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Unregistered User Monday, November 19th, 2001
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
3 months
Products Used:
none, I'm a newbie
Marker Setup: Gun is stock from the factory, the only thing I have done is cover all the polished AL with camo tape. I play woods ball, so the polished finish was a dead give away. I use a 20oz. tank.
I will soon aquire a new barrel. I am also modifying the site rail and putting an extention on the side to get a full field of view with a red dot site made for firearms.
Strengths: Talk about one solid gun. This thing is made of AL throughout including the internals. Nice metal trigger on it with a solid yet short pull. I like the drop forward, keeps the whole package compact, the vertical hopper helps too. This is a consitant fring gun with good paint. It DOESN'T shoot cheap paint, don't even try it. I have fired 1500 quality balls through it, only 2 breaks under very fast fire. Fast rate of fire, you will easily outshoot the stock hopper. Nice anodyzing on the gun, I have the balck one. I like the asy fine adjustments you can make. The regulator works well. It has a very good bolt. It is easy to take apart and clean, the only real maintance you need to do is oil it. I like having only one size oring; it uses tank orings throughout so if Worr ever goes under (yeah right), then you will always be able to replace orings, and for cheap. All in all, I'm very impressed with this marker, and proud of my first paintball purchase, a definate winner.
Weaknesses: I don't understand why the air line goes into the regulator on the side. It isn't that big of a problem, on;y a small nusence. I also don't like the barrel guard, it only scratches the nice anodyzing, I took mine off. Ive heard complaints about weight... Well, what do you expect for a well made paint gun that is solid aluminuim. with a 20 oz. tank on mine, I still have no trouble with it! This paint gun will not shoot cheap paint. Don't try it. When I first got mine in the mail, I shot about 20 of my buddies cheap paintballs, viewloader or brass eagle one... out of the 20, I broke 10. Haven't had a problem in 1500 good balls, I've broke 2. All of these things are not very important, and very easy to live with.
Conclusion: READ THIS, Piranha vs. Commando 2, vs. Shutter vs. Dark Raider: If you are considering a new marker, let me explain why I went with the Dark Raider over my other interests. I was looking at a Spyder Shutter, a GT Commando 2, and a Piranha EXT Pro. The Spyder is simply not well made. It looks good from afar, but on closer inspection the seams are cheap, the metal is cheap, and the reg adn expansion chamber are very cheap. They are put there to fool new poeple like me. You would have to replace them anyways, so don't waste the extra money on buying them in the first place. That is a bad sign of a company to me. The Piranha I really liked. My biggest complaints were with the RAM Air pressure chamber. It uses a spring, which isn't nessasry, had it used a numatic RAM Air that would have been good. Plus it take a special smaller sized oring on that RAM Air. It is just one more thing to go wrong,m extra parts to replace, and time spent finding/ordering the parts. I felt it was another advertising gimic to sell to the untrained eye. The Commando 2 apears to be a well buil;t, simplistic design. I like it. I question the company though. They only give it a 90 day warranty, which makes me wonder why they dont' have more faith in thier product. It is probably a decent gun, but who knows. I went with the Dark Raider becasue I know Worr Games has an excellent reputation. It uses high quality materials, and well constructed. It has a 1 yr warranty. It has one of the best regulators in the game, not a cheap one you would replace later. I feel this is about the best semi-auto marker available. You would have to go to a Cocker, Minimag, or better to beat this. It is also not a gun that every one has seen, or every one on the block owns. So you can be a little differnt. I researched paint guns for 3 weeks. I came to the choice of Shutter, Piranha EXT Pro, Commando 2, or Dark Raider. I'm very comfident in my decision. If you buy you will be as well. You can email me if you have any other questions to ask. I give a 9 becasue nothing is perfect. I wish they had a 9.5 option.
9 out of 10

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