Set a new standard with this .68 cal. precision paintball marker with rifled barrel. The all-metal designed gun in mirror finish comes standard with bottom line setup, power feed, removeable vented barrel, and rear velocity adjuster. Can be setup with vertical feed bottle. Stainless steel; black powder coating. Measures 17 1/2", assembled.
The Power Paintball Products Venom 99 TS is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
I use an Impulse set up with Revy w/x board, anit-syphon tank with a nice drop-forward and gadget grip.
A new barrel...
When I first opened the box to the marker I was suprised by its quality. I slapped on a chrome Custom Products barrel and gassed her up, no leak. Went outside and fired a several shots with Team Colors paint and using a CO2 for gas. The shots consitently went over the chronograph at 289fps and the balls landed on top of eachother. The trigger was short and refined, not to much slop. No breaks so I went inside and took it apart, simple over under spyder design body looks to be compatible with almost any spyder upgrades and it has spyder threads. It also comes with a nice venturi bolt.
Not much, I never tried it with the stock barrel, but I expect it wasn't very good.
I own a small paintball business and was happy to sell this marker to a young newbie without worry of it breaking down and giving the kid any problems. Good gun.
Tippmann 98 with flatline system with Berzerk 10X20 Sight and ran on PMI Pure energy 68 ci nitro.
I have no idea of any upgrade for the Venom, but it performs well enough. You can buy an expansion chamber, or new barrel.
Great Gun for the money you pay for, its well worth the money to spend, the gun is super accurate. Not much of a co2 hog.
Upgrades? I have no idea where to find some.
The Venom 99, is a great gun, saves you lots of money. I started out with the Venom 99, and now i use it as my back-up gun. Venom 99 is a good gun for the beginners that are just starting out to play, or the players who dont often play paintball but would like to have their own equipment for this very cheap price for the gun.
Tippmann A-5 (w/ A-5a2 kit, polished internals)
14" Night Stick barrel
88/3000 Crossfire nitro tank
-GREAT starter gun
-Not many upgrades (that i know of)
This was my first gun (after a BE Talon, but for actual paintball play, haha). I must say this was a pretty good gun. it was kind of a Spyder hybrid that some mad scientist put together in his garage (dont take that the wrong way, i'm not saying it's garage made quality). This is a very durable gun, i banged it around alot. It is a good cheap gun if you are starting out and are not sure which direction you are going to head in paintball. This gun helped me start off and with this gun i learned hte basic workings of a paintball gun and how to take one apart, now i can take apart just about any mechanical marker out there, and put it back together. I used to kick a$$ using this gun, so it's not like a new guy will get this and not have a chance. but i felt like i needed to upgrade so i went to my A-5.
I sold this gun to one of my friends after a few years of using it. and he only had it for a couple of weeks and put a friggin frozen paintball in it and the bolt split in half...what an idiot....
This is a good beginners gun, it will help u learn about the sport and you can get some quick experience.
I got this gun new on ebay a few years back. When i got it, i lubed her up and went and played an all day game. I didnt like the stiff trigger pull. the gun could really have used a longer barrel. The next time I went to use it up at my cabin for some woodsball and the thing sprung a big leak. After geting that fixed,the spring bound up inside. That was the end of that. I used it once and after that the internals just started blowing up.
I would FOR SURE save my money for something else. Check ebay,i just got a pmi evo new in the box for $100. I wasnt happy with the venom at all.