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gtkid2002 Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
2 years6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
PMI R6, Tippmann 98 Custom, Spyder Extra, Thundercat, 1999 Angel *unsure of model*, PMI Black Maxx, Veiwloader Triad, Mostly lower end markers
Marker Setup: Kingman Spyder MR1 - PMI Razzor barrel, 30'' Cable Squeege, PMI gravity feed hopper, 47Cu 3kPSI HPA Air tank (Pure Energy), V-Force Anti-Fog Goggles, Cheap one peice foggy elbow that's been painted partially, old Military Bipod
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel, Electric hopper, Air tank, maybe a bipod for you snipers, possibly an E-trigger for back players
Strengths: Accurate, Intimidating, Quick shooting, easy to clean, durable, Not very shiny, Included stock
Weaknesses: Heavy , loud, stock gets annoying/in the way sometimes, Stock feels a little cheap
Review: Got this gun off of actionvillage new when they first came out. Thought they were awesome. I've been playing woodsball for a few years, and I loved this gun for it. It scares the crap out of my friends when they're downrange and i'm shooting out them. They say it sounds like a cannon.

Now, I haven't had any problems with gas leaks or anything, but occasionally it will hiss a little when pressurizing. This is normal for me. I've recently played a few games with an Air tank, and I was amazed. I get consistiant shots up untill the tank goes empty, then you just have to account for ball drop.

Accuracy - A lot of people complain about this thing being innaccurate. It should be common knowledge that if you use higher end paint, i'm talking Marbalizers here, that it will shoot well. I had been using WalFart's Big Ball paint for a while, but decided to try something a bit better. I was amazed. All I had to account for, wind and all, was ball drop. When used with air, this thing amazes. I have influenced quite a few people with the durablity/accuracy of this gun. Even my buddy with an Angel. However, the stock hopper setup will not feed as fast as this gun will shoot, and as soon as you chop a ball, you're losing major accuracy with a stock barrel. But when you're using air, you dont have to worry about the C02 freezing the balls, then shattering them when they fire before they exit the barrel. Air goes highly reccomended by me.

Noise - This gun is loud. Indimidating, but loud either way. If you're using Air, you don't have to worry about that giveaway C02 cloud, so then you're just left with the noise. If you are a quiet person in the woods, you'll do just fine with this gun.

Weight - Yeah, no way around it, this gun weighs a LOT. My full setup, which includes an old military bipod and an 47cu steel air tank, weighs around 10lbs. Now, there is a bonus to this. Once you can haul this gun around for hours on end, then hey, guess what! You can move a lot faster with any other gun. So it's a 50/50 deal.

Durability - I have dropped this gun a few times, but I generally take good care of it. It's held up just fine, but the stock does feel rather cheap, and the grip has been peeling away a little. I attacked it with sandpaper, and fixed that however.

Visibility - This gun is rather hard to see in the woods. It has an anodized matte black surface, which makes it diffuse the sunlight, instead of those shiny as hell guns. Much easier for sniping, and sneaking up on people when it's sunny.

The sight rail is rather useless, at least I've never found a use for it. But then again, if you honestly think you need a friggin scope on your gun, you're in the wrong sport. They're useless in paintball.

Carry a good squeegee, some pods, and a nice fog-proof mask, and you'll be fine with this gun.
Conclusion: This is an awesome beginner's gun, and possibly a mid-level player's gun of choice. You can upgrade it with an E-trigger, and an ACS bolt, but if you're a good shot, you don't need these unless you're using crappy paint, and in that case, you shouldn't be playing anyways. It's an all around good gun, but it is a little loud, and it does weight a bit, but that can't be helped sometimes.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

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