I currently have a spitfire with a 14" Spyder barrel, Simmons low power Rifle site mounted right on top of the dovetail sight (mostly for long range snipe shots and scoping through the woods for opponents.)
INEXPENSIVE: paid $70.00 with squeegee, 200 ball hopper, bottom feed, tune up kit. Durable, Accurate, Powerful. Balls load at the side so you can aim well and attach any type of sight you want. I use a low power rifle scope for sniping and peering through woods for opponents. easy to clean and field strip.
plastic trigger ( little stiff ) plastic fake wood inserts (have to put electric tape or tennis grip around handle) Strange ball stop.
Very much worth the money!!!!! great for woods because its accurate, easy aim and is a good long range gun...especially with a longer barrel. (14")
Doesn't break balls too bad but could use a better elbow than what comes with it. Buy an on/off valve for your air...it tends to pressurize real fast and if your parts aren't on properly you might bust a few o-rings. Overall a good gun. I don't plan on changing anytime soon.
This gun is pretty good, I got it around July of 2001 for $70.00, which is pretty damn good for all it came with. Very Loud, (which I like), pretty accurate, and durrible
It's extremely hard to find upgrades for it. other than that it's pretty good.
I would recommend this gun to anyone who doesn't want to spend much but still wouldn't be caught dead near a brass eagle. It is deffinately worth the cost. Mine performs similar to a Spyder Compact Delux (2 of my friends have them.) A very good gun.
First of all, its pretty damn accurate. The barrel is a nine inch barrel which does not leave you hanging but does not reduce distance. The site is totally unobstructed by the ball receiver, which means you don't have to buy any extras to add a scope or red dot to the gun. The trigger is not to bad for a regular trigger (compared to electronic, etc.) 6 balls/sec. The package also includes a hose hookup that allows you to attach the tank to the handle for shoulder usage.
I do not suggest you use brass eagle paintballs with this product. They just keep exploding in the barrel and when you have oponents shooting paintballs up your wazzoo, you might want to return fire without complications. Get an expansion chamber for it too. The gun likes to freeze in the winter. And as for the little plastic insert, its not so bad. just not showy.
Over all this gun performs pretty darn well for stock save the need for a chamber. Any smart baller will get a chamber regardless. For the price of this gun it outclasses it's competition. I have recently looked at the price of Rhinos and they seem pretty reasonable for 120 bucks. Compared to its competition in its class, you end up asking, "What competition?" I really suggest that a beginner start with this gun. It's easy to take apart, easy to assemble, and easy to maintain.
First of all, for how cheap this gun is you'd think it is a bad gun right? WRONG!!!!!! It is one of the most accurate guns i've ever seen. I was suprised since it has a 9 inch barrel. It's ammo feed is positioned on the side so you get a unobstructed view to aim with. I use PMI Premium Gold and they work perfect. DON'T EVER USE BRASS EAGLE!!!! I bought a thing of 200 and 1 out of 10 looked like a egg. They were horrible. I gotta give some props to the service dept. because they were awesome. I sent it to them to get a part fixed that I accidentally broke and they got it back to me in 4 days!(3 days shipping)
Well, it does have some down points. Without a expansion chamber in the cold, it gets liquid in the barrel and the balls kinda shoot of in weird directions. It needs a forgrip. I have a CMI Universal that attaches to the barrel and now it looks like a Tommy Gun. Even though it is solid, it does have plastic grip that should be replaced. Other than that it's awesome.
I would recommend this gun to anyone who doesn't want to spend a lot but wants their money's worth. It does need a little work. But i got all the stuff that i put on it for less than $20. Make sure you tryout a few types of paint before you stick to one brand. I recommend PMI Premium Gold. Some people have to spend hundreds, but I spent about $150 counting the CO2 tank and I love it.
Spyder Compact and other Spyder Series below $100.00
Tippmann 98 with flatline system with Berzerk 10X20 Sight and ran on PMI Pure energy 68 ci nitro.
Rhino Spifire is my back-up gun, and i dont have any upgrade on the gun. Though i tried fitting Spyder Barrels like my Smart Part Proggressive Barrel which is 12 inches long, but it didn't fit. I have a 14 inch. CP Barrel and it fitted. I guess only 14" Barrels fit the gun. Weird huh? Get an expansion Chamber, and will fit.
Cheap price. Great for those people who are starting out. I let my close friend who is just starting out in Paintball to try this gun when we went paintballing, and it performed well. He got a lot more pins (tagged people out) than i did, when it came to perfomance of shooting when we were less than 80 yards away from the people. The gun shoots consistent.
The bad, try not running the co2 vertical, because it will break your co2 o-rings. Just run it regularly on the bottom line.
The gun performs well, and out numbers other beginner guns. Get the gun, for a beginning gun or as a back-up. No fuss, no bull...It's a great gun. Don't believe those other guys who say Bad things, about this gun. Because this gun performs well.