Dangerous Power G3
J&J Edge Barrel Kit
PMI 50/45 Carbon Fiber Tank
Stinger Paintball Designs Grips
Dangerous Power Rev-i
68/45 crossfire tank
Empire Prophecy hopper
Barrel Kit included
APE Board Stock
So i got this gun used off of Tdot from another player for a good deal, so i had to break down and buy it. I already own a G3 so i know what to expect from Dangerous Power, and having shot a Spec-R i was interested to see how this marker compared with that. I test fired it today and my first impression was "WOW, this is a nice marker". Full detailed review below.
Well like i said i got this marker used so im not sure what the original cardboard box looked like, but its the case inside that counts. This is the second marker ive seen to come in a very nice case. The original Gen1 invert Mini's had a hard case with them, and this reminds me of that a lot. Its nice to see a company put effort into protecting your investment by providing a protective case for the marker. The case is made out of a reinforced foam that is very ridged and looks like it would protect the marker from soft blows or scuffs. Inside the case the marker is surrounded by hard rubber/foam and is very well protected from impact. The top layer of the case has loops to hold the barrel kit and the over sized allen keys (another plus, more about them later) so you dont loose them. There are pockets the close with Velcro to put your manual and other tools/orings in. The nice thing is your whole market + the tools + the barrel kit all fit into the bag, and its a vary small form factor so you dont have to lug around a suitcase.
I have the black and "gold" version of this marker. I say "gold" as the colour is closer to orange then the gold you would see on a spec-r or ego. Its still a very nice shade though, and since it is mainly black and not truly orange i would imagine is tourney legal. The marker is a bit larger then the G3 overall, however it doesn't weigh more (that i can tell by holding the two of them) despite the Rev-i coming with a heaver barrel.
Like the G3 the Rev-i has that amazing RAPS (rapid air pressurization system) flip leaver ASA. The best ASA i have used on any marker to date. With the rev-i not only does the RAPS purge all air in front of the tank but it also purges all air in the firing chamber and reg, which eliminates that one shot that other market have after you remove the tank. As a result the gun is truly safe when your air is off. Brilliant work DP!
Possibly my favorite part of the gun, the switchblade trigger. It has pre travel and post travel adjustment screws on the side, as well as a magnetic force adjustment screw in the trigger. This lets you set up the trigger any way you want. With the microswitch board this trigger has an overall amazing feel to it. The switchblade feature allows you to flip over the trigger so you can switch between sling and rake style triggers, depending on your style.
Other Marker Features:
The clamping feedneck is the same one that you find on the G3, smooth and locks nicely to the halo hopper.
The rev-i features the rear mounted PMD, which is awesome for watching your internal marker pressure. Also if you switch tanks you know how much of a difference they put out on their primary regs.
The regulator on the Rev-i is VERY constant, only 3+ fps up and down at the crony.
The eye covers come off with an allen key, same as the G3.
The Barrel Kit:
The barrel kit that comes with the gun features 3 backs and two fronts for use with the rev-i. The 3 backs are .693 .689 and .685 and the fronts are 14" and 16". I would have liked to see smaller tips for the barrel kit included like a 12" or 10" as i like smaller barrels on my markers, however the 14" tip works well to balance the gun. The backs seam to be honed nicely and seam to be of quality. The barrel is dead on accurate and is the best stock barrel ive used to date on a marker.
The board is built by APE, which i find really easy to use. Ive used APE boards on all my guns and love them to death. If your new to the APE way of doing things then all the features are outlined in the manual (which is full colour) and it will walk you through step by step how to program the board. The board does have a very steep learning curve, but once you get the hang of it its easy. I like the trigger tanning option and the auto tune feature. Very helpful for tweaking the marker. The board has a very aggressive "cheater mode" which allows you to run a program for a set number of seconds/trigger pulls and then clear that program out of memory, so even if you take the battery out and put it back in, its gone. I dont use this mode as i find it un sporting, but if you like that kinda thing its there for you. All your major modes are in the gun, and you can customize them if you dont like the stock ones. Battery level indicator is a plus and with 6 different profiles you have endless combination's.
Overall a very nice marker from Dangerous powers, im going to have to give it a rare 10 out of 10 as i haven't been able to find anything wrong with it. Yes i would have like to see a smaller barrel option but that's hardly cause to remove a point. Great job DP, keep it up!