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gupieland Friday, April 16th, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
3 months15 of 15 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
all types of spyders
Tippman 98
Rebels
Spyder clones
Marker Setup: Dragon Intimidator
Freak Barrel kit
HPA TANK
Etc., Etc.
Recommended
Upgrades:
new barrel
expansion chamber
Strengths: Price
Accuracy
Ease of cleaning
Weaknesses: Well It is composite
Review: Im going to start this out by saying I am not some kid on here posting false slandering reviews. I am also not going to compare this gun to some high end gun and claims it sux. There are way too many kids on here that do that already and half of them I believe probably never played with half of the weapons they 'review'. With that said out of the box the gun looks decent. There are many who cry about the top site rail is plastic and they cant add stuff milsim style. I am in the Army if you want MIL, then join the Military and stop being a poser, we could use the manpower.

FEEL OF GUN

Back on subject the gun feels okay in hands. Nothing spectacular. I will point out that whoever designed this marker made a flaw in where they put the last nut and bolt combination on top of the grip. It digs into your hands a lil, enough so you will notice. Because of that i would have gave it a 8.5 but Im lowering the feel to a seven.

ACCURACY

Before I start this off, tell me of a gun that is stock that comes with a barrel that doesnt need replacing. The barrel is not horrible, but you know for sure there are better barrels out there. Big bonus is that this weapon takes Spyder Threaded Barrels. This weapon was no dead eye, but it definitely wasn't a slouch either. When shooting in bunches of three to five shots it felt just as accurate as any tippmann or spyder out there. I'll give this weapon a solid 7 in this category.

TRIGGER SQUEEZE/PULL

Word of advise to anyone reading this. It would help out your accuracy alot if you understand the fundamentals of marksmanship. Basically if you know how to breathe, the difference between trigger squeeze vs trigger pull, proper sight alignment, ETC. google FM 3-22.9 for the basics. You would be a much better shot when you shoot onesies and twosies. Anyways there is a lil side to side with the trigger but the gun felt solid and the trigger squeeze felt solid with little leeway. This is not the gun you want to bring with you to the speedball field, but it is perfect for woodsball. Definitely this markers strong point. I'll give this a 9.

CO2 CONSUMPTION

This gun is no more a gas hog than any other cheap mechanical paintball marker. I played all day on a 20 .oz. Its nothing special, but Ive seen worse. I'll give it a five

UPGRADES

Here is where this marker falls short. But then again this is where all markers fall short. To upgrade you probably could buy a nicer marker like an ion or proto for the cost of fully getting this gun upgraded properly. But then again why upgrade an ion or proto when you could just buy a shocker? Why upgrade a shocker when you could just but a DYE matrix? Why upgrade that when you could buy an ANGEL, LUXE, "INSERT HIGH VALUE NAME HERE". With that said this weapon could use a new barrel, maybe an expansion chamber. Thats all I would put on it. I'll give this weapon a three in this department because most upgrades that can be used on this weapon was developed for others.

OVERALL

This marker does what it set out to do. Provide a reliable back up for little money. Many people trash brass eagle because they have some low end electro marker. I dont compare apples to oranges. There ION, PROTO SLG, ETC. ETC., would look pretty useless compared to the real high end models, it would be no contest. You dont grade low end electros on the same scale as high end electros, so I wont compare this weapon to them either. I will say this weapon is truly a case of its sum being more than its individual parts. I wouldn't pay anymore than 100 bucks for this weapon complete with mask, co2, hopper, barrel cleaner. But this marker can stand on its own so Im giving it a solid 8 when compared to other low end (read sub $200) markers
Conclusion: Buy if you can get it at the right price. If you have $400 or more to spend, get something else. If you playing paintball for the first time and dont want to spend a bundle, get this. If your kid wants to play paintball, get this. They probably will grow tired of it if everyone else has some fancy electro, but this will definitely let someone know whether they like the sport of paintball or not. SUPPORT THE TROOPS!
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 4:39 pm PST
 

Review Comments
mbobRED Thursday, June 17th, 2010 | 10:27 pm PST
I fully agree with this man and as a former combat engineer i support all active troops.
   

gupieland Friday, July 2nd, 2010 | 2:39 pm PST
Thanks Mbob
   

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