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Unregistered User Wednesday, November 14th, 2001
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Strengths: This is my first gun. I bought it a few months ago and I'm very pleased with it. It only cost me $125. It comes with three hex wrenches, 2 o-rings, a cup seal, and a barrel plug. Pretty basic. I also got a "package" with it that included a cheap mask, 12 oz., hopper, oil, and a squeegie. I spent the extra 20 bucks for a 20 oz. and a JT Spectra Thermal. That was probably the best $20 I ever spent. The GT-2000 is basically a no-frills spider clone with a vertical powerfeed. It's a great gun, and since I've been playing a lot and comparing to others, I have come to really appreciate it. First of all it is SOLID. Well built, simple design--not a lot to go wrong with it. The stock barrel is actually pretty good--medium bore, nice honing job, 11 and 1/2 inches in length. The vertical powerfeed is really nice, and I don't believe you can get it on any other gun. It has a set screw to hold your hopper on, and feeds faster than the gun can shoot, but the best part is that it allows you to sight down the built in sight-rail and across the barrel. That's a REALLY big deal. But the best feature of this gun, in my opinion, is the fact that it is very pointable. If you have ever used a shootgun you know how important this is. Basically it means that when you point your hand at your target, your gun fits you in such a way that it pretty much aims itself at what you are pointing at. Of course pointability also depends on the shooter. It doesn't eat a lot of CO2, and it has a pretty nice trigger pull (for a paintball gun).
Weaknesses: Yes, the GT-2000 is a bit on the heavy side. Don't be a wuss, it's only a difference of a pound or so. Your boots wiegh more than that. And the stock barrel is way, way LOUD. BOOM!! But at least it is fairly consistent, so you won't have to add the cost of an aftermarket barrel on to the price of the gun just to make it worth your while (think M98). And it is not exactly a sleek, elegant weapon, but who cares, it WORKS. Lastly, it only comes in black. Personally I like to play in the woods where circus colors only invite nasty whelps, so to me that is not bad at all, but for the rest of you....
Conclusion: I was considering a tippman or one of a million spider clones out there when I bought this gun. And I think a made a good choice. Here's why:
1. it is inexpensive (my favorite)
2. it is every bit as indestructable as a m98, no matter what people who own 98's tell you
3. it works really well right out of the box (no need to by anything else for it immediately)
4. it can be upgraded as much as anything else (FYI it can run on pressures as low as 400 psi bone stock) I just put an expansion chamber on mine and I think that is the last thing I'll ever do to it
5. it is well engineered, in fact if you go to www.gt-2000.com you can email the guy who designed it with questions. I did once and he wrote me back the NEXT DAY! how's that for customer service?

Sooooooooo, if your are looking for your first gun, or whatever, do yourself a favor and think about the GT-2000. AND FOR GOD'S SAKE SPEND THE EXTRA TEN BUCKS AND GET A GOOD MASK! I would give the gun a 10 cosidering it would be a good deal if it cost $200 (think Spider, Pirahnna,etc.) but I am fundamentally opposed to rating anything as perfect--that's saying there is no place for improvement, and besides, the purpose of a rating scale is for comparison. I will say, though, that it is THE BEST paintball gun you can get for less than $200 new. At least as far as I know.....
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
whowantstoknow Tuesday, May 13th, 2003 | 8:10 am PST
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