The patriot series Stars & Stripes comes stock with a vertical feed, gas thru fore grip, low pressure chamber, custom drop forward, custom aluminum trigger, full function lcd electronic trigger frame, thumb velocity adjuster, and the Aci Graffiti Series Flag Barrel!
The M3 Paintball Products Stars & Stripes are older, so while they may be available used and in a few cases new, they are not commonly available anymore.
speed, efficient, barrel, price, short trigger pull, and flush cocking
The reason I picked this marker up is because my m98 was not meeting my demand for speed and I was running low on money then. So far it has served me well. Only found three things that I did not like. One is it has had a little bit of a reliability issue, but not too serious. All it was doing is not shoot very fast. This was caused twice by me not oiling it, my rival Mr. Laziness caught up with me. Another thing is it eats batteries. I had change out a name brand, duracell I think, 9-volt battery with less than 3k shots on it. The last thing i found wrong with it was mine would not go past 270 fps. I have never heard of this happening to anyone else so it was probably just a manufacture defect or the person who owned the gun before me screwed it up, I do not know. Despite those three things, the gun has alot of features I like. The flush cocking for one. You might not think of this as a real big deal, but I do. With the m98, i found myself getting hit in face/mask, I know I was a stupid noob. The other advantage was that after purchasing this marker I was getting a lot more shots out of my co2 tank. This could be from a number of things though. It could be this gun is more efficient, the m98 is really inefficien, or John, the feild owner, is giving me better fills. I think it is because of the first reason, but I do not know.
If you gun is not meeting your demand for speed, get this gun or nother other lcd draguns. All in all, they are great markers for the price. Fast and cheap I could get use to that
8 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, April 6th, 2004 at 6:46 pm PST
spider, indian creek, autococker, automag, tippman, an more
patriot with 12v hopper
just get a 12v hopper
its a awsome gun acrate and shoots up to 20 bps and has many modes of fire its the perfict amiture gun its not an autococker but it shoots faster than one it kinda like a mini angel in a way!
it goes thro battarys kinda fast and its so pritty you cant stop cleaning it and kinda big it is an outstanding color so you can be seen real EZ! and if you try to do 20bps youll get abot 20 balls out then it will start choppin.
this is an awsome gun iv played with $1,600 autocockers and its not as good butt you can hold your ground because of its speed. its a great gun aslong as you dont try to play 20bps it will start choppin and leve you stranded.
Spyder Shutter with ESP Frame
Shot afew cockers
other spyders you know. none compare except mayb the cocker ^_^
M3 Patriot Series Stars and Stripes!!!!!
47 ci 3000 psi Crossfire n2
Freak Barrel Kit with all of the inserts.....
Angel Full Force Bolt
Dye Red Dot Sights (chrome)
Nothing really just get a revvy u really need one for this gun, and its insanely fast speeds, and mayb nitro...ive got it it makes your gun run a lot better!!
Whats good about this products??? hmmmmm let me think.....EVERYTHING! This is the greatest gun I have ever shot, and to make it better is all mine! haha no but seriously. this gun is great go buy it.
1.It is insanely fast, a regular x-board could never keep up with this, neither could a richochet. A eVLution II mayb but a Halo sure can.
2. The trigger pull of this gun is incrediably light. seriously i mean i got min down to about id say a little less than 1 milimeter of an inch trigger pull.
3. It has great looks, custom milled in a patriot way. its even got a little start drop forward
4. Its not badly priced at all a very very nice electro for under 300~~!
Nothing, except mayb the fact that you have to spend some money to buy a hopper that can keep up to the speeds of this gun.
Go buy this gun is screams buy me to the customer. you will not be disapointed, at leas i wasnt
Red M3 Patriot Stars & Stripes
ACI Zero Gravity Graffiti Barrel - Stock
Smart Parts 14" All American Barrel
CP 14" One Piece Classic Barrel
Smoke VL Revolution 12v w/ hopper X-Board and Vortex Impeller
Pure Energy 68ci/3000psi Nitro tank
14 oz. Chrom-Moly C02 tank
ACI SUb-Zero 6 Stage Expansion Chamber
ACI Macroline Kit
Dead On Bullet Drop Forward
32 Degrees Coiled Remote System
Kingman JAVA 9.6v Rechargable Battery
Redz Dimension 3.2 Harness w/ Redz Comfort Belt
32 Degrees 4+1 Halfpack w/ four 140 Round Pods
Kingman JAVA 9.6v Rechargable Battery
Bigger Drop Forward
Hoppers sumtimes don't fit in the feed tube, you have to sand them down.
