I have shot Race Grip and E-bladed Autocockers. Other than the price (and an eye), there really is no difference.
Get an aftermarket barrel ASAP. The stock one isn't fit to hold down papers in a windy office.
Fast. Accurate. Inexpensive. What else do you want out of a marker?
Stock barrel sucks. Can't use Halo B on this marker.
When I first got this marker, I had lots of problems with it. It chopped like crazy. I just couldn't figure out why. No matter how much I tried to adjust the pressure going into the marker and the recocking pressure, it would still chop. I even had a JAM bolt in the thing! I thought this was the worse marker in the world.
Then, I learned my problem. The Halo B was forcing balls past the detent and thus, major choppage. I put a different hopper on it, and gave it to my friend who has owned autocockers since they hit the markets. I had never owned a marker like this, and I had the recocking pressure up way too high. After he adjusted it, and I picked up an Evolution II hopper, my problems disappeared. I haven't chopped a ball since.
My first real test came at Tombstone Paintball park in Corona. I had a great day. The marker shot really well. After owning a Spyder, I just wasn't used to the accuracy. I was getting so many guys out of their bunkers and in cross-field shots, I was in heaven. I was also going through paint much faster due to the speed of this marker. I had to quit mid-way through and let my nephew have all of the paint that was left (it was his first day).
I've used it a few times since. Still not a single chop. I love this marker. I especially love the looks on the faces of my friends who have E-blades or Race Grips when I tell them how much I payed for the whole marker, and mine shoots just as fast as theirs does.
Get it, but don't be under the impression this marker will be as easy to use as any old Spyder. There is a learning curve to this marker, just like any other 'cocker. Once you get it tuned just right, you'll wonder why people spend $1000 more on markers that aren't faster or more accurate.
These guns are a POS, I had mine and didnt work out of the box, so we took it to the shop, they fixed it, it worked in the chrono, sort of(was only 200 fps tops) and shot 2 at a time in the game. Do not buy this gun, like i said POS
um... it isn't the marker, it's you that's messed up. your detent was bad, and you prolly didn't know how to adjust the velocity correctly....
I've seen this work, and from what I've seen, it does feed badly, but if you look around, I know you can either find or make a new detent for it!