Custom Products .689 16 inch barrel
9oz Co2 tank
Various hoppers, 10-200 round
45 degree 1" feedneck
Sometimes weird feeds
First of all, I have to say that I really like this hopper. It's unique, well-made, heavily customizable, and has a great capacity. Let's start with the plus points:
CAPACITY: Although it's marketed as a 50 round hopper, I was able to get 60 rounds in with the stock front cap and the spring-loaded flip cap. With the optional snub-nose capacity booster ($2.00) that capacity is upped to around 75 paintballs. That's pretty good for a "50 round" hopper.
LOOKS: It looks like a sight, which is cool. Because I don't use sights or scopes, this hopper gives my marker a little MilSim flair. The scope knobs are a nice touch, and the lucky bounce lids and speedfeeds have an understated pseudo-scope design. When you were running out of paint, you might be able to use it as a sight with two lucky-bounce lids or speedfeeds!
FEED: Unlike almost every other hopper at this size, this hopper actually feeds when it is stuffed full. It feeds really well, no shaking required. There's some stutters at the end of the capacity, but I'll get to that later.
CLEVER: The modability is unique among gravity hoppers. The scope looks are also clever, but by far the cleverest component is the O-ring holder on the top scope knob. You can fit a couple different sizes of O-ring on the knob for easy access, which is a really great idea. You can also adjust the fit of the hopper by fitting an O-ring to the neck (one is included, already installed).
CUSTOMIZABILITY: Alright, now this is cool. The hopper has two openings at the front and back, which can be fitted with different endcaps. They have the standard spring-loaded lid, the "lucky bounce lid" (which is soft and pliable) for transparency and bounce-tastic hopper hits, a "speedfeed' which is identical to the lucky bounce with the addition of a speed feed cap for 10-round tubes, a "snub-nose" for increased capacity, and the stock black plastic endcap. You can set the hopper up any way you like with any combination of endcaps. Personally, I use the spring-loaded lid with either the speedfeed or snub-nose. With the speedfeed I can spin the hopper around in the elbow if I want to use my 10 round tubes. You can also adjust the width of the feedneck for different necks and, if you call APP, you can get your name or team logo imprinted on the hopper. You can't help but admire that.
Now, there are problems with this hopper.
SIZE: This is big for a hopper of it's capacity. I don't know why it's so big, but it isn't a problem for me. It's not even close to the size of a Sportshot 100 or a Spyder 150, but it's bigger than a 50 round hopper for sure. Mind you, I've never been hit in the hopper because it's so low profile, so consider that when you go to buy one.
FEEDING: When the hopper begins to run low, the balls won't feed if you're shooting down on someone. This isn't a problem in speedball, but in woodsball, when you have the altitude advantage, the last thing you want is to have to rock upwards to load your paintballs.
I love this hopper. It will probably be my exclusive hopper outside of heavy open-class and stock-class games, simply for its sheer versatility, build quality, sweet looks, and overall cool-factor. If you want one, I highly recommend getting the snub-nose. It's probably the best upgrade for the hopper you can get. For those who play stock-class, the speedfeed will be a nice add-on as well, adding a little diversity. Pick this hopper up if you are a discerning pump player or woodsball player. You won't regret it.