Spyder Xtra set up for low pressure. I run it about 275 psi. My kid also has one that I set up for regular pressure. He gets incredible efficiency at 600 psi. Both guns run on CO2.
Keeps up with my flow under rapid firing at 275 psi. I was able to get it down to lower pressures by replacing the washer between the spring and piston with a thinner one. The stock washer is pretty thick. I don't see a need for the low pressure spring with this mod unless you need pressure lower than 250 psi. The stock blue Xtra foregrip cap fits on it and looks way cool! I bought it for $49.99 online, so the price is great!
Had to file the top down a little so it turned the right way. Also had to modify it for lower pressure use. Neither issue was a big deal.
I love this regulator! I've used it on CO2 with no ill effect. I heard that they aren't good for CO2 but I've had no problems with it. It has a CO2 type o-ring in it and I installed an anti-siphon tube just for good measure. I have 2 guns set up with them and have not blown an o-ring in over 10,000 shots between them.
Extremely high flow rate. The Vigilante can keep up with any marker out there, including electronic superguns. Can handle low pressure markers easily (450psi or lower) with a simple change of an inexpensive spring.
No need for an accessory tournament cap, it's included. Plus, you can remove the cap without tools. Easy to adjust - an allen key or even a quarter will allow you to raise or lower the pressure.
Very well made - as usual, very high quality manufacturing from Air America. Sturdy, holds up to field use very well (have used one for over a year). Due to aluminum body, lighter than older AA regs.
Length and diameter makes for a great front grip.
PRICE!! Despite the great performance, ease of adjustability and robust construction, the Vigilante is very inexpensive. There's really no reason to buy a budget regulator when one of the best regs out there costs well under $100.
Air America itself - one of the great customer service companies out there. Have dealt with them since '95 and have had consistently superb backup and service from Air America for over 5 years. And not just with one staff member, but with everyone whom I have dealt with. First rate, a class act. I can't say enough good things about this company.
While the length of the Vigilante makes for a good front grip, the Vigilante may interfere with your drop forward. This all depends on your drop forward's design and the placement of the vertical ASA on your marker of course, but it is something to be aware of.
If the Vigilante is too long, the alternative is to get Air America's Messiah.
The Vigilante is second best in-line regulator on the market. The only thing that outperforms it is Air America's other reg, the Messiah. The Messiah is also shorter, so it will clear virtually all drop forwards.
The Messiah, however, is much more expensive than the Vigilante. For its price, the Vigilante is an incredible bargain. It will probably outperform the stock reg that you got with your marker.
For its price, its performance, its ease of adjustability and for the fantastic company that backs this product, I'm giving the Air America Vigilante a 10.
-Air America Vigilante Reg
-Custom Products Drop
-Custom Products on/off Cradle
-PMI Pure Energy 68/3000
-ANS Jackhammer reg
-14" Dye Boomstick using a 14" Smart Parts Stainless Though
-Rat 3:16 valve
-Benchmark 45 Frame with extensive trigger work
-12v Xboard'd revy
This thing is very versitile, easy adjust, great looking, Easy install
Too long, Bigger color choice wouldnt hurt.
Great overall reg. Perfect for my needs. The worst thing for me was that it wouldnt intall just how i liked it, so i shaved off a bit at the top. My custom Products Lightning drop forward clears this reg by about 2cm.. very close. Best reg ive used easily
Get it. Its perfect for the money. Best ive ever used, i wouldnt use anything else.
2003 WGP Outkast Autococker
-DYE Stainless Steel 12"
-KAPP Drop Zone II
-Nitro Duck 114/3000
-12 Volt Revolution
Price and quality
I used this regulator for 2 years with no problems. It has a fast recharge rate, and worked great even with CO2. One of the best things about this regulator is the price. You can now find them for $50. As many people say that this reg. does not work great w/CO2, mine worked fine (Although, I had anti-siphoned CO2). I only had to repair it once, and that was after 2 years of use with CO2! And best of all, it is made by Air America and carries a lifetime warranty.
This is a great reg. for the price. Go buy one for $50 now. You will have no regrets, and your reg. will be backed up by Air America.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, December 22nd, 2003 at 9:12 am PST
-Black Piranha EXT Pro G3
-12" DYE Boomstick
-White Wolf "Blitz" Delrin LP Bolt
-KAPP "Twisted" Autococker cocking rod
-Maddman "Rocket" Valve
-Custom milled striker and pin done by the certified milling gnome tim!
