Saturday Setup (against new players): '03 Autococker (black), Halo B hopper, .689 14 in Dye Ultralight two piece barrell, 68ci/4500psi crossfire tank. AKA The Hammer
Sunday/Tournament setup: Invert mini (sunset orange), Eggy 3 hopper, .689 14 in Dye Ultralight 2 piece barrel, 70 ci/4500psi crossfire "peanut" tank. AKA Little Big
Cheap, Looks , Versatile
Rate of Fire, too low end.
I'm going to start off by kind of knocking some other players (some from these reviews and some I know who own this gun.) This is absolutely nothing personal, I just want to point out some weaknesses in your logic, and I respect the opinion of others. I also very much appreciate past reviews and I don't mean any disrespect, I would just like to interject the opinion of someone who has been playing for over 7 years.
This IS a great gun....if you are just starting off. I started playing when I was 12 (am now almost 20) and my progression of guns owned has been: brass eagle piece of crap from wal mart, black dragun (spyder knock off) that I was given by my local shop when I made their team, autococker when I started my own team, invert mini this year when I realized mechanical just wasn't cutting it anymore. In between I have shot everything.
With all that said I do recommend this to new players. My buddy picked one up for about 150 bucks. It only shoots about 8 bps on the modes, which is pretty ok. Before buying this gun you need to evaluate how far you want to go in the sport. This is where I'm gonna knock someone elses review real quick. I read one review that stated that "when I became a more respected player in my area I needed to upgrade to a great gun so I got the assassin." The assassin is not a great gun...
The assassin serves it's purpose, it gets people into the sport for cheap and shoots ok. If you want to compete with the respected players in your area you need to drop at the least 300 on a new gun. Look at the dangerous power G3, The DP Fusion, The invert Mini, and dare I say even an Ion. If you want to stay on the low side or just play woods ball pick up a 200 dollar spyder. They are more common so more shops will fix them.
I put a lot of time into this review. I have a lot of experience under my belt and would never turn you down the wrong path. The tournament scene (if that's what you are getting into) can be intimidating. I go out on sundays with a 300 dollar gun (the total set up is worth 650-700) and play against people with 1250 dollar guns (setups of those can be 1750 or up). If this is the scene you want to get into on a budget grab a spyder. If you want to be a woodsy grab a tippmann 98 or an A-5. To me this gun is a piece of mega chain junk. Talk to some field owners, if they try to sell you this as you're first gun find a new store. I'll give it a mid score because it's cheap and shoots okay, but don't waste time on this product please.
imagine old school
pretty much every spyder you can think of.
Aci assassin(red to black)
14 inch teardrop
bob long torpedo
bullet drop,asa on/off
32 degrees spring kit.
spyder imagine old school
custom half back(real design not just hacked)
frame_50g switch,trigger mod,magnet mod,custom anno
barrel--jj,prog---soon to be dye boomstick or evil pipe kit
trinity front block
spyder drop converter
32 degree spring kit.
maddman rocket valve.
promaster.stock--i like spyders,spyder clones.
its prettyy good stock just whatever is more comfortable to you.
Reg screw in lowering installed
Standard drop holes
Customer service(for some)
Velocity is pretty high stock
Pretty good gun stock of course everyone is different so you may want to upgrade it how you want.
now get a spring kit and reg or expansion chamber because the velocity is way 2 high.
was shooting 300fps with back adjuster removed.
after that it is my favorite gun.
stock 2 piece barrel is very nice.
frame is one of a kind,rare 2 get and very nice.modeled after beretta.
i needed a rocking trigger just cause i like the way it looks.
some may say the problem is no customer service of course any problem i had witht he gun i could have easily fixed myself.i know a bit about spyders.
Cant really make a sppimmy out of it which sucks.
Rate of fire
Out of 300,000 i have only choped 2 time.
Not that accurate (I use cheap paint though)
Best gun I have ever used, 18bps gives it a dominating power on the field. If u can get to a clearing or the high ground it spells the end for other team. I have been asked to use other guns when playing with people I donít know the sound and rate of fire made them think I was using full auto. So be sure to tell the other team that it is on semi if that is a requirement for the game.
32 degree Icon LED
Spyder Rodeo (non-electro but compares kinda)
ACI Korrupt Assassin
- AIM 10"/12"/14" 4pc barrel kit
- JP Revolution electric hopper
- 500yd Laser sights
Hopper is a must, on semi your fingers will not be fast enough to keep up with how much paint you can eject from this thing
short trigger pull
Hopper sits high
No sight rail to mount a scope
This gun is so fast, accurate and light.... its not that loud... but if your playing woodsball and get cornered throw it in full auto and let the sound and balls flying everywhere intimidate the competition
I use this mostly in recreational woodsball for the most part it not to flashy, has a metallic blue (or red) butt and the face of the gun is black, one thing I didn't like at first was the hopper sat a little high and Im the guy that likes to lay in the very back corner of the field and open fire on people walking by...
honestly this is one of the best low-end electro markers money can buy
if you looking for an E-Marker save up a little, at retail I have seen it for $240 on eBay its about half that, and sometimes you can get the whole kit (mask, gun, tank) on eBay for $150
I give this a 10, because it don't require much work... its tourney ready out of the box, and you game can become more fierce if you add an electo hopper and more precise if you add a 12"/14" barrel (anyone that knows what there doing will never go above 14")
main-aci assassin, 16" barrel with 4" extension=20"
back-ups- 2006 spyder x-tra, old school tricked out spyder
you're deffinatly wanna get an electronic hopper
One thing that cought my eye was the price. very affordable.
