-Up to 22 balls per second in semi-auto mode
-Up to 15 balls per second in full auto and burst modes
-Industry standard 7/8 inch threaded barrel
-Venturi style bolt to allow use of the most brittle of paintballs
-Low pressure operation to reduce kick and noise
-Breakbeam eyes that helps eliminate ball breaks
-One button operation to toggle eyemodes and on/off
-Adjustable spring return trigger
-Dual Ball detents
-Low profile feedneck
-Industry standard stocks fit.
-175 psi operating pressure
-Weighs only 1300 grams with stock, barrel, and battery
-10 inch microhoned military style barrel
-Hidden Battery door
-Two different size barrel stabilizers
-One piece metal receiver from barrel to bottomline
-Composite lightweight body
The Inspire Paintball BFG SMG is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Smart Parts SP-1, Smart Parts Ion XE, 3 of the Spyder MR series markers: MR1, MR2, MR4. My new Inspire marker is extermally very much like the SP-1 I used to own, both the similarities really stop there.
Inspire BFG SMG w/ AK kit w/ no accessories. An MR4 is my backup.
Its quiet. Its fast. Its efficient. Its cool looking.
No clamping feedneck from the factory, no current fix.
The marker is cool looking, and really has a lot of nice features, and its built solid but due to the fact that the stock feedneck is unusable (and a true clamping feedneck that really fits the threads isn't being sold here in the US) you will have to rig up some kind of ugly fix (one person used car hose clamps and extra plastic drain fittings) to even use the marker. I simply cannot recommend this marker to anyone because you are unable to get the proper clamping feedneck from the manufacturer because they claim they have them but cannot sell them in the US due to legal issues. I've tried a matrix threaded feedneck, they do not work. I've tried tape, it just comes loose in the hot sun. And I am tired of my loader spinning around (one time even fell off when I ran). This design flaw and a lack of fix currently makes this a very, very disappointing buy. Until its addressed here in the US I recommend that you avoid buying this marker.
You cannot currently get Inspire to provide you with the proper threaded clamping feedneck to make this marker useful. The stock feedneck is so poorly designed that the loader simply will not stay put. I am very disappointed with this design and the fact that I cannot get a usable feedneck. Potential buyers, avoid this product because you will have the same problem that I am having with it. Unless you wanna jury rig a fix and make the marker look very ugly you will not be able to functionally use it. I was initially told that a matrix threaded feedneck works on this marker as an alternative so I bought one and the threads are completely different. Beware! If you try to screw a matrix threaded clamping feedneck on this to solve the current issue you will damage the marker!
4 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 4:33 pm PST
I have used this gun for about 6 months. They now come with a locking feed neck and most A-5 parts will fit it on the body style and barel, the feed neck can be changed with an ion feed neck. I am really hapy with this marker. I used to use a bt-tm7 but have set it back to spare in prefence to the inspire.
A all around good marker worth the money yes i would tell a friend to get one.
Aftermarket clamping feed neck
Viewloader select force hopper
Uses A5 stocks/barrels
center feed neck
Stock feed neck is terrible
Well, i am very disappointed to say the least. I was looking for a marker that wouldn't be seen at every paintball field. I saw the BFG mp version at my local paintball store, that was a display model and had been very slightly tested. So the guy told me about the marker and how great it shot, so he gave me 100 dollars off because of it being slightly used, so i went for it!...that's where the bad luck started...
i brought it home, took it to the field, shot maybe 4 balls, and then had a massive air leak. So i took it back to the store, guy said he would have it shipped to be fixed. 5 WEEKS later, i get a call saying its back, so i went to pick it up, and they didn't fix MY gun, just gave me a new one. So i took this brand new one home, tried it out, and what happens AGAIN? shot 4 balls, air leak....
Ive read online about so many other people having the same problem out of the box. Didn't think it would happen to me not once but twice. Based on my experience with the marker, it was a huge disappointed. Not to say it doesn't work great for other people, i was just one of the unlucky folks.
Long story short...This marker can be thrown off a building, set on fire, covered with snow, run over with a car, slammed against a tree and dropped in water, and still work fine. But can't seem to shoot a paintball for me. Nice try inspire.
I would tell someone to give this marker a chance, ONLY if they had a good warranty or a local shop able to fix it.