Stock Delrin Bolt
Good Alternative to Tippmann 98/98C
Very easy to Strip
Heavier then standard Marker
Stiff Trigger Pull
Feed Neck on top
Likes Large Bore Paint
I was one of the 1st people to receive the WSF.
My 1st impression of this marker was: Damn.
Picking it up, I relized why it came with a foregrip already. Being that it is made with thick Alum, it is alot heavier then your standard Spyder or other popular paintball marker. I would say that its maybe 25%-50% heavier then a 98C. To most speedballers out there, the weight is a deal breaker, but I know that it would be just as durable as a Tippmann 98/98c. Unless you swing this marker around by the barrel and hit a tree with it, you wont hurt it. Even if you do, you will just snap off the barrel.
I completely took it appart, like every little piece, since I was one of the 1st and wanted to show an exploding view of the marker. Being a blow-back valve design, you cant really screw this thing up. If you cannot understand a blow-back, you really shouldnt be playing paintball.
As for striping and cleaning, all you do is hold the back knob where the adjuster is and remove the strip pin (the adjuster is under spring tension). Then just pull on the cocking knob and then the cocking knob, bolt, connecting pin, striker, buffer, and spring all come out in 1 motion. Since the bolt is delrin the only thing that needs oil is the orings on the striker, but you can look for delrin orings to make it "almost" maintance-free, as you will no long need to oil the striker, but general cleaning and inspection is always good for any marker.
To put back together, just reverse the motion. Like I said before, if you dont understand a blow-back, you shouldnt be playing paintball. Its too simple to mess up.
The marker has RIS rails all over it:
One on the bottom (being used for the foregrip
One on each side of the body
One long down the spine of the marker.
This will give you almost unlimited options to use accessories.
Now the disadvantages:
The WSF really only like large bore paint (0.689 or bigger). If you use smaller, you will get dbl shots as the balls slip past the detent. Even though I have gotten DBL and Multi balls, I have yet to chop a ball. I believe that is because the cocking knob is attached to the bolt by way of a sliding spring. So the cocking knob does not move when you are firing, but because of this "spring" I believe that is acts like a type of "anti-chop", but this is only my opinion and it was not designed this way.
The feed neck is a vertical one with a adjustable turning clamp. So it will fit and adjust to any hopper out there, but I dont like vertical feed necks. I would have perfered a 90* or a side feed like the tippmann. My way around this was I bought the SpecialOps LongBow magazine system and intergraded it with my qloader. This option allowed me to mount a scope on top and keep with the more traditional style of realism. Of course this costs more money, so an average user can just aim down the side or mount their red-dot on the side RIS rails.
The WSF comes with a DBL trigger, which is kinda pointless, since the trigger pull is stiff. There is no way you could walk the trigger in the factory setup. At this current time there is no option for a single trigger, but I know you can get one. I am currently using the E-trigger. If you like to Mod and Tinker with your markers, it would be an easy mod to clip the trigger spring to make the pull less, but being a blow-back system, 14-15 BPS is about your limit, and the WSF was not designed as a "speedball" marker.
Now in regards to sparda14 review I would like to submit these 2 posting he placed in the Armotech Forum on 8/30/05 under the name of Sparda:
I adjusted the detent to the smallest possible, working size, filled my revy full and waisted paint as fast as i could. not one break. what led me to believe it was the detent was the fact that when i would squeege the barrell, the paint was mostle around the threaded end. it was just that my detent came adjusted as tight as it could be. i have a new found love for my wsf, now lets see an e-trigger
Ill do that, thanks for the help. On a side note i shot a 98 custom...god how i couldent wait to get my hands back on my WSF. 98 is fine and all...but the WSF is better in everyway(kick accuracy durability and even price).
So Ill let you desided on your about the merit of his "review", since in less then a month he has flip-flopped from having issues, getting them fixed and loving the WSF, to HATEING it.
If you want pictures of my current setup, just sent me a request and I will post them in the PBReview/Armotech forum.
The WSF is designed to be a replacement for the 98C/98 as a entry-level marker and rental gun. So it is designed to take a beating, be simple to fix, and easy to maintain.
