Tippmann 98, electronic and mechanical- not comparable
Spyder RT- not comparable at all
SP ION- almost comparable
Up'd SP ION- Pretty close, costs way more
Infinity Legend- About the same
Proto 07 PMR- About the same when it works
Dangerous Power G3
Empire Prophecy 2.0 Red and Smoke
DXS 48/45 HPA with Custom Products Cover
Custom Products 2 piece barrel (.685)
Maybe new board, bolt or barrel if you are serious about paintball.
Price, easy maintenance, size and weight, 14 inch barrel, feed neck
Stock board. Not many upgades available. Barrel isn't true 14inch.
Well, I wanted to jump off the Tippmann bandwagon, so I got this. 1.8 pounds, 14 inch barrel, great ASA and feed neck, I was sold. I got this in the mail with 500 GXG zballz. I immediately got my DXS 48/45 tank out, airred up and started rippin' reballs. My friend wanted me to try his Invert Halo Too on it. Bad decision. It jammed my G3 with about 400psi left in the tank, the bolt was stuck forward but it didn't leak all the air out the bolt. After shooting it some more with reballs, no more jams. Anyhow, this gun is so smooth when shooting and so easy to clean the bolt. Make sure there's no air in the reg, take an allen key and pull off the back cap. Carefully slide the bolt out, clean off the excess oil, and put some more on the o-rings. This gun feels perfect with my 48ci stubby tank.
::EDIT:: I shot some more reballs and it shot great again. This time there was no bolt jam and the shot was super smooth. I think I may have gotten bad macroline fittings, though. I just can't get the macro line out of the fitting.
::EDIT 2:: Replaced the macroline and fittings. Got a 2 piece Custom Products barrel. I went paintballing again, and this gun really shined. No barrel breaks or chops, very accurate, OK efficiency. This gun was also consistant at the crono and had a very smooth shot. The only problem I had with it was that I had to tighten the grip screws during the day. No biggie.
::EDIT 3:: Went paintballing another couple of times, and have had mixed experiences. The first time was miserable, so much first shot drop off, the second time i went I had less first shot drop off but still some, then the low battery light came on. Silly me forgot to change the battery. Anyway, new battery gun shoots wonderfully again, until the sail o ring came out of the slot, then the gun wouldn't cycle but when I noticed that, fixed it, back to normal. No hard to fix problems with this gun.
::EDIT 4:: Went paintballing a bunch more times. The only problem I had was when I turned my dwell down to 12, (normally its at 14) and the sail o ring would slide out of its groove and then the bolt would not fully cycle. I turned the dwell back to 14 and we'll see how it goes.
If you have $300 dollars, save yourself the hassle, just get this. Ease of maintanence, a smooth shot, and a beautiful, light body make this the best choice. Pair it up with a carbon fiber tank and mid range hopper and you're set to rip. 9 of 10 because of the bolt stick that wasn't entirely the guns fault.
::EDIT:: When the bolt sticks like I talked about, just stick your finger into the breach and push it back. (Ta-da) My G3 still works great and I have not had any issues with it when I was shooting real paint.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, August 2nd, 2010 at 7:41 pm PST