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Paintball Ltd. Co. Friday, December 7th, 2001
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month7 of 15 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Stock Imp
Strengths: Unbelievably light, height has been reduced from stock IMP. But with height, why would you try and come over the top anyway? And in that case, you can get the low rise feed tube which drops the height 1.5inch. 18 balls per sec........Isn't that faster than an angle? Accuracy is much better than the angel as well as its range. Price is about the same too. Really nice trigger. Easier to maintain than an angel. HMMMMMMMMM.......Do you see where I am goin here. THIS GUN IS SWEET!!!!
Weaknesses: Prob the cost, but getting to customize it to how you want it is always a plus. THERE IS REALLY NOTHING BAD ABOUT THIS GUN
Conclusion: If you are up between and Angel and a FF. Go with the FF. Just compare both guns. The FF IMP is lighter, faster, more accurate, easier to work on, and more reliable. But if you want a glorified piece of S$%%t like the angel go ahead and waste your money. You can watch me win from the deadbox...
10 out of 10

Review Comments
Carthage Friday, June 4th, 2004 | 12:13 pm PST
Might I add that that that "glorified piece of $^#@" happens to be in a completely different league than a crappy Rat impulse knockoff. It runs on FAR lower pressure, has less kick, weighs less (2.2 lbs), is backed by a better company (Well, pretty much any company is better than SP), is perfect out of the box (no need to time, or upgrade ANYTHING maybe barrel if it floats your boat), and I'm sure being the gun connoisseur you are, you know that accuracy is 90% PAINT/BARREL MATCH. Other 10% are from kick and consistency, which, of course, the Angel Speed, which is whats in the same price range, kicks the impulses' ass in. Not to mention its ugly as sin...

"18 balls per sec........Isn't that faster than an angle? Accuracy is much better than the angel as well as its range."

This is laughable. Speeds/A4s go to 31 BPS and have a much nicer and lighter trigger with their opto board than a low end impulse. As I already said, Tom Kaye, probably the smartest man in paintball right now, is quoted after extensive testing that accuracy is P/B match. The whole "more range" part is absolutly ridiculous. Any gun shooting a paintball with the same P/B match at 300 fps will shoot as far as ANY OTHER GUN ON THE MARKET. Yes, that includes brass eagle pumps.

"Easier to maintain than an angel."

I'm still reeling after this comment. It's just dumb. You obviously know nothing about the only gun your comparing this low end impulse to. The recommended maintainence of the Speed is a few drops of oil in macroline every 3-4 cases. Wait, you DO know what a macroline is right? Its that little hose that goes from your ASA, or, "Air Source Adapter", into your regulator. A few drops of oil every 6-8,000 balls.... yeah, thats pretty hard =(.

All in all, your review sounds like your just being very defensive about your bad purchase. Its completely uninformed and very misleading.

Have a nice day =)

Last edited on Friday, June 4th, 2004 at 12:37 pm PST

supra_man101 Friday, July 9th, 2004 | 1:31 pm PST
Carthage, i agree with u on sum stuff about this impy, but dang u sure r talkin like angels are the sh!t. Angels also will not shoot 31 bps perfectly, and probably wont even get close to that. ur sorta right bout the impy but angels arent anything close to wut u say they are----angel do break down a lot...a lot, and tru p/b match is one of the biggest factors in accuracy, and 1 more thing about accuracy----an inline reg is super important in accuracy. If ur running a 50 dollar piece of sh!t reg on a dm4 than it will be less accurate than that of a hyper2 or sidewinder. Also this review was written in 2001-3 years ago...maybe that has to do with sumthing.

Carthage Friday, July 9th, 2004 | 5:05 pm PST
31 bps is the advertised cycle speed it can go and the best anyone's ever filmed is 28 bps with paint while raking the trigger. Seeing as no one besides good ole' bobby long can go past 24 bps its merely a bragging right of WDP. Just kinda pissed me off that anyone would even say 18 bps is faster than an Angel.

I have yet to see an Angel break down. Due to the design, there's very little that can go wrong with it. A master tech ran over his with his SUV by accident and the only problems thereafter was the annodizing stripped. The bolt is inside the gun so no crap can get in although on the downside, if the bolt is stuck forward you need to use a squeegee to push it back.

You're definitly right about the reg. That's the Angel's worst point. The minireg is probably the worst regulator on the market according to tests done by HaveBlue. The best one is the Liter 2 regulator by AKA. Since no gun comes stock with the Liter 2, anyone who wants 100% out of their gun should replace their stock reg with the Liter 2.

3 years ago... The Speed/A4 weren't out yet.... Good point.

PaintJared Tuesday, February 8th, 2005 | 6:09 am PST
I wouldn't be such an ass to this guy. He obviously prefers the FF over the angel so let him be. Just because you like the angel more doesn't mean you have to hate FFs. You basically just did the same thing and ripped on the gun you didn't like. Personally, I'll take either one and be happy.

justinjfrancis Saturday, April 8th, 2006 | 3:53 pm PST
hey hey hey, no no


I defend the impulse, with the new boards out and with good ups it does indeed match an angel.

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