So I finally got to test the Azodin Kaos Pump. And after hearing all this hype I was eager to see what all the fuss was about.
For one I can tell you that a lot of the hype isn't. Let me explain...
First thing that came to mind was "great, another spyder clone". However i think that even though some of the aesthetics are similar, Azodin has come up with something pretty new and original. The look is pretty nifty but you know what they say, looks aren't everything. I noticed right off that the pump stoke itself is amazingly smooth for such an inexpensive marker. When threading the barrel back on to the marker I didnít like how I could feel the metal rubbing against itself.
When I began shooting the marker it was fairly accurate, I canít be quite sure on how accurate it really is only because the paint bore was really small compared to the barrel (paint: .687-6.89, Bore=: .691-6.93). Regardless, this frickin thing chucked Ďem out there. And even if you donít like the barrel, its cocker threaded.
Although the stock barrel isnít the most desirable, the chrono showed a steady 270 with a variation of +/- 5-15fps. So as consistent as a spyder clone can be, itís more consistent than many other similarly priced markers.
If I had the money for another marker I would buy one just to beat on because they are pretty well built and a decent marker for their price. The downsides to the marker itself are the extremely long trigger pull and the iffy feedneck design. Also, you cant hold the pump andle when shooting. I found this to be akward. But it shoots beter when the pump handle is "free flaoting" for some reason. All that aside, I think Azodin will become a well known name for beginners out there and Iím excited to try the other versions (the Kaos mech, the Blitz electro, and Zenith electro) of the Azodin family.
All in all i think Azodin has a pretty solid marker out there. I think this is a great alternative for new pump players or any of the azodin markers for newer players in general.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 pm PST