Shoots fast - much better than 98
Clamping feed neck screws off
Uses co2 up very fast
batteries are also used up fast
Ok, im just your standard paintball player. I don't go to tournaments or pay to go to fields or anything like that, so im not very critical of my gun, just wanted something that can shoot a little faster than my 98. Just play to have some fun with friends at courses(mostly built with pylwood held up by a fence post) that we build at our homes.
Now to the gun, i bought it about a week ago and used it last weekend at a war (its only use). Its a great gun and i was very impressed with it. It shoots very fast compared to my 98 and any of my friends guns (15-20 bps with co2 on ramping mode). I was able to take out all five people on the other team by myself in under a minute, due largely to the speed of the gun.
Next, assembly and disassembly of this gun was very easy. I had to take it apart to fix a couple of leaks (all i needed to do was oil the bolt). Disassembly was a breeze because the manual is very detailed.
Also, i love the ramping PSP mode because it alows me to shoot much faster.
Ramping PSP - after you pull the trigger 3 times in one second, it shoots 3 ball every time you pull the trigger
Ramping Mellinnium- same as PSP, only shoots 2 balls every time you pull the trigger.
And finally, i love that the clamping feed neck screws off. I can just leave the feed neck attached to my hopper so i dont have to take the allen screw out to take off the hopper.
The only weaknesses in this gun that i have found so far is that it uses co2 up pretty fast, but most likely due to the fact that you can shoot so much faster. Also batteries (i have used energizer 9v) only last about 500 shots. I plan to get a spyder 9,6v rechargeable battery once i have the money.
One more thing i think i should say, spyder customer service is GREAT! (NOT!!!, read edit below) They answered any questions i had on the gun and also sent my a replacement screw on the feed neck because i lost the old one (free of charge). Just call the number in the manual to get any questions that you have on the gun answered in seconds.
Ok, i am way less impressed with this gun than a was when i first got it.
I had another war with it last weekend and when i got home and was cleaning my gun i noticed a slow, but noticeable leak from the barrel. Again, i disassembled the whole gun (very frustrating that i had to do this twice) only to find nothing (if anyone knows what the problem might be, please comment). The cup seal, o rings, and everything are fine. So then i went to call spyder customer service and i got a guy who said that they are short-staffed and will call me a.s.a.p. And now, 3 days later, they still haven't called back (also very frustrating). So, i totally take back my good review on their customer service.
So that's it, i'm changing my rating to an 8 due to the problems and the now bad customer service.
Great gun. Great upgrade from Tippmann 98.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 5:48 pm PST
im guessing tht the reason u have a leak in ur gun is because ur usin CO2. the gun can start freezing up if you shoot at a fast rate for an extended period of time. this causes the CO2 to become liquid and leak through ur gun.. my opinion switch to HPA