Any other high end gun, you name it I've used it, and probably own it.
1st series Cobra Angel LCD
red lightning ano
*cobra breech knob
*Cobra high and low risers
*many, many barrels
*factory accessory/factory anoed
There is nothing you should need when purchasing an adrenalin.
You do need a nitro system, but if you don't have one by the time your buying this gun you are a moron.
You may need a new barrel, depending on what you order yours with, although the stock jacko infinity is very good for a stock barrel. Anything else is preference.
Well My first review on the Adrenalin Angel was also my first review on this site, and on any product period. Sure I give people I know/see recomedations, but that is different. Bottomline is that that review wasn't very complete.
Well for one thing, you have to understand that this truly is a custom gun. Not like the Dark Angels. Don't get me wring here I like Darks fine, but they are just a stock gun with milling and ano. A lot of people think the Adrenalin is also this. They are wrong.
This gun undergoes a lot of custom work before being marketed and I will try to highlight that for you, to justify buiying this gun, and to make you certain that you are not doubling the cost of a stock angel for some pretty colors. I will start with apperence as that is an easy way to lead you through the gun.
First adrenalin orders the stock angel bodies from WDP (the manufacturer of the angel based in england, if you don't know this, you really shouldn't be looking into an Adrenalin). Then they are milled out on a fifth axis (i believe) mill to the adrenalin design. This design features some deep swirl type cuts in the fron of the gun. As you get back toward the breach area, alot of material is removed in an unofensive fasion, with a small lightning bolt (you have to look real hard to see this in a picture) protruding from the breech. The are around the 14 way solenoid is where the adrenalin really leaves its mark. This area accually has the gun milled around the design to have the design sticking out of the body. They are think slanted lines, and when you look at them from the top, they look like rope.
Then the bodies are anodized in one of the many colors. Adrenalins specialty is marble, and it looks great, although they can do almost anything. My fovorites include a red to yellow fade, Thunderstruck- a beautiful lighthing pattern, and lava marble, a pattern on the adrenalin LEDs though I think you can still order it.
The Internals are then selected for the best possible performance. First, the stock brass hammer is replaced with a much more durable stainless steel one. The stock bolt and ram are both left the same. I have read some of the other reviews that people are dissapointed with adrenalins choice to leave the stock bolt. They say that it should have a custom open face bolt. Well unless you have been burried in the sand for god knows how long, you know there is a huge debate out there over open faced or venturi bolts. Well, with this in mind did you ever stop to consider that maybe adrenalin sides with the venturi bolt. Also did you ever ask youself "Howcome when a gun comes with an open faced bolt like a cocker it is an 'upgrade' to go to an Evolution, or ANS, or STO venturi bolt, but if a gun comes with a venturi bolt, like an angel, it is an 'upgrade' to go to an open faced bolt, like the shocktech or cobra?"? I recently read this on another site, and it really cought my attention, so I decided it mught be benificiasl to post it, I do not take credit for this. If Adrenalin did make a custom bolt, I would like to see it both custom fitted like the cobra and venturi like the stock, thats right, like the stock. Why? Because not only do i not particuly care about the face of my bolt (I'll let the low pressure nuts debate that one) but because just because something is stock, doesn't make it bad. In fact it should be the opposite, shouldn't it, as WDP knows the angel better than anyone else ever will, and are both touting the Angel as "the most advanced paintball marker in the world" and selling it at a $1200 price tag. The reasons I have to back up wanting a custom adrenalin venturi bolt are: I think custom fitted definately makes a difference as I think the cobra bolt is hands down the best bolt on the market because it is custom fitted, nothing to do with the face. And, if it was venturi, you would have a choice, all other bolts I have seen available for the angel are open faced.
