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sameagol26 Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
This was my first electronic marker
Marker Setup: Blue Invert Mini
Halo BV35 with Rip Drive
62/3000 psi Tank (Basic)
Recommended
Upgrades:
Better Barrel for sure (Invert Nighstick or Redz Pepper stick Barrel kit)
A backup HPA/ Nitro tank
New Bolt to lessen the kick of the gun (Maybe a TechT one)
Other than that, it's perfect out of the box
Strengths: Lightweight
Fast and accurate out of the box
Nice sensitive trigger
Clamping Feedneck

Weaknesses: Barrel's kind of short
The bore size is fairly large (.692)
Too much Kick
Review: When i was first looking for a new gun to ad to my arsenal, it took me a long time to decide on what i should get. I looked at every possible gun that I could get in the price range that the mini was in and I tell you, none intrigued me more than this gun did. I read tons of reviews on BT's TM series, Azodins, Dangerous Power G4, Proto SLG's etc and the only one I was truly impressed by was the Invert Mini

The Invert Mini right out of the box comes out firing hot! I had it chronoed at roughly 250 fps which isn't too bad since my field only lets me use up to 280 max. To adjust the velocity, it is very simple. All that's needed to do is find the largest allen key I beleive and turn the back part of the gun counterclockwise for increased velocity and the opposite for decreased velocity. It really couldn't be simpler. Taking out the bolt is also very easy, I won't elaborate as my review is going to be very lengthy anyways. Just read your manual, it is very self explanatory. But probably 90% of the maintenance is taking out the bolt and lubing it and the orings inside.

When you first hold the gun you will notice that it is very light, sleek and sexy. I fell in love with it on first sight. Even when you screw in the barrel it is very light and gives you a nice tight feel with the gun. It's perfect for sppedball especially if you play the snake. I believe with everything on the gun at the beginning (Battery, gun itself, and barrel) it weighs under 2 pounds. That is very light! It also comes stock with one 9 volt battery which I suggest you change pretty soon as they seemed to be drained of most their power.

The barrel it uses is a 12" .692 bore, one piece barrel which is ok for a stock barrel. It in my opinion, could be longer and I found the range to be somewhat weak for the price of the gun. That being said i could still get a nice tight spread on the gun with the stock barrel.

This gun has four modes. The first is semi auto, then PSP ramping (3 round burst), NXL full auto, and Millenium mode. All the modes in my opinion are excellent and all serve a purpose. You can change anything from rate of fire which can max out at 20 bps, to the dwell and ramping point. I usually run my mini at full auto 19 bps because i like the sheer power i get from it. Some fields might not let you use full auto but that's nothing to worry about. The Invert Mini on semi can still shoot ropes like crazy! There is one mode that i find relatively useless and that is millenium mode. It works by starting out on semi and when you reach the required bps, which i belive is 6, it goes to ramping at 6 balls per second. I haven't really found a use for it yet and I don't think many people even really use it.

To change modes it is fairly simple. The manual has everything you will need to know and even has many helpful pictures to guide you along your way. I, before I even purchased the gun, researched videos on youtube on how to change the modes just to see how hard it would be. Like I said, it is actually really simple. All your main components lie within the front grip of the mini. There is one screw that needs to be taken out before you try to change anything. To change modes, you use the dip switch, which you will find inside, about halway down the board. Click it once to change the firing mode. It will blick once and then go solid red for less than a second. Before the red goes away press the dip switch again to cycle upwards. In order to cycle downwards press the power button once. If you are confused about this pm me or just go on youtube and look it up. Like I said, it is all in your manual.

The first time I actually fired this gun I had mixed opinions. I, being a power- hungry paintball player, fired it off on full auto the very first chance I got. So when I first loaded it with paintballs (they were Xballs which are mid grade paint) and fired there was a lot of kick to the gun. I wasn't expecting it so it did throw my shot off a little. It is something that you adjust to eventially but at eh beginning can be a pain in the butt. Also with the tank on and Hopper the gun weighs quite a bit more. The hopper I use, which is the Halo v35 with rip drive, I think almost weighs more than the mini itself. It definitely is bigger if you take off the barrel. Also the tank I use makes my gun kind of back heavy which can be hard on your wrist after a while. Now all that being said, it does have a decent balance to it and it really is a fun gun to fire. It is pretty accurate but my last and only issue is with the tank i use, I only get about 300 shots at the most before I start to run out of air. The tank is suppose to give you roughly 600 shots so i am getting half of that.

The mini is kind of a battery hog but at the same time, I over react when i see my mini flashing orange when its suppose to flash green when on.
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Conclusion: So overall, after that lengthy review, for which i apologize, I have come down to a decision on the rating and overall view of the mini. I give it a 8.5/ 10. My main points for this are the good amount of kick to the gun, the lack of a larger barrel and smaller bore size, and the amount of air I found it consumes. Overall though if you are looking for a gun in the 300- 400$ price range, I would definitely recommend this to you. It's a light, tight, fast, easy to handle gun and is even easy for someone just purchasing their first electronic marker. It is super reliable, and an eye- appealing gun which is always a bonus when it comes to buying a paintball gun. It will work for both speedball or woosdball and It can keep up with anything thrown at it. If you have the money definitely buy this gun. You won\t regret it. Because I cant give an 8.5 though I give a 9. Thanks for reading.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

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