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Luigi the Beast Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month9 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Previous Egos, Geo. Only PE markers measure up, in my opinion.
Marker Setup: Currently: Regal 2 Ego 11
GA 68/45 with Myth2
Rotor, what else would you need?
Recommended
Upgrades:
ROFLMAO... none.
There's not even after market parts that are any better than the stock stuff.
Strengths: Spacing between reg and trigger guard. Shaft 4.
Weaknesses: Takes way to long to break in so you can mess around with settings
Review: I just bought this BNIB Regal 2 and had two practices with it. I've had been shooting my 08 since brand new and didn't feel the need to upgrade - skipped 09 and 10.
So I'm gonna get the "bad" outta way first. 10 to 15 cases to break in before you can start playing with the solenoid is a drag!! Also, takes time to get used to the "new" ergonomics, it's quite a jump for somebody so used to the 08 like myself. And if you like to upgrade this ain't it, no after market parts will give you any better performance, the stock gun is at the very top of the food chain. There, those are the cons, if you want to call it that.

The new features that I like the most are the shaft 4, and the spacing between the trigger guard and the reg. I think the idea of a longer control bore for the barrel back is ingenious and seems to work quite well, thou I'm still to shoot it in another gun. PE barrels are always nice, but this one seems better, rather use it than my one-piece CF ones.

The spacing between the trigger guard and the SL3 reg is larger, perfect for my thumb size, but it does force me to wrap my whole hand around the reg. There's not really a confortable position to hold the body of the 11 with your thumb and index finger of your off-hand, like I usually do with other guns. It might take a bit to get used to it for some - I still am - but it's definitely a better shooting platform, more instinctive and stable, feels better for running and gunning. The placement of the trigger frame higher in the receiver's body seems to contribute also a lot.

Is it smooth? Yes, very. Not the smoothest or quietest gun I ever shot, of course. It's not a spool. But out of the box, or with less than 2 cases on the counter, it's a bit smoother and quieter than my well broken-in 08. To me that seems to indicate that when I get to play with the settings and solenoid, it'll get much better.

POPS is very nice, but at least to me, it does not affect gameplay very much, unlike the other features I mentioned before. Same with the 45 swivel collar. Genious, great detail, aesthetically pleasing too, but not game changing imho.
Luxury details: the feedneck thumbwheel is perfect, don't want any other types of necks, ever. Screen is excellent, board doesn't need introduction nor upgrade. Cure 3+ bolt seems to me just as good as any of its previous incarnations. New grips that "seal" the board area - so well you can probably play without its screws - are excellent if a tad bulky, but they have a mild "Ultralight" effect to them, the top part is slimmet than the bottom. Nicest spare parts kit I've ever seen, still to figure out what the bolt inserts that come with it do. What maintenance?

First time out had it factory stock. Excellent consistency over the chrono. Didn't even unlock the board, so it was semi uncapped. Have to admit there was a slight ammount of barrel rise, but it was shooting pretty fast, and I was still to grasp the correct way to hold it with the off-hand. Second time I put it in 12.4 ramp and started "wrapping" the reg, made the rise feel negligible.

Conclusion: All in all, a great marker. You can argue it's expensive, but you get what you pay for. I personally think it's the best value amongst the high ends as an overall package and all the luxury you don't get from other manufacturers. Other guns will have a key feature or another that's better than this. No other gun can rate this high in every single category without ups, again in my humble opinion.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 12:38 pm PST
 

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