoots accurately and very consistently (not ball on ball accuracy but mask size pattern on a bad day). This marker burns a lil more air than I like but it still gets 1350-1500 shots off a full 68 cu 4500 psi tank (hot fill to cold fill, and weather differences)

Maintance has been a breeze for this marker and the few problems I've had with it is when the I didnt tighten the back plate fully and it would slowly work out a slight bit, remedied by a quick spin of a allen wrench, and I've also had the breach sealing o-ring on the front of the bolt roll slighty out of the groove on the bolt but it was just a matter of slightly more lubing. Also note in the instructions they recogmend to use both light paintball oil mixed with grease, this allows you to keep it from getting as much first shot drop off and increases the time between lubings considerably.
(Note: with the minor problems the marker still fired and performed well but the rolled o-ring did cause some chopping because of the balls not seating fully in the breech, which was about the same as letting the marker drop low on lube.)

Style of this maker is among the best of any ive seen, it has an excellent dust finish that is extremely durable (survived woods ball and pursuit parks without a scratch). The accent of the snatch grip on the is BA looking and is very handy coming on and off the field. And the milling is clean, tight and very easily cleaned after those annoying gun shots.

The stock board is good but I wanted some extra programing options so I got the second gen optical board which has many more options including trigger debounce, ramp point and mrof. The programing is easier than taking the grip off and still has the optical switch. The expanded options have not increased the max rof but hoping the next board has a true uncapped mode on it.

Misc:
The G3 has performed great but some players claim its to small but from the reg to the back of the grip frame its almost exactly the same distance of my Shocktech intimidator with an Alias reg block and an Empire clamshell grip frame.

The trigger has a lil slop in it but it would be easily remedied with a roller bearing trigger but it shoots nicely anyways with the magnetic trigger return that rotates on the trigger screw (occasionally bounces because of the trigger slop and the optical switch)

The ASA which is the RAPS has been a excellent system for air and is extremely simple to maintain. It has one o-ring to maintain on a spring loaded pin that is driven by the cam to turn air on and off with purging it. It takes just one screw to pull the entire thing apart and it has broken a couple of o-rings which are easily replaced and should be very lightly lubed to prevent it catchin and splitting the o-ring right away.


Upgrades include a new CP shorty reg, which has tightened my chrono spread considerably making it even more accurate, a 14in 0.689 Stiffi, made it lighter and much more accurate, Tech T has not yet arrived and will review once i have a chance to test it out, and modded Virtue lazer eyes from a Fusion, just makes it look cool and had to extend the wires a couple of inches to make it fit correctly.


Edit:

Installed Tech T L7 bolt and it quieted the marker considerabiltiy and i had to drop the pressure and dwell quite a bit to maintain the proper firing settings because of the bolt weighing in at about half of stock at 10.1 grams making it about the lightest bolt for any marker stock or aftermarket it also increases the air efficiency and accuracy quite a bit.
Conclusion: BUY IT SHOOT IT LOVE IT, have had my friends wanting to get rid of their PM's, DM's and Ego's to get one
Excellent mix of performance, price and style.
The G3 with all the ups is still half the price of markers that compete with its performance stats.
Now that the price dropped again its even a better deal!!!
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 at 6:58 pm PST
 

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