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johnnymyke Friday, August 29th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month22 of 28 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyders
Marker Setup: Alpha Black E-Trigger
M-16 Apex
Remote Line
Cyclone Feed
Recommended
Upgrades:
Anything with an E-grip should have a good hopper.
Strengths: Cheap
Looks
Tool Kit Mag
E-grip
Weaknesses: Heavy
Carry Handle can not be removed
Review: After playing with Spyders my whole paintball life and putting way too much money into upgrades only to see every other tippmann out shoot my E-99 I decided to sell off my Spyder stuff and jump two feet into a Tippmann. When I saw this marker for the first time I was sold just on looks, then I saw the really low price tag and thought I couldnt go wrong. Its pretty accurate and has a really nice feel to it. Yes it is heavy but when your running around the woods your not going to be paying any attention to that anyway. The e-tigger is rated at 15bps and my cheap little Ricochet could not keep up at full auto. The maintance is a little tricky compared to a Spyder but its not too bad. The one bad thing I could say about this marker is that the inside where the striker and the bolt slide on the receiver seems to be pretty rough but hopefuly after acouple of days of playing it will wear down. All in all good marker so far.

Update: The Egrip can be hard to use. This is a very basic grip that includes 4 firing modes semi, 3 round burst, full auto low (12BPS), and full auto high (15 BPS). It can be difficult to use the full auto at times because it requires you to fire 4 shots in 1 sec and hold the forth to activate full auto. This was a pain just test firing the marker, I could not imagine counting on the full auto feature to get you out of a bind and have to to fire 4 shots just to start full auto. Also the little switch in the the grip makes it a pain to change firing modes and impossible if your out in the woods and cant find the right stick. Just something to think about before you buy.

Update 2: I finally got a day to play with this gun and I had a blast. I had no problems with this marker at all, not even a chop! While playing I did not notice a problem with the E-grip at all. I wont say anything about accuracy because I had to use less than perfect paint but I still managed to get plenty of hits. Also I took a hard digger turning away from incoming paint and landed right on my gun. I picked it up, ran like heck and engaged another target with no issues. All I can say is Tippmanns rule woodsball. 2 ABTs, 1 A-5 and 1 old as heck Pro-carbine (the best marker out there) had no problems. Stacked tube blowbacks, uh, not so much.
Conclusion: Awesome marker!
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, October 25th, 2008 at 11:49 pm PST
 

Review Comments
sledgehammer Thursday, November 6th, 2008 | 2:09 pm PST
ya buddy tippman did rule woodsball until smartparts came out with the sp1, sp1 does everything an electronic dickmann will but more effieciently, when you run out of gas i can still fire about 100 to 200 more shots on your empty tank, sure sp1 only may fire at 11 balls per second but thats why the low pressure anti chop bolt works so well, tippmanns anti chop bolt is a joke. tippmans were never ment to cycle that fast because they use a bolt steel bolt and trigger sear, sp1 uses one moving part the low pressure bolt thats it. dont get me wrong tippmanns are one of the most reliable all weather guns going, but sadley they are still using 25 year old technoligy. (subnote) I also traded my sp1 in for a alfha black mechanical, because iam a gun whore and i bore fast of guns, I still think tipps are overrated
   

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