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jckstrthmghty Friday, August 29th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
EOS, same to me other than the feedneck.
mini, hard to compare but both are good.
Marker Setup: SLG, Halo v35, Freak Jr, PMI 68/45 with a crossfire reg
A-5, air through dogleg stock, apex barrel, AA 14" barrel, Tasco red dot sight, x7 hopper
Recommended
Upgrades:
Clamping feedneck, barrel, on/off asa, trigger
Strengths: Bang for your buck.
Weaknesses: Feedneck
Review: I wanted to try a electro pneumatic but I wanted to keep it affordable since I'm relatively new to the sport. I considered the vibe but after much research I picked up a slg. I gasses it up and shot a few hoppers of paint. I was amazed. it was fast, accurate and light. The slg is a machine gun. After using it for the most part of the summer here are some impressions.

1. The feedneck is uttercrap. I found a used dm5 clamping feedneck for $15 but a new one would set you back $30 to $60 and IMO is a must.

2. The stock barrel is fine for speedball but I found it a bit loud for woodsball. People would duck thier heads just from the noise. Good and bad. I put on a Freak Jr and there was a drastic reduction in noise. There was also a noticable accuracy improvement. Recommended but not essential.

3. The trigger is kinda funny but not bad. It's a bit stiff but I removed the trigger spring and that made the action very light and fast. I'll have to replace the microswitch sooner but I don't mind that cost. I'm going to replace mine with an aluminum trigger soon. Probably slick trigger with a magnet kit. You can easily do with the stock trigger forever.

4. There's a bit of kick but you don't notice after a while. Might have to do with how light the gun is. Not a issue but noticable if you are trying to notice the kick.,

5. The asa is fine but wouldn't be bad to upgrade to a on/off one day. I find mine loosen after a few weeks but it's easy to tighten.

6. Modes. The board is awesome. Has the 3 modes you need, semi, psp and nxl. You have to open the grip to access the switches and the changing modes is not intuitive but it's not a issue once you figure it about and you get enough settings to keep any beginner to intermediate happy.

7. Bolt cover. Here's some great engineering. After you remove the tank there is a button on the back of the bolt cover. Press that and the gun degasses. One allen wrench and bolt cover is off. Cleaning and lubing the bolt is simple and fast.

8. It's a sear tripper so there is clicking when you fire but that noise is totally masked by the normal operation of the gun without making the gun louder.

9. I'm told the reg is awesome. I really don't know the difference but the velocity is very consistant.

10. There was some issues with first gen models with rollback but all the newer slgs come with a new bolt that has corrected this problem.

11. I've gone through about 5 cases of paint and maybe 1 barrel break with the stock barrel and none with my new one..
Conclusion: This is one rocking gun. For $200 you really can't expect more. Sure there are some weak points but how much do you expect to get for $200? For the $200 range it's a 10. If you have $300 a pmr or mini might be a better buy but really not by much. Can't go wrong with a slg..
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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