Spyder Semi Markers, it's spyder based construction, so no great revolution here...
SP Teardrop 14"
Palmer's Female Stabilizer
Dead On Gas Thru Foregrip
VL Revolution 12v
Maddman Rocket Valve and Spring Kit
Samurai Sword as a Backup Weapon
Depends on your further plans for paintball and you requirements... maybe a regulator? it's pretty good stock as for it's class.
Good stock equipped, spyder clone, good starting gun, parts availability.
spyder CLONE! not the real thing! the price is beyond discussion
I bought this gun together with my 2 other pals. It was our first gun, so we were pretty excited and stuff...
However now that I'm more experienced I can honestly say, that it is not worth the money, although it's a good marker.
Generally people hate it. Even in Europe (where I live), but the truth is, it's like most guns: if you put some time into it, will serve you very well. There are no miracles: the gun has to be stripped, cleaned and lubed every game. My Commando 2 works fine, rarely chops paint, never had any gas problems like shootin snowflakes or gun freezin. However it is sorta clumzy. In general it makes the impression of a massive gun as for a spyder clone. The trigger operation is not very... smooth or pleasant. This marker is also a bit loud. Also the price is way tooo high. It's around $120 in that case I think you would do much better thing buyng Spyder Xtra or Spyder Esprit (Under $100!!! and it's an e-marker!!). Also - s**t happens as they say. One of my friends who also got that marker Had nothing but troule with it. I know, coz I whitnessed and helped him with it. First the bolt simply broke and shot out the barrel which was a lucky it didn't penetrate somebody's skull or something. His gun generally freezes every game after some time, although CO2 bottles were swapped, the gun was strpped by him and double checked by me, and seemed fine. still - reckocking problems, strange behaviour generally. I guess it's bad luck, maybe even one in a million, but it could be me and I'd get pissed probably. Screws get loose during shooting, after one long game (whole day 8am till 8 pm) I discovered I was missing 2 scres holding the velocity screw piece. But that happens with most markers during long intense use I guess.
The gun is pretty good, I'd give it a 7.5, against the widely spred opinion it's a piece of crap, but unless it's been given to you as a present, or you got it very cheap, second hand or something, it's noit worth the $$ (that's why I give it a 6... or maybe it deserves only a 5?). Get something better and cheaper like I wrote above.
6 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, July 21st, 2004 at 2:36 pm PST