Having played mostly pump for the last couple of years, I rarely walk the trigger anymore. I learned how to aim and make shots count. Carrying over the same style of play of quick and effective snap shooting, I found the SLG wonderfully accurate even with an over-bored paint match.
My setup includes a Viewloader Revolution and 48/4500 Guerrilla Air tank with Center Flag 420SV reg. This makes for a very light setup.
Upgrades on the marker included a DM9 feed neck collar, laser eyes, DM9 trigger, and Dye Airport on/off. The only upgrade really necessary is the feed neck collar. The rest is fluff. I run my pump without an on/off ASA, and it's no big deal.
With a topped off 48/4500 fill, a full Revvy, 7 pods, and on a mission to dump as much of it as I could, I was able to empty 6 pods before running out of air with roughly 20 balls left in the hopper. When it ran out of air, the marker cycled similar to a Spyder running out of air, only quieter.
The Revvy kept up well for the most part, but I found myself out-shooting the loader once I grew accustomed to the trigger. For a little background, I started out in tournament airball in 2006. After playing every weekend for a year, I learned to walk a trigger on an 05 Ego, peaking at 17-18 bps on the board ROF display counter. I achieved similar numbers on a Bob Long Infamous Intimidator which also had a ROF display counter.
The SLG has a distinct snap from the sear when it's fired. You can feel it through the grip and the reg. It's not so much kick, as I noticed no barrel lift. Other than that, it feels like it cycles as smoothly, quickly, and as quietly as a Matrix. The UL frame feels great, and makes a very comfortable hold when maneuvering and snap shooting.
Maintenance was also simple. The firing assembly slid out of the breech in two pieces, without the need to break it down any further. There was only one o-ring to lube on the bolt stem, and a few on the outside of the bolt. The only hang up I had was running a swab through the breach and having pieces of the swab catch on the sear.
Overall, I was impressed by the performance of a relatively low cost marker from Dye/Proto. It appears very well designed for durability, reliability, and low maintenance.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, February 2nd, 2009 at 4:08 pm PST