# Uses .68 caliber paintballs
# Powered by 12-gram Co2 cartridges (not included)
# Fast threading Co2 cap for quicker cartridge changing.
#Fixed 9 round spring loaded ammo tube.
#10 shot capacity - 9 in tube + 1 in chamber.
# Capable of shooting 8 balls per second.
# Fixed 5" barrel with threaded tip
# Vertical feed, closed receiver
# Durable space-age polymer grip frame with single trigger and guard
# 13" total length, 7" tall
# Rear velocity adapter.
# Made of corrosion-resistant, aerospace grade aluminum with wear resistant teflon finish on all internal parts
#Extra cupseal, main spring, o-rings and other small parts included.
# Weight without paint or air: 2 pounds
The PMI Piranha USP Pistol is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Trigger pull is very light
Uses 12 gram cartridges
No expansion chamber for Co2
I got this gun from a friend of mine who could not get it fixed, so I sent it in to PMI and I had it fixed. This is one of the very few guns you can actually have as a primary, especially in woodsball (I have eliminated people using Tipmanns and Autocockers with this gun,but that is because I play good and shoot good in paintball.) As a side-arm this gun is all the firepower you will ever need (and it is light too!) If you want to get the full potential of this gun lube it with some graphite lubricant (which you can find at any auto store) and you will be able to shoot 20 rounds on a mild day (or more during the hotter summer days!) Accuracy is insane with this gun, if you can chrono it for 290 fps (like I did) you can rack some heads up rather quickly, just remember that 2nd to last shot the velocity will decrease. The power of this gun is awesome, with a ten round capacity (that is assuming you pull the slide back and put a round in the the chamber and 9 in the tube.)
Almost a year since I got since this gun, and I dropped it on the floor by accident, some of the front body was bent but that was easily fixed. I gassed the gun up and fired some rounds and it still does what it was built to do and eliminate people (or in my case a plastic penguin in my back yard!) This gun really deserves to be palmerized and have a nice dura-coat paint job by now. Buy this gun under the USP label, maybe someday it will be as scarce as a Tippmann SMG 60.
An excellent side-arm for the average paintball player, very cost-effective (compared to other paintball pistols.) I reccomend this gun for anyone playing woodsball and paintball veterans that want to go rambo style on the field.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, December 26th, 2006 at 6:39 pm PST
Viewloader Orion (main)
Stock Barrell --> Self Ported
9 oz. Co2 Tank
PMI Piranha USP (secondary)
Extreme Rage Holster
Holster (there's a kit that comes with one)
Tube/Cartridge belt or vest
I got the USP for Christmas and unlike most of the other reviews there is no problem with the Co2 seal! It worked amazingly strait out of the box..like it should!
The USP is larger than some other pistols because it uses full-sized internals and comes across as somewhat heavy. Has a standard 45-grip and is very solid when you hold it. Feels tough and is built nicely. Stripping the marker to clean is easy, with a small pin at the end. Loading the gun whether paint or co2 is somewhat difficult. The Lever to tighten the Co2 cartridge into place helps a bunch, but has a magnet on it so that the cartridge won't fall out. Believe me..it won't fall out. Because the cartridge is loaded into such a small space, it is not easy to pull it out with your hands. To fix this? Take a key and lightly pry at the back of the cartridge by the magnet until it falls out. Watch that you don't scratch the side of the gun. Problem fixed. You load the paint at the front of the magazine. Since loading is slow, I find that when you place the tip of your finger in the grove by the feed-neck and tilt the marker and the paint tube back the paint slides in a lot easier. The last ball is tricky to put in, also don't forget to release the sight screw/spring back so that it pushes the paint into the chamber and push the door back into place to keep the paint form falling out of the magazine. Since the USP has a longer reloading time, I wouldn't use it as a main marker..sucks getting shot out when your helpless, and trying to duck from fire while reloading.