There is also some electronic work done to the adrenalin, nothing huge, but I like the differnces it makes. First, they put the intelifeed port on the top of the gun as they had it in their LED angels (this may be why WDP now has the port on top, intead of in the back. They install it in there own way, by countersinking the plug. Then they remove that rediculous tab key (here the are over at WDP making the most advanced paintball gun ever, and some genious comes up with a tab key, I mean I could think up something better than that, and worse, AGD copies it on the e-mag, but makes it even smaller and easier to lose...)and replace it with a on off switch. I think adrenalin has the best on/off switch from a fuctional point of view. The one on the new LCDs, and Darks stick out and are easy to hit. Cobras had a rubber boot to keep dirt out, and it looked nifty that way, but it still stuck out, then cobras newest switch has a recessed well, now it doesn't stick out nearly as much. Adrenalins however is the same as the one that came STOCK on the angel LED. This design is field tested and proven, and being recessed on the side of the grip, it is incredibly difficult to bump and turn the gun off while in play. They finaly top off the electronics by adding a nice little LED light, again, similar to the one on the LED angels, where the tab once went. The LED lets you know when the gun is on, and blinks when you shoot, cool:)
Next, they allow you a choice on trigger style. Again, WDP and Warped Sportz stick you with a double trigger. I like double triggers, but a choice is nice. The acual trigger is the adrenalin trigger whick I like. I think it is better than the stock or dark dagger in the following ways: It has extra adjustments that van be made, and it looks teriffic. The two best ways to tell that Adrenalin pays attention to setail is to look at the lightning bolt on the breech or to look at the trigger. The trigger is a regular double trigger, unlike all the blade style triggers out there now. Again, I like the blade triggers, but I like to have a choice to go back to the old school so to speak. It is laser engraved (I believe thats how the get it there) with a lightning bolt, right near the middle rung on the trigger. The bottom is accually milled (They accually mill a trigger, what did I tell you about details) and the devil accually is in the details as it is milled in a devils tail/snakes tounge shape at the bottom of the trigger. A key area in modern paintball customization is the feel of the trigger. The beauty of an elctro trigger is that it can get far lighter and shorter than the mechanical triggers of the 'mag and 'cocker. The adrenlin trigger felt light, but crisp, and short, but not too short. About right for me. The lenth needed a bit of tweeking, as I wanted to get it even more personalized. I read a complaint on here about the trigger having side to side play. To many people run their mouths about this. ON any given gun, you could say that there is some side to side play, and will be as far has guns have moving triggers period. All triggers must have side to side play or they wont move. And if you want to change your trigger, get off your ass and do it.
The front reg is anodized to match, and a think a little extral metal is removed around each grove, but it is hard to notice, when compared to a stock reg. The Adrenalin "feather" reg IS milled, as almost every spare scrap is removed, there are no more groves. The ASA is stock, and I would like it if it was one peice like the cobra, or at least milled cool, like the dye, or even better, both.
The adrenalizer is a nice touch, but I prefer other volumizers like: dye, warped, KAPP and element. It doesn't really do anything though. You could take it off for a smaller profile, but I would like it if they include two, for I like the lokk of two better.
Adrenalin wanted to re-route some of the air that is normally vented in the firing cycle, and put it to good use. The way they accomplished this was with the air assist. The begin by tapping the angels valve, near the site rail. On a normal LCD there would be a vent to allow that air to escape. The put a lenth of 'cocker LP hose into that hole and attach it to the feed tube...
The Adrenalin uses a vertical feed, like all angels, and most other guns today either come with vert. feed as standard or as an upgrade for a rediculously high, and unresonable cost. The adrenalin feed is milled to make it look far better than dye, warped, WDP, elment, or even cobra rises. The air assist attaches to this via a connector that looks like a cocker pneumatics nipple. It stacks more balls than a low rise, for a higher practical rate of fire.* It also has the lip meet flush with the rev to eliminate jams due to gaps. To top it off, it has a set screw to secure any loader size.
*pratical rate of fire is the number of balls per second you can shoot with out having your ghetto revolution loader misfeed, cause a chop, skip a ball...
The barrel is stock, but you can order other types of barrels ano'd to match, and I would recomend it, although the stock barrel is good. Again though, I would recomend something american made:)
************For increased american pride, go for a all american barrel, although I'd recomend a boomstick or a FREAK.
Now that you saw how easy it was to tour through the appearence and features of the adrenalin, I will speak of how I felt about its on-field performance. Note that this is an on field test, not some kind of comparison, or in laboratory test with phisics, and a wind tunnel... and nothing to do with the real world.
When you first play with this gun and don't have much expirence with electros, you may slip in your playing skill. You may find yourself staying in the back, carelessly ripping on the gun because of the trigger. I see people do this when they borrow my gun for a game. Yes I screw fields out of business by letting people use my angels instaed of a rental spyder. Also, I get people wanting to try it, both serious buyers of an angel, or people that just wanna have fun with it.
It is important to overcome this, for once you do, you will see an increase in your play as a better gun is an advantage.
The accuarcy is superb for an open bolt marker. I play back alot, and I am able to hit people from across field no problem. If you play on larger fields, and have had expirence with shockers and cockers, you will need to learn how to lob paint, for angels just don't have that kind of range. They do have good accuracy though.
It is good for playing the front, like snake and rocket sup'air bunkers, as you can set it up to be very small. I have one on a A.i.R. 45/45 a ten inch boomstick, shocktech drop foward, warp feed with intelifeed, and a ricochet 2k. I had to remove the highrise on this particular angel (as you know from other reviews I have many, many guns) but I managed to connect the air assist to the pro team warp feed elbow thingy. How to intelifeed to an angel can be found if you look aroung the airgun designs website, www.airgun.com or by surfing www.automags.org
The trigger is absolutley amazing. You can shoot this gun any type of way effortlessly. Snap shooting is a breeze, especially whne used with a short pull and a heavier spring. The tension wont be noticed, due to the shortness, but it will kick back for nice quick bursts. Raining paint is also easy, especially with a lighter, softer spring. The lenth is up to you.
