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juanesoto Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
3 months3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Spyder MR1
Tippmann 98
Tippmann A5
Marker Setup: Tippmann Alpha Black with Cyclone feed and E-grip
Spyder mr1 stock set up with Archon's hopper and Trinity Ak-47 magazine expansion chamber
Cyclone feed
X7 Low profile hopper
Remote line
Strengths: Great looks
Incredibly reliable
Excellent ergonomics
Weaknesses: None that I could think of
Weight might be an issue for smaller persons
Review: I'll try to be as clear as possible. First the pros:

- Great looks. As you might already know the psycological factor is quite important in paintball and this gun really puts that factor on your side. It really looks like a killing machine.

- Outstanding ergonomics. Even though this marker is big, you won't beleive how comfortable is to play with it. The adjustable stock really helps you with the handling and the raised sight rail helps you aim at target zones. Let's face it, even though paintball guns will never be as accurate as a real gun, have the sight frames to help you accquire a large target helps a lot in CQC.

- Reliable. I've put all sorts of paint in this thing and it will work flawlessly. In case of a chop, you just dry fire it a couple of times and you're ready to go. The cyclone feed becomes very important to get a good reliability at higher ROF. In full auto high (15 bps) you can fire for 5 or 6 second straight without chopping.

- Accurate. To be honest, when I bought the gun, I was planning to replace the barrel with a J&J Ceramic or something similar. After trying the gun,I realized there's no need to do that. The original barrel is by far the most accurate OEM barrel I've tried in a low end marker.


- Heavy. This isn't exactly an issue for me since in 6'4" and 220 lbs,but for smaller player it might be difficult to handle the gun for long periods of time.

- Gas hog. This is a relative issue since my other marker (spyder mr1) is very gas efficient. If you are a happy trigger person, you'll feel you have to refill your CO2 very often. If I'm conservative can play all day long with a 20oz tank.

- Lack of information on some accesories. Even though lots of M16 accesories fit the marker, there's a lack of information in paintball specific accesories. For instance, I've been looking for an Apex ready barrel that will fit the gun, without removing the original shroud, but none of the manufacturers seem to know about this.
Conclusion: I highly recommend this product to anyone who likes milsim paintball, novice or expert. The guns is reliable and simple enough to give a nice experience to novice player, while being accurate and "fast" for the more experienced players.

The gun has some nice details, like the magazine "toolbox" and the adjustable stock. Besides, the sight rail and barrel sight are really useful to acquire targets even with the mask on.
10 out of 10

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