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Proto Matrix 2006- Clear dust
a bunch of spare eyes/ball detents
It shoots fast when it works
Chops a lot...works half of the time until it chops...then ur screwed
two of my teammates have these markers...everytime i looked over at them they're banging there guns trying to get them to work. Its horrible, i have never seen a gun chop so much. Granted when they work they are just as fast as any gun out there, the trigger pull is extremely light. But it is always chopping. Always. we lost a tournament today cuz of these guns. Guess the prize at the tournament? Ironically it was 3 evil pimps for first place (it was a 3-man tourny).
Do not buy this gun. It went through three sets of ball detents today and on top of that the eyes are horrible. I am going to give it a 2 because when it does work its good, but it only works half of the time.
timmies, bigger, lighter, bought the same for speed
ultra pipe tip
expanded trigger frame
ccm shorty clamping feedneck
other than that you are good to go
some maitenance can be troubling
trigger not for everyone
This is the second pimp i have owned. i bought this one for $100 and the first for $100 also
-fast fast fast
-trigger isn't for everyone, but if you get used to it, well it rocks. i kept the stock trigger on my first pimp and on my second one, it came with a lighter microswitch and different trigger, but i can adjust to both
-basic maitenance isn't too bad, more on this later
-evil pipe barrel is my fave, i run a full pipe on my other markers. glad to see a pipe on this one and mine has an ultra tip - score
-very similar to a intimidator in design with an impulse kind of ram. definately original design, definately works well
-great board stock with the ghetto 7.0 or the w.a.s. boards
-great stock asa
-easy to find and extremely cheap used
-air efficiency is awesome, some claim 1800 shots off of a full 68/4500
-what i find is the more upgrades i put into it, the bigger the smile comes across my face after shooting it. stock it is very good, but it does get better as you upgrade
-stovepipe feedneck blah. even the twist locks that came on later models were pathetic, get a clamping feedneck on there.
-heavy heavy gun, unless you get a custom body (like an eft) which has a lot of that extra metal milled away
-some of the more intricate maitenance can be difficult, such as the hpr, lpr, and dealing with the internal microline hoses that intimidators are so well known for
-to buy, but that just makes resalve value worse
-company no longer exists, so finding parts is quite a mission
-i'm not a fan of the rubber finger detents. i use killa detents in mine, which work well, but the stock detents, also found in timmies and egos, i am not a fan of. i wish the detents were spring loaded ball bearing or soemthing. just go out and get some killas off of ebay
These are awesome guns for the price that you can find them at used. i would definately spending $100 and finding one for yourself. i've even seen some as low as $50 so just hunt around and find yourself a deal - you won't be disappointed 9.5 for performance for price
ASA difficult to turn
LPR can't be adjusted gassed-up
After the last tourney I played in I decided to go space-gun and get ready for the next speedball tourney with gear that can meet the ROF of the other teams. Gotta tell ya, getting blasted by some guy sweetspotting 20+ bps is sobering!
So I grabbed an Evil Pimp. I topped it off with an Empire Reloader B.
The Pimp is not an Impulse clone. It's like an Impulse plus. The front of the marker is set up like an Intimidator and the back is like an Impulse. Timpulse. There are no "essential" upgrades. The Pimp works well out of the box. It needs an HPA cylinder (HP or LP, works with either) and a loader (HALO B, Reloader B, or VLocity would be best as they can keep up witht he ROF). The stock barrel is a low-end Pipe, so if you want to upgrade barrel (probably not necessary) you can pick up a .689 Pipe back and roll from there. Also, some people have problems with the Pimp's trigger. You can pick up either a blade or double style trigger to replace the standard trigger. Also, some people find the trigger guard kind of small, so you can upgrade the entire grip assembly and get more room for your fingers. Finally, some people like to replace the Evil ASA since it can be difficult to turn off when gassed up, and it has no bleed.
So, the Pimp--quiet. Not as quiet as some other markers, but nothing loud, that's for sure. A different barrel would help quiet it down, but I like the Pipe. Maybe a Stiffi front would help.
That crazy slant-back trigger? I like it! Once you get used to it you can walk it so fast! I was shooting ropes out there. Also, since the grip/handguard are set up so nicely, you can switch easily and effortlessly between a two-finger and single-finger trigger hold. The trigger has a travel adjustment screw, a switch actuation screw, and trigger sensitivity setting on the board.
Consistant velocities. I was amazed that while it was still breaking in I was getting +/- 3 over the chrono. The Detonator is GREAT!
Weight--with the Reloader, full of paint and with a 68/4500 HPA cylinder fully filled weighs nearly the same as a Tippmann A-5. No significant difference there. Heavier than some markers, lighter than others. The Pimp is slightly larger than some markers, but also not as big as others. Seems to be a nice medium.
The eyes work! However, in order to get the max ROF from it while using the eyes, you need a force-feed loader like the Halo B or Empire Reloader. You'll lose performance by using an agitated hopper. Just wait for the mess if you try to shoot fast without the eyes!
The Evil Grip is fine. It's nothing special, just hard rubber with a couple of jewels on it. It works, but for those of you who really want a better grab, look at replacing it.
