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steelbushy Thursday, June 26th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 months5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
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Marker Setup: BM2k s/n 7905
Sonic Grip, Sonic ASA, 2003 Gladiator Regulator, 2003 LPR
Vapor Valve, Vapor Bolt
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10' freak barrel
12' J&J ceramic barrel
Cross-fire 68/4500 srew in tank
Strengths: High flow
in-line is at the bottom of the reg
milling
Weaknesses: Doesn't preform well when dirty. Have to keep cleaning it.
Review: I have the 2003 model of the Gladiator ($85). Some of the problems was fixed that the previous reg had (hard to clean, adjustment screw to sensitive). The new model has a new look with some cool milling done to it. It comes with an extra seat in the package, which is great because I had to use it this weekend. When this reg is clean and lube it is the highest flowing and consistency reg on the market. With my setup I get +/- 3 fps on the chrono,and I am running about 190psi to get 285 psi. Also with the inline from the tank at the bottom of the regulator, it makes a nice solid and steady grip to hold onto.

Ok for the bad. THIS THING HATES DIRT!!! So if you throw your gun on the ground often YOU might have problems! I play every Saturday and Sunday, and I clean and re-lube my reg once a month. Also I would recommend using a high flow tank to keep up with the reg, because before I got my crossfire tank I had a ACI Bulldog tank. With the bulldog I was getting drop-off when firing long strings of paint.
Conclusion: I would recommend this reg to anybody who has a low pressure gun (400psi or below).
I have had any major problems with this reg. I would only suggest that you keep it clean and lube. Then you should not have problems
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, June 26th, 2003 at 12:17 pm PST
 

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