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DaxAlbrecht Saturday, June 29th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
1 year4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stingray II
Spyder Shutter
Marker Setup: Expansion chamber
Recommended
Upgrades:
new barrel (adapter needed)
expansion chamber
anything else you can find
Strengths: It looks kinda cool but looks can be deceiving.
Weaknesses: First of all this thing is cheaply made- soft, cheap metal and plasic. It basically rips off the Spyder design without letting any Spyder parts work with it. Terrible accuracy and consistantcy. This was slightly improved by adding an expansion chamber, but this made a heavy gun much heavier. The bolt is not a venturi bolt, that's why the accuracy is horrible and why it breaks so much paint. The trigger pull was not that great with my original grip. It was Horrible with the replacement. The gun broke so many times I dont know where to start. I got many air leaks that I spent hours fixing. My c/a adapter broke. The bottom of the plastic grip broke, then the trigger broke, so I had to replace it. And the velocity adjuster is a peice of crap and jams frequently. Nothing but problems.
Conclusion: I played with this gun for about a year and half of the time I was playing with it, I was trying to fix it. i did'nt have much success playing with it either. Then I got a Spyder Shutter it was night and day. I have had my Shutter for a year and have not had one problem with it. The Shutter is way more acurate, well bulit out of good materials, quieter, has a much faster trigger pull, looks better, very consistant, and put my Spitfire to shame. I have also played witth a Stringray II. The Spitfire was only slightly better. The people who give this gun a good reveiw have obviously never played with a high quality marker.
CONCLUSION- For the price of a Spitfire, you'd be way better off buying a cheap Spyder or Rebel. They are better quality out of the box, and you can upgrade them significantly.
Rating:
4 out of 10
 

Review Comments
RealPB Thursday, August 10th, 2006 | 7:16 pm PST
Ha ha ha... oh, you're funny.

Couple of things:
1. If an expansion chamber made a significant change in weight, you need to work out.

2. Even with CO2, you'd be much better off with a regulator than an expansion chamber. Regulators simply limit the amout of matter going through it, and expansion chamber is basically a large tube with some filters (like water faucet filters). Regulators will do a much better job at keeping liquid out, and velocities more stable.

3. Venturi bolts do NOTHING to a paintball. It can be argued, and it looks good on paper, but the thing is the air is always expanding too much, to fast, and is too rushed to be able to really do any good. Take the venturi out of your Spyder bolt and you'll notice a huge velocity increase. All they do is choke off your air, making the gun operate higher, thus adding more kick to throw off your aim.

"The people who give this gun a good reveiw have obviously never played with a high quality marker."

Yeah, not to really dis on you, but a Spyder isn't really "high quality". I mean, you have to cut some corners to make a product cheaper, right? Try an Automag or and Autococker or any of the countless EP's (electro pneumatics) out there. That's high quality.

Anyway... have fun!
   

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