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Baralie Thursday, June 12th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
1 year11 of 13 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Angel 1 - Angel 1 is a bit lighter and has a little less kick however the Threshold feels better to hold and shoot. The barrel kit that comes with the Angel 1 isn't all that great. Paying $1000 vs $550... I think I'll go with the $550.

Egos - An Ego 08 is a little bit lighter but I hate the trigger guard and how loud it is and also the stock barrel really isn't that good. The Threshold feels better to hold and shoot, the trigger guard is just perfect for walking the trigger or in this case running the trigger. The Threshold is also a bit more quiet and the stock barrel is better. Paying $1150 vs $550... I think I'll definitely go with the $550.

Karnivor - Feed neck sucks, the trigger guard I do not like, and I find the Threshold to be more accurate. Feed neck on the Threshold rules and looks good! $750 vs $550... I think I'll go with the $550 again.

Ion w/ virtue board and every possible upgrade you can imagine - This Ion is really fly, almost no kick and an extremely different weight reduction yet the Threshold is lighter still. The trigger on the Ion is too stiff for my taste while the Threshold with the magnetic mod is just perfect for me but this is just preference for people. Ion was $195 when I got my Threshold, virtue board $125, new clamping feed neck $30, new bolt $50, new QEV $40, On/Off $30, Drop $30, new body $110, new trigger frame $110, new grips $20, new reg $50, new trigger $35, etc. roughly around $800 vs $550... I think I'll still go with the $550.

Fusion - The Threshold beats it in every way however the F8 is a bit lighter and now has a virtue board out for it.

Autococker 05 - This autococker had almost every upgrade you can imagine including an electronic trigger to reach high rates of fire comparable to the Threshold. Threshold feels better in every way and is also quieter. You can get this Autococker from some one site for about $70 bucks all stock but they might've ran out already. These Autocockers use to be about $300 and with all the things to upgrade it was about $900 dollars so the owner told me... that vs $550. I think you guys know where I stand.

Spyders and Tippmans - Shouldn't even start on this one.
Marker Setup: -Threshold black w/ red
-VLocity w/ virtue chip
-Freak kit w/ All American Front
-CP reg
-Rendition Magnetic Trigger
-Virtue Eyes (green, totally just for looks and battery saving)
-LP Crossfire 70c/4500psi
Recommended
Upgrades:
-The stock Reg on the Threshold is really good when broken in, it's about 2-4+/- (I find CP to be 1-3+/- when broken in and is also definitely more efficient with air).

-Even though the Stock Barrel is not that bad I would definitely suggest a Barrel kit such as a Freak kit, it makes it quieter also.

-If/when Virtue makes a virtue board for this beast, I would pick it up right away. The stock board is really good but it's capped at 25 and on ramp with this gun you can easily hit 25 bps. Not like you need to shoot that fast.

-Magnetic Trigger mod from Rendition paintball on Ebay. $13 bucks.
Strengths: -Looks/Feel
-Weight
-Efficiency
-Accuracy
-Little to no kick
-Easiest Maintenance
-Customer Service
-Price
-Unique
Weaknesses: None, it's close to perfect all stock
Review: I've had many experiences with my Threshold, I've owned it for a little under a year.

I was training for a bit to be on this team under a shop. The Threshold was performing flawlessly the whole day and beating all efficiency numbers on the field (Angel 1s were present). I was playing mid field positon and always got at least 2-3 players out. On drills of running from one place to another while someone is shooting at us, I never got shoot... the gun just feels so good to run with. Unfortunately, I had to stop due to school/work/fiancee. Not enough time and money to paintball all the time.


-The CP reg, the CP reg boosted my efficiency numbers. Not even broken in yet the CP reg let me shoot 1500-1600 shoots from my 70c while only wasting 2900 psi. I've never seen that kind of efficiency even though they say the Cyborg 07 can do 2000 off of a whole 68/4500. Some people still don't believe me about the Threshold's efficiency but the people I've showed believe already. I'm betting I could shoot a whole case of paint before I run out of air... I would rather not waste paintball like that though so when I go paintball next time, I'll try it out.

-The Freak kit w/ AA front, this is definitely the best barrel set up I've ever used and seen, I've used ULs, Boomsticks, Angel 1 barrel kit, Freak jr. and Freak kit with Freak front while I've seen just about every other barrel set ups. This set up is just really hard to beat, you put paint where you want it from over 50 feet away. I've lost track of how many times I've gotten visor shots, head shots, hip shots, toe shots, hand shots and any other kind of parts from people that stick out from playing paintball. It's just that accurate.

-When dry firing the Threshold is really loud but nothing is as loud as an Ego heh, however when the Threshold is shooting paint... it gets really quiet. If you're just shooting slow shoots people won't even know where you're shooting from (Freak kit helps in this or makes it possible). Really good for flanking and 'sniping'.

-The Magnetic Trigger mod easily gave me 2-3 bps more in semi-auto. It's so easy to get in the double digits bps and it feels so smooth that every day you just want to hold your Threshold and practice walking your trigger.

-The Feedneck holds your hopper in place no matter how you place your hopper. It's also really low profile and easy to take apart for cleaning.

-In my opinion the RAPS On/Off on this gun is the best. It's magnetic and it gets really tough to un-air so you can get all down and dirty but at the same time it's easy to take off when you are wanting to un-air your gun. The rail the gun comes with is all the drop you need, it puts the tank in a perfect place for me.

-When I was breaking in the CP reg, I had accidently turned off my eyes without even knowing it and was going all out in semi auto. I got really surprised when I found out my eyes where off and was totally amazed at how I didn't break a single ball in those 14-15 secs of shooting out my hopper.

-Whenever I'm done playing paintball, I get home lay out a towel and start cleaning/lubing my gun, 2-4mins later, depending on what needs to be done, it's already put away and I'm getting ready for a shower. The Threshold has almost no after market support but it isn't even close to needing it.

-I feel special because of how rare it is and how much Threshold's they made.

-The board's dip switches do not really bother since I'm usually on Semi-auto and do not mode change a lot but when virtue comes out with a virtue board for this gun, there is no competition for the Threshold.
Conclusion: I really do not understand why people would pay $1250 and then buy further upgrades such as a barrel kit and a new feed neck because the $1250 gun doesn't have those good parts. However, a $550 has good parts already but you just want to make them better with the $600 you just saved you can buy those upgrades or heck buy another Threshold and still save $50.

This gun is by far the best gun I've ever used or seen. It's not perfect yet close to it but with all the money I've saved I can make it perfect while still having cash in my pocket. Shame on anyone who only gave it a 9 and the weak part about the 9s are that people only used it for less than a month. Smartest buy and best gun.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 at 5:44 pm PST
 

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