Ok so i got this gun from a buddy of mine. (b/c he got a autococker trilogey) for $120. he only had it for about 6 months. i usually use spyders but after i saw this gun in action, i knew i wanted one. the only problem he had with it was a screw in the reg fell out, and the screw found to replace didn't fit. but we fixed it by putting on an expansion chamber. but this gun has only busted 2 balls in 6 months. (3000 balls have gone through this gun), and thats only b/c it didn't have a hopper that could keep up with it. but i haven't had any problems other then the leak in the reg.
Great gun, cheap, fast, looks good, it will rape on and off the filed
I would def recommend this gun to anyone who wants a good low-end elec gun for under $150.
Korrupt assassin with 14 inch dye excel barrel. Psychoballistics drop-forward. Pure Energy 48/3000. Archon hopper.
Electronic hopper cause its so fast.
Nitro if you want
Stock is fine Co2 lasts
Grips- Their fine but hard to find to upgade
I've had this gun for about a year never had any Problems. Just recently started to upgrade because of friends upgrading. The milling is excellent. Co2 lasts forever I played with a 9 oz and could go through 1500 before refilling. Cleaning is easy. I use scorch paint and the only time i broke was when it was 30 degrees out. I've never broken paint since then. Great gun for any player.
But it great price. You won't regret.
I'll give it a10 because for low-end markers this is great.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, November 7th, 2006 at 9:42 pm PST
shoots fast,accurate,nice looking,durable,and it dosent waste CO2, and cheap.
None that i can think of.
Get this gun. this gun is a very good for a beginer and intermediate players. It is very good for the price, i got mine for$150.00. It is very accurate. It is better than the tippman 98 custom. It is very durable it can use co2 and nitrogen. SO GET THIS GUN
this is a very good gun. it is ery cheap and it is easy to upgrade. It is just like a spyder but better, it also fits spyder barrels. SO BUY THIS GUN.
piranha gti stock, not even a comparison to the Assassin
ACI Assassin stock with Worr Games agitator
a motorized hopper that feeds about 8 to 15 balls a second
Chops a lot with out motorized hopper
I all around love this gun.Well, almost, the bolt doesn't seen to always catch, and it can be very agitating, but i'm pretty sure that it's just my gun. It's can get up to about 20, 25 or even 30 balls a second by utilizing the double trigger, which is quite awesome. It's super inexepnsive.
buy this gun if you like to fling 20 balls a second at your friends. It's good for woodsball as well as speed ball
ACI Assassin with 20 oz CO2 tank and viewloader revolution
NEVER Chops balls, Accurate, lightweight, Good trigger
I may not have a very good gun setup but I have fired a lot of guns in my time and the assassin is one of the best. It never chops balls and it doesn't even have an eye! its like magic! People like the big brands like Dye and Tippmann. But ACI makes very good and well-crafted guns. I have had this gun for 2 years and and I have never had any mechanical issues with it at all. The trigger is also very good to and you can get about 20 bps on this gun easy. It also has a very solid metal feed neck whic is very stable and has a pretty low profile.
This is a very good, cheap gun that could easily compete with high end markers.
Tippmann 98 Custom
and this marker beats all of them.
I have an ACI Korrupt Assassin with a 14 inch zero gravity precision barrel and electronic hopper.
Micro-honed barrel ( no bigger than 14 inches cause you loose distance).
Very fast, accurate and has great looks.
The batteries do eventually die... which sucks.
I started paintballing when i was 9. My first gun was a Brass Eagle Stingray. Super Loud, uses 12 gram cartridges and is made of plastic. I bought my Assassin about a year ago off of ebay for 120 bucks. This gun shoots very fast and is also relitively quiet. My friends dont know im shooting at them until they are already hit. The automatic feature is great when you are surrounded and have no more teammates left. i have won 5 on 5 games single handedly with this gun. It is also incredubly light. i have used A5s, 98's, and tac-5's and they are all significantly heavier and louder. With this gun you get the best of both worlds, as it does great in woodsballing and is also superb at the speedball tournement. Also saves gas with a little hole where you screw in the tank. when you take it out it makes a little svit! and thats all. Best gun i have ever used.