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Coenen Sunday, January 11th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
6 months10 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Original PGP...didn't use it enough to get a real good gauge, I was mostly on the wrong end of it.
Marker Setup: A Tippmann 98 Custom with some stuff doesn't really matter here.
I've done some polishing on the PGP's barrel if that counts for much.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Most of the stuff you do to it has to be custom work so the sky's pretty much the limit. Really except for honing out the paint overspray in the barrel there's nothing it NEEDs, but still some stuff you can do.
Strengths: Durable
Intimidating
Gets respect
Accurate
Efficient
Weaknesses: ROF lacking(duh)
Finish is lacking
Overspray in barrel
Complete stripping
Review: I've finally used this thing enough that I feel up to writing a review.
I wanted a accurate reliable gun for Stock Class play and as a back up, I got exactly what I wanted.
Out Of the Box: I was immediately impressed by the looks and handling of the marker. It's contruction is almost all brass which makes it heavy for it's size, but I feel that it balances very well. The pump stroke isn't very hard and the action is sure. I did however have some paint overspray in the muzzle(it's the rough black stuff), on advice from users at the PGP owners group and this site I set out to hone this out. I did it with a "Nail Genie manicure tool by alternating the finest grit sand paper and buffing heads until the muzzle was a smooth and shiny gold color. This IMO made a difference.
On the Field: I wasn't really planning to use the marker as a primary, but I was having a bad day and figured I had nothing to lose, so I pulled it out and used it for my primary. Impressed is not the proper way to describe my pleasure with the way the marker preforms on the field. It's small profile makes it ideal for tucking into small bunkers and snap shooting, it offer inceased mobility over a semi. The next thing that impressed me was its accuracy, point, shoot, the ball goes where you want. I like it very much, it is a challenge to use against semis and is especailly useful on a day where there are lots of first timers at the field.
Performance: I already mentioned it's accuracy. On a warm day(high 60'sF) it gets a fairly consistent 30 shots per 12gram. The velocity is easily adjustable and you should be able to get it around 270-280fps with out much trouble at all. It's loud as a mother and coupled with its sleek looks it really impresses other people, be ready to answer lots of questions about it when you pull it out at the field. It is also very easy to field strip, it takes me about 30 seconds with my eyes closed.
Gripes: Firstly the black finish is wearing off of mine, you can see the brassen finish under the black around the pump arm and CO2 changer. When you take the grip frame off do it CAREFULLY, there is a TINY, I mean TINY spring and ball bearing that works the safety, they will fly out, and if you aren't careful you WILL lose them. Then when you take the Hammer/Velocity adjuster cap off, you are NOT supposed to screw it all the way back in, if you do the marker will not cock properly, if you have problems with the gun not cocking properly turn that cap out 1 turn and it should probably fix you problem.

I believe that about covers it, check out the pump/stock forum here or the PGP owner's group at pgpog.org for even more info.
Conclusion: If you want a good stock class marker that can serve as both back up and main(if you're brave) this is it, mine is worth every penny I paid for it. It does have its flaws though, I'll give it a solid 8.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, January 11th, 2004 at 10:36 am PST
 

Review Comments
samx Wednesday, May 19th, 2004 | 5:51 pm PST
Wow, really thorough review, now i want a PGP2.
   

PaintballNasty1 Monday, March 21st, 2005 | 6:31 am PST
My friends got this gun it is amazing banter. So much fun but this kid rarely wins in speedball lol. In the woods 3 on 3 /5 on 5 its fun.
   

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