With the correct size paint the autospirit is dead on accurate... shooting small paint, the autospirit is more accurate than very other barrel I have shot (dye ss, jj ceramic, and i believe even the bigshot) this is a perfect barrell for not wasting air or co2 or whatever you run b/c of the minimal porting. the internal polish is superb. the autospirit is also perfect for people using LP guns b/c you need less porting with LP set-ups to allow for enough time befor you let gas escape for the ball to reach velocity while in the barrel
And how about that cost? You can get these for $47.50 (i dont work for them but that's where i got mine)...what more do you want people? Accurate and cheap. You can get this and a bigshot combinedfor less than a dye barrel and you can shoot more sizes of paint!
This barrel has a smaller bore. So it is finicky about which paint it will shoot (IE. it wont shoot large paint well).
Less porting equals more noise but i personally do not care about sound as much as most. Plus, though this should be in the good category, less porting means you can shoot through a break easier and clean it perfectly with one squeegie pass on the field (no need for water to clean excesive porting!).
The fact that you can only get this barrel in one length is a bad thing for most people. I like the 12 inch length but it would better suit the general public if it was made at other lengths as well.
Lastly I want to respond to a guy (S. Thompson) who gave this barrel a 3/10. He said the following:
1. "the bore size of .687 is too small in order to be comfortable with different kinds of paint, and that is the ONLY bore size that Lapco makes."
-yes it is small bore so choose your paint wisely... NO that is not the only size Lapco makes (the bigshot is medium bore)
2." The second bad thing is its flimsy feel. Sure, its aluminum, but the thing is very light"
-Let me reiterate: its very light. And the problem is what? Flimsy feel? It is already as durable as every other aluminum barrel. If you want heavy and more durable so you can club people attacking you with a knife you can get the stainless steal version and both of those problems are solved.
3. " if you play with a heavy tank, then it may make your marker unbalanced."
-OK dude. Think about it. If you play with a heavy tank its NOT just the barrel that is affecting the balance of your gun. How can you rate the barrel poorly for being light??? If you want better balance for your lead tank get the stainless steel version. Am I repeating myself here?
4. "i think i overpaid when i shelled out 80 bucks for the thing".
-You certainly did overpay compared to what you can find it for online albert einstein. ($47.50 is certainly a good deal cheaper than $80)
This barrel can be used beautifully with Zap performance, RPS Marbs, etc.
It is finicky with ball sizes but don't just throw it out! B/c its obviously not for everyone I couldn't sell out and give it a 10. So i give it a 9 (even though it is very accurate).
P.S. I hate it when people say this crap like "just buy it", "get it NOW", "what are you waitng for? BUY THIS BARREL"...you get the point. So I am adding (again) my 2 cents yt saying "DONT BUY IT". That is, dont but it if you can't tolerate a finicky barrel. go for a medium or large bore and you will be more happy :)
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 7:08 am PST