Tippman 98, rental, worked fine, will be buying one either sniper or RT config as soon as I can get the cash
Point Zero Model 83 w/ bottom line, coiled remote and 20 oz co2.
Bottom line definitely and colied remote if you like that sort of thing. Looking into getting a better barrel for it.
I think it is a great first marker, I was competing against a whole field of tippmans(rental) and several nice semis(autocockers, BL Intimidators, automags) and was keeping up with them. It only cost me $20 and is an excellent starter marker. Its light, easy to strip(at home) and clean, and works well. I went through 1500 rds of paint on one 20 oz CO2 tank.
It is not extremely accurate wise I can still hit a person at 100 feet with a 2-3 round burst. Up close it is just as dangerous as any other marker.
Fine First marker and I will keep it around after I get a better marker for a friend to use when they go with me to the field. If it gets destroyed I have lost $20 and won't feel too bad.
Accessories I know of for the marker:
Got it through Paintball2Xtremes magazine for $20 more on my subscription cost.
-Shoots accurately (for an inexpensive marker)
-Doesn't seem to break/double feed my paint (Diablo Blaze)
-Without Bottom Line, easily handled one-handedly
-Cheap enough to buy 2 and get some double-pistol action
-Disassembles and cleans very easily (vs.my bro's Bruizer)
-Price vs. performance outweighs "superguns" (ex: $20 for 100points of performance vs. $600 for 200points of performance. A $600 gun functions at a higher,better level-- but you pay $580 more for 100 more points of performance)
-Easy to cock
-I "heard" more barrels will become available later
-I would prefer a stock Model 83 over a stock Stingray
-Sometimes short strokes (what gun doesn't from time to time?)
-limited upgrades(but the whole point is to buy it once and never spend money on it again)
-watch out for backflow CO2 from your shots popping your hopper off the gun. Drilling a small hole in either the elbow or the top of your hopper will help to alieveate this.
-non-metal body (not completely)
-saves you money to spend on other paintball gear that keeps you addicted to paintball and spending more money than you originally envisioned.
-People will not appreciate being shot at by a guy with dual Model 83's sending a wall of gelitan balls in their direction.
-Breaks are usually a factor of paint & since everybody used different paint, I refrain from commenting. As stated above, Diablo Blaze works for me.
-Great starter gun that evolves into a backup after you buy a Tippman, or Spyder, or Piranah, or F4, or Rebel, or....
-For Newbies, this is a great buy. Get it in a kit for $70 , or alone for $50. Rated a 10
-For existing players, great cheap backup or loaner gun. Rated a 8
-Personally, I was very impressed with this product's durability and reliability
-Slap on a 12gram quick change in the vertical ASA for an even lighter, smaller footprint and go to town on someone's <insert colorful metephore here>
-Remember, it only takes ONE paintball to eliminate someone from a match!
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 5:33 am PST
It's got good accuracy for it's size and price, lightweight, it's small. Pretty good rate of fire. Doesn't break paint that much. Pretty good range. Nice trigger response time which affects the rate of fire. Good at CQB because of size.
If you shoot too fast, the paint does break, this can be easily be avoided by watching how fast you pull you trigger while shooting. Short stock barrel, hard to pull back the bolt at first.
This is the best gun overall that I have come across. Mostly because of the price. Also it can compare to most mid-range markers (Spyders, Tippmanns, Piranhas, Specters). If known how to be used properly, it can put up a fight against high-end markers (Angels, Tippmann custom 98 flatline, Shockers). Very good at CQB because of the size.
I had a problem the marker became almost impossible to chock. probly from old paint jamming the bolt. I called customer service and got an updated bolt and hammer. It works great. he tried to give me a new spring too. now it will only shoot 250-260 fps. I will call customer service again. They are the best customer service i found in any industry.
I love taking out angels,shockers and auto chockers that cost 10-50
times a much
people can not believe a cheap gun can be any good it is.
loud but when iI run out of paint the noise keeps them down.
the expensive guns hate being taken out by a cheap gun.
I LOVE IT>CHEAP PAINT CHEAP GUN>KILL EXPENSIVE GUN AND PAINT
i did get a problem of hard chocking quickly and pro solved by great customer service...a new bolt and hammer arrived quivkly with no charge.
it is light wieght, it has an easy trigger pull, if you get an airtank it can be used for a 2nd grip, i've droped mine many times and it hasn't been dameged yet, at my b-day party i won evey game with it and i was up against 4 peeps at a time, it has a comfortable handle grip
you need to get a hopper that is the same brand or it will sometimes fall off [it only fell off once for me] thats about all the bad there is to the gun
I recomend this gun for a begginer or and expert, expesialy if your lookin' for a non expensive gun