Maverick: 9 oz, euro grip bottomline, j&j ceramic 14 inch or armson stealth 16in
bottomline or sight raised (helps aiming alot), sight, barrel (uses "maverick/trracer" threads [I use pmi/rps premiums for all my barrels, they work very well])
Simple, very few internal parts. Gas efficient. Light weight. Anti-double cocking mechanism. Auto-trigger.
Bad tank placement. This can be fixed with upgrades.
Good- This was my first pump gun and first paintball gun. The day I took this gun for a run, it amazed me so much, it was light, simple looking, the stock barrel was(is still) very accurate. it also has a good smooth pump. Only had a few broking balls. But it is not the gun's fault, it is mostly the user's fault. The Anti double cock/ double feed works very well. Another thing I found it beneficial is that it saves alot of C02. Another good feature of this gun is that it is very simple. The internals, there are about 3-5 parts and thats it. Very easy to clean and assemble back together. I also like the Auto-Trigger a lot. I tend to use it when i want lay a moderate amount of fire down. Although I can only get off around 2-4 bps a second, most of the time it is enough. However, using the auto-trigger also increases the chance of breaking, watch out for that.
The Guns velocity adjuster is within the gun itself. The gun comes with a long allen wrench, watch out, dont loose this, you will need this to adjust the velocity within the gun. It is very simple. just unscrew the barrel and insert the allen key into the bolt and turn it clockwise to increase, and counter clockwise to decrease. The gun also came with a stiffer spring. I personally prefer to use that because it gives more velocity. I have tested it out before. With the lighter spring, with the velocity adjusted, I get around 150-200. But with the stiffer spring, I can get around 250-290, but becareful, with the stiffer spring don't turn the velocity up too high.
Also, This gun packs a huge bang sound when you shoot it. Some people think is bad. I personally like it when its loud.
Bad- the only bad part about this gun is the tank placement. It DOES get in the way of aiming, so either a raised sight or bottomline would do good. if you are getting the bottomline, get the bottomline for "EURO Grip" not just the normal ones. But if you get the "euro grip" bottomline, you dont have a long enough screw to mount on it. So my advice is get the bottomline call the "lonestar". this one works for maverick/ hornets/ tagmasters/ trracers. It comes with very long screw. And barrel upgrades are hard to find, and so are other upgrades too. A new barrel will help very much. I personally own 3 (including the stock) barrels for this gun: 14" JJ Ceramic, stock, and 16" Armson Stealth.
This gun is a great starting gun. I started playing paintball with this gun. The cost of it balances out nicely with the performance. At first, it might seem to be annoying, but after 2-3 times pbing with this gun, you can really figure out what this gun really needs and doesn't like. I broke out a lot of balls the first few times i played with this gun. Most of the time, I found out that it was my fault, (ie if I loaded 2 balls at once, or if the ball isnt quite loaded all the way and I slam the bolt into the ball).Tthis gun does not have a ball dent. But it is not that hard to deal with it. To over come this problem. I have switched to using a JJ ceramic barrel and Armson Stealth barrel, and I switched to using pmi/rps premiums. I would really want to give this gun a 10 because I really like this gun. However, in my opinion this gun is just "not right" in a way. The position of the tank is not exactly the best placement. The first few times before got my upgrades, I had to struggle to aim. Other than that, overall, this is a great gun.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, November 4th, 2007 at 9:47 pm PST