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2nwyka Friday, August 5th, 2011
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested6 of 9 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
All Tippmanns,
Spyders,
Viewloader Triton II
Various other Spyder clones
Marker Setup: WGP '2K AutoCocker
-14" 7/8 JT Tactical barrel
-32* Black Macro
-Pro-fit 90s
-Crosman 4x15 scope
-Ninja 62/3000
-Viewloader Revvy X
-VL Clamping feed neck
-Engraved WGP Grips

VL Triton II
-12" Carbon-fiber barrel
-Custom paint job
-7/8" M4 Shroud
-M4 Gas-thru magazine
Recommended
Upgrades:
Probably a foregrip,
New barrel
Strengths: Light
Nice trigger pull
Great on gas
Looks cool
Accurate
Weaknesses: Safety is not ergonomic
No foregrip
Cocking knob doesn't have beavertail
Review: Well, my friend got a pair of Piranhas at goodwill for $30, so he brought them to the field to test them. Here are the results of my test firing.

Accuracy:
I was very impressed by the accuracy of the stock barrel. It printed a 1-2" group over 10 balls at about 50 feet, so it will hit your target. However, if you chop a ball, the accuracy is done until you clean the barrel with a squeegee. 4/5

Weight:
Even with a full 20oz CO2 tank and a hopper, the marker was very light and pointed exceptionally well. I was able to fire one-handed without problems with recoil or weight.
5/5

Efficiency:
My friend played all day, using only about 10-12 ounces of CO2 (500 shots), and didn't chop a single ball. 5/5

Price:
Although I didn't buy the marker, my understanding is that it only costs about $80 bucks, so that puts it in the readily-accessible range for the newbie player or the woodsballer looking for a reliable backup marker. 5/5

Durability:
The whole thing is aluminum, which lends itself inately to good durability. The stock o-rings are a little soft, but everything else is very well made, including the gripframe.
4/5

Overall user-friendliness:
The thing I didn't like about the marker was the position and style of safety. To the rear of the trigger on the left side of the frame is a slide-style safety that requires considerable force to toggle back and forth. Being a lefty, this was an annoyance as I had to change hands in order to switch the safety. The cocking knob is a little dangerous, as it cycles similarly to an AutoCocker back block, and without provisions for a beavertail, it can be painful to smack yourself in the face with the bolt.
3/5

26/30
Conclusion: I would not recommend this to a tournament player, however I would recommend this to an experienced player looking for a good, fast, reliable backup marker. Overall, an excellent weapon!
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

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