14" 32 Degrees Carbon Fiber barrel
Evolution II hopper
Crossfire 88/4500 nitrogen tank
Above all else, I'd recommend a better barrel and regulator to overcome the problem with accuracy/consistency.
The gun is very fast and reliable.
Accuracy is difficult to maintain due to poor air regulation.
I used this gun for a scenario game a couple of weeks ago. Overall I was happy with its performance; but I do have a few issues. Chronographing it was pure hell. I wasn't expecting this to be a problem as I'm using a reliable Crossfire compressed air tank to fuel the gun; but the velocity fluctuated wildly shot to shot. I hope that replacing the stock regulator will overcome this problem. As it stands though, it's very difficult to perform anything similar to a snapshot since the parabolics are so unpredictable. Horizontal accuracy, however, was right on target: the after-market barrel I used seemed to complement the gun really well. The hair trigger, once you're used to it, also does its job quite well. I was able to lay down supressive fire as efficiently as anyone on the field, the gun never skipping a beat. As far as the different firing modes go, if you can shoot fast, you might as well leave the gun on semi-auto since the full-auto mode is only 8-12 bps. Chopping balls was also a non-issue. The Evolution II hopper, coupled with the gun's vertical feed allowed me to shoot nearly two cases of paint (Kick'n premium) without a single ball break. For that I am infinitely delighted. The only thing I don't understand is the design of the sight rail. The gun comes with a removable, raised sight rail which, if you actually mounted a sight to it, would be totally useless. There's simply not enough clearance between the hopper and the rail.
This is an all around good recreational paintball gun, especially for the price. It's very fast and so far I've had no air leaks or mechanical problems to speak of.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, June 9th, 2003 at 5:39 pm PST