It breaks down very easily--I'm impressed! One half-turn on the back of the bolt and the bolt slides right out. The bolt is delrin with venturi style porting so no need for any upgrades.
This guy comes with an ENORMOUS bottle of lube (Evil Pus) and when I broke it down I discovered the factory had already pre-lubed it for me. Wow. Again, I was impressed.
In the box it also came with all tools needed, spare ball detents, a new LPR seal, and an Evil barrel condom. Everything you need except the air and loader.
The detents are too soft and need to be replaced too often. You can pick up stiffer Timmy detets, but they are shorter, so no improvement there. However, there are stiffer Pimp detents and various detent mods available. Easy fix.
The barrel is a sort of Pipe. It's the same style, but low-end. The front is a matte-black (unless you went with a color scheme) standard Pipe front end, but the back is not as polished as a standard Pipe kit. Good news though--Evil sells Pipe kits without the fronts in either 3 or 5 back sets. Good planing--I can save money on my barrel kit by buying only the backs I need. Good marketing too--keeps people with Pimps buying Pipe backs....
All-in-all, I'm very pleased with the Pimp. It does everything a good speedball marker should, but doesn't have all the bells and whistles of some other markers. It's a good, solid performer at a great price (picked up mine for $590!).
I think the Pimp is a great way to get into the high-end electro-market without spending an arm and leg. Just an arm. If you're on a budget, if you want an insane ROF, or you just like Evil products and you want a space-gun, give the Pimp a chance. It's well worth it.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 at 4:41 pm PST
Accurate Stock Barrel
Hey if u can find one tell me.
When I first got this gun i had nothing but problems with it, although u will learn that it was not the gun at all.
I got this marker used on ebay and that wasn't a good idea and when i first got it it sucked quite badly. So i sent it to PMI and got it a week later. WOW. This is the best gun i have ever held in my life. I never thought it would be better then i heard but it was. The trigger came fully adjusted and with almost no effort i ripped a sweet stream of green paint, none popped. The eyes work like a charm, and the trigger is really nice. I found that it has almost no maintenance what so ever. U grease 2 parts every i dunno, 5 cases.
TAKING IT TO A FIELD
My marker was still a virgin not shooting anyone so i took it to the local rebal field. It was so awesome. I had alot of kids ask me what kind of gun it was and a few even wanted to trade. hahahah. well here we go. It was dead strait and no jams. The pressure at 120 psi was more then enough to bring the paintballs across the field. Best day of my life.
A few more months have gone by and still no problems. The gun just seems to work better and better. I broke in my new evil detonator reg, and it is very nice. I shot a whole case 2day and no chops/breaks.
I would recoment this product to anyone who wants a reliable marker that has a great ROF. It was my first evil product bought, and probably going to be my main marker for years to come. Thanks for reading A++++++++++
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, March 19th, 2006 at 7:33 am PST
2k3 Piranha, some Spiders, an Angel once and 1 tricked out Tippman
Pimp with Pure Energy 4500 psi tank, Pure Energy 3000 psi tank, Extreme Rage electric hopper
Fast (26 bps), easy maintenance, handles almost any paintballs, good barrel, good regulator
Small trigger frame for big gloves
This is one of the fastest guns on the market right now. I have used about 4 boxes of cheap paintballs through this gun and I only chopped about 12 paintballs altogether. Maintenance almost requires no oil. If you play in tournaments, this gun is good because it has all of the paintball leagues (NPPL, etc.) settings built in. The ramping board is a huge bonus to the gun over the 2004 model.
If you can afford to buy this gun, do. Even if you are a newbie with money to spend, this gun is for you with easy maintenance and durability. If you are a serious tournney player this gun is definitely fast enough and of great quality.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 at 11:47 pm PST
Trigger is easy to rip
Break Beam Eyes
Doesn't come in a gloss fade ( just my opinion)
A guy at my feild owns this and i had the pleasure of shooting,
First of this thing rips, for me the trigger felt great and i adjusted to the position of it instantly. It feels great to hold and is very well balanced with a halo and scion on it. It looks great and Evil customer support will take care of you if any thing does go wrong.
When i get the money this sick gat will be mine, i love it and you will too, BUY IT!!!
Although i was sceptical about the weight first this will be my next marker, one of the feild owners is even selling his new Alias timmy to get one of these, that has to say something about the quality of it.
stock pimp, flame drop forward, 68/4500 preset, Stock Pipe and or empire set. halo b stock.
I picked up a empire barrel kit to try and quiet it down. Great barrel for this marker.
Well balanced, streamlined unlike some markers that are 2x as fat
3.5lbs but doesnt feel like it with drop. Stock evil pipe very loud.
I put on a basic flame drop forward on it and it handels nice. Very balanced. The pimp was very loud out of the box so I went to an Empire barrel system and the noise went down. Break in time is a drawback out of the box although once broke-in it is very good and reliable. I played with the ROF and with the eye off it will rock as fast as I can make it go. Accuracy seems really good out the box and should get even better once broken in.
