The Apocalypse is a single stage regulator; Micro Precision machined from a solid block of stainless steel, designed to accept input pressures up to 4500 PSI. With a 200 to 1000 PSI output pressure range the Apocalypse is totally compatible with virtually all Paintball markers; including the incredibly demanding mechanical and electronic "super markers". The Apocalypse features include; the Air America Limited Lifetime Warranty, tournament-level field maintenance, internally integrated on-off control, multiple input and output pressure safeties, ambidextrous input/output hose and gauge positioning, on-marker system fractional slide rail adjustment, severe service; stainless steel, (American Made) input and output gauges, and a Military, Airline, and Space program accepted D.O.T. (United States Department of Transportation) approved composite wrapped pressure vessel.
The Air America Apocalypse Air System is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Bob Long Defiant(bushmaster 2000) with a J&J edge barrel kit, apocalypse tank and an eggy2 loader.
Good consistency, adjustable, and I haven't experienced any shoot down issues.
Heavy, Really poor on/off switch.
I bought this tank with high expectations and I was not let down. Even when hooked up to my M98 as the only regulator I had good consistency. When I hooked It up through my Defiant as the Primary reg (Palmer as secondary) my consistency was around +-3. That was with the stock LPR. The weight is an issue but not as much as you might think. The weight is primarily balanced forward so the tank does not unbalance a marker. I have been happy with this tank, it produces good consistency, and has not produced shoot down during my use. I picked mine up on ebay for $110, you can generally find them for around that. They are worth every penny.
As long as your not afraid of a little weight it will be a fine, If weight is a really important factor to you then you might want to try the apocalypse 2k, witch is much lighter. I give it a 9 only because it's heavy, and the perfect tank would be light.
This tank , mounted on old dark angel pewter with all old parts , Shocktech cocker with all the shocktech stuff with a palmer stab.
Very good air flow and output
with my dark angel i average a -2 +2 velocity every time i use it.
with my cocker i get a -3 +3 velocity every time as well.
Has a very useful on/off switch and is easy to adjust the output pressure.
Comes in 4500 psi tank
Very durable never have had a leek or 1 hic up.
By far the best all around tank i have ever used
The reg is stainless steel so its heavy.
Only reason not to get this is the fact its a stainless steel reg. Thats not bad as it is like a rock and wont break even if you drop it on rocks (ive done that more than once and not 1 scratch even the tank didnt get hurt) Make sure you get a tank cover as it will save your tanks ass from scratches every day. They have come out with a new Apoc2k which is high grade aluminum but wont take the punishment the stainless steel one will.
Its consistent. Its high flow, it doesn't drop off, even on my Dark Angel LED, ripping on the trigger. Very good for high end guns.
Get a dual regulated system for:
High end custom cockers
Any gun that you consider high end.
You don;t have to choose this one, look into a few of them, and decide whats best for you. Make sure you get dual regulated on superguns, because they deserve it.
Two Tippy 98 Customs ...One with Air America Apocalypse 68/4500 Nitro system , Custom Chrome AA drop forward, Psycho ballistics Double Trigger, Smart Parts 14" Progressive barrel, Ricochet 2k loader, Hogue one piece wraparound grips........Second 98c, Psycho Ballistics Double Trigger, Smart Parts 12" Progresssive barrel, 32 Degree 6 stage xchamber, ACI Remote w/ Quick Disconnect and Slide Check, 12 volt Revvy, Hogue wraparound grips, Adjustable Gas thru stock. Co2 tanks 12, 20 and 65 oz.
A lot more predictable and consistent than Co2.
Got an awesome deal on this system (see conclusion)
None so far
Gotta love the Nitro !!
I bought my system from a close friend who is a World Cup Player. He had it on his spare tournament gun that only got used when his main gun broke.
He changed over to a new Gun and Nitro system that his sponsors are paying for so he sold me this Apocalypse system complete with Drop mounts, Hoses, Fittings, Gauges and installed it on my gun for only $ 150.00 :)
SOLID,this thing is bullet pro0f!,SUPER SUPER easy to repair,i cant stress enough how important that is,repair parts easy to get, can take abuse,mines only gone down 2 times,but i had bought a repair kit from AA,so i had it on hand.mines gone from,a autococker,to a angel,now to a defiant,and soon to a freeflow cocker. mines a 68/4500.
the on/off is tough when the tanks full,i keep a adj.wrench with the jaws taped handy. AA took for ever to hydro/and return mine,customer service was kinda weak. those are a stretch to b*tch about
i think it's well worth the cost and is in the top class,yea it's a bit hefty,and
at the end of the day my shoulder is a bit sore,but id rather go home sore than go home at noon ,and miss out on a day of playing or more,cause it went down,its a solid product,and i would recomend it,but pick up a repair kit and keep it around.