OK, folks, let's remember that this is a cheezy gun... that said, this is a fantastic backup gun. It holds just enough paint to get you out of a spot, and make a feverish retreat to fix your real gun. It is tiny, and light, and can actually be holstered. The 6 inch brass barrel is actually fairly accurate.
The trigger pull will make your fingers hurt, as it's about an inch and a half, resisting you all the way (all hail double action). The 20 ball capacity is fairly useless for any sustained, modern skirmish (and you have to turn it every 5 shots). The manufacturer is out of bidness, so no spare parts. Field stripping this puppy requires more effort than herding cats.
Good side arm for when your regular gun decides to fail. Resist any urge to upgrade it, as you can only make it a worse side arm. If you can get one of these for under 40 bucks, go for it... can't hurt, right?
Strengths: Cool looking and durable(so far).
Weaknesses: Trigger (not bad when broken in as mine is), range (does lob shots sound familiar),
Other markers: SMG 60 / Tippmann 68 special, diabolo pump, tracer pump, Kingman hammer pump, Brass Eagle talon; many, and an electric semi-automatic marker.
I originally bought most of my PB markers just to modify and play with so used and cheap fits the bill. Also when I play we are all using older markers so the playing field is fairly equal. Sort of like everybody having a muzzleloader.
I was lucky enough to get two complete rapides with constant air off eBay. I sold the other one and the one I kept is one my favorites.
This is a fun rec gun. I have 3 sets of 10 round tubes each double taped sten gun style. I don't have the original magazine so I have six 10 round tubes taped together in groups of two Sten gun style. You have to keep your attention on reloading which isn't that difficult because you can see the balls dropping down the clear tubes as you fire. I keep the tubes in sterling submachine gun magazine pouches.
I am new to paintball and have many beat up and refurbished markers. Everyone of them is very challenging and fun to play with.
I was quite surprised to land some shots around 50' sometimes on the first shot.
I have the complete marker with the plastic stock in the front pistol grip.
Because I don't play paintball competitively I am not too worried about winning every game. I have only played three games usually in an auto scrapyard. There's lots of obstacles to move around and a lot of action at close quarter.
I was lucky enough to get two complete rapides off eBay and its one my favorites.
Rating: 7-10 based on retro coolness
Last edited on Wednesday, December 13th, 2006 at 9:04 pm PST