UPDATE: dec. 1 After break-in (apprx. 8000 shots) the marker runs great. dropped the pressure down and I can get 4 pods and a halo (780 shots) and still had plenty of air in a 4500. a little quieter now but going to get a freak set for it to see if its any better.
Overall Its a 9 with the loudness out of the box and the break in time. Support is 10 and the owners book very informative on all aspects of the marker. Great job evil looking forward to a long time use with this marker. And the price is much less than to comparable markers.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, December 1st, 2004 at 11:06 am PST
Pipe Kit, and a fast hopper. I like the Evo-2 with Zboard
Eyes, speed, and accuracy.
It takes a little while to "run-in" your gun.
This gun is great. You open the box, and you just look at it for a minute. It looks great. I had upgraded from my A5, so some people say this gun is heavy, but I think its light. It might not be the lightest, but its good enough. The stock barrel was working good, but I wanted a little bit more accuracy, so I bought an Evil Pipe Kit. The nice thing about the Pimp is that it accepts Impulse threads. I put that in, and I was getting comments about my gun from everyone there. The balls never chopped, it was shooting fast and really accurate. It takes a little while to break it in, so you will have fluctuations for a little while, but after that this gun rips!
This is a great gun and you should definitely buy it. You really do get your money's worth. Fast, accurate, and that un-capped rof is nice. Add that to the eye system and this gun will mess people up. It can keep up with those guns that cost like 200-300 more. You should definitely buy this gun.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, January 7th, 2005 at 9:17 am PST
I've tested Shockers, Ions, Timmys, Tippmanns, and Cockers
Evil Pimp Silver w/7.0 ramping board,Dye Ultralite,Halo B w/victory board and shocktech aluminum drive cone,shocktech dual ball detents,shocktech clamping feedneck,phat flame drop forward,new designz on/off, HPA 91ci /4500 psi tank
accurate and reliable
VERY easy maintenance
eyes are awesome
Stock feedneck and on/off
This marker is awesome right out of the box. But knowing that there was a problem with shoot down I took it to my local field and dry fired about 2 full fills of my 91ci 4500psi HPA tank. after that there are no problems. when i first got it the on/off leaked so i got it fixed but ended up buying a new one anyways.it has been a VERY reliable marker for me and people on the opposing team usually try to stay away from me. it shoots good with almost any paint. i bought some crappy brass eagle paint and only chopped like 2 out of 500(when i had the bps at about 35). thats pretty dang good for the worst paint in the world. if u have the money for it it's worth it getting it. the maintenace on this gun is SOOO easy, because of how the bolt is, i like it! it's a little heavy but if u have a little bit of muscle its not bad and u get used to it. the air efficiency could be better, but its not that bad. it looks tight and i think every body from my town is jealeous cause they want one.i got tired of changing detents so i ordered some shocktech ones, only bad thing is that u have to ship your gun to N.Y. to get the detents installed, but once u get it back its sweet! hands down one of the best markers out. why spend $1000 dollars when u can get a pimp for around $450-650.
Dont be scared, buy it! (if u can handle it)
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, September 26th, 2005 at 10:28 am PST
faster hopper (halo b, evo 2, or reloader b)
maybe a new trigger (stock takes some getting used to, but once you got it you can rip)
better barrel (freak kit or pipe kit would work well)
Extremely fast (after minor adjustments)
Trigger takes getting used to
Louder than most guns
Long break in period
When I first got my Pimp, my first impression was that it was a great looking gun. The anodizing isn't the most complex but it still looks great. After taking it out of the box, I gassed it up and went to my backyard to try it out. I go out and begin firing and immediately noticed what people meant by the trigger is a little weird. I also noticed a weird shoot down in a lot of the balls when I tried to walk the trigger. After asking around I found out that it was all part of the break in period (about 6000-8000 shots).
My first day on the field with my Pimp started out good. It was shooting fast and accurate except for that weird shoot down. Unfortunately this only lasted about 4 to 5 games and then it happened. I went out onto the field and tried to shoot off a couple shots before the round starts and noticed nothing came out. I checked the hopper and made sure it was on, it was, then tried again, nothing. The gun would load a ball into the chamber but wouldn't fire until it had about 5 in at a time, then all of them would come out at the same time and go 5 feet before hitting the ground. After sitting out for about an hour trying to fix it I gave up. Luckily my brother brought his backup ton ton impy which I used so it wasn't a lost day.
After that I sent in the gun to the shop where I bought it from and they fixed it for me free of charge. The next week I took it out and had no problems except for that shoot down thing. Since then I've taken the spring out of my trigger, adjusted the trigger sensitivity to just above debounce, and gotten the gun broken in enough to eliminate the shoot down. So after the long break in period and a few asjustments the gun shoots strings of paint with no shoot down and all the accuracy you need to keep up with other more expensive high end markers.
Best gun for the money (I got mine for 700) that will keep up with any other marker out there. I do not regret purchasing the Pimp after I saw it broken in and neither will you. I would give this gun a 10 but because of the unusual shoot down during break in, I have to give it a 9.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, April 1st, 2005 at 2:14 am PST