fast, accurate, inexpesive...everything else in a "low-end" E-marker!
This is a great gun. This was my first gun and it was a good one. I would recomend it to starters. The fist time I used this gun i loved it! The best thing about this gun is that you usually dont chop your paintballs. It also can shoot 13 BPS.
I would really recomend this to others. The gun really doesnt require much matenince.
Viewloader High Voltage
J&J 12" Ceramic Barrel
After Market 200 Round Hopper
Crappy stock parts
I bought this at Wall Mart for $80 so that my family would leave my E MR1 alone.
Out of the box I found it to be useless beyond 60 feet range.
The bore of the stock barrel is too large for most good quality paint.
- A 12" J&J Ceramic Barrel made a huge difference, I was able to hit a 2' by 2' target from 100 feet.
The hopper is loud and hard to clean when a ball breaks inside of it.
- Got an aftermarket 200 round hopper to fix this problem.
The stock bolt seems ok but the bore of the bolt could be a little smaller, that would allow for higher pressure to strike the ball.
- I fixed this issue by getting a 2 O-ring bolt from Alamo City. Great improvement in both range and accuracy. Now I am able to hit a 2' by 2' target from 120feet with a slight upwards.
The groupings after the above modifications at 60 feet went from being hardly able to hit a 2â€™ by 2â€™ square to 9 ~ 12â€ť groupings using Polar Ice paint.
Needs an expansion chamber or a regulator.
Ok gun for pissing your paint away in the wind.
Great gun if you want to pour another $60 into it and see a huge change in performance!
Etek Ego- Hybrid
12" contract killer barrel
halo force feed loader
Easy to clean/repair
Easy to adjust velocity
This is just as good as my Contract Killer. However this is a little better because it kicks back the trigger with a spring. On my contract, it is with magnets. Because of the spring I can fire faster. I am now only using this because one, i got it for a christmas present, and two, it is easy to repair, and parts are available anywhere.
Buy it for those saturday games with your friend and anything else. for shooting trees/target or weekend games.
accurate, fairly fast, cheap, looks nice, can use CO2 easily
Loud, Needs better hopper, bolt breaks after 4 games
This is a very nice marker for someone who is still fairly new at paintball and wants or needs a new gun and wants to upgrade, very loud and the hopper may need to be upgraded depending on how fast you fire, overall this gun is a great gun for the price especially if your new. Just be careful, most of these markers WILL BREAK. i know that VL dosent make the bolt anymore, but get a stryker emx-1000, same thing $20
If you want an electronic marker and don't want to spend $300 on a gun get a remanufactured WGP autococker at actionvillage
3 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, July 25th, 2008 at 12:06 pm PST
2005 Smart Parts Nerve
NDZ roller blade trigger
NDZ ported manifold
NDZ vented backplate
NDZ equalizer pro bolt
NDZ ball detents
Hybrid lady grips
Full Freak Kit
Blue Diamond Empire Reloader B
Barrel, new hopper
Size, ease of changing modes,anodizing
Hopper is slow, stock barrel sucks, not tournament legal
Well, I am a frequent tournament player. I sold my ion to my friend, because I got my nerve and just never used my ion anymore. So he started a team. He asked another one of our friends to join his team and he said yes, so he bought the High Voltage. Me knowing as much as I do about paintball decided to help him out. I put the battery in and all that good stuff. I was surprised at how easy it was to change modes. It is like having a membrane pad, but unfortunately it is not tournament legal. A marker must have a lock on it so it is impossible to change modes without taking the grips off. Through the back of the frame the player is able to change from semi auto, to 3 shot burst, and full auto.
For some odd reason this marker seems to have trouble shooting on 3 shot burst and full auto. I think is has something to do with the timing. Any experienced tech should be able to fix that though.
I recommend this to anybody just starting to play paintball. If you really want to play in tournaments this is probably not your marker. It is capped at 13bps. Local tournaments might let this marker slide, but probably not. This marker can't really keep up with anything else out there. I say if you just want to fool around with your friends, then yes get it but otherwise no.
Every day Marker:
ACI sub zero 4-stage EC
32 Degrees 14" Nightstick or 12" ACI Zero Gravity.
I purchased this marker to test a low end electronic. The stock barrel was the most inaccurate I have ever seen. (tested 4 different brands of paint). At the game it chrononed at about 260 +- 10fps with HPA. On the field it lasted for about 25 shots and the bolt broke completely in half.
The low price does not make up for the substandard materials and components. I cannot in good faith recommend this marker to anyone for any reason.
So far this is the only gun I've owned; I have borrowed both an A-5 and a 98 w/ response trigger, long barrel (don't remember the length) and folding stock for comparison purposes though.
VL High Voltage with VL 12" composite carbon fiber matte finish barrel and Evo II w/ Y-board Hopper
HOPPER!!!!! A longer barrel helps the accuracy issue too
Bang for the buck (no pun intended), decent reliability, excellent starter gun
Stock hopper isn't great, tends to freeze up, not terribly accurate with stock barrel
Although I'm new to paintball, I am quickly gaining experience in the sport, and I can truthfully say that as a beginner, this gun is an EXCELLENT starter. My first time out with it, a few guys with A5's and ION's came up to me while I was getting set up, one fired a burst at a tree and said that it wasn't all to bad in comparison to his ION.
I like the anti-chop bolt, I don't know if it has THAT much of an effect, but the last few times I've played, my gun's the only one that wasn't breaking balls left and right. Now that I think of it, I believe I've only broken 1 ball in it, and that's after about 7,000+ no lie. I also like that this gun is reliable, haven't had anything break on it, and it works, period.
It's not PERFECT though. The gun fires too quick for it's own good; the hopper provided in with the packaging just doesn't feed quick enough, a problem easily remedied with something like an Evo II, Halo, etc. Another problem relating to the fast firing is the gun has a tendency to freeze up with CO2, I'm not sure what goes on inside of it to cause this, but once it gets cold enough, it won't fire every ball when set to 3-round or full auto unless you leave it alone for a minute, not good in a playing field. I have been told that this problem can be remedied if I switch to compressed air, but I have yet to try it.
Another beef with the gun is the hopper it comes with, as mentioned before, it just won't feed fast enough to fire the advertised 13 balls per second; but the other issue is that it's NOISY!!! The cattail agitator has a simple on/off switch, and for the maximum possible efficiency it must be "on", trouble is that it's not automatic, and the constant sound of the motor turning the tail can get very, very, very annoying.
Definitely not the perfect gun, especially out of the box, but as-is or with a few mods, I would highly recommend it for the beginner paintball player.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, February 23rd, 2007 at 2:06 pm PST
i have the viewloader high voltage with a regular viewloader gravity hopper with a 24 oz. CO2
A longer barrel and maybe a trigger
Shoots good, not one ball break, pretty accurate.
None that i found.
I've used this gun a couple times and i would say the 3 burst is the best and even with a gravity feed it still works pretty well but i did have bubbling on the grip and it only has one o ring inside of it and to take out the bottom bolt u have to remove the trigger
a new barrel is a must
and hopper (not a big problem)
The amount of air that it uses
It is a great begginer gun all in all, mine froze up the first time i used it, because it was really cold out.
im thinkin of gettin the 14" vl barrel that should be nice
anyone who is just gonna play every now and then this is ur gun