The only other marker you can compare this to is a talon. This would probably be a bit better
My "back up" Setup
Green Spyder Xtra, 12" CP One Piece barrel, Cocker Reg, White Wolf Delrin Bolt, TASO Turbo Valve, psycho ballistics drop forward, Black Benchmark C/A, 32* LPC, Java Aluminum Feed Adapter, 2k Black Ricochet, ESP Frame, Crossfire 47ci/3000 Nitro
My new "main" setup:
2002 Black Autococker, Hinge trigger, 10" Dye alumnium barrel, Black 2k Ricochet, KAPP Rhino Drop, Crossfire 47ci/3000 Nitro
There are no upgrades available for this marker
Fun, decent little back up
Plastic, hard to pump
Alright, this marker is only 9 bucks, so you can't expect much.
-Good on co2
-Woudn't work well as a main marker
-Hard to pump
This little pump is a pretty tite marker. I used it for back up for awhile and it served me well. I get about 50 shots on a 12 gram. It shoots pretty good, of course it does not have the range of a regular marker, but it gets the job done.
Overall, if you want a cheap back up pistol, this would be good for you. But this marker will not work well as a main gun.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, May 26th, 2003 at 5:51 pm PST
I used to play around with a talon then sold it to get my stingray, then i sold that and got my shutter when i started playing on fields and now i have a 2k1 shocker sport. So i would say I have played with a wide range of guns
I have nothing on the beetle right now but I cut off th bottom of a 10 round tube and duct taped it to the gun, I aso painted it orange so that i could play around with it outside the fields without getting arrested. don't think there re any upgrades for it, its not like the talon with the bottle adapter. But it takes standard 7/8 elbows if you feel like sticking your revvy to it for fun.
There is nothing really for it
I bought this gun at the world record game in skirmish, PA for $2 from the natinal paintbal supply tent, they were liquidating everything they had. I figured that i would be abe to shoot around with this with the 12 grams, since i have a shocker and only have a 68 3k, I only get 2 hoppers so i needed a yard gun like this. this was the best $2 investment i Have ever made in paintball. I got 60 shots off one 12 gram with thi so i am very happy
There is nothing bad,it chops pretty often but all i do is shove a cotton ball dwn the barrel with a pen then dry fire it, it cleans out nicely. sure, it has no accuracy but its not like you would play on a field with it, unless you are really good, incredibly stupid (with all the gun today), or just playing a bunch of newbs.
Tippman a-5 with response trigger
88ci 5000psi PMI nitro
230 rnd hopper
a good way to hold your 12 grams, a holster thing of some type, tape the hopper on
very cheap, very co2 efficient, sometimes it'll double load but shoot both balls accuratley
not a good primary gun (not accurate, fast, or ranged),
im giving this gun a good review because of its price. it is the cheapest gun i have ever seen and is better than talons. its cool cuz its cheap enough that anyone can buy it so you can have pump wars. the only problem with that is that you have to get very close to your opponent cuz balls have trouble breaking open. take your time when using this gun cuz you've gotta pump it all the way and then forward again other wise the ball will come out and drop five feet infront of you. also be gentle with screwing in the 12 grams if it gets crooked you'll break the 12 gram open but not into the gun and it'll spill. this gun is hard to clean too. youve gotta hammer the pin in the back out with a small finishing nail.
it broke but i dont care, in fact im gonna buy two more.
its really good cuz even if you break it after the first shot it has only costed you 8 bucks
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, October 16th, 2003 at 8:01 pm PST
Spyder Compact w/
- SubZero Gas through grip
- Some 12 inch ported barrel
- 16" Black Custom Products barrel
- Bob Long Cyclone II Venturi bolt (custom milled)
- ACI Vigilante Low Pressure regulator
Completely redesigning the body, trigger, sights, the list goes on.
Inexpensive, decent felt recoil, small size, gas efficient, good impact weapon
Trigger and guard, grip, action, sights, disassembly, barrel, CO2 well, safety.
These were onsale for 10 bucks each, and after reading the reviews on this website I picked up 3 of them online.
I must have gotten all the lemons.
(I used Zap Primer). The biggest fault on this gun is the feeding. The paintballs tend to get stuck because the neck is just barely wide enough for the paint to fall in when the pump has been forced ALL the way back. When you missed your first shot because of the "rifled" barrel or poor sights, and need to rechamber a paintball, you will probably end up chopping a ball from cocking too quickly. The trigger has an extreme pivot, so you must always shoot by squeezing from the very bottom for a clean shot. The trigger guard is too small, it is a hassle to get your finger in if you are wearing gloves. The grips get mud stuck in them, and you have to rotate the end plug in the CO2 well about 25 times before you can remove the 12 gram. The gun is held together with pins, which makes it a pain to strip apart. The barrel is not smooth, it has some sort of "straight rifling", which I don't think would help with accuracy. And the safely is annoying cause it sticks.
You can get about 60 shots off one 12 gram, but it does leak gas so if you load it and come back the next day, you will not have any CO2 left. The gun is grip heavy, so when you transition from your primary (you would be nuts to try to use the Beetle as your first gun) you can grab the Beetle by the barrel and try to throw it at the opponent like a boomerang.
Some of you may say, you can't expect a $10 gun to be flawless. I know that, but this gun seems to have been designed by morons. I expected far better from a gun manufacturer (The Beetle looks like a slightly modified Winchester Laredo, the manual and hopper have the Winchester name on them).
