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chuckasaurus Sunday, October 25th, 2009
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
1 year3 of 10 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: Poor overall quality, barrel too short, poor overall 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, because even a backup needs to be reliable.

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
Disaster Theory Saturday, November 7th, 2009 | 9:01 am PST
So far as iv seen with the 08 proto slgs, they are the best guns you can buy for the price. Iv never had problems with it and the people i knew that had problems with the slg never lubed the gun or cleaned it properly. also there is a ball pinching problem with the slg that iv seen that happens to other people and i figured out if you force your hopper in to the feed neck the hoppers feedneck piece bends in abit so the hopper doesnt feed properly into the gun thus jamming it. the stock 11" barrel is an awesome barrel, shoots very accurate compared to the other stock barrels you get on other guns. So i really think that you got a faulty gun or you just dont know how to use a paintball gun :)

chuckasaurus Monday, March 1st, 2010 | 1:15 pm PST
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.

If you think the stock 11 inch barrel is accurate, you'll crap yourself when you put a boomstick on that gun. Heck, a carbon fiber boomstick costs almost as much as an SLG. LOL


Bloencustoms Friday, June 4th, 2010 | 10:58 am PST
Quite a bit of trashing on a marker design using a data set of (1).

In my experience, 99% of paintball marker malfunctions are user error.

cg_84 Friday, August 27th, 2010 | 10:21 am PST
Funny thing is, my SLG will only pinch one ball out of approx. 1000. Other than that it works great. You got a dud buddy.

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