-Chrome CP Lightning Drop
-Chrome KAPP Dovetail
-AA Vigilante w/ LP Spring
-Clear TurboRev w/ WAS Vortex Impellers
-Operating pressure of 300psi.
-Does NOT spike or surge at all w/ proper input (like, don't put in a HOT CO2 tank :D )
-AirAmerica's Bulletproof Lifetime Garauntee!
-Ported for a guage
-Doesn't come w/ a guage.
-Doesn't come in Nickel or Chrome plated :(
-This is not a bad in my book, but some people like the regs that have the inputs at the bottom as opposed to the top. I happen to like it at the top, so I will just mention this.
Great reg for the price, better than most regs out there, excepting only a few. However, if you're looking at LP and you want great performance at a great price, get the Vigilante! AirAmerica always delivers very high-quality products; I have never run afoul of any of their products! The Vigilante is perhaps THE best LP reg out there!
Custom Built Spyder
Custom Mech Double Trigger W/ Extreme Rage Timer Grips
14" & 10" Smart Parts Teardrops
Maddman Rocket Valve
AKA Lightning Bolt
Air America Vigilante Reg
High Flow and Consistancy, FPS deviation went from -/+ 10 to -/+ 2.
Soft brass adjustment, easy to damage adjustment cap.
Many people say this reg isn't for CO2, I have been using this reg for over 3 years with CO2 more than 3 times a week. Maybe it's because fps deviation is almost non-existant if you use this with hpa. With Co2, my velocity goes -/+2. This reg has a great feel to it, very heavy duty. Watch however because it won't fit with some larger drop forwards. This reg is high flow and consistant, but sometimes can be hard to adjust while the gun is gassed up due to the soft brass adjustment cap.
I recommend this reg to anyone insearch of a decent reg, its a little less consistant with co2, but co2 is less consistant anyways. Great Reg, but get a different adjustment system.
on my sto cocker, had a sheridan reg which was basically like running air straight into your block. Vigi is much better.
99 STO autococker. 68/3000 cf, 2002 kapp single trigger frame, vigilante reg, ans phase II front reg, shocktech bomb 3-way, sto a/m ram, super fly bolt, p-block custom setup, roller-bearing sear assy.
Hardly no spiking from air source.
multi-ported for mounting air hose/press gauage
extremely difficult to access the internals.
bought a vigi reg off ebay used. My sto never ran sweeter since I hooked up my hoses to that thing. Its the only reg ive used on it since the stubby sheridan which acted mainly as a grip anyway. Maybe there are better ones out there but im still happy with it.
One drawback was replacing the internals (pin, o'rings & cylinder) because oil damaged the o'rings. I had to clamp it down in a vice using lead to protect the finish and unscrew it with battery pliers - thats how tight they are factory sealed. There are now teeth-marks in the metal but it still works fine. Oh well.
I don't believe in buying brand new regs, running well over $100 for them. Buy one used and it will keep you smiling and keep away the penalties.
Vert '03 Cocker
Shocktech Front Block Kit
Doesn't fluctuate much, can put on a guage
Huge, macro line connects near the ASA
This is the best inline reg I've used, but I have a feeling it's not the best out there. Strong feeling. But I did get it for a friend, and it still is much better then the stock reg that comes on the '03s, so you can't complain much.
It's a good reg, and I'd recomend it to people looking to spend enough on a reg that won't make your parents think you're insane, but want to still have a good quality reg. The thing is steel. You could drop it off a cliff onto concrete and it wouldn't have a dent. Definatly for those of you who prefer reliability.
Tippmann 98c, crossfire N2, Air America Vigilante reg, Pb pro-drop, lp kit, rt kit, flatline, big shot, 20 oz anti-syphon & on off, ricochet AK, kaner system w/ lapco adapter, double trigger, I'm sure I have left something out
2003 Red AKA Viking, bs drop, shared kaner barrel system, shared rico ak hopper, soon to have eyes and covers
Price, high flow rate, warranty, Air America name
A little long, position when attached
Upon attaching this reg I knew there may be trouble, too long. Also when tightened snug in my vert adapter it is off center. Hard to explain but the words on the reg are at the 2 o clock position instead of in the front (12 oclock) or on either side ( 3 or 9 oclock.) BUT....... it does agood job, never starved my marker or spiked.
I like this reg a lot but after attaching it, cosmetically it looks terrible. I may sell and go with a palmer stabilizer or sidewinder.