Sleek,custom design receiver
Super light trigger pull
Expansion chamber with fore grip
Tournament velocity adjuster
Vertical ball feed
Quick disconnect pin
Bottom line set up with stainless steel hose
New two trigger finger with regulation trigger guard
Operates on co2 or compressed air
12" aluminum barrel
The Kingman Spyder TL-X is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
For a beginner it is great because once you get better and need a faster trigger you can upgrade for about $100 and you basically have a new gun, still with great accuracy. This is also a great gun for someone that needs or wants a good back up gun. But if you upgrade this gun be sure to get an electronic hopper or else you will just chop chop chop . The light weight body is nice, and i also like the blue colour it comes in, and the fact that it is an anodized body and not painted like its fierce competitor the Tippmann 98c
I recomend this gun to the beginner that wants to get good and doesnt have lots of money.
Stock setup (Stock barrel, gravity hopper)
Air, NOT CO2
Clamping Metal Feed-neck.
(Optional) After Market Barrel.
Easy To Maintain
Easy To Clean
Semi-Auto ONLY (Some may not like)
With about a decade of experience, i have seen and used A LOT of markers, and while most of them come and go and people forget about them, i have always relied on my Spyder TL-x as a back-up, and even as a primary at times just to have fun.
The TL-x is an amazingly durable marker that can withstand almost anything you put it through. It has been through 4 Oklahoma D-Days with me, and still works like it did the day i bought it.
Of all the markers i have experience with (20+) The TL-x is the easiest to clean and maintain
I would highly recommend this marker to anyone, Beginners and "Pros" alike, no one is "TO GOOD" for this marker, it may not be all fancy and cost an arm and a leg, but it will get you through anything you need, and still keep on fighting for you!
A Definite buy, even if it is just for a back-up. This Marker will never let you down!
vl force hopper
14'' progressive hopper
rocking trigger 2.0
20 oz CO2
metal locking feed neck
locking feed neck (plastic one breaks easy)
Easy to upgraded
Super long trigger pull on stock trigger frame
I got it used for a great deal on ebay and was very excited when i got it. I tried it out and it was pretty acurate. Then i took it to my speedball feild and it was ok but i knew it could be better. So i went home and ordered some upps for my gun from ebay. After they came in i was sooo happy to see how much better my gun was for speedball. Took on my friends mini that day with my new upps.
Pretty good gun. Cheap and it could acheive greatness if you uppfgraded it. So ill give it a solid 7.5. Ahh what the heck its a 8
Spyder TL-X with Warped Sportz 14" Stainless Steel Barrel, Shocktech SuperFly bolt, Lapco feed neck, Shocktech LPC, New Foregrip/Expansion chamber, 32 Degrees macro line kit, Empire Reloader, 20 ounce CO2
New Bolt and Barrel and feed neck since the plastic ones always break
Durable, accurate, cheap
None that I've found
This is a pretty nice gun for starters. I started out with a Spyder Sonix and this is much better. Everything on it is upgradable. I have shot a few thousand through it and only broke one ball because I forgot to turn on my hopper. Didn't cost too much so I was able to upgrade a lot.
If you don't have the money to buy a really nice marker go with this. It's worked perfect for me.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, July 2nd, 2005 at 2:31 pm PST
Light sometimes shines off the barrel into my eyes
This is an all around solid marker. I would recommend it to anyone who is new to paintball. in the short time that ive use it i haven't chopped a single ball. It is also very consistent. It has tournament capabilities with upgrades. This gun looks grate and is super sexy. Buy this marker!!!!!
spyder xtra, victor II, tippman 98 custom, tl-x blows them all away rodeo is about the same as the tl-x the rodeo is a little better
Spyder Tl-X, 20 oz pure energy co2 tank, whisper barrel, vl 200 hopper
nothing really, the stock barrel shoots fine *update* the barrel that u get when u buy this as a kingmann prepackaged kit is bad
Only 2...... you cant mount a sight rail on it and its bright blue
Pros-the gun is relatively cheap, shoots amazingly well even completely stock, looks sweet, easy to take apart (try saying that tippman!) not very heavy, balances well, takes any beating that a tippman will, has an amazing stock spring kit, bolt doesn't tear up the inside of the gun.
Cons-kind of bright for woodball (acording to all the kids who get camo jumpsuits, spray paint their masks camo) they really were talking a ton of trash about my gun, so it felt good when i took em all out in about 10 minutes. by the end of the day, i had not been hit a single time, even by kids with electronic markers (the tl-x had much better range than the electronic guns did) also back to the woodsball.... i like the challenge of having a blue gun
a 20 dollar powder coat solves this get it at a pb shop
update ive had the gun for half a year now and the bolt is like new and its still working great
this bolt seriosly seems like its delrin
get this gun if you are looking for a gun around 90. You won't regret it
if uve got an extra 20 though, get the rodeo its even better (trrust me)
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, December 4th, 2004 at 10:22 pm PST
Smart Parts Ion:
Deadlywind Foehn Body
Psychoballistics Z Drop
New Designz QEV
Shocktech Clamping Feedneck
14" tear drop
halo b loader
evolution II loader
ACI Bulldog III nitrogen tank - 91ci 4500psi
Nitrogen use, Delrin ACS Bolt, Tear drop barrel (14"or16")
Consistent, cheap, accurate, never chops, quiet, light, sturdy
Slow (not electronic), somewhat bulky
This is one of the best beginner guns, in my opinon. It's fairly accurate w/ it's stock parts and co2. In my experience using it, it never chopped one ball. It never broke down, nor were there any other problems with it. It is a very reliable gun, and I still use it as a backup to my Ion. It's smooth and very gas-efficient. Note that this gun doesn't need any upgrades, but they wouldn't hurt.
So, if you want an affordable, good quality gun, the Kingman Spyder TLX is the one. And I promise that if you put a little money into upgrading this gun, it can be easily as good as any $500 gun.
A consistent and reliable gun that is cheap and doesn't need any upgrades.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, February 8th, 2006 at 4:32 pm PST
SPYDER EXTRA (almost as good)
TIPPMAN 98 (ok)
EMPIRE ELECTRO HOPPER
12 IN SP PROGRESSIVE
20 oz co2
BARRELL, BUT STOCK IS OK
MINE CHOPPS WITH THE REG HOPPER SO I GOT THE ELCTRO
WHATEVER ELSE U WANT
Not very heavy(some people think its heavy)
Hopper sits a little high
Bright colors can give away your position
As soon as I got this gun i took it out of the box and tested it in my back yard. I thought it was great but i wanted more. So I went to my local paintball shop and the guy told me to buy a 12 inch smart parts progressive barrel. My gun also chopped paint ,but I think it was just this one type of paint (dbx practice grade). Im going to my friends to play woodsball this weekend. I'll update my review once I get a few good games in.
Buy this gun you will not be dissapointed. I would recommend this to any beginner or intermediate player.
Good and sturdy, relatively good accuracy, looks cool, great price.
It might need a better barrel.
This gun is great. I have played with a brass eagle that is plastic and this is undescribably better. I play with tippman A-5's and autocockers but this gun is capable of keeping up with them. My friend seems to think that his Viewloader is in the same league with this but the TL-X is a much better gun. Besides, all spyders rock
It's been a few months and I am glad to say that my tl-x has kept up quite nicely. I have upgraded it a bit and still have no complaints. My friend with the triad no has a tippmann 98 but that does not change my attitude about this gun. If your a newbie needing a great gun buy it. Buy it now.
A great gun for beginners (like myself) or people with a modest budget.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, October 26th, 2004 at 2:17 pm PST