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philosophia Sunday, May 17th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
WGP Trilogy SF Tactical- Heavier, board is less customizable
Dangerous Power G3- Lighter, trigger feels funny
PM7- Fairly similar, SLG UL has more bang for the buck in my opinion
Marker Setup: Proto SLG UL
+ J&J Edge barrel kit
+ Empire Reloader B
+ 68/4500 DXS
Recommended
Upgrades:
New barrel
On/Off ASA
Strengths: Ultralite trigger frame
Light
Fast
Clamping feedneck
Quiet
Low kick
Read review for the rest
Weaknesses: Stock barrel is not the best
No On/Off ASA
Macroline leaked at first
Review: This is my first review and I hope it helps somebody.

Before:
Well, I just so happened to have some money land in my lap and decided to buy a new paintball marker. I was looking at reviews in my price range and it seemed like everybody was saying to get a G3 or an SLG UL. I decided to get the SLG UL because my brother owns a G3 and don't like the trigger all that much and the fact that his reg still hadn't broken in completely after 5 cases or so.

Unboxing:
As soon as it was delivered I was taking it out of its box. The box is made from cardboard and has foam inserts for the marker, barrel, and parts. The marker comes with a full color manual, a barrel sock (kinda awkward), a small parts kit (really just a whole bunch of o-rings), some lube, a battery, and six or seven allen wrenches even though you only need three or so.

First Impressions:
I took it out to shoot as soon as I was done looking it over. I was using the stock barrel, my reloader, about 700 rounds of Triumphs, and about 2,000 psi. I aired it up and noticed the macroline attached to the reg was leaking, but that was easily fixed by twisting the reg a little. The pin behind the bolt also blocked the wrench hole. 1st hopper: Consistently hitting a small wheelbarrow from about 40 feet away. 2nd hopper: Still ripping along, a little bit of drop. 3rd hopper: Drop noticeable now, still as accurate. And then my tank broke with about 300 psi left. Got out a different tank and shot the last of my paint. Only about 5 paintballs missed while I was shooting.

EDIT:
It does not like mud or water. I slid into some mud and water and the marker turned off and would not turn back on. To turn it back on I had to take out the battery and dry out the board before replacing the battery.

About The Marker:
ASA: Standard no On/Off ASA
Barrel: Nice for a stock barrel, but it could be better.
Feedneck: Clamping feedneck that requires an allen wrench. No way that is coming off in a match.
Regulator: Very thin and relatively comfortable to hold.
Bolt: Easy to take out, simply unscrew the back cap and pop it out.
Trigger: Some side to side movement. Made out of aluminum or the likes. It also has three adjustment points.
Grip/Frame: The grips are fairly grippy and the frame is very comfortable. The frame is made out of a composite material.
Board: Easy to to change the settings. Simply flip a switch, turn it on, pull the trigger a few times, and flip the switch again. It also lights up one of the emblems on the outside to show whether there is a paintball in it, if there is something blocking the eyes, its turning on, or the eyes are off.
Eyes: They seem to be placed almost on the bottom of the breech, which I assume will make chops a small possibility.
Detents: Two of them placed midway up the breech and a little farther ahead of the eyes.
Style: It has a very flowing design to it.
Conclusion: Overall this is a very good marker for what you pay. You get most of the features that a more expensive marker has for way less money. The board is extremely customizable and anybody could find a setting they liked. I personally like it better than the PM7 even if they had the same price. Because of the ASA and stock barrel I give this marker a 9.5 rounded to a 10.

EDIT: -0.5 points because of the water. Now a 9/10.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 at 6:07 pm PST
 

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