If its less than 5 dollars, then pick one up, mabye you'll be lucky and get something nice.
light, compact, very inexpensive, excellent # of shots per 12gram
poor quality control and accuracy, feels cheap, marker double-feeds, pump action is stiff
When I first used mine, it was double feeding and breaking paint continually. After stripping it apart and oiling the valve system, it now only double feeds. It can be alot of fun for close-quarters speedball. It's light weight and compact profile make it handy as a backup, or primary for a flag runner. Reports from several other owners I know seem to qestion the quality control. Some work great, others have a valve leak, some have had the pump handles break after one game of use, and still others refuse to work at all out of the box. The included compact hopper has a lid, but no hinge, making for awkward loading. The average shots from a 12 gram runs between 40-45. Very cheap to purchase, so a bunch of friends can get together using them and work on bunkering and snapshooting skills.
I gave it a 4 because of the irritating double feed, and hit-and-miss quality. For the price, it still works fairly well, and is good to have on hand if a "pump only" game is going on. Just give the internals some oil, and keep in mind "you get what you pay for".
model 98, SP teardrop, expansion chamber, rocket cock, red dot sight.
-its very small
-doesnt break paint too often
-more accurate that a model 98 with a stock barrel
-comes with a hopper and elbow
-very simple construction
-good co2 effeciancy (about 90 shots out of a 12 gram)
-shoots at about 250fps
- dirt cheap $16.99
-1 year factory warenty
- the only problem i have encountered is double feeding, all you have to do to fix it is point the marker up and cock it
-nearly impossible to feild stip, you must have a hammer and a small size nail to knock the pin out in the back of the marker
- sometimes it will feed the ball in halfway and chop it, but this is very rare
***when usuing the marker dont forget to screw the 12g co2 in th gun all the way or you wont get any range***
overall this is the best pump gun to be used as a sidarm. much better that all that brass eagle cr@p. somehwta hard to feildstrip the first time. if for some strange reason the gun cracks or break and wont fire, you can throw it at the opponent (pick it up after the game is over and send it back)
It sometimes breaks but only if you like 2use seconds or garbage.
SO we got one of these for my friends back yard field. We have like 7 acres of land w/ a speedball field and woodsball. All games are pumps only. So this was $20 so i got one. It is suprisingly good. Durable, its a pump, efficient, small, cool looking, and prety accurate. COuldnt ask for anyhting more in a pump for a lender or even, dare i say, a backup? If you want a pump but are stripped on cash or want to at least try one out, get this.
If you want a pump but are stripped on cash or want to at least try one out, get this. Perfect for pump games even at fields. Most ppl say you get what you pay for, but for 20 bucks i think you get much more. Highly recomended. If you think im joking, look again cuz ive been used so many guns and this is one of the best for its preice range and awesome back yard baller.
PGP. PGP is sturdier and more accurate. It is also like $60 more expensive.
MicroMag with Smart Parts Tear Drop barrel and VL Revolution hopper.
If you wish to use the Beetle as a sidearm like me then convert it to a stock class marker. I cut off the feed neck and used epoxy putty to attach a cut down 90 degree pvc fitting. The fitting is just big enough to take a 10 round tube of paint. For less than $5 this is a good upgrade.
Easy to clean and maintain
Good on CO2
Not very accurate and mid to long range.
Likes to double feed
For its price it is not a bad little gun. It is quite effective at short range as long as the 12 gram is not near its end. It is also very simple to clean and maintain. The breech has no detent therefore it occasionally likes to load more than one ball at a time. This sometimes causes breaks. Or sometimes both balls will fly straight and break on target. Great as a backup or a sidearm.
For the price I would say this is a great gun. I wouldn't recommend it as a primary marker unless most of the people you are playing with are similarly equiped. If you want a cheap side arm or back-up marker then this might work for you.
Brass Eagle Tigershark. 20oz. Tank. Otherwise no upgrades.
Chops about 2 out of 5 balls.
Barrel is very small.
Mine was either defective or they were all horrible. I think they are all this bad because my brother got one and the same problems came up for him. If I dry fired the gun, the valve would get stuck and I'd have to open the gun to correct it. I'm not sure why the gun is rated this well, but I'd give it a three. But to help correct the score, I'll give it two.
Not a very nice gun. It really isn't as nice as any BE gun I've ever used.
98c (selling it and buying a shocker) ( :-) )
i have a point zero beetle this thing is fun as hell, too
i used my empire reloader on it and it felt strange, but good. If you can tinker with it and make it not chop so many damn balls, then you are god. Also shave out the inside of the barrel right at the end so the balls dont wiggle around so much and there isnt a loud POP.
small, funny looking, VERY fun challenge, pretty accurate, only $8.88, and very cool
velocity fluctuation, breaks too many balls which makes it SO inaccurate, actually isnt THAT small
Well, everything was said up there ^ especially in the uprgrades section.
this gun is AMAZING!! get 3 or 4 so you and your buddies can go into the woods with masks and 12 grams and a bag of paintballs, and have the time of your lives for 3 hours. ( i have never done this but i should...)
EDIT EDIT!!!! i forgot to mention this thing gets like 90 shots per 12 gram, its craaaazy!!!!
You should buy it because it is a quality, fun, and cheap gun. it is amazing
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003 at 7:30 am PST