I love how the angel feels so solidly put together. Alot of cockers and stock shockers and mags come with loose triggers, mounting rails for air systems and stuff.
The angel is solid, without feeling heavy. If your gun, no matter what kind of gun, feels lose, I would recomend using blue thread lock on the screws in that area. Using thread look on cradles or drop forwards can make the seems feel solid. If your trigger is sloppy, you probaly have to try a new trigger. For angels i think the stock trigger is fine, and so are all the replacements. For the shocker, I strongly recomend the eclipse blade. Read my review. For mags the inteliframe is great.
The angel is a little back heavy since that is where the electronics are, so I recomend a long dropforward, and a heavier barrel.
This gun is one of the best guns on the market. It is a top end gun only, and I would not rcomend it to people with out substaintial playing expirence, and who are serious about the sport.
It is well made, and WELL PRICED. You people will either be amazed when you shoot one and stop whining, or grow jealous and whine more. I think that once you try one, you will really want one, and perhaps save up, and buy one. Don't get jealous, do something about it.
I hope after reading this review you will get the following things out of it:
1. Sure, it is expensive, but rightfully so, given the time and effort put into each one.
2. It is a very solid, durable, good gun.
3. It can hang with anygun out there.
4. You now know wheather to purchase one or not. Hopefully the answer is yes, as I am writing adrenalin a good review, and I love the gun, and I think sunce they made such a good gun, they deserve business.
5. That this gun shoots tremendouls fast.
I would like your impression on the review itself to be:
1. That it was clean, neat and organized.
2. That you are not confused.
3. That if you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at Paintballerpm@aol.com or by clicking my name.
4. That you understand that it was a long review, but learned from it, and felt it was worth your time.
NOTE: dissregard my review below, this is the revised version
2001 Adrenalin Angel/Rage Fade(clear/blue/black)
Dye Boomstick .688
Steel Crossfire 68/3000psi tank
Halo B with Rip drive
ERA Mod with Palmers Regulator
Doesnt Chop much
Weight...God my guns a boat anchor, feedneck stripped in first month of playing
Well, put an Ultralight,45/4500 Carbon tank/and an Egg you have a light gun. I love mine it shoots frickin' ropes all day. Only downsides are the feedneck and its a little heavier since its like 2 Generations older than a speed. Also everyone complains about the Angel range. But I see people in the back (damn rich kids) with Timmies shooting just as far as me. Just move up closer and range isnt a problem. My gun also has people pissed about outrunning their Timmies.
I would DEFINITELY with NO hesitation buy this marker!
- Dark Angel
- Stock LED Angel
- Stock C&C LCD Angel
Strangely enough I have never met anyone else (in person) who owned an Adrenalin!
Green Marble Adrenalin Angel #134
68/4500 Max Flow
- Adjustable N2 system; In my experience this marker is much more consistant when double regged.
- Intellifeed Rev, X Board Rev, Turbo Rev or Halo; You'll need a hopper than can keep up!
- Visually attractive milling pattern and anodizing
- Short, crisp, mouse-click trigger pull (its an Angel)
- Intellifeed included
- Stainless Hammer included
- High ROF
- Compact marker
- Adrenalin Lifetime Service Waranty
- Rarity! Since Adrenalin doesnt make them anymore, they will be collector's items eventually.
One of the most expensive custom Angels on the Market
- Air Assist
LOOKS cool but doesnt really increase performance or feed rate
- Misthreaded Vert Feed Tube
When the VFT is screwed in properly, the air assist nipple faces the wrong way! I had to use loctite to secure my VFT in a positon where the air assist nipple was aligned properly.
- Stock bolt
I would have liked to have seen a custom Adrenalin open-faced bolt come with this marker.
- Trigger Slop
Although the adrenalin fang trigger is tight, and the trigger movement itself is nice, crisp and adjustable, there IS some side-to-side slack in the trigger which i would like to see eliminated.
