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Number of Reviews: 6
Average Rating: 9.2 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $100

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Newly re-designed for 2007, Kingman introduces the new Spyder TS semi auto marker.
It features:
Vertical feed neck
Dusted matte finish anodizing
Pull pin top cocking knob
Delrin bolt construction
Quick disconnect pin
One piece velocity adjuster/spring guide
Ergonomically designed aluminum trigger frame
Two finger trigger
No-slip rubber grip panels
Standard CA thread vertical adapter
Mini drop forward
Low pressure chamber
No-slip rubber wrapped expansion chamber
Inline bottlomline ASA
Stainless steel braided hose
Product Availability 
The Kingman TS is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
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lybster Monday, October 15th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month32 of 34 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Sonix, Sonix Pro, Vexor, Triad, Custom 98 Stealthline, Victor I (w/ESP grip), Imagine LED, E-99, Prodigy (all upgraded), and many others.
Marker Setup: Spyder TS (Tactical Sniper)
16” JJ Ceramic
FASTA hopper (9 volt)
Trinity T-Lock clamping feed neck
RAP Pro medium velocity spring
20oz CO2 tank
Recommended
Upgrades:
barrel (possibly)
softer spring
feed neck
force feed hopper
Strengths: made by Kingman – dependable, easy maintenance and many upgrades
Weaknesses: feed neck
drop forward does not allow HPA tank to be mounted
stiff stock spring
Review: The TS (Tactical Sniper) is a Spyder Xtra 07 sold as a kit through ‘big box’ retailers. This is a very well designed marker and ready to play out of the box. The TS kit consists of a Xtra 07 with a Spyder two-piece 14” VS barrel, a delrin bolt, expansion chamber, volumizer, drop forward, mask, feed neck adaptor, gravity hopper, hex key, ‘o’-rings, etc. As with all my markers I will check, service and add to compliment my style of playing.

My first upgrade which I do with all my Spyders is to swap the feed neck for a Trinity T-Lock. The T-Lock makes securing a hopper easier and lowers the height of the hopper.

TS spring is stiff, typical of a number new Spyders I have bought, out of the box. Using a radar chronograph the lowest speed was 329 fps. Kingman suggests clipping the spring or leaving the marker cocked to make it softer. A third alternative, my preferred, is just buy a spring kit and put in a medium velocity spring. With the velocity adjuster set in a mid-range position it chrono’d between 279 and 285 fps.

The rubber grip over the expansion chamber rotates slightly. This could be a.) poor manufacturing or b.) a brilliant new design. For now I will call a great new design concept. By rotating slightly you only need one hand to make quick minor adjustments to your aim. Hold the fore grip steady and just move the rear grip, where you aim from, slightly and the marker rotates to you new aim. This takes a little getting used to as now to make minor aim corrections this can be done with one hand, rather than having to use both. I also checked this grip on the Xtra 07 and it has the same foregrip setup.

The drop forward does not to allow the use of an HPA tank as the gauge hits against the drop where it is mounted to the grip so the HPA tank can not be screwed into the ASA. As a mechanical marker, designed for CO2 this is not a problem, for me. Kingman has acknowledged this design problem and will be providing a redesigned drop on future TS markers. This marker is very air efficient, as I estimate I able to get 70+ shots of a once of CO2.

The stock barrel is a 14” Spyder VS two piece. I played with Spyder Red Label which was a little tight in the VS barrel. Instead I used a 16” JJ Ceramic. With this marker, barrel paintball setup I could balls on opponents at over 120 feet with no ball drift. A really tight, flat trajectory. I got a lot of eliminations this way.

The VS barrel is remarkable and have used it in a number of games with lots of long ball eliminations with no barrel breaks even using crapy paintballs. The VS is an after market product and widely available in both pro shops and mass merchandisers. I recommend this barrel even if you don't own a TS. I actually prefer to play with a VS over my JJ Ceramic.

While the TS comes with a gravity hopper, for years I have only played with force feeds (mostly Viewloader Revolutions). For the TS I purchased a Spyder FASTA hopper (9 volt) which holds 230 balls. I one battle I was able to empty the hopper in 25 seconds, no breaks or other problems. The hopper is responsive and quite and great upgrade for mechanical Spyder markers.
Conclusion: This is a great marker rather you new player or if you are experienced rec or a scenario player. The best complement I can give comes from other players who gave me the call sign “Spyder” when they needed a shot made or an objective taken and from opponents who would shake my hand at the end of the game after a difficult elimination shot on them with the TS.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, December 31st, 2007 at 8:12 pm PST
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mechem Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month17 of 17 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder Victor
Marker Setup: Stock gear, 12 oz bottle and the stock barrel
Recommended
Upgrades:
Bigger Drop Forward
Lower Feed Neck
Strengths: Accuracy
Barrel
Balance
Weaknesses: Lack of Upgrades
Review: I got this gun to start out at Dicks Sporting Goods one day. Came with all you need to get rolling. I had used my friends Victor before, and it felt too cheap.

