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chuckasaurus Sunday, October 25th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
1 year6 of 15 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
Spyder MR2 - No Comparison as this is a milsim

Dangerous Power G3 - The G3 works great, and has never, ever let me down.
Marker Setup: Dangerous Power G3
Dye Rotor
Pure Energy 50 ci HPA tank
APE Upgrade Board
New marker - The SLG isn't worth upgrading.
Strengths: None - The gun has no strengths.
Weaknesses: Quality Quality Quality
Review: A kid on my team bought a brand new SLG back in April. The gun never worked right from the day it was taken out of the box. You could pull the trigger once, and it would shoot.......pull it again, and nothing........pull it again, and it would shoot........pull it 2 more times, and nothing.........pull it again, and it would shoot........and so on.

Nobody could figure out what the problem was.......not even the gunsmith where the kid bought it. I went ahead and bought the SLG from the kid, so he would have the money to buy a G3 like the rest of the team. I had no desire to own this SLG, but this kid needed a gun he could count on in tournaments, so I bought it simply to help him out.

I sent it back to DYE, and they fixed it and sent it back to me in about 10 days. DYE customer support was great. When I got the gun back, I aired it up, turned the eyes off, and dry fired it a few times. It worked, so I put it back in it's box, and left it. I never took it back out. We compete in 2 tournament series, and have 2 matches a month, so I didn't have time to fool with the SLG. I really didn't want to shoot, or even own this SLG.....working or not.

I'm going to be honest with you, I had decided that the SLG is a piece of crap. Everywhere I went to try and learn about the SLG, and how to fix it, all I saw were people complaining about how their SLG didn't work, and never worked right from the day it was new, or worked right for a couple of weeks, then stopped working. My opinion of the SLG became that it is the worst paintball gun being made today, and that if you took a really big turd, and put a hopper on it, that you basically had an SLG...........that the SLG was just a turd with a hopper on it. Not something worth throwing your time or money away on.

I was sitting at the house yesterday, and was kind of bored, so I took out the SLG, put a tank and hopper on it, and proceeded to shoot a couple hundred balls through it. It worked fine. The barrel is so short that you really can't be accurate with it, but it shot just fine. I took a 14 inch barrel off my G3, and put it on the SLG, and it was pretty accurate. I actually had a little fun shooting it.

I told my kid about how well the gun shot, and he went outside to shoot it for himself. It shot fine for about the first 15 balls, then started "pinching" balls with the bolt. About every 9 or 10 balls, one would get pinched. And when it would shoot a ball or two, you would have to hit the button on the back cap to release air and "recock" the bolt into place. It took him about 40 minutes to shoot a hopper of paint. It does that every time you shoot.

So now that the board is actually telling the gun to shoot every time I pull the trigger, the bolt pinches the ball before it can make it to the chamber. Nice!

This gun is so gone. It isn't even worth keeping as a backup.

I did a lot of research on this gun when I was trying to figure out what was wrong with it. What I discovered from sites like PB Nation and Tech PB, was that about half of the people who own an SLG can't use it, because it doesn't work. Then I came here, and seen that kids were giving it a 9 or a 10 rating. Do a little research, and you will see that this thing doesn't even deserve a 1, because it doesn't shoot enough to allow for a full review.
Conclusion: SLG = Turd with a hopper.

Do not throw your time and money away on one of these. No matter what you pay for an SLG, it was too much. If someone gives you one for free, take it. But do not spend any money on something that won't work. You'll be standing around while others are playing paintball.
1 out of 10

Review Comments
IXNOR Monday, October 26th, 2009 | 1:08 pm PST
Honestly dude?

chuckasaurus Monday, October 26th, 2009 | 4:27 pm PST
Yes, honestly.

Every word of what I said is true.

Go to PB Nation on the SLG thread, and see all of the problems those people are having. You can count on one hand the number of people who having working SLGs, and are happy with them. Same thing on Tech PB. Don't take my word for it though, do some research.

SLG = Turd with a hopper!


IXNOR Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 | 5:38 pm PST
Well it seems apparent to me that you reviewed the SLG and the SLG UL, which are two different guns, with identical reviews. I am not trying to judge you, but it seems to me that you dont know what you are talking about. If I am wrong, please correct me.

chuckasaurus Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 | 6:05 am PST
No, I made the mistake of reviewing the UL first without realizing it, and I copied that over to the regular SLG review.

And I've also learned, or at least been told by a enough people to believe it, that the problems were corrected in the '09 SLGs, and only the pre-'09 SLGs are the problematic guns. Being equipped with or without the UL gripframe didn't change the problems, they were just worked out by Dye in the '09 guns.

I don't know this to be a fact, but if your thinking of buying an SLG, you may want to buy an '09 or newer, just to be safe.

IXNOR Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 | 7:14 am PST
I already own an 09 SLG. I thought you were reviewing the 2009. I am sorry for the confusion. I would not have any experience with any older models of this gun.

chuckasaurus Thursday, October 29th, 2009 | 9:43 am PST
Well, I thought I was reviewing the '09. It was purchased new in April '09, but it turns out that it was an '08.

I don't know what kind of improvements were made in '09. According to Proto, it's the same as the '08. But every Proto SLG user I've talked to said that all pre-'09 SLGs are garbage. I can definitely verify that.

Again, the SLG that I have was made in '08, was purchased brand new in '09, and is the most useless thing I've ever owned.

If there was some way I could give it a lower rating than "1", I would. Seriously.......I hated to rate this thing as high as "1".
Last edited on Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 9:45 am PST

Athalon Friday, January 1st, 2010 | 1:58 pm PST
You stated in your review that you turned off the anti-chop eyes when you received the gun from Dye's technical support, and dry-fired it. You found that the marker now functioned properly. You then put the marker into storage for some time, correct?

However, later you said you removed the marker from storage and it began chopping the paint. Forgive me for assuming, but based on what you've stated in this review, you and your child test-fired the gun in the backyard with the anti-chop eyes turned off.

Based upon this, I cannot give a "Helpful" vote for this review, because it is not defined. Since it has been over 2 months since the review was written, changing the review to say you had the eyes turned on wouldn't make it valid either, because by now you would have forgotten that detail.

KBug Thursday, February 11th, 2010 | 6:37 am PST
I agree with Athalon, it never says that you turned the eyes back on so that is probably why it was chopping and the gun was working just fine when you got it back from the Dye company. So it was broken at first and then Dye fixed it and the reason that it was chopping was because the eyes were off.

chuckasaurus Monday, March 1st, 2010 | 1:14 pm PST
No, I tried turning the eyes back on.

I even took it to the pro shop where I bought it, and their gunsmiths couldn't get it to work either.

From what I've learned by getting on various forums, and talking to a lot of people, is that the SLG is a hit or miss kind of marker. A large number of them are problematic, and simply won't work.

I traded that one for a pair of Proto pants. LOL

I'm not a newb, I'm 40 years old, and been playing, and teching guns, for quite a long time. I've never encountered a gun so problematic in my entire life.

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