Introducing STD Industries' JDS low pressure regulator for the WDP Angel line of markers. Constructed of aircraft quality aluminum and featuring pressure compensating technology, the JDS LPR is a must-have for all competitive players.
The pressure compensating design of the JDS regulator ensures output pressure set points won't shift as upstream pressure changes. The JDS is the first step in making sure your marker is as consistent as possible. Coupled with an extremely quick recharge rate--faster than any human can pull the trigger--the JDS regulator takes the Matrix to the next level.
The JDS is backed by STD Industries' lifetime warranty.
The STD Industries JDS LPR is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
I bought this after Ken Crane blew up my old LPR. Oh well. No one is perfect.
Shipping took about nine days. I got it (finally) and pulled out my old LPR and prepped the STD model. I greased the LPR body o-rings and slid it in. Make sure to follow the instructions to the letter, especially the part about hand tightening the body when you screw it in. If you don't, it will be very difficult to remove the whole apparatus. More on that later.
I aired it up, no leaks. 65 psi is ideal for the first few cases, don't change it until then. I took my uber setup outside and chronoed. I got +/- 20 with a perfect paint to barrel (Switch/Xball Gold). I was a little concerned, but I decided it just needed to be broken in. I also noticed my gun had a silent leak, and I figured out that one of the LPR body o-rings had broken and was slowly leaking. But when I tried to take the LPR assembly out, only the adjustment cap (the part that sticks out the front of the gun) came off. This is why you don't want to overtighten the assembly when you install it. When the adjustment cap comes off, the other 3 inches of LPR is still screwed inside the body. I carefully unscrewed the rest of the LPR, even with about a quarter inch of thread sticking out. After several minutes of that, the whole thing came out and I was able to replace the o-ring. No more leakage, and the consistency tightened up to +/- 4.
The next weekend, I went out and blew a couple cases through it. It was not looking that great over the chrono, but I let it be.
Since then, I have run another half a dozen or so cases of air/paint through it, and I turned the pressure on the LPR to about 60. I chronoed again, and I was +/- 1 AT WORST! Yes, that is right. My consistency between 5 shots was : 292.1 292.5 291.2 290.9 291.3
The old LPR was plus or minus three at best. Amazing.
If you like your WDP LPR, don't bother with this. Spend the 65 bucks on something else. But if yours is going bad or if you want top-notch performance, you will not be disappointed with the STD LPR.
Dust Red 05 speed
JDS LPR @ 60PSI
Pressure compensating (i'll explain)
ease of adjustment
No gauge (fixable, i'll explain)
After letting it break in over a period of 4 cases my angel now shoots +/-2 over a big red chrono. But when I first put it in I was a tad worried just like the Other user. After first putting it in i was getting +/-8 with a decent bore/paint match. It just needs time to be broken in.
The stock LPR doesn't stay at 60psi when the input pressure changes. So as input pressure goes up, so does the LPR. Not drastically, but I want it to stay where I set it. The JDS does exactly that. Once its set to 60 it stays there until you change it or there isn't 60psi entering the gun.
Easy to adjust. I was never really one to complain about adjusting the stock lpr because it was typically a one time thing. But now with the JDS I can mess with it to try to get the smoothest kick free shot that is still efficient.
Looks... Its kinda ugly, but I'm definitely not a form over function guy, so its not a problem.
Removal is a pain, if you really wrench it in there have fun taking the time to carefully remove the assembly from the gun. It would be nice if there was some sort of locking grub screw to keep it together. Its not impossible to remove it, just difficult.
No gauge. With this LPR you can't use the gauge from the WDP tool kit. But there is a solution. A user by the name of BoostMonkey on AOG makes a gauge that works with any LPR for angels. It screws into the back of the gun where the air passage is plugged (the one that takes LP air to the noid). The gauge fixes the guesstimation of setting this LPR.
Awesome performance without any glaring weaknesses. The weaknesses are mostly just nit picky stuff. Excellent product which I recommend to anyone with an angel that wants real consistency.