All in all a SUPERB Angel, although I have to admit, if I had to buy it myself I STILL wouldn't own one Still, its a beautiful marker, performance is top notch, and Adrenalin's customer service backs up this already great product. If its in your budget, I would highly recommend it.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 5:52 am PST
hmmmm well for one id say you get new reg such as maxflo works great on my gun. umm you may want a new barrel but thats all that i would suggest.
very fast and accurate great feild performance esy to maintmance.
i really havent found any maybe a little drop but a reg will fix that
i have been using this gun for about 5 or 6 months now i have played in about 2 tournements with it and alot of practices my front man on my tream uses this gun to and he has had tha same performance i had, it is great. like i said i have not had this gun break down once great performance.i have had great consitency and accuracy. this gun has a very sesitive stock trigger shot great out of the box. i would reccomend puutin an egg over the halo on thisa gun just because of the weight factor. this is a fairly light gun and nicely balanced.
my conclusion is that this gun is great overall i have had no problems but a tiny bit of drop when i walk the trigger but a treg will fix that just fine thats why i rate it...
aka excal with featherlight body from jmj designs
total freak barrel 12 inch
max-flo regulator (costum made)
special eye sensor anti-chop
adrenalin angel feather
- aka tornado valve
-aka mitey max
-total freak system
fast, accurate, and fuking light
its probably one of the top 3 paintguns out there... i play front and its the perfect gun its light so u dont even feel that gun... its fast so if u need to hold someone down, you do... its accurate even in bursts so this gun is like a miracle.. it saves battery and overall a great marker
i recomend this marker to all of those fast front players that are looking for a light accurate marker which is also fast to boost... a beautiful marker.
It has the sweetest trigger pull in the world ive yet to find a better one. It has better accuracy than other angels. Although i haven't played with a cobra yet so i cant compare it to that. The gun is so fast. It is faster than my eclipse shocker but not quite as accurate. Sweetest anodizing i ever saw. Mine's thunderstruck.
There is not one thing bad about this product.
Its not as accurate as the shocker or does it have the distance but that isn't bad because no other guns do. It just gives the shocker a slight edge.
This is the best angel out there. Its the fastest gun on the planet. I haven't had more than a few ball breaks (probably cause its shoots to fast for like any hopper to keep up) although warp feed might work. Im gonna get one and see if it does soon then i'll post it on this site. Very tight gun. Mine has a shocktech drop and a high rise cause i need the air assist. It also has a ten and 14 inch freak kit. Well worth what you pay for it if you consider what went into making this gun. Anyone who says its not worth it just takes one look at the price and says its not worth it. You probably don't even have one. You have to consider the anodizing, awesome trigger and job, milling, air assist installation, rewiring it so there is a led light on the back plate as well as the lcd on the grip, getting rid of that stupid tab key and putting the on/off back on the grip like it is on the leds, and the base price (1200) for the angel. Very sweet for front guys. I let the guy on my team use it and i use my eclipse shocker. Back guys might be better off with this gun.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 6:37 am PST
I have a Blue Marble 2k1 Adrenalin and its the best paintball gun i have ever shot, i love the milling, the colors are great, something other than ordinary. The price is a little high but for this high end angel its def. worth it!
this gun is worth every penny, i have only broken a few balls but it was because i had lower end paint and only a few left in tho hopper. but the trigger is amazing you can get it soo small, its super nice, throw in the life time warrenty and ladies and gentleman, u have the finest paint marker on the planet
There are no bad things about this gun, go out and pic one up, you wont be disapointed, you have my word on it!!
there are few things that can be done to this gun, needs a nice air system, something adj. i have an Angel Air on mine and it runs like a dream, i would suggest something on the high end like i said, i wouldnt usa a screw in tank. Once u have the right barrel everyone will notice you because your the one on the field shooting darts!!
In my humble opinion there is no other gun on the market that compare with the Adrenalin.
Go Out And Buy One And See For Yourself!!
-Trigger (I think the milling helps grip your finger)
-Warranty (you wont need it but its good to be there)
-Paint Monster (once you pop the fun dont stop)
-Intellifeed port (no crappy plastic)
-Anodize its clean smooth and looks very thick - like its wet
Regulator (The Mini Reg Drops off like a MoFo)
Ive been told the air assist hurts the gun, but Ive seen no problems
Price - isnt really a problem due to low resale value.
battery- It can be a little goofy but ive never had a serious problem
You love it
it loves you
Its the greatest gun ive ever used and it draws attention every where. ive used it in the rain(drizzel really) and it still preformed above expectations the ability to throw ropes of paint even long balling the only thing ive ever exerienced that cant keep up is the mini reg.
Everything, the gun is just amazing, the guys at adrenalin really made a bad choice when they dropped angels... I have had nothing but success with this gun. It is truly an amazing product...
Stock Bolt... Common, I am sure you could of done SOMETHING about that. Now that adrenalin is doing impulses, and not angels. It is hard to get any matching parts for the odd / early colored guns. Such as a freak tip....
I love my adrenalin, It seems like every week i shoot a new gun, allways looking for something better.. There is nothing better out there... I reviewed a few products and never gave ANYTHING a ten.. either then this....