Precision CNC machined reciever and internals, high performance valve with included hot and cold weather valves on the "Recreational" model. I bought the Rec model, which is basically the terminator with the stock bottom line and barrel. It DOES, however, include a shortened trigger pull from the pictured stock version. Reliable cold weather performance on the "black" valve. Easy to clean. Needs only two types of allen key, until you need to change the ball detent. Accepts most spyder accessories, including barrels, and if you know a way of removing the sealant on the screw in hose for the valve body, you can probably attach specialty spyder expansion chambers, and the standard spyder ASA adapter.. but it's probably just cheaper to head for www.paintballplanet.co.uk and buy the accessories there.. they have all the custom parts except the "Hellfire" barrel, which i thought was kinda wierd. The Base rec has a center feed for enahced feed rate. Comes with a "straight elbow". Pretty machine job, neatly done.
INCREDIBLY sturdy "Euro" grip frame. I was gobsmacked at just how strong it is. Good rate of fire. Works well on gas and air. Won't have UK field owners complaining about overshooting. Except one in particular ;). Quick strip bolt is a god-sent, but i don't reccomend using the dust cover AND the quick strip. I know that sounds wierd, but trust me on that one. The dust cover is black, and tiny, you pull the pin, you forget the dust cover, you spend a valuable minute looking for the little blighter, then get a paint job. :) Just don't dunk the marker in dirt. Field owners will love it, cause it's rock (or aluminium) solid.
Though the trigger isn't shoed, or even particularly wide, it's comfy.
It's an open bolt blowback. Not as accurate as a closed bolt or a mag. Stock barrel is a lump of aluminium with a hole in it, but there are a zillion A.M barrels available. (The smart parts Venturi barrel is the one i reccommend, if you can find one.. they're sweet.. )
Euro grip, though comfortable, needs to be a .45 grip, because plastic, ultimately breaks, and scratches, and generally looks nasty after a while. The manual doesn't really specify what kind of oils to use, only stating that you should use oils that won't attack the o-rings. Duh. It doesn't tell you WHAT kind orings to use, either, so if you want new ones, you gotta order them from Arrow or perhaps Smartparts Europe (if you're in Europe, that is) The stock ASA is either vertical, with no bottom line, or bottom line with no vertical. If you want to change, either you've got to buy a new ASA (and a bottom line kit if you still want the option of using a bottom-line, or a GTS).
This gun is GOOD. Great for our only just clement european weather, and good for field owners and rec players alike. This gun is FAR better than other guns in its class, other than the legendary F4 Illustrator. It's machining and construction is WAY better than the Sypyder range, who's manufacture tends to be... somewhat sloppy. I really like the trigger pull. I'd reccomend this gun to anyone who's never had a paintball gun before. It's easy to maintain, with only three parts that actually move, and it's so simple you can just look at it and say "I see how that works.. " so it's good for giving newbies an idea of how guns work. With a descent upgrade path, simple internals, and generally trouble free high performance, i'm going to reccomend this to anyone who's after a good solid gun. Kinda like a combination of Tippmann reliability, ACI quality, and spyder price. :) outstanding.
I reccomend AIR... but i'd reccomend air for a stingray.
I got this gun in blue which looks sweet with a blue viewloader. What I like specificly is the standard right hand feed. It's awesome for a sniper gun. As long as you get the velocity adjusted right the stock barrel works great. The bolt design allows you to strip out the bolt in 3 seconds and squeegee the gun from the back of the reciever out the barrel as long the paintballs aren't chambered. The trigger action is perfect. It just needs a trigger shoe for fast firing, so you don't calouse your finger. Great rate of fire for dire situations.
The inferno 2000 model doesn't allow vertical expansion chamber setups, but they have just released a new model the Inferno Heat that has vertical ASA and aluminuim double trigger frame, vertical ball feed and is about $25-35 more.
As a stock semi-gun it is perfect for sniping because of the clear line of sight and snug ball breach helps very much in accuracy (especially in open-bolt semi's).The manufacturer offers a billet veturi bolt, and this gun also accepts spyder thread barrels. The price I bought mine for was $139, I couldn't have gotten a better gun for myself, but you might not want it because a popular Name means more to you than quality, reliabilty, experience. This gun is an underdog that CAN beat Tippmans, Spyders, But you'll never know for yourself unless you try it. And it's worth a Damn good try.