It met each one of these goals with flying colors.
With the RIS options, it will give you the flexability to add whatever accessories you will need.
Currently there are no "upgrades" for the marker, but with an above average barrel, stock derlin bolt, and stock foregrip, there is not alot more you would want to do with it unless you were like me and like to "mod" your markers.
Easy to strip
Heavy( For me i like heavy guns)
The weight(if any of u wanna speedball with it)
Well i picked up this gun a few days ago and have been playing everyday with it, when i first got it i realized it was pretty heavy, and it seemed like u could beat the crap out of it and it wouldn't even hurt it. its much more heavier then a 98. The gun comes with a bunch of R.I.S rails. but you cant do to much with the top on because the vertical feed neck is in the way. I Put A Red Dot scope on the side and juss til the gun when firing so i could see. The Barre was very good.
Im not going to say this whole story on the gun and crap and my day, il simply tell you about the gun. Well hes a little story. I went in the back, loaded it up and started firing, i got no chops at all. The bad thing is the trigger, its a little stiff, its used for 2 fingers, but to shoot faster i only use 1 finger. To Clean the gun is very simple pretty much the same as a zeus, for those of you that have one. Take off the pin, take out the stuff, clean and repeat it backwards. Okay so i finaly started to play with it, damn it was good, i pointed the gun, thats where the bullet shot. That simple. It was really accurate. This gun is good for beginners and advanced, il be using this gun for a while now, il edit it after i get more play with it.
Its very a very durable gun and anyone who doesn't want a tippmann like the rest of the sheep following the shepard buy this gun. Il Give it a 9 because no one should give a ten because 10 is just perfect and no gun is perfect.
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Period of Product Use:
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Similar Products Used:
98 custom, jt Tac-5
Revvy and 12 oz co2
Stock Delrin bolt
Upgrades (at the time being)
I like this gun and i gave it a fair chance. It would work for me one week, then the next fail. When it worked it worked better than others in its price range, but after constant jams and ball breaks taking me out of games the bad outweighed the good. I cleaned it, lubed it and nearly memorized the manuel but it just wouldent work.
Maby i got a lemon? If so than this is a good buy, but if they all are like mine then dont bother. ill give it a 5 so others can review it normally.
5 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, September 24th, 2005 at 12:28 pm PST
WSF-M4, BSX tank, basic hopper w/Ghillie. I also trimmed the trigger to single finger with a Dremmel first thing, nice that the trigger guard can be removed for this mod and heavy mittens in winter if desired.
Simplicity, Intuitive design, great execution. Handles & Shoots beautifully.
Heavy compared to other markers. (but I bought for realism)
This weapon was chosen for its realism, simplicity, bomber construction and reasonable cost. I have shot multiple cheap paints in woods ball scenario style games and only broken two balls. This I attribute to the spring loaded ball bearing retention system and a very smooth acting Delrin bolt (stock). This marker can be set up tournament style by stripping off the goodies or fully kitted tactical for scenario play (My Fav!). This was a huge draw for me as I play 90% scenario but wanted to be able to play others if the situation arose. The setup is simple; chronographing takes no disassembly (unless using the stock). In this case, set up the marker without the stock counting the turns out from full power then set the stock power adjuster the same. NOTE: Full power is well outside safely limits at 340 – 360 fps and the manual says lefty loosy is faster but the opposite is correct.
Please be careful. I turned mine “down” and got a real surprise the first shot!
There are more expensive (by a lot) and more realistic looking (not by much)markers on the market but if you want a real feel, craftsmanship and are coming from a firearms background like me the Warsensor is as much fun in combat as it is apart on the coffee table.
P.S. If you get the telescoping stock, which I recommend, remove the power adjustment bolt and replace with a hardened "jack screw" from your local fastener supplier. It should cost only about $0.45. This allows one to chrono the marker for the stock in about 2 minutes without constant stock disassembly. PM me for picks.
Sweet looks, Bomber construction with great attention to detail and Price, Price, Price!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 at 10:57 am PST