Picky with Lube
Too Many Orings
Easy to Over Pressurize
Attention To Detail kinda gun
I'm not one for the whole "It has to look good to shoot good" or "I gotta get my paintball swagga on, lookin' good for the ladies" kinda pb fashion style but this gun delivers on sleek profile and beautiful craftsmanship. Macdev did a excellent job in the design of this gun cosmetically.
The gun is light compared to most DM's and i'd say is a competitor with any Eclipse series marker for lightness. It ISNT as light as a Geo, but she's darned close with a rotor and PE 68/45. The matchstik barrel that comes stock IS a wee bit heavy in weight, although when you pick up that barrel you can feel its made well. The other point made with the droid is that you can tell is been machined well. All of the gun is solid in construction with nothing that could possibly be half-done. No body screwed the pooch with the structural integrity of this gun.
Manual is superb! Up there with Eclipse manuals!
Oring kit is great! Eyes are STOCK laser! Barrel sock is kinda cheap but who cares about a sock... and the allen key and Milita lube is perfect. i'll get back on the lube in a bit.
Airing it up:
Okay, first shots on the chrono was within 13+/-. I was VERY impressed with how ball on ball it was within 50 feet. I began to giggle like a little girl when I shot down tape with it on semi and it shot lazers. it was nuts. I was absolutely beside myself.
The gun is extremely consistent with its accuracy and in air efficiency. I am able to shoot this gun with about 1500-1750 indoors. It's extremely low pressure and one can tell from how GENTLE THIS GUN IS ON PAINT. Using JT fluid, this gun was able to shoot ridiculously brittle paint, EVEN OUTDOORS IN -5 Degree Celsius WEATHER. Other reviews may say otherwise, but I had my Droid shooting in FRIGID weather conditions shooting ridiculously brittle paint. I WAS BLOWN AWAY. For this reason, it's a keeper.
Have had some bolt stick in winter conditions, but could have been because of the thicker lube being used. BATTERY USE ON THIS GUN IS UNBELIEVABLE TOO! Gone through about 7-9 cases without the low battery indicator even coming on. Noticeable kick but LESS than a shocker or DM. Not like it matters unless you're getting barrel creep up like I've seen on some over pressurized Ego's from people who don't know how to equalize their LPR's but its a comfy gun to shoot!
The matchstik barrel is excellent for a stock barrel and is manufactured with extreme quality control. HARD anno so not much scratching can be done to this gun OR barrel.
Awesome stock ASA, just like the Angel A1!
Board LED is very very bright. Easy to see on the field and programing is easy with the manual.
Stock trigger is fine but i prefer the sling style from Violent Products. The trigger makes a huge difference with this gun.
Great feedneck with thumb wheel adjuster.
Alright, I hate to say this, but there is a couple points I wanna make with the droid.
1.) You gotta use a DM or slick lube that's not SLEEK or Dow 33. YOU CAN, but it's not ideal for the droid. The thickness of this lube can cause bolt stick on the droid and cause it to start having some over pressure sticking or other types of pressure distribution. Also do NOT OVER LUBE THIS GUN. It can actually cause your bolt to start to stick if you use sleek and you can begin to blow some orings. Easy fixes though. Replacing orings is a breeze. Using the milita lube or hatersauce works great for this marker. Its gotta be a finer lube because of the small little increments of adjustment this marker needs. USE GOOD LUBE! You can forsure use sleek, but its not ideal.
2.) Orings: You gotta make sure you have some. Within a week I have blown 3 orings playing MXL, CXBL, and it's been a small pain. However, with that said, they were all easy fixes. I blew a bolt tip oring and the thing kept shooting and I didn't even know it. Talk about a "Built like a brick shi- house" marker. The thing is unstoppable! Definitely need to have orings with you though for this marker if you over pressurize or goof up. As long as you pay attention and know how to equalize your reg to the right level and don't over pressurize, you're A-Okay. The noid is extremely powerful on the droid aswell. It can handle atleast over what the gladiator reg can dish out being such a low pressure gun, the noid isn't doing half the work it should be.
3.) Grips: Stock grips could be better. They've got some ring and little finger play with the rubber to the grip. There's a gap between how rigid the rubber is and the frame itself. NO BIG DEAL THOUGH!
Macdev, how do you guys keep making amazing guns?
I am blown away with the performance of this marker. I mean it all checks out! If there is a problem with this gun, it's because YOU'VE screwed up. This is a craftsman's gun for sure and it demands respect by those who shoulder it. Just beware of the love and care you need to apply to this marker, as all markers, and one should be able to implement this marker in the deadliest of paintball matches.
It's efficient, it's a softy on paint. It's quiet and deadly accurate with grouping that could shoot grapes off a tree. It's light as a feather and build like a rock. This marker just needs some lovin' with attention to detail. That's it.
Keep it classy boys,
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 4:37 am PST