Gas efficiency is alright, but not as amazing as it could be. When deciding what 12 grams to buy, go with the Crossmans. Don't buy the Brass Eagle 12 grams. There is a very noticeable difference in gas efficiency when going with Crossman. I loaded a BE cartridge in and got around 15 shots off in cold weather. The first 10 shots were pretty good, then the other 5 started to drop off. When using a Crossman, I was able to get about 20 shots off in cold weather. All 20 shots had almost equal kick and I could put the ball wherever I wanted it to go within about 70-85 feet. During shooting I was using the red high-tension spring and I had the velocity adjusted to 250-265 fps, in cold weather of about -1 degrees Celsius.
The kit I got came with a Extreme Rage Holster and is good quality, which I'm surprised with. If you get the holster with the package, I would not recommend upgrading it. It's awesome, fits the marker well and has ten slots around the belt to fit cartridges and tubes in. They won't fall out because the bands have a good tight squeeze. You need to tie the sting that holds the holster in place tight to your leg or else it won't support the weight of the marker and the holster will start to fall lower. Also be sure to tighten the belt for the same reason.
I wouldn't recommend upgrading the gun any..it's a pistol, that's what it's ment for! You could put an e-grip and pipe barrels on it, but again what for? Funny to aim after I've been playing with a semi-auto for two years, takes a day or two of getting used to. Good quality, built tough, looks alright, goes for around $172.20 Canadian (taxes included) @ FlagRiaders in Cambridge, Ontario. If your looking for a status quo marker that delivers when expected, be sure to pick one up!
Sidenote---> Read the manual (has some pointless stuff in it) and don't forget to cock the marker before you air it up!!
Now, im off to finish Watching Napoleon Dynamite..see you in the field!
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, January 1st, 2006 at 1:11 pm PST
Dead On Paintball Pro Style Drop Forward
jcs double trigger
BSA Optics 30mm Red Dot Scope
dye sticky grip
nitro duck 68ci 4500psi
32 degree star fire bolt
ricochet R-5 sniper hopper
dead on lapco A-5 milsim fore grip
Durablility ,reloading, co2 cartridge loader, balanced, light, made from alminium, not long accurate
Nice not what expected from pmi nicely balanced and its not as long as your main gun loads really easy and its accurate made from alminum not like any other of co2 cartridge loaders its easy put in so no struggling to put in co2 yep its a nice gun so get it
Ease of disassembly.
Badly functioning safety. reload is awkward,
Ball feed plunger is very loose tolerances.
I purchased my USP shortly after the line was introduced, and I've had it with me since then.
Right out of the box I discovered a rather unfortunate problem with the marker. When you engage the safety, you can actually disengage it by pulling the trigger. If its just a light pull, it might keep it on one or two trigger pulls worth, but if you really give it a squeeze it will disengage on the first pull. And to me, that seemed a bit strange. A proper safety should completely disable the trigger and firing mechanisms no matter how many times you actually pull the trigger.
The fix was pretty easy though. After doing a bit of research I found that the USP was capable of accepting most grip frames from the Pirahna line of pistols, so we simply salvaged a PMI e-trigger off a junked marker, and set it to locked in tourney mode (semi only) and that was problem solved. As it turns out the double trigger and extended trigger guard actually made the pistol much more comfortable to use with gloves on. We did, for the fun of it, try the pistol out with 3 round burst and full auto, suffice to say we ended up with paint soup. So while I do recommend trading the stock grip frame, having an E-trigger only looks cool, and isnt very functional in anything else other than semi.
Nice pistol, could use some design refinement in several areas, but it gets the job done. It fires every time I need it to, and it does so with reasonable accuracy. I give it a seven simply because of the safety issue. Being that the safety is such an important issue on markers, it seems like a glaring oversight to me in the quality assurance process.
Tippmann X7 w/ response trigger and trinity wire stock
front rail grip
anything you can do to customize it
Very accurate, good range, was strong, and lightweight.
