I got my Dangerous Power E1 and wanted to give a preliminary review of the gun. This gun was designed with the beginning player in mind, but will definitely impress the intermediate player as well.
Looks and Feel
The E1 has a simple look with minimal milling. The color combination on my gun (blue and black) is beautiful and the annodizing is flawless.
The gun is light weight (only 1.9 pounds), well balanced and fits nicely in my hands. The grips are thin, hard rubber and very comfortable.
The trigger is spring controlled and feels very snappy. There is very little side-to-side play. It has 3 adjustments for your personal preference.
The circuit board has a micro-switch for the trigger, which makes registering the shots better than the opti-switch of older DP guns. The board has two firing modes, semi-auto and full-auto. To toggle between the two firing modes, hold the trigger and turn on the gun. The gun is either in semi or full-auto, which makes it easy for the beginning player. It has a single button that has multiple functions. Press and hold to turn on, press once to turn eyes on or off and use the button for switching between firing modes as stated.
The ASA is an on/off and is integrated with the trigger frame. A couple turns of the knob and itís aired up, very simple to use. Unfortunately, since it is part of the trigger frame, it cannot be replaced.
The trigger frame is small, yet comfortable. The trigger guard is large and very close to the High Pressure Regulator, allowing ample room for fingers. The screws that hold the frame in place are hidden, one within the grips and one within the High Pressure Regulator. The screw within the grips is somewhat difficult to get out, but not unbearable.
The High Pressure Regulator (HPR) is based on G3 regulator, with a slightly different look. The lower portion swivels to allow you to place the macroline fitting in the location of your choice. Adjustment is easy, just a few turns of the screw on the bottom.
The bolt system is identical to the G3 except for the back cap, which is longer and has no milling.
The feedneck is a simple slideín lock design containing two o-rings. It holds the loader securely and a twist of the loader removes it.
The 9.5 inch single barrel seems accurate when shooting, for a stock barrel. I am not sure what the bore size is, as it is not stamped on the barrel similar to other DP guns. It seems to be a larger bore because the paint rolled thru it.
Now for some numbers. I aired up the E1, adjusted the HPR and chronoed around 280 fps. 10 shots produced a very tight group of numbers for out of the box. 278, 275, 279, 277, 276, 279, 278, 278, 277, 276.
I then shot to see how many pods I could shoot. I got 9 pods on a 68/4500 with 4000 psi fill. I was very impressed! I am sure after the gun is broken-in, it will definitely get even better numbers.
What I've found so far, is the E1 will exceed the expectations of most beginning players. The looks, feel and ease of maintenance will appeal to the novice player as well as the seasoned veteran. This gun offers many great features in a compact size and should be a hit.
It is the perfect gun for the entry level player because of the ease of maintenance and a good pick as a back up for the intermediate player.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, February 19th, 2011 at 7:57 am PST
I was looking to buy this to replace my Azodin Kaos that is some what broken...I have been plaing paintball for a year now so I'm not a beginner do you think I should buy one? Or what gun do you prefer in the 200-400 zone