Spyder Victor II
Smart Parts Epiphany
-Lapco Bigshot .690 with Apex tip
-CP Clamping Feedneck
-90/4500 Ninja Tank
All the Tippmanns listed in Similar Products as backups.
Ease of use/cleaning
Great out of box
Maybe a better barrel but stock one is okay.
When I got my Blitz I immediately took it outside and shot paintballs through it. I noticed right away that the feedneck didn't clamp tight to my Pinokio. After about 300 shots or so my loader fell off my gun. I was signed up to play a tournament three days later and ended up duct taping my Pinokio onto my gun for the tourney. I since ordered a clamping feedneck, which was easily the best investment I ever made on my Blitz.
The Blitz is a blowback style marker. Some people like this, some don't but either way, everyone is familiar with the blowback design which makes this marker easy to clean and repair. It actually requires very little maintenance.
The Blitz has a great board. It is easy to use and allows the gun to shoot fast enough to compete with any high-end marker for a fraction of the price. If you are playing a a tournament, you can send your board in to Azodin and they will program it to the firing mode that the tournament requires.
It runs on CO2. If you live in a area like where I live this is a huge plus. I have to drive 40 miles to get my HPA tank filled and I can fill CO2 about 3 miles from where I live. Sometimes it is a lot easier to get my CO2 tanks filled and play than it is to drive 80 miles (there and back) to fill HPA. The only issue I have run into while running CO2 is when I am shooting at high speed for long periods of time (which I can do with my Pinokio) the gun and especially the regulator get so cold I can't even hold onto them anymore. I have never had the gun freeze up on me.
Where you don't actually need a new barrel, I am sure that 99% of people will buy a new one for this gun. It has cocker-threading just like every other electronic gun except Kingman and Smart Parts. A CP barrel is probably the best for speedball. Boring and 1 or two pieces depend on you. The Apex is great for woodsball.
If there is one thing I don't like at all about the design of this gun it's the grip. The grip is a box. If you are coming from a Tippmann you might not realize it because the grips on the Tippmann are similar to the Blitz, but I used my PMR until I got this and the grip is a bit uncomfortable and boxy in comparison.
The battery life isn't amazing by any means but it will last you for at least two days of play.
This gun is unbelievably efficient on air/CO2. I ran CO2 last weekend and I got just over 1500 shots out of a 20 oz CO2 tank, chronoed to 280. I filled the Pinokio 3 times (approx 1200 balls) and kept thinking I was bound to run out of CO2 but I never did until I was almost through the 4th filling.
The trigger on it is great. It is very easy to walk. My grandma can walk it so you should be able to as well.
This is a great gun for woodsball. It is very durable and does exactly what you would want it to do. I play woodsball almost exclusively and I can say that this gun beats a Tippmann with an e-grip into the ground with a hammer. It is cheaper, more accurate, more efficient, less likely to chop a ball, faster, quieter, kicks less, weighs less, and is more reliable. That's right. This gun is more reliable than a Tippmann. I play speedball sometimes and have played in tournaments this year with my Blitz. The Blitz has no trouble keeping up to markers like the Mini or the G3.
This gun is a steal for $160. It is great out of the box and really fast. I would recommend this to any paintball player, woodsball or speedball. Make sure to get a new feedneck for it though. It is a must unless you want you hopper to fall off.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 at 1:02 am PST