Top loading, Hole in the handle where LCD is exposing circut board.
This is a nice gun, that shoots extremely accurate. The only problem I have with it is that I like being able to see down the barrel of the gun. Kingman has really takin the ideas of the user and fixed the problems the Imagine had, with the select you have the same gun but with the needed upgrades everyone was complaining about.
This gun can keep up with the best of them.. I play on a tournament team which uses Angels, and cockers and this gun can easily perform with them.. I would strongly recommend this gun to anyone.
I have used this gun in a couple of different game types. works good in woodsball, good for speedball. good rate of fire for the price. with some upgrades, this can be a very good gun. the only things i am looking at to improve this marker is a new trigger because of personal preference, nitro tank, grips, electro hopper. with the t-board this marker can keep up with the higher priced electro's. be sure to put the eyes on it.
Great gun to get started with.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005 at 3:57 pm PST
Tippmann a-5, pro, and custom, spyder electra, oh i have also used the tippmann longbow
Dye 16'' boomstick
Sticky e grip
20oz coz/nitrus barrel
And the rest is stock
I would highly recommend an electronic hopper otherwise a nice cleaning kit also an aluminum neck feed and a new barrel but the stock is already pretty good
Shot 1000 balls 2 chopped
Everything is perfect
Everything about this gun is good....oh but dont let the electronic parts get wet.
OK.....this gun is one of the finest i have used....its air efficient chopper free...nice color..for the 6 month that i have used this gun it had never broken down on me...here are a few tips to keep this gun in mint condision...1. Dont get the handle wet wrap some electronic tape on the cracks to be safe.....2. get a hopper that feeds 14 balls per second...3. keep the bolt well oiled or it will scratch the inside of yer gun......dont put much pressure on the the tigger cuz it could snap or bend......last but not least....5. use compressed air on cold days and co2 on hot days....never ever use co2 on cold days..(IT WILL SLOW DOWN THE ELECTRONICS)
This gun is the best gun i have ever used......well one of the best guns...i reccomend this gun to ppl with a tight budget.....and also begginners who likes autos
Tipman 98c, Psycho Ballistics Silver Bullet they both suck compared.
None yet.... orracle soon.....
Barrel, maby a CP or a Evil. or a Ultralite?
If there is one, a delrin bolt
Nice trigger setup
Fairly accurate out of the box
plastic grip panels, no rubber (wtf?)
Overall the Spyder Imagine Select is a great gun. it's worth about $100 more than it costs. The gun has a nice feel to it, and the trigger is set up so that it's not quite close enough to the switch for my preferences (basically touching) but it is rather set up so that anyone can pick one up and rip. It was the first electro gun I used and I consistently pulled 9-11 bps on an easy walk. It is accurate enough that my friends and I could consistently hit targets on our 30 foot range. On the 50 foot, only the best of us could keep the same consistency. The only major drawback was the led display. An option at least for a lcd would make it so much better. The gun is fairly light though its easy to snap shoot with. A huge drawback to the gun however, is its power consumption. It kills batteries wickedly fast. It's worth it for the price though. Overall, for the price youre paying for this gun, you should be getting a manual blowback that shoots curveballs. However, this is a very nice electro for it's price.
Definently a great option for anybody looking to get into paintball and still afford to eat afterwards. A great gun for beginners. A great cheapie fallback for the more advanced.
Good speed, accuracy, efficiancy, weight, reliability, looks, price, upgradeability
This was my first real paintball marker. i had a blade and xgs but those don't count and this is the first one i used at the field. it is great. can adjust the trigger, hit 9bps, get maybe 1000 shots off a 20oz, pretty lightweight, very reliable and what problems it does have are easily fixed, very accurate with the cp barrel and good paint, looks good, good price @ $140, very upgradeable and all around one of the best in the price range. oh yeah grease the bolt with vaseline and it won't wear down.
Great gun. doesn't compare to my DM4 but it was my first gun and i'll always love it.
3 rates of fire
The stock barrel and mayb the bolt
I got this marker about a month and a half ago. I love it. I went to the arena 2-3 times with it and shot in my backyard about 1,000 rounds. I love it. It has not given me one problem yet. Your not going to chop muhc but the acs bolt will improve and if you shoot decently fast get an electric hopper. (nothing mroe than 13 bps needed). dont hold back go out to your local shop and get this gun!!!!
Get this gun. Its amazing. good price for a great gun
Spyder Imagine Select, J&J 14" ceramic barrel, Quantum Viewloader, an a Pure Energy 16oz tank.
Definitely a better barrel then the stock.
-Doesn't chop balls
-Semi, 3 round burst, full auto
-Absolutley none, whatsoever
I'm pretty new to paintballing, but when I first used this gun, I knew it was winner. The gun is really accurate even with the stock barrel. It fires great, and I have not chopped a ball with it at all. The feel of it is very similar to all SMG guns, and it doesn't use up a lot of co2. Looks really cool, and has a few really good features that the regular Imagine doesn't like the drop forward and the side cocking.
Great, must have!!!! Buy it, trust me.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, May 2nd, 2004 at 12:28 pm PST
Fast rate of fire, easy to clean, drop forward, and battery life.
Stock barrel is to short!
I had a little problem at first. The gun was double firing and breaking balls. I shortened the spring by about 1/4", and this took care of the problem. With a 20oz tank I played for about 5 hours and still had plenty of CO2. The battery needs to be charged for 14 hours, or a standard 9v will work also. The recargable will last for about 12 hours of play.
It's a good gun! You will need a new barrel for accuracy, and an E-hopper for fast shooting. Other than that, no complaints
. The stock barrel is so horrible with out a perfect paint/barrel match. a new regulator.
fairly fast, reliable, does not chop
not a great tourny gun, not fast enough once you get better, long trigger
This was the first gun I ever owned. It is a perfect begginer gun because it reguires very little maitence and at the same time is fast, fairly accurate, and light. From the time I got this gun to the time I sold it I never had a single problem with it, nothing needed to be replaced. It does need a new barrel though. Another beef I have with this gun is once you get better this will not be a good gun because you will outshoot it and it is not a good tournament gun. This is a great gun to get you started. IF YOU ARE GOING TO GET THIS OR A TIPPMAN FOR YOUR FIRST GUN GE THIS!
It deserves an 8 but things on this site are over rated so I give it a 9
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, June 20th, 2004 at 1:58 am PST
-upgraded feed tube from plastic to metal
You should plan on getting an electric hopper and new barrel, also you should get a metal feed tube to prvent breaking
good accuracy, doesn't chop, select how it fires great all around gun for anyone
not much, just upgrade it for better results and play
This was my first marker and it was recommended by lots of people. If you want to play for fun or win, this gun can carry out the mission. All you need to do is upgrade the above recommendations and you're good to go. It is accurate and easy to clean. Its not too expensive and can give the more expensive markers a run for their money. If you're serious or not about playing paintball, this gun is for you. It has even been recommended for tournaments.
--I played a whole day and only had broken two balls in the barrel
This is a great gun for anyone and will take you from start to finish, with Co2 to spare.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, January 2nd, 2004 at 11:59 am PST