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badkarma Saturday, September 20th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month60 of 62 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
WGP Vertical Feed Autococker
Black Dragun
Marker Setup: Evil Omen, PMI PureEnergy 45/5000 HPA, NW o-ring Low Rise, VL eVLution II with trimmed neck, quick disconnect
Recommended
Upgrades:
see above, Evil Pipe Barrel Kit(when I have the spare $)
Strengths: Accuracy, Speed, Price, Cam Feed, low profile, On/Off rail bottomline, simplicity, reliability, tech support
Weaknesses: Manual, trigger side-to-side slop(early models only), recoil(compared to Angel, etc.)
Review: This is the most innovative marker I've seen in a long time. It combines the simplicity of the much-copied twin stacked-tube design of the Spyder, Piranha, Black Dragun etc. with the phenomenal accuracy of a true closed-bolt design a la Autococker.
I tend to look at things from the standpoint of an engineer trying to accomplish a mission with the minimum of BS. The Omen does this beautifully.
I'll get the weaknesses out of the way. The early model clear ano'd Al trigger has too much side-to-side slop. They've fixed this with the more recent powder coated Mg trigger. The manual is weak on some points, but the all-important section on tuning is great. The recoil is more significant than Angels, Timmys, Matrices, Bushys etc, but is not excessive, does not hurt accuracy and allows for easy trigger bounce sweet-spotting at a terrifying ROF.
I've passed mine around (third one in the state of NM) to a lot of guys using above-listed markers and it's never failed to impress.
The factory two-stage barrel is VERY accurate, especially combined with the closed bolt venturi design and fully adjustable electro trigger. The Pipe kit will allow size-matching to your paint as poor fit causes problems which are more prevalent in closed-bolt markers as they rely on paint-to-barrel fit to keep paint from rolling out.
For a marker of this price, it RIPS!!! HPA is highly recommended.
I love the Cam Feed as it allows a much better sighting plane over the top of the marker and only moves the feeder .7in to the right, which I have not found to be significant as far as exposure from cover is concerned.
The overall profile of this marker is quite small and with the mods I've done, local tourney team members have called it "super clean" and "tiny."
Factory equipment includes an on/off rail bottomline that is great with a small envelope tank and is very handy. The addition of a QD allows easy adjustment of the rail and/or removal/installation of the grip frame without the tension of the air line interfering.
Again, this marker is mechanically barely more complex than an electro Spyder. The adjustable recock pressure is the key to making it function reliably while using the included Evil Detonator LPR for velocity control.
Thus far, black is the only option and looks great! The anodizing is perfect and truly black, not purple in direct sunlight.
Once tuned, the Omen is super reliable as long as your hopper can keep up. I love my eVLution II, but I ran mine successfully in testing with a VL200 shake-n-shoot but the height was too much and profile matters, as does reliability while shooting rapidly or holding the marker at a cant.
Evil's tech support is awesome. I stripped a screw while messing with my Omen and they're replacing it for free even though it was my error. I sent an e-mail about the newer Mg trigger and they responded immediately.

Most recent: Got the new Mg trigger and I like it. Did some modifications to the bolt, rounding the front edges and ramping the step that activates the cam feed. This allowed me to reduce the recock pressure and therefore recoil. My Omen WILL NOT CHOP. If a ball does not feed correctly, the bolt doesn't close and that's it. Pull the back block, the ball feeds and shoots fine. A tech at PMI recommended the PD Paintball board upgrade and I will have this done. 20bps! Going to design a blade trigger and have it made as the trigger shape is the biggest hindrance to high ROF. Put some bits of electrical tape in the breech area of the barrel to hold the small bore field paint I use at my home field. Works great and cost practically nothing. I thinks with some small upgrades, the Omen has a lot of bang for the buck and is actually more reliable than my (now my roommate's) Tippmann! That's reliable!
Conclusion: This marker rocks! It has exceeded my expectations consistently and the weaknesses are truly insignificant when compared to the strengths. Way to go Evil/PMI!
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, November 13th, 2003 at 11:30 pm PST
 

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Streaks Tuesday, March 30th, 2004 | 6:47 am PST
I seem to remember hearing that the Omen uses 'cocker threads. If tru, then you could just go buy a Lapco MicroShot for the small bore paint. Or if you simply _must_ have barrel kits, Lapco is releasing their SnapShot barrel this year. As of today (3/30/04) they are shipping limited quantities and are producing as fas as their machine shop will go :)

This review was a lot better than most I've seen.




