New 2008 model Piranha with A.P.E. Rampage Board and Anti-Chop eyes. Includes eight different firing modes: Semi-Auto, Burst, Reactive, Full-Auto, Turbo, Rampage, PSP, and NXL. A clamping feedneck will secure your loader in place.
Firing modes: Semi-Auto, Burst, Reactive, Full-Auto, Turbo, Rampage, PSP, and NXL
Modes of fire from 15-25 bps
User Programmable Ramping and Turbo mode
Tournament grade electronic paintball gun
Powered by either CO2 or compressed air / nitrogen
Interchangeable threaded high-performance aluminum barrel with muzzle break
Corrosion-resistant, aerospace grade aluminum with wear-resistant teflon finish on all internal parts
Flush cocking bolt system
Durable compact polymer with double trigger and guard
17 inch overall length
Anodized aluminum body
Stainless steel braided hose
Anti-chop flushing knob
Velocity adjustment screw
45 grip electronic trigger frame
One year manufacturer warranty
The PMI Pirahna Rampage GTI is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
PCS US-5 Electronic
My current set up is the piranha with a proto barrel
A new barrel is a must
A drop forward could be helpful
Grips, and clamping feedneck come standard
Does not come with a rechargeable battery
The trigger is HORRIBLE!!
stock settings slow
The body of the gun is a black anodized aluminum, that is well made and looks very nice. The body itself is very small and measures only 9 1/2 inches. The trigger frame is a high quality plastic and has the typical double trigger. The internals, like all other Piranhas, are Teflon coated(no delrin bolt). The stock barrel is really the only part of this gun I think needs to be upgraded. Its Okay though.
The guns board is made by A.P.E(Advanced Paintball Electronics). I don't know much about them, but they seem to have a good reputation. There are a few things I like about the board. It really seems to be a quality board, and has 8 different firing modes(semi-auto, burst, reactive, full-auto, turo plus, rampage, PSP3 and NXL ). I really like the variety of firing settings you get with this gun. The stock settings are slooow. However you can reprogram it, and once you do the gun becomes very quick. Reprograming the board is not to hard once you understand how to do it. Its all spelled out in the directions.
However there are a few things I don't like about the board. The tourney lock is on the inside requiring you to remove the grips. The lock must be turned off before you can adjust the firing modes and settings. The lock is not the easiest thing to turn off, especially if you have large fingers. Second the modes are all color coded. A different LED light tell you which mode you are in. It gets tough to remember which color is what firing mode.
The gun has a great clamping feedneck. The grips are also very nice. I swear they are made by dye. It seems to be made the same way as my dye sticky 3 grips, without the logo. Keep in mind these two features come standard. The one thing I really don't understand is why PMI did not include a rechargeable battery with this gun. Instead they packaged a standard Duracell 9v battery. The gun will work on either Co2 or HPA.
I'm editing this review because I feel I must point out the biggest flaw in the Piranha. The Stock Trigger is horrible. It is near impossible to walk, and can not be adjusted. At first I thought it was me(Im not the greatest at walking), but after letting several other players shoot the gun...they all agree the trigger is just a bad design. There are no after market drop ins that I know of.
Overall I really like this gun. I'm certain there are better out there, but they cost alot more too. Again I must point out the trigger is pretty bad, and because of it I can only give the gun a 7. I originally gave the Piranha higher marks, but the trigger is this guns major flaw. Especially when I compare it to others in its price range.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 at 8:16 pm PST
all older mods and add ons work
Trigger- get a boss blade
I picked this up just as a starter marker instead of using rentals. Its lightweight and has a nice overall balance. works great on HPA. Easy field strip. The lack of a clamping feed neck left much to be desired.
-getting the feed neck off requires a bench vice due to the threads (ION threaded) being superglued.
-i have used both the J&J (quiet) and Lapco bigshots on this marker and both being very please with the results and accuracy.
very efficient on gas and is very quiet with the J&J if you care to sneak up on someone.
recommend an electronic hopper to keep from chopping balls on a high rate of fire.
Recommend a drop forward for extra balance and compactness as i use a 14 inch barrel. consistent with avg chrono at 290-300 .overall AAAA++++.
