I picked up my Threshold almost one year ago. Didn't know much about the gun at the time and I was itching for a new gun so I tried it out. Bought the sucker for $500 (got a deal off of someone) and it came right to my doorstep.
My first thoughts when I opened the box to the Threshold was, wow this gun is a heck of a lot smaller in real life then in pictures online. The milling was very precise, I loved it. I picked the gun up and wow it was light! The gun stuck right into my hands. The grip felt really good. The I procedded to open the box further to find that the gun came with a barrel condom, a set of ball allen keys, a keychain, and a spare set of o-rings. After I had looked all of that over I picked up the barrel and dang, that thing is so light too! The .690 bore is great! Great looking gun that definatly catches eyes.
Lets talk about the board on this beast. I had owned a 06 ego before this with a virtue board in it and was used to that. The DP board is similar as it uses leds. I opened the grips and saw the little dip switches on the board and opened my manual to see what modes I can set it too. You can set the dwell to either 18ms, 16ms, 14ms (recomended) and 12ms. Then the marker has plenty of modes on it. Everything you would want. Ramping that activates at 5bps. ramping that activates at 3 bps. NXL mode, PSP mode, every mode you would ever need for the game of paintball is on the gun. This board is excellent and you won't ever need a replacement.
Lets talk about the guts of the gun, or what guts it has! The gun has a neat little bolt out the back deal. Unscrew the backcap with a allen, and bam, there is your bolt. Just slide it out. Takes under 20 seconds to get it out. Very fast. The bolt is light too, just like everything else.
--LUBING THE GUN--
Here is the BEST way to lube this gun. I have heard people complaining of bolt stick and swelled o-rings and such and such. For the time that I had this gun I didn't have one single itsy bitsy problem. For lubing the bolt remember this! Lube on the o-rings, oil on the bolt! Use dow33 on the o-rings because dow55 with cause them to swell! Leading to bolt stick! Now out of the box the gun comes with dow55 on the bolt. When you take the bolt out rub all the dow55 off the bolt and replace the o-rings on the bolt. After that, get some dow33 and lightly spread it around the o-rings including the back cap. Then get oil and put it on the bolt and spread it around. There you go! You are done with the bolt and that takes 1 minute to do. For the reg use dow33 on the shim stack and the o-rings. Very simple.
Lets talk about the small but good things on the gun! The feedneck=amazing. You can tighten it, loosen it, everything. It will hold every hopper out there (that is worthy of being put on this gun). The barrel is very very accurate. Just about all paint works in it. I was having ball on ball all day no if's, an's, or but's. The asa is very good too! It uses a lever instead of the traditional spinning knob. Screw your tank into it, flip the switch and bam air is in your gun. Flip the switch again and it de-airs the gun. Very easy to use and will never fail you. The trigger on the gun is very nice but just like any gun you will have to set it up to your liking. Some people like a stiffer trigger, some like a lighter trigger feel. I like a lighter feel, and if you are one of those guys here is a little trick you can to do the trigger to achieve that feel. The trigger tension is controlled by a spring inside the frame. You pull the trigger and the spring compresses. Well take the body off the frame (read manual first) and take that spring out. Very easy to do. Cut the LAST COIL OFF of the spring for a lighter feel. It feels really good, trust me. And that's how I got my trigger to feel the best out of any trigger I have used.
The reg on the gun is just amazing too. It swivels on the bottom so you can set it up how you like it. It is super easy to take apart and never got so tight on me that I couldn't get it apart. Very consistant reg too. You will always get at the MOST +5 -5 if you lube it and maintain it correctly.
--DAY AT THE FEILD--
The first day I brought the gun to the field I was so excited to use it, and well, show it off! I bring it out and a guy comes up to me and say's," Hey what kind of Shocker is that?" I said,"It's not a Shocker, it's a Threshold." The guy looked at me weird like I was a idiot and said,"Yeah okay man, whatever." It made me happy that he had no idea what gun I was shooting. I had tons of people come up to me and ask to hold it and shoot it. Of course I was cautious. But I hit the field and right off the start of the game I could tell this gun was a keeper. Shot my lane great, ball on ball, and shot really fast too. There was hardly any kick at all. It felt very different then my ego. The lightness of the gun allowed me to move quicker then when I had my ego too. Overall, my day at the field was the best I have had in a long time. Gun shot great all day with no chops or barrel breaks either. ( I was shooting xball bronze)
I'm going to say with honesty, this is by far my most favorite gun in paintball. It simply is a masterpiece my Dangerous Power. If you have the chance to get one, do it.
I recomend this gun to anyone. It is a beast.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, September 7th, 2008 at 2:49 pm PST