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naterab Monday, March 30th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
1 year2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Proto 08 SLG- Exponentially better
Marker Setup: Proto SLG
14" Lapco Snapshot
New Designz Slik Trigger
New Designz Pro Clamp Feedneck
68 4500 DXS HPA
Evo III
Recommended
Upgrades:
Honestly, none. Good to start out, but save the money for a new marker after you get into the sport instead of upgrades.
Strengths: Cheap
Good for beginners
Durable
Upgrades
Weaknesses: Inconsistent
Loud
Kick
Inefficient
Inaccurate
Heavy
Upgrades
Review: I'm going to start off by saying that this is a GREAT gun for getting into the sport. It's perfect for the beginner.

Pros: This marker is dirt cheap. For about $170 you get the marker, a mask, and a co2 tank. Again, wonderful for the person that is just getting interested in paintball. It's very nice for the beginner because he/she can take apart and put back together the marker with relative ease. It's nice to get to understand how a paintball marker works. This gun is also very durable. You could probably piss in it and it would still work. (Don't try it)

Cons: Now, what can you expect from a beginners marker? To start off, this marker is very inconsistent. Due to the fact that it is using unregulated co2, vs. regulated HPA, the velocity spikes and dips drastically based on the weather and the rate of fire. This gun used a spring to fire a paintball. Due to this fact, the gun is loud. There is quite a sharp report. Also because of the spring, there is quite a bit of kick. Nothing compared to a firearm, but it's considerably more than markers that I am used to firing. This gun is very inefficient also. The blow forward design of the Tippmann has never been accused of being air efficient. This gun is also quite inaccurate. Since unregulated co2 is so inconsistent, you will almost never be able to put ball on ball because the velocity is varied so much which affects the flight path of the ball. This gun is also quite heavy. It's durable, but the tradeoff is quite a bit of weight for a paintball marker.

Middle: You may be wondering why I put upgrades on both Strengths and weaknesses. The reason why I did this is because, while some may consider it a strength, I don't. I recommend purchasing this marker SOLELY to get into the sport and understanding how a gun operates, and then upgrading to a new marker. Don't waste money on trying to upgrade the marker.
Conclusion: I recommend this product for anybody that wants to get into the sport of paintball. It got me into the sport of paintball. It serves its purpose well; as an entry-level marker. Please, don't fool around with upgrades though. I will give this product a 6 out of 10, because it serves its purpose in the paintballing community as a beginners marker, nothing more.
Rating:
6 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, April 9th, 2009 at 1:05 pm PST
 

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