The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
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Only used CO2, so really none
Guerrilla Air 68/4500
Freak barrel system
Weird incident (explaination in review)
This was the first compressed air tank that I bought, and probably the only I will really ever need. Let me start off by saying that this is an amazing tank but... she's kind of particular in a sense, let me break it down for you.
This tank is really really REALLY light, i cannot stress it enough, it weights less then any tank that I've come across. Meaning all the kids that i play with ask about it and compare it to their own, in most cases this tank filled weighs less then all the others i have come across...empty. Excluding stupid 12oz CO2 or something small like that, comparing to 20oz CO2 or any HPA/N2 it weighs less... simple. You may come across another tank where the specs say that it weighs less then this tank but dont be fooled, check out the gargantuan regulator that the other tank has. The Myth reg on this thing is tiny... probably too tiny but we'll delve into that later. The shorter the length between the gun center of mass and the tank center of mass means a more centralized total center of mass. Same concept as a drop forward really so where that other tank may be technically lighter this tank acts like it has a built in dropforward fo it FEELS lighter and much more maneuverable. My book this scores perfect in weight category.
price... go look at other 68/4500 i think this one is priced pretty reasonably coompared to most of the tanks out there, ok well its not great priced but lightweight+myth reg+carbon fibre=$154.95....i think it's worth it
durability.... ok so i dont have a cover for this thing (explain why later) and all i put over it is a sock, quite literally one of dads black dress socks. i have played a ton of games with this sock tank combo, yet i have it in my hands and after pulling the sock off the surface is still flawless, i have fallen to the ground, dove to the ground, dropped the gun, ran into trees bunkers whatnot u name it.. still flawless surface.... very nice
The ehh not so good:
Compatibility... she gets along with any gun that is not what i mean, a big reason why i dont have a cover for it is becase it's kind of an awkwardly shaped tank, i went to the paintball place closest to me and tried on their rhino covers there and non fit, although i realize there are peanut shaped covers, i just dont wanna spend 30 bucks on something online that may not fit, so technically this may not actually be a bad thing for you. If u have a legit store around you then you should be able to find a cover for you, but for me.... sock it is..
Now the other part of this is because of the extremely short nature of the Myth reg, she doesn't get along with most dropforwards, now i say this because i actually bought this item twice, the first time i bought it from a place with a couple of friends who got it too, but they had dropforwards that didnt fit together with the tank so they had to return theirs, my tippmann has a drop on it and it works well and i dont really need a drop with a gun that weighs less then 2 pounds. This again isnt such a bad thing.. just make sure your setup will work with it
The last thing i wanted to talk about was the reason i bought this thing twice, whereas i only have one tank..i havent heard or seen of any other incidents with this tank like the one that i experienced so as far as i know, it was more like a freak accident. I bought that first tank from the paintball place that i went to and got it filled, when the handed it back to me the out layer of the glass started chipping and cracking right before my eyes, now i dont know if the guy was an idiot and overfilled the darn thing or if it was like a manufacturing defect but since then ive had my new one filled a ton of times and its still perfect so.. i thought i would just throw that out there... like i said probably a freak accident
UPDATE: Yea so like a week after i write this review my tank starts leaking, guerrilla air wont answer me, i dunno about u but two times is enough for me
I still give it a 9 out of 10 cuz most of the bad things that happened to me are mostly because of my bad luck and terrible geographic location (not much paintballing around where i live gotta travel a few hours). But since it happened to me twice, or well i have gotten garbage product on two separate occasions so i kill that nine with a 4
4 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, January 18th, 2009 at 7:30 am PST
Dispute: sorry to hear u got lemons but this is a really really rare incident. ive been paintballing for years and never heard that happen to any tank within the hydro date. im assuming you emailed guerrilla air about your problem but you should have called and talked to someone in person, then u would have actually had a reply. i feel that reviews based on lemons are unfair as you yourself praised how great it was with your problem set aside. and as there are currently only 2 reviews for the entire line of tanks, the average rating is far below par.
Zero is right, you should have called. I've been using GA tanks since they first came out with their Steelies and never had an issue. I do know of one person that did have an issue with the tank peeling(CF) but it was because the idiot at the pb shop dropped his tank and then tried to fill it anyways. He contacted GA and they sent him a new tank within days. GA has one of the best customer support out there. If you contact them whining like a little girl or being rude and disrespectful like a teenager that is still supported by mommy and daddy, they will probably ignore you just like any other customer service will.
If you ran into compatibility issues with the mirco reg, why did you buy it? Complaining that a micro reg isn't compatible with all markers is like saying you bought a medium sized PB jersey because that's what fits you but when you try to put the jersey on with an undershirt and a long sleeve, the jersey no longer fits. It all depends on your setup. If your drop forward is blocking the reg, get a differenty style or shift your asa so the reg gauge has clearance to turn. This tank/reg combo is perfect if your running a marker where the asa is almost flush with the grip(ie. ego, mini, angel, etc).
So knocking on something because your an idiot...well that's why your an idiot.
I had a similar problem with my GA tank. The outside clear membrane started to crack significantly. Customer Service was fantastic, and they offered to replace my tank immediately.
Great product, great customer service!