Love the marker in general after its upgrades i like to toy with it alot more than my other markers some trigger mods made it a primary. Its price is great compared to a cocker mech however i love tinkering with my 2k3 and 2k1 pump.
Decided to go low pressure and give it a try...... even at 400-500 psi quieter then a stock etek. it has a lower sound signature. Velocity and consistency are great. using the white spring currently.
weighed in at 2lb 11oz with J&J barrell and batt. pretty good against my 3.4lb cocker
overall feel and weight dispersion are great.
you figure you can get this marker pretty cheap. I priced out most of the mod upgrades and one would be at a reasonable 200 bux low pressure with quality reg and barrel. instead of starting at 200 on a marker just to do the same thing. I highly recommend it for the newb not having all the $$$$ to buy the 500 dollar markers or even less.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, March 7th, 2010 at 9:11 pm PST
Smart parts epiphany
Smat parts vibe with blackheart board
Halo b with rip drive and victory board
crosfire 68ci 4500 psi tank
a new trigger (if you can find one)
Very good feel
Shoots very fast
Never chopped once
Bad trigger design
I had a great time with this. i use it with reballs to practice at my house with because i live in a cramped development. i have fun everytime even though it is very hard to learn to walk this trigger but after using it for about 10 days straight after i got it i became a master at it now i use it at my house and my friends house when we mess around but i use the mr8 for tournaments and the epiphany i at smart parts to get fixed (broken board i dont know how it happened but it did)
I would recomend it to beginners because of the price and the ease of using it.
Easy to field strip
Many programmable settings
Rampage board not the easiest to program and somewhat confusing
Make no mistake...this marker will shoot a WALL of paint! I have no problem keeping up with the high end electronics on the field. I started playing paintball in 1997. Back then, practically no one had electronic markers, and only sponsored teams ran HPA-- they were the only ones that could afford it (the cheapest HPA tank 14 years ago was over $100, and even if you had one, only very advanced paintball fields could even fill it). I've seen it all.....and when the young kids are sitting around the picnic benches chilling out, showing off their $1,000 markers to other envious young players, I'm actually on the field blasting my opponents with the Piranha Rampage-- kind of ironic.
This gun is fast, accurate (with a new barrel), and very simple to operate and clean. The stock barrel (like most out-of-the-box markers) is junk. Make sure you order a new barrel when you place your order. The Piranha uses Spyder threads, so finding an upgrade is a piece of cake.
Two things you MUST have to run this marker efficiently: (1) Buy a force feed loader. I have the VL Force, which in all honesty, I'm not very happy with. Buy one with eyes. The Piranha WILL shoot up to 25 BPS on full-auto, which means you can empty a loader on this gun in 8 seconds. Having said that, (2) You MUST run HPA/Nitro with this marker. Yes, technically, the manual states you can use Co2, but trust me, Co2 will freeze the Piranha instantly and will not keep up with the demand of the fast shooting this marker is capable of. If you don't have an HPA tank, either get one or don't buy the gun.
TIP: As of now (2-21-2011), this marker is on clearance at most paintball stores because it's a couple years old, which means it's been sitting in a box for at least that long. Before you go out and play with it, field strip the marker and oil the hammer o-ring extensively, as well as the bolt o-rings. Without a fresh dollop of oil, the hammer o-ring will have a tendency to get stuck on the sear when the gun re-cocks after fire. The result: the marker may not re-cock during play. Oil will fix this.
The Rampage board itself has many different firing modes, which are easy to adjust. Many of the technical settings, such as eye/bolt delay are somewhat confusing to customize-- all you have to go on are various blinking lights and colors, rather than an actual screen. The tournament lock is VERY difficult to get to and adjust. I finally figured it out after watching a You-Tube video...the manual wasn't very clear.
