Tippmann US Army Alpha Black Tactical w/
Archon's NEW Revolutionary 200 Round Gravity fed hopper,
20oz remote line CO2 NXe 4+1
Overlord Rx Pistol w/ laser sight
Custom made P90 prototype
Smaller Magazine release button (can be requested at Kingmann customer service)
Easy Mag change
Not allowed on some fields
Magazine release button
First off I would like to state that the weaknesses are not direct factors of the gun itself, rather to limitations of the guns stature. For example: There are a lot of courses that do not allow the .43 caliber due to legalities of their waiver and insurance coverage. Another reason would be that the .43 caliber rounds are hard to find and need to be specifically the Kingmann brand to avoid compromising the terms of the warranty. With that being said, there is one thing that I can not specify enough, hands on testing. You, yourself can only know how a gun feels in your hand, Anyone can write all day about a weapon but It can never justify how you may react to a specific gun.
Out of the Box:
The Kingmann Chaser has a sleek, aesthetic, compact design. It’s made up of High Impact Polymer with an Aluminum Receiver. In my opinion it can be compared to a slightly oversized Glock. The grip is also slightly over sized and has rubber grip for extra stabilization. One drawback is that the grip may be a little too big for smaller hands, this is due to the magazine and CO2 are house inside the grip rather than others that are on the top or in front of the gun. It has regular pistol sights and slide. It has a real gun feel to it. It requires only one cock per installation of a single CO2 cartridge, which will give one approx. 70-80 shots.
This gun needs to be broken in; even Kingman costumer service will advise this. That’s why they add in at least 100 rounds into their packages. At first I chopped a lot of balls, now its maybe 3 out of a 100. This could also be due to the rounds included with the marker are of poor quality, I've read some website and personal reviews that claim the round packed along with the gun are low quality.
Keep in mind that we are talking about a pistol when reading the accuracy. To give my review merit I want to give the reader my background history, not to brag, but to ensure the reader that they are reading a dependable review. I have trained in law enforcement and have been disciplined in the correct and most efficient form of shooting, as well as being an avid paintballer for over 5 years. I think the smaller caliber helps when it comes to this marker. From roughly 10 yards (30 feet) the marker is highly accurate, from there on to 20 yards (60 ft) it has a reasonably accurate contact.
Please keep in mind that I only use this maker for a side arm, and not as a primary weapon, so I can only give my opinion from that perspective. The Chaser has a real gun feel to it and one doesn’t not have to worry about smacking into something and ripping the clip of like other top magazine markers. The drop clip magazine makes switching on the fly a breeze, which is a must under pressure. I, myself, like how compact it is compare to other markers.
Cleaning is fairly simple on these guns, you don’t have to be a wiz at nomenclature. For quick, on the go barrel cleaning, it comes with a small squeegeeand is a breeze to clean. As for more in depth cleaning, the manual walks you through a very simple field strip that most people could handle.
This gun performs quit well on the field, as a side arm or primary in close quarters. I used during a close quarters capture the flag, and I have to say I was quite impressed. The quick change with the clip makes reloading quite simple and doesn’t leave one hanging in the heat of battle. It doesn’t hurt that it is highly accurate either, even at a distance. At around 70 feet, with the velocity adjusted slightly higher, it had no problem picking people off. However, this would not cut it in speed ball or any other open area/ fast paced games.
I had no problems in play, whatsoever. No chops! No double feeds! And No malfunctions! Although, there is one thing I would like to mention…..the magazine release button is slightly larger than it needs to be, and can be in the way, and easily ejected by accident. However, the Kingmann corp. has acknowledged this problem and will send, at your request, and smaller mag release button.
Whenever I write one of these reviews I try to add that it is very important to research the equipment that is right for you. The best way it to go somewhere where others will let you test there gun or equipment. It that is not possible, read all the reviews you can to see which product is the best for you. In specific though, the overall picking this pistol would absolutely depend on weighing the following factors:
Do I want to be weighed down by a side arm?
Do I even Need a side arm?
Will I use it?
But most importantly…..Does the course I play, or intend to play on, accept them on the field, due to the smaller caliber?