I love everything about this gun!! The trigger frame is very nice, it is aluminum w/ and LCD screen that has four firing modes: Semi, Multi, Nitro, and Full Auto...a game timer and a shot counter. It can go up to 20 Balls Per Second...but no hopper is going to feed that fast unless u have Warp Feed or a Halo loader. The paint job kicks A$$! I have the red one. It comes w/ an ACI Zero Gravity Graffiti Barrel w/ the flag pattern. The regulator w/ pressure gauge is a great feature! The cocking system is awesome..it has a thing where when u cock it back it seems like it goes back in the gun but it really doesn't! I can't say enough about this gun..It is just plain awesome and a must buy! I bought it for $255 w/ only $5.95 shipping..I also bought a Kingman JAVA 9.6v rechargeable battery and charger. This gun never chops paint for me.
There is nothing really BAD about this gun. But it should of came stock w/ an expansion chamber. When ur going full auto or or rapid firing the barrel likes to start coming loose, from all the rattling. The gun holds in some air after u take the tank off but u just have to take it off the right way by shooting it as u take it off the gun...then it won't hold extra air. Nothing else I can think of.....
This is an awesome gun! I would reccomend it to anyone and everyone! LOL
The red one looks the best I think...but blue is also kool! DAMN I love this gun! The trigger pull is like a mouse click on a computer and the firing modes are awesome. BUY THIS GUN!!!!!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 12:59 am PST
spyder with a booyaah trigger frame the m3 has a lighter trigger and faster rate of fire.
i have a minimag with a sp AA 12 volt revy 4500psi 68ci nitro duck tank and many other extras
just a revy
The m3 three has a nice variety of firing modes and you can adjust the rate of fire,in any of these modes, up to 20 bps. The trigger is the lightest of any gun i have ever shot. I put it into full auto with 20 bps and i didn't chop paint. I had an ordinary 12volt revy, i don't know how it didn't chop paint, and i only shot 200 rounds but in the few seconds it took to fire off those rounds, my view towards blowbacks will be forever changed. It even comes stock with an aci grafitti barrel.
It is a newer gun, hasn't been in use for any long period of time. You just don't know how reliable it is going to be after a couple of months hard play.
I am probaly going to buy one. The only reason i give it a 9 is because it hasn't proved its self in the long run.
m3 pat. stars and stripes (red) w/ veiwloader and co2
electric hopper and make sure you get quality balls which will make this marker shoot remarkably straighter
easily adjustable fps
accurate with stock barrel
lightest trigger EVER!
The plastic handle covers break easily.
It goes through batteries really fast,
I got this gun from my brother 2 years ago before he went to college . all together, It has been used for four years Without one mis hap except a small piece of the plastic handle broke off.My frind has a Spyder Pilot who admits the patriot is far better than his. Great for speed ball and I have used it for woodsball and no one sees the bright red gun so if you are a woodsballer, speedballer, or just play rec ball, if you get a chance to buy this gun, buy it asap you won't regret it.
This gun is really reliable, fast, and in every way worth the 300 dollars after using it for this long, and seeing the pros and cons I would probably say it is worth 600 new maybe 300 used.
Blue M3 Stars and Stripes
VL Revolution XBoard
16" Vortex Diamond Series 2-pc Barrel
12 ounce CO2
Delron Bolt system
A new hopper ( ELECTRIC )
maybe a new barrel but stock one is good.
Good right out of the box
stock Barrel is good
Stock barrel should upgrade
pretty flashy gun ( but hey they are sexy guns.
I went for this gun because i saw the price and just couldn't resist. The gun works flawlessly. My buddie also told me that the gun is good cuz he had one too and he said they are unbeleivable. the stock barrel is amazing, it is good looking and is pretty accurate for bein stock.
If someone wants a fast, accurate marker this is the one, the price is great!! and the gun is upgradable. Overall the gun is really good..
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, June 10th, 2007 at 6:49 pm PST
M3 Patriot stars and stripes model, halo frontman, aci graffiti series barrel, C02 or n02 depends.
a revy cuz a regular hopper cant keep up, probable a halo b if u want to shoot the full 20 bps or a viewloader evo
Fast, accurate, great out of the box
You cant find many upgrades or parts because its an old gun
Its a great gun for around 300 bucks, i got mine for cheaper but if your looking for your first speedball gun and dont wanna spend alot buy this or spend a little bit more and get an ion. Only problem with it in my mind is that you cant find many upgrades. it uncocks itself when using fully auto sumtimes.
Spyder Shutter (mechanical)
tippman pro carbine
tippman model 98
M3 Stars and Stipes (stock)
REVY--- A definate must for this gun
20 bps (with force feed)
Great paint job
Haven't found one yet but will update if needed
The fashy paint job is what caught my eye. Then when I was aloud to play a couple of games with it I ended up buying it a week later when i got my next paycheck. I have shot the ion, new shockers, very exsenive angels, dark cockers. but in my opinion it is just as good but a hell of a lot cheaper
The M3 Stars and Stripes is a great gun for the price. all you need is a revy