Bg, 15 shots per co2, problems with puncture knob.
for the the 3 weeks i hadthis pistol, it was great.i bought it for a scenerio and it worked fine. it was very accurate for a pistol, i even think it was more accurate than some primary guns (cough, cough,98C). couple weeks later, when you punctured the co2 12 gram, it would all leak out,WTF! so i took itback to bad boyz toyz and they said i couldnt get my money back because "They didnt know if i was the one who broke it!!!" anyway, they sent it back 2 the factory and the puncture knob was broken so they got it fixed. i jut got my mney bac from the owner b/c i was fed up with them.
i got another one of these because i didnt want to give up on the usp, just bad boyz toyz. i bought it off of ebay for 60 bucks, nice, no problem with the puncture knob, i get about 30 shots from a 12 gram, i take it the 15 shots per 12 gram in my previous pistol was because of leaking while screwing the 12 gram in. this has very good range accuracy, the only thing is that know i like to carry pistols on my leg, so its a little big , 13 inches long, so i tend to carry my golden pgp on my leg instead, not because the pgp is outperforming it, because its one if not the most small pistol. i definnently carry this as a backip though if im using my pgp as a primary
this is a great pistol!!! accurate,cheap and one ofthe only guns you can hold like a gangsta(LOL) totally worth the +- $100
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 at 12:55 pm PST
R-6 with E-force razzor barrel exp chamber
pirahna USP as sidearm
Easy co2 change and easy maintence and 25 shots per co2
Hard to reload can be fixed with customizing
I got this a few days ago and it leaked co2 right out of the package so I wasted a couple co2s tryin to get it to work and i finaly got it it just needs to be allighned right. next it may look a little bulky but its abeast its powerful and so accurate its unbelievable. loading it may be hard but you can fix that with a little self customizing. and the shots i got out of a co2 are good 25 out of one co2.
This is a great gun its a beast and its accurate the only bad thing is co2 leaks and loading
some kind of drop i forget which
Yesterday i used the USP as my main(stupid idea...right??). Actually it performed very well against two 98 customs and an a-5. For a pistol it was very accurate. It was like i had my custompro. The only problem i noticed was the limited mag. I was constantly getting bunkered while reloading Co2 and paint. For a pistol, once you practice, doesnt take too long. its manurverability was a major bonus. without the Co2 tank or long barrel on it i could move much easier. The Co2 usage is pretty average. I got 25-35 shots per 12 gram. I put about 800 shots through it yesterday and i think only one broke. but thats because i had a gun shot and it got all sticky in the feed mouth so the ball didnt feed all the way.
other than the limited magazine which all pistols have this is a great gun. It has saved me many times in woodsball games. I give it a 9 for its accuracy and manurverability
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, March 3rd, 2007 at 7:57 am PST
Woodsball: Tippmann Pro-Carbine with 14" Tippmann Sniper Barrel
Speedball: JT Excellerator 5.0 with a Smart Parts 14" Barrel
Both: 20 Oz CO2 tank and nothing else real special
Nothing. It's a pistol I don't think there are many upgrades anyway
SIMPLE, Easy to Use and Lightweight
Loading Paint could be easier.
This is a very nice marker. It shot well, I have put about 500 balls thru it and didn't break a one. It fits very well in the provided holster and since I bought it as a backup for when my main marker runs out of air or jams up beyond a field repair this is a very big plus. CO2 lasts about 30 shots but I was shooting a metal target and could hear the last 2 or 3 were very weak so lets say you get 27-28 quality shots from one 12 gram co2. Accuracy is less then with my smart part barrel but it was still very acceptable. I hit a 4" x 4" post in my yard from 60 feet away about 1/3 of the time.
Do not buy this marker for your main marker. Do buy this marker if you have been wanting a pistol for scenario play or as a backup. This marker only cost me $89.50 online and is worth every penny!
BT-16 Tatical w sling o yeah and a bipod
USp holstered back
Delta holstered left side
It looks like garbage
I purchased ths gun 4 weeks ago and it so far is performing much better than the 68. It may look terrible but I think its a better system. The way you put the tank into the air intake on the delta was to rough. You cant just shove it in you have to ease it in! (pun intend) This gun has some power but it doesnt make sense to me why they would extend the clip and make it like 14 shots. Idk whatever.
If you want a pistol that works get this one.
If you getting a new delta make sure you have a back up for your backup a USp