Overall, this marker is a great buy, and you will have no problem keeping up with the higher-end guns on the field. Right now, several websites have this for sale at about $100 (including a force loader). For $100, you get a marker that shoots and operates like a high-end electronic.
tippman custom pro-not even close
piranha gti plus-same but no rampage board
piranha GTI plus RAMPAGE
14' smartparts AA barrel
Crossfire 68ci 4500psi
Viewloader EGGY 3 clear
smartparts DEFENDER jersey-neon green
smartparts DEFENDER pants-black and white
NXE Elevation Pro Pak 2+1+2
JT Proshield Thermal
new barrel (like almost all stock guns)
new trigger (if you can find one)
stock trigger (hard to walk)
stock barrel (its OK)
Overall, this is a great gun, especially for the price. I have put well over 2500 paintballs through this gun, with only one chop, and thats because my hopper was running on low batteries. I would not reccomend using this gun with co2, as HPA runs cleaner, and is more consistent, and does not have pressure spikes.
automag 68 classic (stock)
nitro tank 3000 ninja
all american barrel
Speed,Light,easy set up on bps.Price
Barrel,non rechargable battery.
Easy to use,trigger is tricky to use have to get use to it, The price is hard to beat ,very light ,Looks,durable Pmi guns are heavy duty,the must is a Barrel ,Spyder use the same thread so not a big deal,User friendly on the bps set up ,nothing to envy for 120+tax compare to medium end electronic markers ,300 to 400 bucks I bought mine 2 week ago, works perfect in a tournament mode ,a couple chops in full auto no big deal,final word best deal for the buck ,keep mine as a back up marker ,I would suggest use this gun with a nitro system PMI markers use a lot O rings .so watch . good deal
yes I would recomend this marker for a beginner speedball player even a back up for a tournament.player.
50/4500 ninja hpa tank
Invert too loader
14 inch freak barrel
Invert mini accent kit
Custom products invert mini sling trigger
Trigger if you want
Stock settings are a little slow
This is a great great great beginner marker. I first bought the mechanical version and was a little nervous but it was great. Later I bought the electric gun in a heartbeat. I was very happy. I was a little disappointed with the barrel so I bought a new one and it is a overall great gun and I still use it today sometimes to mess around.
If you are a begginer or looking for an upgrade from a mechanical marker or a budget baller GET THIS GUN!!!!!!!!!!!
'05 Etek Ego with Freak Kit, Prophecy and Pure Energy Carbon
Extremely Accurate (with a new barrel)
This marker is very very top of the line of its class. It has many features that tournament players use for less money than they paid for their pod-pack. What else could you want, style, performance, reliability for a cost that is minuscule. If your looking to compete on a budget, this kicks the crap out of anything in its price range and up to 10x it. Its that good.
Every markers different but proberly similer to this would be a Spider Imagine (no where close when it comes to the Board)
Stock Ion-Plastic Trigger
09 Proto SLG
11' Proto Barrel
3000pci 47' CrossFire Reg bottle
(Marker and Hopper Sponsored)
Piranha GTI Rampage (A.P.E Board)
(Back Up Sponsored by local Store)
If you can get a trigger-Go for it!!!
Trigger + Eyes ? (see review)
Ok So Id been out of the game for a year due to finacial aspects but as fate would have it Im back to what I love doing.
Thankfully back when I was playing I had good "reviews" so I was able to pick up some slight sponsors for starting out.
Ok firstly what drew me to the Piranha was the Price and the "performance" for that price, I had one brand new team mate and I convinced him to get one with me, call it luck of the draw but from the first day-his gave grief, I however was lucky (kinda).
My team mates bolt kept and still does, getting "stuck" and meaning having to re cock the marker every couple of shots, mine however for my first Tournament in 16months went completly perfect, not one prob all day.
The next Tourney however the problems started, chop every few balls-pain in the neck eventually found out that my eyes were screwed. My team mate used a back up gun for the next tourney and so I stole his eyes- Worked like a charm again.
This Board is by far one of the easyest to set so thats a huge win.
We got offered a nice deal from Proto so we went with that but I keep my Piranha for a good decent backup.
Here's my list of suggestions for marker :
Always play on a ramp mode because the trigger is to wierd to walk properly on semi (my oppinion) PSP3 works the best then reactive with following the below.
Shoot with middle finger at the top of trigger (My fastest with this marker)
Get a faster hopper than an egg, mine keeps up but with the feed neck there's too much of a drop for the balls to get into the chamber, I suggest a Rotor, Empire, Halo etc.
Always Check your eyes.(You should on any marker)
Other than the slight few probs we had, this little thing is freaking good for the price so like I say this is my perfect Backup. Otherwise I would Proberly still be using her.
On a Budget ? Take it and test it at the field you buy it from.
New to the sport ? No better way to start.