* Completely rebuildable and user friendly
* 4 piston pressure (400, 600, 800, 1000) comes standard with 800psi HPA
* Lightweight and compact - one of the lightest regulators on the market
* Unique cutting edge fill nipple system
The Nitro Duck iReg Tuff Skin Air-System is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
WDP Angel Angel 1
70/4500 Nitro Duck iReg HPA Tank set to 600psi
iReg Piston Kit
Easily adjustable output pressure.
Slightly large reg tip (ND is working on it).
As an Angel 1 owner, I know that the optimum HPA output pressure into the Angel 1 is between 450 and 650psi. This is due to the internal vast volume of the Angel 1. According to the WDP Master Techs, if you go below or above that your Angel 1 will not work to it's fullest potential.
I checked my what my trusty 70/4500 LP Crossfire (CF) was preset to and found that it was preset to 420psi. I was bummed because I wanted my Angel 1 to have zero problems. True, I have played with the CF on my Angel 1 without issues but I wanted a slightly higher pressure as a little extra insurance. I didn't want to get an adjustable HPA tank because I really wanted to keep my screw in tank ability. I tried contacting CF several times to see if I could send in my CF reg to get it preset to a higher pressure but I did not get a response from CF. So, I decided to check out what was new on the market and came across the new Nitro Duck iReg.
To be completely honest, I've read reviews that state the Nitro Duck regs are horrible, that they suck, they do not recharge fast enough for higher end electros, etc... So I was concerned about dropping down the cash for something that I didn't have "a good feeling about".
So, I contacted Nitro Duck with my concerns and received an immediate response stating that they stand 100% behind their products and customers. That was good enough for me so I decided to purchase one and give it a chance on my Angel 1.
I found that I had to slightly back off the Angel 1's ASA on the built in Angel rail because the iReg's tip is slightly large and if the Angel 1's ASA is not brought back some, it will screw up against the grip frame. This is not really a big deal and moving the ASA is easy and safe to do. It only has to go back slightly to allow the iReg to screw into the ASA completely.
I also purchased the piston kit because the iReg comes stock with the 800psi piston. The piston kit comes with a 400psi, 600psi, and 1,000psi piston kit. This allows you to easily change your iReg's output pressure. All you need to do is empty the tank, unscrew the holding screws and screw off the iReg cap. The piston is easily removed and replaced with the piston of your liking once you grease the piston's o-rings with Dow 33 grease. Reassemble the iReg and you are good to go.
I found that the output pressure was 650psi and that was slightly higher than the 600psi that the piston is rated for. This again was not a big deal because everything is slightly different and I know that from working with Angel regs (specifically the WDP LPRs), number of shims you need to get a desired pressure if different from gun to gun and I imagine the same goes for the piston.
I shot just about 3 cases of paint through the Angel 1 using the iReg without a single issue. I used every mode possible at the chrono to see if the iReg would starve the Angel 1. It did not. I experienced no shoot-down or any other problems. My velocity variance at the chrono was consistent with when I use the Crossfire.
Needless to say I was EXTREMELY HAPPY with the iReg.
As far as the large tip, Nitro Duck says the newer tips that are out soon will have a smaller tip. The larger tip fits almost every ASA right now but they have noticed that most people want a slightly smaller tip so they are coming out with that.
Also, the iReg is not long as most people think. In fact it is slightly shorter than the LP Crossfire reg.
I would recommened the Nitro Duck iReg. Excellent product and even better customer support.
RPG Paradigm Pro
Palmer Brass 12"
Viperblade Pro trigger
68/4500 Nitroduck ireg
CP Mirco Drop and On/Off ASA
Light-Aluminum reg with colors
Very consistent output
High recharge rate
Reg scratches easily-anodized aluminum
Nitroduck's Hydrotesting is really bad
The product itself is excellent. It is the best HPA tank I have used or seen hands down. It is as small, cheap,and light as a normal present tank, but it is adjustable. A must for any fellow Automag users. They use a piston kit to change between 400, 600, 800, and 1000 psi, and because it uses pistons to adjust the pressure it costs the same (sometimes less, it is $170 on Actionvillage with pistons maybe 200-210, no other adjustable tank is this cheap) as a normal present tank. If you don't need the extra pistons, you don't have to buy them making it a normal tank with the added ability to service the regulator yourself. My last tank was messed up by a local field that gunked up my reg. With this tank, I don't have to worry anymore. Although the tank is great, the company hydrotesting is not. I would buy this tank, but get your hydrotesting done somewhere else. They use a 3rd party tester who caused me alot of problems. The Nitroduck's service was great. They sent me a new tank after their tester damaged the first one.
Buy this tank. It is the best adjustable tank on the market. Just get your hydrotesting done at a different place.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, August 18th, 2007 at 10:50 am PST
A-5: Tried with and without lpk
I got the 70/4500 stubby
Great recharge. I tried with and without the GTA LPK and it kept up with with my tippy without any problems at all. Fired constantly at 20bps with and without balls and never had any issues.
The company fixed the length of the neck. No problems with it not fitting my gun.
Regulator is super easy to swap out pistons.
None I can think of. Never had a problem yet.
Awesome tank. Nice safety features. Easily rebuildable. Can change pistons.