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pyromaniak262 Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
1 year2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
WGP Worrmachine
Tippmann 98 custom
Smart Parts Ion
Marker Setup: 14" Smart Parts progressive barrel
Empire Reloader B
Pure Energy 72/3000 aluminum
Recommended
Upgrades:
a better barrel isn't required but it helps
Strengths: Price
Accuracy of stock barrel
Lightweight
Bolt out back design
Good customer service
Weaknesses: None
Review: I bought this right before I went to my first indoor speedball field. Originally I was going to get an old refurbed Pilot but the sales guys tolled me that the vibe would be better for what i wanted to do.

The first thing I do when I buy a new gun is take it apart and put it back together and this def beats my tippmann. The bolt out the back was simple.

My first games with it were great then the battery died, stock battery so it wasn't very upsetting. I had bought more batteries beforehand anyways. The only issue was that when it chopped a ball the paintballs would get some wicked spins on them and it wouldn't shoot straight. This was when i didn't have an electric hopper yet.

Since I got the Reloader B the gun has shot flawlessly. The gun isn't the fastest and wont beat out an Ion anytime soon without the new virtue board but it is great for the recreational player. The addition of a Smart Parts progressive barrel improved the already good accuracy to near tourny grade.

The only serious problem I had was that on one day the solenoid, which i didn't know was the problem, decided to be on the fritz and the gun wouldn't shoot. I gave a quick call to smart parts after that and described the problem and they easily diagnosed it. I sent it in and they sent it back within about three weeks with a new board that has different firing modes. Since then I haven't had any trouble with it.
Conclusion: Highly recommend this to the newer players who are looking for a good entry level electropneumatic gun. It is simple to take apart and easy to clean. For the price it is the best electronic gun out there and Smart Parts has great customer service, i would recommend calling them instead of trying to use the online customer support though.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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