The Apocalypse™ 2K™ is a single stage regulator; Micro Precision™ machined from a solid block of the toughest FAA approved "certified" Aircraft/Aerospace grade aluminum. Designed to accept input pressures up to 4500PSI and output pressure within the 200 to 1000 PSI range, the Apocalypse™ 2K™ is totally compatible with virtually all Paintball markers. The Apocalypse™ 2K™ features include; the Air America® Limited Lifetime Warranty, tournament-level field maintenance, internally integrated on-off control, multiple input and output pressure safeties, ambidextrous input/output hose and gauge positioning, on-marker system fractional slide rail adjustment, severe service; "Made in the USA," input and output gauges and a Military, Airline and Space program approved D.O.T. (United States Department of Transportation) approved composite wrapped pressure vessel.
The Air America Apocalypse 2K Air System is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
After a bad experience with some tainted co2 at a local field I decided to upgrade to HPA. After checking the reviews on pbreview.com I decided on this system. I picked one up for $58 on ebay with $10 shipping...a great price. I downloaded the user manual from airamerica.com. When it arrived I stripped the reg and lubed it. I've given it a test run this past weekend, shooting about 5,000 rounds. It worked flawlessly. Those familiar with the A-5 know it can be temperamental when hooked up to HPA. Not with this tank. I could actually lower my output to 550 psi and the marker would still shoot at 275 fps and the cyclone would still work. Actually it worked flawlessly from 550 to 900 psi. For those of you that have a stiff on/off valve I say take your valve apart, clean it and lube it with lithium grease like the service manual says and it will be smooth as butter.
The regulator is pretty heavy. In fact the carbon fiber 68/4500 tank and regulator weigh more than my 24 oz steel co2 tank and would be pretty cumbersome if mounted on the marker. However, it works just fine from a remote.
I wouldn't waste my money on a new fixed pressure HPA tank when I could get a used Air America Apocolypse for less than $100. Even if you needed to spend another $100 on recertification and a total rebuild...which there is no way it would cost that much...you'd be much happier. Especially if you own both a high pressure and low pressure marker, or plan to upgrade to one or the other in the future. This tank will work for both.
Standard left feed Automag black body with Retro Valve w/LvL 10 bolt and warp feed, Freak barrel, Egg II hopper, Kapp chrome forward extension and gas through grip, Chrome ANS sight rail, with an Intellifeed grip frame, blade trigger. This gun will rock your world.
Light, Bullet Proof, ease of use, Looks great, has own drop forward that fits me perfectly. Has on/off valve. easy to adjust outlet pressure. Has excellent consistency. Has 5yr hydro date and is a carbon fiber tank. Almost as light as my Conquest and Dynaflow, I can hardly tell the difference when playing.
Needs a lock on the pressure adjustment, would be nice if it had a bleed down feature like the Conquest and Dynaflow tanks.
Air America is selling these on there web site store for $375.00 and at that price and this kind of quality you just can't go wrong with this tank. With the life time warrantee and new light weight features of this tank it's a no brainer to have one of these on you gun.
I got mine really cheap with my Timmy. It was my first HPA tank and I am still really happy with it. Light Carleton Fiber wrapped tank. Easy to put the rail on, clamps down nice and tight. It kept up with my Timmy going at 25bps, which I guess it pretty good.
Well I sold my #39 Ice Adrenalin Angel so now I shoot:
DYE Ultralite Cocker with .688 Ultralite and Full Freak System
Air America Apocalypse 2K 68 C.I. 4500 psi.
Air America Messiah Regulator
Orracle 3-way (much shorter and flows more air than the DYE)
(Hey do you really want to know what the rest of my gun is? Drops, tails, etc?)
This system is 10 ounces lighter than the Armageddon and thus has a big advantage for front players. In fact, I sold my Armageddon to get the 2K. Originally, I had ordered this system in the 45 C.I. but because Air America's supplier of fiber wrapped tanks is extremely slow I had to settle for a 68 C.I.
Some nice features of the 2K are:
-Much lighter than the Armageddon
-On/Off valve is much appreciated
-System is slightly more compact than an Armageddon
Well the only thing I can even gripe about is the fact that bottle isn't detachable. But then again, that is why the system is lighter than the Armageddon.
Air america has always made quality products and this air system is no exception. I would recommend it highly to any player.
Good recharge rate, very important, a combo of this and a vigilante reg (also by air america) makes a -/+ 2 consistancy so I appreciate that on my cocker.
On/off hard to turn, but is this really a bad thing, u don't want to bump it and turn it off like you can do with a Centerflag pushbutton on/off.
Well just to clear things up, I am not dissing on the Centerflag, in fact I luv it too, I can say I have added this to my favorites list on air systems. They are: Max Flow, Centerflag Dynaflow, Apocalypse 2k, and the last but most certainly the best MAC DEV CONQUEST.
This tank is lighter than the older ones because the reg is now made of aluminum instead of steel. Has a good recharge rate. You don't need a drop to use this tank either.
The on and off valve is hard to open or close when the tank is filled to 2500 PSI. More like a pain in the fingers
This is no cheap HPA. I believe it is worth the money if you can afford it. All in all it is a good tank and a good company. All I can say it is more reliable than an Angel Air out of the box(seen 3 brand new Airs leak out of the box)
Fishbone AC, OTP and DYE barrels....various other goodies
LIGHT!...my only complaint with the old apoc was the weight. redesigned on/off easier to use. Air America quality air system...bullet proof. super easy to rebuild...uses automag rebuild kits. Cool mounting system. by far best air system I have owned...all you guys above who are complaining about the on/off being hard to use should have tried on a old apoc system....anyways you guys are probably tightening down your mounting rail on the on/off mechanism.
retail price is a bit high....but you get what you pay for. didnt come with a mounting rail...whats up with that?....not that I care cuz I have tons of cradles etc. but a kid who ordered this thing would have been really disappointed.
its AA..wha else can be said....many wannabe air systems out there...but if you want the best..its right here.