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jhorgan Friday, October 31st, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
DMs, PMs, Shockers, Quests
Marker Setup: Droid
PowerLyte Barrel Kit
CP 68/4500
Recommended
Upgrades:
None.
Trigger if you don't like stock
Goldilocks Bolt but it's not needed
Strengths: Made by MacDev, effecient, quiet, fast, light, easy to use
Weaknesses: None
Review: First Impressions:
The anno and milling are almost completely flawless. There are no variations in color on any parts of the marker. One of the first things I noticed about the Droid is how light it feels even with a tank and hopper on it. It is very well balanced and is easy to manuver with; it does not feel clumsy at all. The space between the reg and trigger frame is nice as well. It gives a more stable platform while running and gunning. Helps you feel like you are in control of the marker. All of the stock parts on the Droid are of the highest quality and there is no need to upgrade any of them to make it compete. The ASA is one of the best I've ever seen, hands down.

Software and Operation:
The Droid comes stock with the latest MacDev Militia software. It has 13 modes of fire and is fully adjustable to the users liking; although there is very little need to chage any of the stock settings because the folks at MacDev set up the Droids for maximum performance out of the box. The interface is very user friendly. Although there are aftermarker boards available for the Droid the stock board is more than adequate for today's game.
The Droid is the most air effecient spool valve marker I've ever used. After it was broken in I have been getting 1800+ shots off of a cold filled 68/4500. I'm pretty sure there isn't another spool valve gun out there that can honestly claim that.
The Gladiator regulator is very consistent. With a good paint to barrel match I get no more than +/-2 and that's on a bad day.

On The Field:
Out of the box the Droid shot smooth as butter with very low sound signature and zero kick. The stock trigger does have some side to side play on it but it is very little. Shooting a steady rope of paint in semi-auto takes very little effort. The Droid has great shot-to-shot consistency at high rates of fire.

After Playing:
Maintenance on the Droid is a little more involved compared to poppit-valve markers but really no more than on most other spool valve guns. After a normal day of play (i.e. routine maintenance) take about 5 minutes to take out the drivetrain and wipe down and relube a few orings. Although there are approximately 17+ orings on the drivetrain only 4 or 5 actually have any friction applied to them when the marker is fired. So maintenance really isn't all that bad.
Conclusion: MacDev has outdone themselves with the Droid. They came out with their first spool valve marker ever and it is just about perfect. It is everything any serious player is looking for in a marker. There truly isn't any other spoolie on the market I'd rather shoot than the Droid.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Friday, October 31st, 2008 at 9:02 am PST
 

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