Name a semi-action blow-back, semi-action closed bolt/full auto open-bolt, full auto closed-bolt/custom alien crap and I've probably shot it.
Stingray II: www.stinggroup.addr.com Everything and then some. (plus it's magic!)
Back up gun:
ATS AT-85, bottomline addon and tourny trigger.
Ummmmm......Lot's of clips (forward loader), bottom line is snazzy.
We'll start with the fireing system:
semi/full auto (12bps is handy and fun to say) and.....ready for the cool part?.....NO FREAK'N BATTERIES! Select fire switch at easy reach for your thumb, no annoying dip switches to flip with an allen wrench whilest you're being shot at. The semi auto is very formitable too, I have used this in a speed ball tourny and it can hold down anything (the wonderful accuracy has a great deal to do with this but more on that later) This is all done by a NASA engineered three way which is impossible to describe.
So many speed ball players have fallen to the use of the Freak barrel system, based on the known fact that "If everyone has it, therefore; it must be cool." (That, and they're too lazy to find paint that matches their barrel. A fun thing to do with your Stingray II to pass the time.)
This fact also goes with the "I have to have an Impulse/Angel/'Cocker/E-mag to win" mentality.
Buy a freak system and you have bought half the gun. The barrel has an ingenious devise in the base of the barrel that when the ball is chambered (this is a closed bolt system which really means nothing, but it's also fun to say and makes 'cocker owners cry) it adjusts to the shape of the ball. This is due to some spiffy urethane rings.....that's about the best way to describe them.
"How does a gun without a hopper load?"
Well I'll tell you O'Curious One. It has a POCKET WARP FEED! Lower profile and feeds just as fast. It's a bloody clip. "Does it use air?" No! It's chain driven mechanism feeds the balls from the clip UP (defying gravity here) and into the gun with every shot.
"Sounds Complicated, doesn't it jam more than a neglected 'cocker?"
Nonsese poopy pants. All the parts are engineered to the highest degree of accuracy (Von Braun engineers teamed up with NASA and Swiss watchmakers to design this thing) making it impossible to jam due to the guns mechanics. The only way to jam it is to grasp the feed disk thingy on the right side of the clip (AT owners know what I'm talking about here and have probably done it) while the gun is shooting. In return the gun will start mashing the half way fed ball into pulp.
To answer some other questions; Yes, the gun is made of plastic. This has been for some reason labled as a bad move by players on the gun manufactures part. This line of thinking right up there with "My gun has to have batteries to be intimidating." The ATS AT-85's body is made of the same material that Glock makes their pistols. To break it, the head Dude at ATS, Rob, cranked the gun up to 490 feet per second and went full auto balistic about two inches away on the thinest part of the body (reciever, where the mag is loaded) of another AT. After about thirtyish rounds the part broke. But ofcouse, if someone shot you from that far away going that fast, you'd have more problems then just your gun breaking.
Oh, and on regulation of velocity. Most people will brag at a tourny about +- 3fps on their chrono. I chronoed mine at a tourny at 298.....for the WHOLE day. Without any shoot down. Needless to say, the refs checked me after each round, and still nothing moved. This was on my $120 Pure Energy nitro tank. This beat out the others' Max Flo's/ADG Flatlines/Angel AIR's/ and Armageddon tanks ALL of which, I might add, are well over 300 bucks new.
The BadAss factor: on a scale of 1-10= 4,000,000.
This brings us to the next aspect of this beauty: Uniqueness.
Nobody has this gun. People take pictures of me with it, while they don't give the $2,000 Angels a second glance.
One more thing....
It's loud and scary....and black and awesome
Now you fool! Why are you still reading this?!?! Go! And lay wast unto your friends' world and feast upon the bones of their children!
(Scenario games RULE!)
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at 11:08 pm PST
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