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seitenschneider Monday, September 16th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
Angel, Impulse, Shocker, some pivoting frames, other cockers.
Marker Setup: 2k2 VF, Rat3:16, warped backblock, AKA delrin lightning bolt w/ evo style pull pin, Palmer quickram, KAPP aluminum pump rod, MaxFlo 4.5k 88ci w/ Dye gas through front grip, HaloB, Dye ultralite barrel, eBlock, ACE, :m: lug, 2k2 RG gripframe.
Strengths: First of all the performance is outstanding. If you think an Angel is fast, give this a try. The installation is relatively easy and can be done in about half an hour to an hour, depending on your skills. The overall impression that you get when you look at the material is that the people from RG n´know what they are doing. The hole grip went through some stages of evolution as you will find out if you visit their forum and read it all over the time.
The forum is one of their big advantages. Normally if you have a question post it there and get answers from all those people who deal with raceguns all day everyday. So the answers are usually very much to the point.

I´ve set up my gun to fire reliably at 17.5bps, if you tune your gun for performance, be sure to see to the following points:
1) use a good ram (Palmer Quickram is recommended by RG)
2) reduce moving mass whereever possible, that means:
- the backblock,
- bolt (light with nearly no friction, o-ringless delrin works fine),
- pump rod where you can switch from SS to aluminum (titanium is said to be too stiff and loosens up after a while),
- cocking rod, use aluminum or titanium.
- hammer, use a lightweight hammer, there is the special :m: hammer produced by RG in a variety of weights. Stock hammer also works fine with me. You can use the :m: lug, though the stock seems to work fine.
3) loctite your srews before they screw up anything (think about the valve nuts!)
4) Use a fast loader, the Halo B or Warp feed are said to be fastest, givving the best overall result with the racegun grip.
In general one could say the faster the loader the faster will the gun be.

The ACE (anti chop eye) seems just to do its job and is relatively easy to install, too, if you have the means to do it. This requires advanced drilling and soldering skills. The eye will optimize the whole cocking sequence adjusting them doe to your load times, strongly depending on a good and fast loader.

The eBlock is a nice piece of work which covers most of the eValve and looks really nice, too. They did stick to make a tapered hole on the bottom of the frontblock, which might come handy if you want to insert a gauge into it to check your inline pressure in case you are running CO2 or a preset.

Another thing is that the service and suport of RG is really, really, really good. I made a mistake while installing it and broke the sear, within 3 days I had a new one. My friends interface cable broke and apr. 10 minutes after the mail they said they´d send a new one. All of this free of charge! So you see what you spend your money for outstanding performance and service.
Weaknesses: The grip installation manual is slightly outdated and since the design of the eValve changed it is not nessessary any more to cross the hoses from valve to ram!
The interface program has a couple of new functions that are not covered in the manual as of yet, but RG gave out a pre-release of the new manual covering even these functions (mainly covering the eye functions).
Though they are working on it.
The grip came with an english mains charger and believe it or not it is very hard to get a adapter for it here in Germany.
The ACE still seems to be a little bit odd, if you consider there are loose wires coming from the body and running around it, probably nothing for a beauty contest, but then I did buy a stock cocker for functionality over looks!
Conclusion: Taken together the racegun frame gives you the accuracy and efficency of your cocker in combination with the firepower of an Angel. The cost of all taken together is slightly less than a stock 2k1 LCD, but then an Angel is no cocker. It´s just a question of what you want - I found the racegun grip to be the ultimate accessory for my gun. It´s not cheep, but it´s worth it, you pay for what you get!
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

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