-looks, price, accurate enough stock barrel, tough, matte finish and anodizing
- Regulator(all spyder regs are pretty bad), weight, very loud, loose grips
I bought this gun after reading the many reviews on this very website stating this guns greatness, and i have not regreted my decission...much. First off everything that was supposed to come with my gun was there, with a straightforward manual and everything where they were supposed to be. The next thing i did was a quick strip of the gun, which after practice now takes less then a minute to strip, then put back together. One problem was the sticky grips on the handle were to big for the .45 grip frame, after stuffing some tissue paper behind the grip however, there were no problems
On the field:
After having the gun for a day for a day, and learning its ins and outs, i took a trip to Paintball City (I live in toronto). When i got there i was told to chrono my gun and to have it set to 230fps, and this is where the fun starts. On the chronographi first shot 260fps so i adjusted the regulator screw and shot twice, my first shot was 237, the second was 221. This is not new for spiders however, as they have had a long history of spiking fps's because of their bad regulators and no expansion chamber, only a gas through foregrip. So i figured i had the fps around where i need it, so i suited up and prepared to play. When i got onto the field i was astounded by the accuracy of the stock barrel, i could hit the broken swinging 9oz CO2 tanks that were hanging from the buildings from about 50 feet away. When the first round of speedball started i started pulling my well lubed trigger as fast as my hands could move. I have no exact number for my bps, buit i would estimate somewhere between 8 and 10. Again i was suprised , but this time by the fact that i did brake a single ball. I was using a viewloader gravity feed hopper and no customized parts. Through the 3 hour game i put 850 rounds through the rodeo without a single broken ball, without a single double feed, without any technical problems, aside from the fact that i could shoot fast enough to waste 850 rounds in 3 hours. My only other gripes would be that the gun is quite loud but not any more or less then your average spyder, and the fact that the gun is pretty heavy. I do not have to experience this problem because of the fact that i am 6 foot 2 and 275lbs, so the weight was no problem, but for a smaller or younger individual this could be an issue.
After bringing my gun home i was ready to clean my gun of the buckets of filth that had probably accumulated in my gun, i was suprised to find that the only place that paint had collected was on the bottom of the foregrip, where my hand was always rubbing. The internals were still clean as when i had left them.
The spyder rodeo is a great gun, that must be maintained with proper lubrication in the grip and on the bold and stryker o-rings. It performed quite well in the field through nearly constant shooting and was effortless to clean afterwards. I reccomend this gun to anybody starting out who wants a good reliable gun, with minimal maintenance work and decent upgradability.
i have this gun and my friends and i kno that this gun is one of the quietist guns out there, and are u weak, then gun is so light i could hold 10 of em. the grip is amazing, its perfect for the feel of the gun, oo and you dont need a longer barrel, the barrel on it gives it the exact right feel, anything bigger will mess it up overall dont listen to this guy, p.s. bigger barrels on this gun chop paint more than the stock barrel