The TS is for Tactical Sniper and the gun performs very accurately. I was kinda surprised because I know most default barrels are so-so. This one however seems to break that trend. Its got a nice spiral ported design, and the black/red combo looks sexy. I find its not overly loud, somewhere in the middle. But I was able to go out in the woods and hit what i wanted pretty easily.

The drop forward is kinda tight and so you may not be able to fit a fatty 48 oz in there, but for your typical 12-24oz setups you'll be fine.

There really arent many upgrades for this which is a shame.

One thing I found bad was the feed neck. Its basically at a giraffes height. If your using a gravity feed to go with it, you may break some balls if you shoot fast. I got a smaller one and havent had an issue.

I've only broken 1 out of 500 with the tall neck, and it was in my most rapid Firing.
Conclusion: Honestly this gun really can get the job done. Its probably one of the best non electric semi-autos i've seen. I have no complaints. I love the feel and grips, its comfortable and easy to use, and will lay down the paint.

Good choice.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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NINJA ZMAN Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
1 year5 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
bt delta
Marker Setup: bt delra with rip clip spyder ts stock
Recommended
Upgrades:
electronic hopper
Strengths: Accurate consistent reliable!!!
Weaknesses: Better hopper
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Conclusion: Yes i do recomend this gun because ive been usain it since i started playing paintball and its been great
Rating:
10 out of 10
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paintballaz123 Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Tippman 98
Tippmann Carbine
Marker Setup: All stock, 12 oz co2
Recommended
Upgrades:
better shorter feedneck\
maybe barrel
Strengths: Accurate

Didn't jam/chop
light
Weaknesses: Feedneck makes hopper high
kinda loud
Review: This is a pretty good gun for begginers maybe even some pros. It is accurate and very fun to use. But i do recommend using a lower profile feedneck. It is light too. You can basically fire as fast as it shoots so I cant say much about the speed. But I did shoot it pretty fast. The grip is very comfortable and usefull.
Conclusion: Buy this gun if your looking for a cheap decent marker.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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BZach Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
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Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Similar
Products Used:
none
Recommended
Upgrades:
If you plan on playing speedball or hyperball I think that a little shorter barrel is a good upgrade, but I've played them both with my gun and the it works just fine with the stok barrel.
Strengths: Accuate
Easy to clean
Weaknesses: few upgrades
Stock dropdown
Review: This is a good gun for someone how is just starting ,but its hard to find an electronic trigger that fits on the gun. Its also a good gun for playing scenario games because this is the most accurate gun ive seen. The stock dropdown doesnt work with most air tanks but CO2 tanks work fine with the gun. As with about half the guns anymore you need to have a feederneck or elbow.
Conclusion: This gun is great for people how just want to go out and play recreational paintball every once in a while, but if you plan on playing in any tornaments this probably isnt the greatest gun to buy, just because there are so few upgrdes for it.
Rating:
7 out of 10
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Finniecent Saturday, September 26th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
3 months0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann A5, Rental guns
Marker Setup: Tipppmann A5
Flatline barrel
Fixed stock
MP5 mag
Upgraded internals and cyclone

Spyder TS Backup
Recommended
Upgrades:
Aftermarket barrel
Strengths: Very light
Simple!
Reliable
Cheap!
Weaknesses: Accuracy of stock barrel
No expansion chamber- gets cold quick with CO2
Review: Bought this really cheap as a backup for my A5 when my cyclone started playing up, and was thoroughly impressed with the simplicity and reliability of this little gun. Compared to my Milsim'd A5, which weighs a ton, this thing is like a feather, with a bottle and full hopper it's still lighter than my A5.

I bought a J&J ceramic for it, as the stock barrel could be better, this greatly improved my accuracy, and it's now what I use up my leftover paint in at the end of the day on the speedball field, or when my team needs someone who can run and gun rather than lay cover like I usually do!
One of my mates got one too, and it is so much lighter than our A5's (even with full 20oz CO2 on gun) that we are able to successfully dual wield them, fire down around both sides of a tree etc.

I wouldn't pay good money for it, as it probably wouldn't take the same amount of punishment my A5 will, but as far as a reliable, accurate marker for a beginner or as a secondary, you cant go past it.
Conclusion: If you are looking for something cheap, reliable, and easy to find some basic upgrades for, it makes a great choice!
Rating:
9 out of 10
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