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Mac007 Tuesday, April 1st, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
More than 5 years4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Nel-Spot 007, Splatmaster, other pistols and pumps
Marker Setup: The PGP has a cooper-t bolt, velocity adjuster, PMI rubber grips, a glue on sight rail, lightened hammer, and a lanyard to the feed plug.
Recommended
Upgrades:
A sight rail/rear sight
cooper-t speed demon bolt
velocity adjuster
ca upgrades and other gizmos are available from cooper-t
lightened hammer
a holster
Strengths: Its small and Extremely reliable.
Weaknesses: Short range.
Review: The PGP was my first paintball marker and I still have it today. There's nothing like hearing the "boont" sound it makes when firing - It's pretty quiet. The small magazine and stock class feed make it harder to use in these days of speedball fields. Its a little harder to play stock against semi's in any kind of closed environment these days but you can have some fun if you can close the shooting distance to your opponent unseen.

The PGP II has more features that you would have to buy as upgrades for the PGP. The factory oversprays the inside of the front part of the barrel which can cause some shooting problems - polish it out.
If you like the idea of playing stock this isn't a bad way to get into stock class at a low price. The PGP II though does offer more features though but if plastic isn't your bag then the original rugged PGP is the way to go. These markers are very reliable. All I've dont to my 93 model is lube it and change the bolt o-rings. Chances are even if you pick up an older model from the late 80's it'll still be working.

The cooper-t delrin speed demon bolt makes the marker 100% better to pump. If you don't get one you can trim the bolt detent spring to make it easier to pump.

A velocity adjuster is also one thing you can't live without although you can easily shim the hammer spring with washers to bring the velocity up on cold days.

I put a shoe string through the centre of the feed plug and ran it between the grip frame and body so I wouldn't lose the plug.

A sight rail allows you to put on a red dot site. The PGP used to have a rear sight which means you have to tilt up the marker slightly to aim it properly.

If you can find and install a lighter hammer the number of shots will go up dramatically, doubling. A friend and I found that we got over 60 shots after installing lightened hammers.
Conclusion: A good solid reliable marker well worth purchasing. Upgrades improve performance considerably but are harder to find. The PGP II has many good features and is worth a look but I like my original because of the plastic used on the PGP II.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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