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HotelSecurity Tuesday, February 17th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Nelspot 007, National Survival Games Splatmaster, CCI Phantom.
Marker Setup: PGP marker is not mine, though I use it extensively. It has new grips, ball count windows, a string to hold the back of the top loading tube, and some other home jobs.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Nothing! You can get the barrel polished, but this gun is good to go out of the box. A new pump can help grip during rain/snow.
Strengths: -Cheap
-Accurate
-Extremely durable
-Spare parts still made
Weaknesses: -Range
-Heavy (Doesn't bother me...)
Review: The Sheridan PGP is a real classic. Despite the fact that Sheridan just stopped producing the PGP series, PGPs are all over the fields of America as sidearms and stockguns. The PGP is the best way to get into stock class or pump play, and makes a great backup for military style play or scenario games. Its also great for training on to acquire skills you can use on your main gun.

Constructed mostly of brass, the PGP is one solid gun. A true stock gun (rock n' cock), it has a capacity of about 10 rounds in the upper magazine tube, with one in the chamber. The pump on the one I use is a little hard, but nothing unmanagable. The characteristic "FOOMP!" of a PGP going off is enough to get anyone's attention. While the gun may sound and appear weak, it gets plenty of range off a 12 gram. While the reach of the gun is equal to "normal" markers, the length of the barrel limits the effective range of the gun. I'd say you could get accurate shots from about 20 meters away, having to start "lobbing" balls to reach 30, and anything beyond that is a fry cry in hell.

The stacked three tube design is great. Unlike semi automatic pistols, like the PT Extreme and Delta 68, the PGP usually isn't being "rapid fired" and so it gets some more shots off a 12 gram. I'd say you could get around 35 good shots, with a few weaker shots afterward off a 12 gram cartridge. While constant air is available, most PGPs I've seen are left stock class.

The main strength of the gun is the durability and price. This is the sort of gun you can really give a beating and have it still work. While many older pumps like the PGP are out of production and have a rapidly drying resevoir of spare parts, the PGP has many upgrades available. While Sheridan has stopped production, a new company is said to have bought the PGP for production. Thus, parts shouldn't be a problem....if you break the PGP in the first place. Hard brass does not crack or warp like the plastic on a Brass Eagle pump has the potential of doing. I've dropped this gun in the dirt, dragged it through the snow, and landed on it - it still performs great.

The PGP is nice and compact. You won't ever feel exposed in a bunker with this thing, because you can tuck as much as possible into your bunker. Its small enough to be holstered or put into a pocket.

So why buy it? Well its cheap. The PGP (not the PGP2) is mostly sold used on paintball forums for around 50 - 70 dollars shipped. Its a perfect opportunity to get a great pumpgun that isn't a Brass Eagle. It also helps hone in some great skills. Its the end of the day, and there's only about 5 games left to be played before the field closes up. You feel behind you for a full pod, but you're all out. You only have half a hopper left. Usually this is where people light up the nearest bunker and leave for the day. With the PGP you'll have enough to get in those final games, practice communication, snapshooting, and have a good time. And should your main gun ever break and need fixing, you won't get stranded at the field without a marker!
Conclusion: Great gun. Accurate, cheap in price, very high quality. Upgradable and parts readily accessible. Perfect stock gun for beginners and pros alike - also great for new collectors trying to get ahold of an old gun for cheap. Pick one of these up, feel the solid construction, load up a 12 gram and go bunker someone!
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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