Sheridan PGP with, PMI Battle Grip (Pistol Grip), Nasty Pump (Pump Handle), E-Z Pull Bolt, Constant Air Setup with a Velocity Adjuster, and a Hi-Viz Sight.
-Velocity Adjuster (or you could chop and shim your spring, but I don't like doing that)
-Either a quick change CO2 plug, or constant Air system (I love my C/A)
-Bolt (either get an E-Z Pull Bolt, or cut/remove the spring in the original bolt)
-Price, less then $100
-Durability, Solid metal never breaks
-Size, 12 x 6
-Weighs as much as any other marker
-Customizing, you have to order/do your own
The PGP will outlast any other marker you could buy with virtually no upkeep required, even if you are a mud crawling, river swiming, tree climbing, beach playing, paintballer.
Easy to customize yourself. Espeicaly if you have access to a metal shop (check any local high school). If you don't like the "rock and cock" loading method, just add a spring to the ammo tube. Want to see how many paintballs you have in it, drill a couple of holes. Easier cocking, only one spring to modify. Velocity adjustment, only one spring to cut/shim. You could even add a hopper with a little work. Then theres still pistol grips, pump handles, sites, speed loaders...ect
Range and accuracy. I can hit a person at about 125 feet with a PGP (at 280fps, most feilds only let you play at 230-300fps). Most markers out there only claim an accuracy of 150 feet, and those things are double the length of the PGP. A custom barrle alone is atleast as long if not longer then a PGP.
If you use your PGP alot, like me, buy a constant air setup, or make your own out of one of the old 12 grams you got. I get 30-40 accurate shots out of a 12 gram, although one 12 gram every 30 shots doesn't sound bad, the price really does add up. A C/A will save you money, plus its more fun not having to worry about running out of air. You can pick up a 4oz tank that will add virtully no size/weight to your marker and you'll get 200 plus shots from it.
The looks. Only true paintballers recognize the PGP when you walk on the field. New guys just look and go "Cool, but I can beat that with my semi no problem, hahaha", how little they know. The true paintballers will generaly admire your PGP (even the high grade/priced marker owners), and know that you'll be a force to reckon with, don't get me wrong, they won't be scared of you, but they'll respect you, or atleast notice you. The PGP teaches you to use skill, and to only shot when you can get a kill. The PGP player learns to be the one hiding in unexpected spots, and knows when to fire and when to bide his time, and this is what unerves your high priced opponents, and makes it all the more fun. There is nothing more a an Angel owner fears more then being marked by a PGP.
I recommend this gun to anyone. It's cheap, reliable, and fun. Even if you don't want to use it as a Primary (like I do), it's a great side arm/back up. It's also great as a loner, because your friends will have fun with it, and you don't have to worry about it being broken. I'd give the PGP a 9.5 but since you can't give halfs, it gets a 10.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, September 11th, 2003 at 4:21 pm PST