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MFCT Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

4 years
Products Used:
First electric marker. Past experiences have been with blow backs...A5, 98's, spyders mechanicals, etc
Marker Setup: Smart Parts SP-1, BSA red dot, ION barrel, Trinity Wire stock, Tippmann Triumph SSL-200.
Upgrade the hopper, barrel and a stock if you need it. Past that...nothing really special.
Strengths: Easy to clean and use.
Weaknesses: Battery access and firing mode select.
Review: My first electric gun. I was looking for something small, quiet, light, and fast. I had modified my A5 to a monster that was cumbersome, loud and heavy. It looked great, but during those game variations where I needed to be light on my feet, I was feeling the agony of "mil-sim". I didn't want a ray gun, however...I still wanted something that had tactical applications and looked somewhat like an actual milsim gun. This suit the need just fine.

It cleans easily, durable as hell, easy access to the bolt and just dependable. I always take my battery out after gameday teardown/clean up, so I don't know what the drain is like. I would have prefered an easier battery compartment. I went as far as to upgrade the bolts in the handle to remove them easier with an allen wrench (the oem ones were super tiny). That helps, but I'd like a compartment that perhaps had a clip to open, push pins...or a twist knob. Something that didn't require me to hunt down an allen wrench to remove it.

Also, the firing modes. I worry sometimes the flashing light would give me away, but I have yet to encounter anyone saying they see it. However, changing modes requires me to to look down at the marker to ensure I pushed the button correctly. Perhaps a MP5 style firing mode selector. Or at the very least, something with a tactile feel...a click to let you know you pushed the button. Also, the marker doesn't have a safety...I have to turn the unit off to ensure no shots fired. Again, looking down at the marker to ensure the light is off.

Past that, it has been very dependable, damn near self regulating, easy to clean and take care of, looks great and I'm very happy with it.
Conclusion: $150 electric milsim marker? Oh hell yes. No reason not to.
9 out of 10

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