Dark Timmy, DM5, Shocker, Cyborg, Ego, Bushmaster, Impulse, ION.
FS8 with Sidewinder Hpr, JDS Lpr, CP rail w/on/off, Hybrid grips, custom OD green w/black accent anno, SLY barrel kit.
Good quality barrel kit.
Small, light, fast, efficient...best value in PB today.
I don't like the on/off too much, although it works OK.
Fastest and most accurate marker on the planet! Will not chop anything.
Learn how to properly "set up" the regs before you give it a decent opinion.
The stock reg. requires a good break in period, at least a couple cases and periodical lubbing. Otherwise the stock regs. on this marker are excellent although I have a personal preferance for high end regulators and prefer them on any of my markers.
The stock board is a Predator Lite, (Tag Sportz) and it is excellent and very smooth fast ramping.
The stock feedneck is low, but not too low, clamps well and is large enough for a good fit on any loader.
I've used a variety of different triggers on this gun and like the stock sythe trigger the best.
Very efficient for this type of valve system(blow forward), I'm getting 1400 balls out of a 68/4000 fill.
Too many people compare this marker to "lower end" markers like the PM6, Shocker or Etek beacuse of the price. The FS8 is in league with the Ego7 or DM6 but at 1/3 less $$$.
Don't be fooled by the $600.00 price. This marker should be worth $1000+, it shoots as good as or better than any marker in the "over a grand" price range.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, December 28th, 2006 at 6:29 pm PST
Previously owend piranha ext, diablo wrath, ION, ICD promaster, and ICD FS-7. Have tested DM6, XSV SL66, 2006 Ego, and 2005 Proto Matrix.
Gloss Red FS-8. Nox Board, Red CP shorty reg, JDS LPR, Red CP trigger, Red Halo B V35, AGD Flatline HPA, Empire Revolver Kit.
I recommend a new on/off, LPR, HPR, only if you have the money. Otherwise, you are okay with it in stock form.
Performance, weight, kick, size, weight balance, efficiency 1400 off a 68/4500. Simple maintenance.
Performance: This marker compares to any 700$ - 1800$ marker out there. Like any other marker, it is extremely accurate as long as you have a paint/barrel match. I love snap shooting with this gun becaus it is light, small, and barely has kick. And, if you need to rip and lane it can easily shoot ropes because it has a very fast stock board. Efficiency - 1400 of a 68/4500.
Weight: This marker feels very light and is well balanced. With the tank and halo hopper the gun does not tilt backward like other markers.
Value: There is no other marker on the market that comes close to the value/performance ratio of this gun. If you know where to look you can find this gun for cheap. Remember, ICD does not pay huge amounts of money to advertise and sponsor big teams. That is how they transfer the savings to you. If you want to pay extra to sponsor another team, buy a DM6 or ego. You don't have the same trade/resale value as other guns because its not priced super expensive like the others.
Reliability: I did have a bolt issue that was quickly fixed by ICD. This was the only issue I had with it. Since then it has been perfect. Its easy to lube, takes at most 2min. The bolt slides out the back and all the orings you need to worry about are in the bolt. This is my third ICD marker and I have loved each one, thats why I will continue to buy from ICD. It was a little bouncy so I had to put up the debounce.
Tournament/Field Play: Took third in my 1st time using this gun. People were asking my what it was and holding it. So, it does have an unknown status at fields and tournies.
If you want to sponsor a team and pay for advertising, buy a timmy/dm/ego/angel. If you want to buy a marker that doesn't cost a lot but performs like it does, buy an ICD FS-8.
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More than 5 years
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Nice looks feels good, has nice all round feeling.. is very accurate and quite
everything, thisgun broke ever time I shot it.
Bought 2 of these , 1 ND fs/7 and later 1 FS/8. both where not up to any gun I,ve owned.Had to put STD lpr and cp reg on the ND to get it to shoot anywhere near good,stock it would not even shoot a case without some going aray. Got it going good with the new regs, sold it while it shot.. Next 1 yr. later I bought a fs/8 Piece of crap. new lpr and hpr made it a little better then the board went south, never got this gun going at all lost 600.0n it Dont buy one. I 'd save are wait and see if they come out with something new
Bad guns stay away. othe guns at same price will prob work better