I have 4 different WGP styles..
Standard 2003 OK kinda heavy but lighter than AIM solid construciton
Orracle lighter, better looking, but threads for pump arm are loose
Stock 2004 style very similar to Orracle with the same attributes but milled to match 2003/ 2004 bodies. also has loose threads
an e1 Zero B OrrAccle w/ belsales ram & Eclipse QEV's, supafly bolt, Redz on off, Freak kit, Nitro duck 90/3000 etc. Qloader with Cusotomized mounting or Egg
2k3 body w/e2 and eclipse everything except Rat 3:16 valve and Killa detent, WGP unimount, 2nd Freak kit.
Outkast w/ tickler & eclipse ram & old JAM bolt in delrin (exact same wieght as Orracle bolt) I use the Orracle Kaner with this.
Custom body cocker Mech w/ Orracle pneumatics (shoulda been eclipse/ belsales)+1 QEV (too lazy to thread back or buy better ram), Dye ultralight 12"
6 2K3 Piranha STS eforce , empire reloader, teardrop 14" or Freak kit, , spring kit,
a coupla more Spyder type blowbacks
an ancient and cool Sheridan PGP with Holster
It isn't dye twistlock.
The cocking rod threads are nice and tight.
Small hole for cocking rod... !
Well this is a back block. it works, there is not alot to it.
Mine came on my Custom body cocker which has 1 of 50 milling. aparrently it was made on custom commission by AIM for a guy. Mine doesn't have the notches at the bottom shown in the picture above, but is otherwise Identical. It is pretty much rectangular in shape.
Strength. Threads for cocking rod are good. WGP sometimes over works the tap and makes these threads loose so that the pump arm can wiggle and wear out the threads as well as rotate without locktite. These threads don't wiggle.
The weaknesses. None are horrible but they add up to make this a sub par back block.
The back block works fine, but it is alot heavier than it needs to be wich doesn't help any aspect of autococer performance. they could have milled away or drilled about half the metal without much work or compromising strength. It is odd to me that aim does so much complex and generally wierd looking milling on their bodies, yet basically has a brick on the back where it actually effects performance.
it is kinda ugly due to the chunky milling. It also wont line up with any milled body. pretty much just matches 2000 - 2002 square bodies and maybe some FBM Square bodies. Probably matches some AIM Cockers
it has sharp corners which are kinda poky and can scrape your hand
I would not have bothered to review this except for the bigger annoyance I list below.
***.doesnt have adequate room for most cocking rod bumpers. the hole for the cocking rod knob just clears the knob. I have a standard WGP hex cocking rod, and I had to cut down my bumper to keep it from randomly hanging up on the block. When this happened, it limited the bolt assembly travel by a little over a quarter inch. this meant the bolt didn't open enough for a ball to drop which made an automatic short stroke. It was easily solved by cutting the rubber bumper around the hex to make sure there was extra clearance but it looks shoddy. AIM could have easily used a slightly larger bit to make the hole bigger it would have prevented this stupid problem and saved weight.
If you didn't care about looks and anodization, you could make it weigh half as much and round the corners with about 10 minutes of drilling with 2 sizes of drill bits and shaping with a Vixen Rasp. You could get rid of about half of the metal and still have a strong block.
If your gun came with this it is not a big deal. no reason to change it unless you are trying to reduce cocking mass, which will make your gun nicer. But don't go and purposefully buy one of these, there are alot of nicer ones on the market.
I would reccommend either a CCM Delrin block for strength weight and looks, or a *second* generation Slik Products, for ultimate lightness that won't break. They all cost about the same.
I give it a 4 because it is below the average aluminum backblock in quality, function and style.
4 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, March 25th, 2006 at 2:43 pm PST
i dont need a gun i throw paintballs (that means i am inbetween gun)
None that we could find
A back block is a very normal thing. it has very well done millign and a very nice anno. the milling consistes of three (3) horizontil lines starting about 1/3 of the way in and ending in the front. it is on both sides. I would have to give it an A+ as far as performance
My team has done research on Aim products and have resently desided to share our results (that means this research and testing is exlcusive and very accurate
Though the back block is nothing special past the milling and weight (about 1/2 grams less then everage) we noticed a few other differences. the threadign his about 5 extra threads in it which allows for a tighter fit.
I would buy it . Aim's customer Serivce has improved tremendously over the past year and I recommend them, if not for the back block for the backing of aim paintball
**TOTALLY CUSTOM COCKER**
-Aim Crow body blck to red
-matching Aim back block
-Aim low rise clamp feed
-stainless steel internals
-Dye ultralite 2 piece 12 inch (black-red)
-Aim inline regulator (black)
-Aim front pneumatic kit (black)
-Aim Battle Axe Trigger Frame (black)
-aim battle axe trigger (red)
-Kapp Drop z3 (black, red on/off knob)
-Aim delrin bolt (black)
very light, great milling (matches AIM bodies)
I mean its a back block so there isnt much to say. its really light. Also it has great annodizing and matches the AIm bodies perfectly. It would go great with just about any other body too. Also it comes in a large assortment of colors so you have a nice selection to pick from.
aim18+ black cocker body
aim trigger frame
aim 15 degrees asa, front/back block
bolts and o-ring from aim
wgp valve set from yck Distributing in ebay
dye clear Grips
system x regulator
System X Carbon Fiber Nitro Tank
STO 03 Ram
KAPP Ball Detent
Adrenalin Barrel .689
Great Anodizing and perfectly matched to the AIM's bodies.
This back block would not only fit AIM's bodies, but all 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003.... autococker stock bodies. it has an excellent anodizing, flawless, perfect... perfect matched milling / color to my aim18+ body. i bought it along with body, front/rear block, asa... I would highly recommend this body kit to other. It's great products!! check out my review on the aim18+ body.
great product!! i'd recomment aim18+ body kit to all of you.
2k+ compatible, completely identical to the stock block in size. They are milled to match the Crow body, but will look good on any cocker. Finish is generally good, but I got a slight ding in the anno of my second one when they shipped it to me (then again, they don't like me so they likely sent me a damaged one on purpose). Customer service is terrible. The owner (Norm) doesn't speak english, and you have to fight with him to get him to send out product. I sent literally 20 emails and called 10 times to get the proper color pieces, and still don't have the 20% rebate they promised as compensation.
Lastly, I hear that there are some "Evo-style" blocks that have a hole in them for a vertical bolt pin, but this doesn't have that in it.
If you don't have to deal with Norm, then buy it if you're looking for a new block.