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elevan Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
Period of
Product Use:
6 months6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Marker Setup: AKP
CP 1-piece .685 dust yellow
Proto Primo loader
68 4.5k
Strengths: Sturdy
Efficient
Simple
Fun
Weaknesses: Barrel
Locktite
Farts
Review: This is my first pump so I have nothing to compare it to in terms of performance. At this price point its either this or a DIY cocker pump conversion. $150 is a very reasonable price for the gun.

It's full of details that make it awesome:
the pullpin bolt is delrin and o-ringless, the trigger frame has a dovetail mount, ion feedneck, autococker threaded barrel, and a hitman rod.

On to the function:

I like the feedneck, some people hate it but I think its fine, especially if you are using a shake and shoot.

The triad barrel system or whatever is good idea, but it doesn't really work. Paint is tiny these days, if you want to play pump get yourself the smallest bore barrel and biggest bore paint you can buy. But the stock barrel works, just watch your gun's tilt.

The gun does fart when the hammer is released and springs back but its not a big deal. I kind of like the unique sound it makes.

This gun is really fun to shoot. When properly greased up the pump is super smooth. It has a built in support that makes it very sturdy...most cocker pump kits don't have this. It functions like a turtle cocker would which makes it nice and compact, no back block.

This gun is super efficient (as you're doing half the work). One fill with a normal size tank will easily get you through the day. This is nice when I play woodsball, I take my pod pack out there and never have to go back for paint or air.

The simplicity of the gun is easily its best part for me. You never really have to worry about running out of air, running out of paint, running out of batteries, or breaking down. In my opinion it is paintball as it should be; you go out and just play, no worries about equipment.

As far as consistency goes I'm pleased with it. I use HPA which helps, but a regulator is on my list of things to add. The best thing is to get a good paint/barrel bore match.

The downers:
I bought a matching CP on/off ASA to put on the dovetail but Azodin put the most severe locktite on the gas fittings. Even in a table vise I couldn't get it to come off the gas thru, I actually scratched it up in the process (my fault too). If you plan on changing your gas line you might as well buy a reg/gasthru/expansionchamber because those fittings are going no where.
Conclusion: For $150 buy it. You may be able to build a cocker pump for less but the AKP's smooth,sturdy pump, feedneck and o-ringless bolt make it well worth $150.

It's a super fun gun to shoot. Every time I go to the field people are always asking me what it is and commending me for using a pump.

It's ridiculously simple, air efficient, and easy to clean. After a day of play just pop out the bolt and swab the chamber. This gun is idiot proof.

If you want to get into open class pump and want an awesome gun out of the box buy this gun!
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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