Lack of upgrades, and the fire modes are annoying to get to.
I was able to pick this up for $75 refurbished, so ill be reviewing this gun at that price. If i payed msrp (600) then i wouldnt ever recomend this gun to anyone whose looking at that price range. I went to my field yesterday to try out this now ancient and vintage paintball gun. Right off the bat i jammed it, bad. Needless to say i was dissappointed that five minutes into the day that gun is disabled. I ended up using an old impulse bolt to push the bolt back. I couldnt believe that a $600 gun jammed, and i was about to switch to my proto for the rest of the day. Fortunately, me being the complete retard, ive set it for max speed (19/sec) and put my crappiest hopper (12/sec) on it, thus causing the gun to jam with i did a 6 round burst. I lowered the speed of the gun to 7/sec and i had absolutely to problems with the marker all day. i was using some really old paintballs so i wont go into how accurate the gun was or the barrel. when the it did shoot straight it shot wonderfully, but that was rare and again it was 2-3 month old paint and i was using an empire barrel kit. All in all once i fix the problem that i caused on the Em1 it was a great gun to have fun with in the woods. Is it a tournament gun, maybe 11years from now but certainly todays gun far out class it.
The Em1 is a great gun if you can find it under $100, if you check ebay you find the place that i got mine from, be aware they dont come with the vertical hopper adapter so either get lucky in finding one or duck tape. And dont listen to the others when they say you cant put a drop on it. Mine had two straight holes on the grip, allowing me to use standard drops, with a different asa. Also i noticed nobody else mention this, the barrel is lined in brass, which should give you better shots. Im giving this gun an 8 bc its supposed to be a tournament gun but really it belongs in the woods, and i only payed 75 for it.