Streaks
   

pbolla Monday, April 19th, 2004 | 6:40 pm PST
Thats funny-your review sounds much like the review i read in Actionvillage's product catalog.... Infact, it sounded so much like it that IT IS THE SAME ONE YOU RIPPED THEM OFF!
   

mpulse1175 Tuesday, May 4th, 2004 | 12:49 pm PST
the omens are air hogs too- why does everybody forget the downsides?
   

Streaks Tuesday, May 4th, 2004 | 3:44 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by mpulse1175
the omens are air hogs too- why does everybody forget the downsides?


Well, just about any marker can be an airhog if not set up right :) I suspect the Omen can be tweaked to be better on the air.
   

BiG rENo Tuesday, May 25th, 2004 | 7:53 am PST
Whats better an Omen or an Impulse?
   

ikey Saturday, June 12th, 2004 | 4:01 pm PST
stock, omen. but an upgraded imp will rock any day. some places you can get an omen for like 400 just like an impulse, but some places they are like 500 cause they are new and they are the " new thing". but if you are gonna pay like 500, i would just save up 50 extra dollars and get an impy and buy the equalizer baord. or if you wanna be tetter but cheaper, buy a stock impy, get a heavier hammer, and then get the new OTB anti chop bolt which ive heard works flawlessly.
   

brickwahl62zr50 Sunday, August 15th, 2004 | 9:48 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by pbolla
Thats funny-your review sounds much like the review i read in Actionvillage's product catalog.... Infact, it sounded so much like it that IT IS THE SAME ONE YOU RIPPED THEM OFF!


HAHAHA what a cheap B*stard
   

NATO Thursday, August 19th, 2004 | 9:41 pm PST
Is trigger bounce easy to get working or is it something you have to fool around and get used to kinda like a response trigger?
   

plaztik Monday, December 27th, 2004 | 12:20 pm PST
Trigger bounce = happy fingers
   

wgp04cocker Saturday, January 1st, 2005 | 1:14 pm PST
i'm not spanish but "a la autococker" means "at the autococker".... just thought you should know
   

Se1Fer Saturday, January 29th, 2005 | 9:58 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by BiG rENo
Whats better an Omen or an Impulse?

Omen its cheaper and faster
   

leemoe5500 Saturday, February 12th, 2005 | 6:27 pm PST
What kinda firing options does it have? Is the bko a better gun?

   

leemoe5500 Saturday, February 12th, 2005 | 6:28 pm PST
What kinda firing options does it have? Is the bko a better gun?

   

leemoe5500 Saturday, February 12th, 2005 | 6:30 pm PST
What kinda firing options does it have? Is the bko a better gun?

   

Be0da0o Thursday, February 24th, 2005 | 4:39 pm PST
the omen isnt even close to a nicely tuned impusle. Tippmanns are far more relianle also in my opinion.
   

stevko Friday, March 4th, 2005 | 5:42 pm PST
do you think this gun is better then a 03 shocker and a impluse even with alot of upgrades to an omen?
   

bluesgoalie44 Sunday, May 22nd, 2005 | 5:40 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by BiG rENo
Whats better an Omen or an Impulse?


impulse by a mile
   

bluesgoalie44 Sunday, May 22nd, 2005 | 5:43 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by stevko
do you think this gun is better then a 03 shocker and a impluse even with alot of upgrades to an omen?

heck no a shocker is way better that i have and i had an omen
   

system_x Tuesday, April 25th, 2006 | 6:55 pm PST
any shocker stock or upraged will be much better than a fully uped omen, i personally dont like imps at all so im not gonna answer that part cus its really biased (i had a bad experience with a couple imps)
   

MOY Monday, February 12th, 2007 | 5:39 pm PST
so wat EXACTLY should i cahge immediatly wen i recieve teh gun?
   
                            
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