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reverse edge Monday, October 8th, 2012
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
More than 5 years
Products Used:
Smart Parts Ion
Invert Mini
Dangerous Power Threshold
Angel A4 Fly
Azodin Blitz
Spyder Pilot
Proto Matrix Rail 09
Tippmann Alpha Black E-grip (worked on & upgraded for a friend)
Marker Setup: GOG G1 (relaunch of the Smart Parts SP-1)
Black Heart board
Empire Apex 2 barrel (16")
50/4500 Pure Energy Stubby tank
Dye Rotor
Drop-down dovetail mount
A GOOD on/off ASA!
New Macro-line

Strengths: Quiet
Stock Trigger
Stock Barrel
Battery efficient
Plenty of rails
Weaknesses: Stock Dovetail
Air efficiency
Aftermarket trigger
Full disassembly is annoying
Review: The GOG G1 is the relaunch of the Smart Parts SP-1.
It retails new for about $250, and the G1 with Black Heart board goes for about $300.

Comes with:
- A nice hard-case and cut foam slots for the gun and all parts.
- The gun comes with a 14" barrel
- M16 style adjustable stock
- Center set & off-set feedneck (with elbow piece)
- All the tools for the gun
- Extra o-ring kit
- A CD-ROM manual

- This gun is pretty quiet, especially in the woods. Although, in my opinion, the noise kind of ramps up if you use 3-round-burst, or full-auto.
- This gun shoots a pretty consistent grouping, but the grouping does widen a bit if you use the burst or full-auto setting.
- The stock reg is the same one that the DXL Luxe uses.
- This sucker is light! Not a problem to carry around for a long time in the wooded terrain.
- The stock trigger is a 3-point-adjustable magnetic pull, so it is super light! It blows away the triggers on other woodsball markers.

- This gun isn't the most air efficient. If you keep the gun in semi, it gets average efficiency. But if you venture into 3-round-burst or full-auto, efficiency goes out the window.
- The dovetail is awkwardly positioned (the tank infringes when you try to aim with the stock to your shoulder), and I'm not sure what caused it, but my stubby tank was practically CEMENTED into the dovetail! It took me and a buddy about 30 minutes to work it off! But my other tank goes on and off with no problem.
- An on/off ASA is a good idea. Despite the above dovetail experience I mentioned, this gun loses quite a bit of air when you take the tank off. So I think putting a few dollars down for an ASA is a good idea. And a better macro-line is a good idea; it comes with a nylon-wrapped line, but I personally don't care for that type of line.
- This gun doesn't have a lot of upgrades, other than different stocks & barrels. It does have a double trigger upgrade, but the stock trigger is honestly better -- the double trigger is stiff, it hangs too close to the grip frame, and it's really cheap plastic.
- Taking the breach out of this gun is a PAIN!
- And as a personal peeve, I don't care for the butt on the stock. It's really rough on your shoulder, unless you're wearing a tac vest, or a thicker jacket.
Conclusion: All in all, this gun is really nice for the money! Aside from the upgrades I recommended, this gun works really great out of the box!
The Black Heart board is one of the simpler I've worked with, and the fact that you can buy it already installed is a plus.

All in all, I'd recommend this to anyone looking to up their woodsball game.
8 out of 10

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