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TheShifty_ Friday, December 5th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
1 year5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Most other high ends.
Marker Setup: Macdev Droid
Dynasty Shocker
Recommended
Upgrades:
Gold bolt.
Macdev's inline filter debuting on Rx Cyborg.
Strengths: Nice trigger.
Light.
Everything is good all-round.
Weaknesses: Stock bolts break frequently.
Hard on paint.
Frame could be more comfortable.
Review: I've shot the Droid just about every week for a year now. It's a pretty good gun.

The trigger, it feels cheap and clunky, but it's suprisingly easy to shoot fast. The gun is extremely light, definitely the lightest spoolie (haven't held a Geo yet). Overall, its real good, I just found it didn't really excel at anything. For example, it's a lot smoother than any poppet-valve, but not as smooth as a DM or Shocker. It's quiet and efficient -- I probably get 1500-1600 shots off a 68/45. Other than that, it's just a fairly solid all-rounder.

The stock black bolt that comes with the Droid is prone to snapping, which causes the gun to just make a small sputter but not shoot any paint. I had to replace mine after six months of use because of this; some of my teammates had less luck going through four or five bolts throughout the year, although others didn't snap even one. For this reason, it's definitely worth getting Macdev's gold bolt upgrade for this gun as it's supposed to be stronger.

I found the Droid to be relatively hard on paint, definitely harder than a Shocker. In winter it was a nightmare, and the problem was still prevalent in summer although not as bad.

Finally... the frame is thick and unshapley. Macdev probably could have put more effort into it. I think it's exactly the same as the 06 Cyborg frame?
Conclusion: It's definitely competitive as a high end gun, although it does have flaws.
Rating:
7 out of 10
 

Review Comments
jhorgan Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 | 2:05 pm PST
The V1 bolts that the first run of Droids came with were prone to snapping. The V2 bolts fixed that problem. And the Gold bolt is a nice upgrade but it certainly isn't needed.

I've been shooting my Droid since September of 2008 and have yet to have any serious problems with paint. And I've shot cheap stuff and tourney grade with it. Although I do get the occasional barrel break...but who doesn't?

The Droid frame is completely different from the 06 Cyborg frame. It is thinner, lighter, shorter, and has an integrated rail. The only thing the 06 Cyborg and Droid frames have in common is that they accept the same triggers.
   

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