easy to take apart and put together on the go
not very expensive
pressure with original bl
chops in cold weather
This is a good gun for anyone that is new to the game of paintball. With a new barrel and a new bottom line this could become a good secondary or even primary gun for anybody to use. Dispite a few minor set backs this is a very good gun to get.
I recomend that anyone starting off should get this gun because it is not very complicated to take apart and put together.
new barrel, upgrade the bolt, take off the bottmline and run the tank verically it will work better trust me.
field strips easily
chops balls when it's cold
overall good gun and its cheaper than a tippman. If I had the cash I'd buy the tippman sniper. THIS GUN IS TOUGH! I bashed mine off trees and junk when I dived into cover on my outdoor field and it wont die. Has good accuracy. Stock barrel sucks (DUH). Has losts of upgrades.
Modified Piranha BL VF G3
PMI Perfect Xpansion chamber, PMI Gas thru grip (depends on temp)
Lapco Bigshot 12"
32 degrees remote
Barrel, new bolt (Delrin is good, Venturi is OK), Xpansion chamber/gas thru, revy hopper
Great gun to modify
Works poorly in cold temps
Chops balls sometimes
Piranhas are known for air problems
I bought this gun for under $100 and upgraded it for my own personal learning experience. I have a Pro Carb and I like using my Piranha better, just feels a lot nicer. PMI has always sent me good parts. The air system leaked a lot after I modified it, but was fixed by some work. Mine has the capability of shooting over 325 fps, and sometimes it creeps up there in hot weather and chops balls like a SOB! Turning the velocity down fixed that though. This gun is fun to use and easy to take apart for oiling/regular maintenance. Buy a Piranha, upgrade it and have fun!
I recommend all PMI Piranhas, they work great and will give you little to no trouble.
Tippman 98c-more durabletougher to field strip, equally accurate
black dragon lcdcheaper versions of this are main competitors with the g3,this looks like a good gun but it lacks a few of the piranha's great features
several other guns but these are the only ones that really matter
g3 vertical feed with PE reg and 48cu. 3000psi PE tank and CP 10''barrel
custom products barrels are very good,nitro and a reg increase accuracy a LOT in the cold but isn't neccesary
ok,here we go:
1.accuracy-not the worst but it deffinately isn't good with the stock barrel,so i would recomend a 10-12''cp barrel
2.durability-not the greatest it isn't like a tippman 98
3.field stripping-this is what i really love about my piranha,it is so easy to take apart and repair
4.ROF-its not electrical or anything so it doesn't shoot extremely fast, but it does have a nice trigger pull
5.customer service-another thing i really like, i have broken my gun several times but they still sent parts, even when i was the reason it broke
6.size/weight-this thing weighs next to nothing and is very compact
1.some what maintenance intensive
2.its stock barrel isnt' very accurate(duh!)
3.people will say that the trigger frame is plastic but it is a special polymer and it WILL NOT BREAK
good gun, i love it. other guns in the same price range have some other features that this does not have though.an excellent newbie gun,or field gun, but not a tournament level gun.so overall i give this gun a.....
Piranha BL VF G3
ACI 6-Stage Expansion Chamber
18" DYE Boomstick
20 oz. CO2
200 round hopper
Barrel, older models a new bolt (new ones have a cheap anti-chop bolt that seems to work) EXPANSION CHAMBER
This is an excellent starter gun it is lightweight and easy to upgrade. It has idiot proof field-stripping capabilities that allows you to maintain your gun easily. It has vertical feed which is a nice feature for a low priced gun. Ceramic coated internals for less friction and lower operating pressure.
Doesn't have much range but don't expect to be shooting 100 yards with a $100 semi-auto. Some people say the barrel is inaccurate but it's not as much the barrel as having good consistency. (My expansion chamber fixed the consistency problem quick-fast-in-a-hurry) My particular gun had a terrible hammer problem. After a few days of use the hammer was destroyed by the trigger sear not allowing the gun to fire. I don't know if it was just my gun but the good people at PMI tech support gave me a new hammer for free and it seems to have fixed the problem but I'm still not sure.
All-in-all an excellent starter gun I haven't heard anyone else having a hammer problem with it. Easily upgraded and lightweight and with customer support no company can beat with a stick. As long as no one else has the hammer problem, I highly recommend this gun to any beginners like myself but if you're tournament grade look into a Spyder or an autococker.
-Piranha BL VF G3
-2 peice chrome JT barrel
-12 oz Co2
-2 Peice Chrome JT barrel
-Stock PMI Hopper
Barrel, Expansion chamber/ foregrip, Dropforward
-Very nice and stable gun
-easy to clean
-Easy to assemble/ dis-assemble
-Never chopped a ball
-Nice and Light
-Comfortable once you get a foregip on it
-Easy to get going, just hook the tank up and pull the bolt back
-Not bad looking for such a cheap gun
venturi bolt, ram air, new barel (smartparts), aci sub-zero x-chamber
everything!!!, this gun is awesome..the feild stripping is soo easy, the barel is quiet and accurate for stock, ive never choped a ball except one time when i was firing too fast with a standard hopper, never leaked, conservative with co2 (ive used about 2 500 packs of balls on one 14 oz tank and still had enough for a few more games), a great gun for beginers and advanced players.
i have found nothing bad with this gun at all, it rocks!!!!
i recommend this gun to anybody, it performed much better than all the other spyders ive played with, even their more expensive ones. im still laughing at that one guy who recommmended a jt excellerator 5.0 over this gun, i would love to see his face when he actually gets to shoot the excelerator himself...those guns SUCK!!!!!
1. good price.
2.easy to clean ( i had never owned a paintball gun bfore and i was able to clean it as soon as i got it with no problem).
3.realllllly light (all my friends cant beleive how light it is).
5. was my first gun, would recomend it for beginners.
1.this gun is for begiiners for one big reason, THIS GUN CANNOT TAKE MUCH ABUSE WITH OUT BREAKING! i went 2 the Skirmish in PA and it broke on the second day of fighting. were the back screw is to for the grip, the teeth in the frame stripped and it was a mess cuz i couldnt put the grip on with out getting the teeth remade. ( note: at skirmish the gun took a hell of a beating, but still it shouldnt have broke.........).
2.bad range, this gun does not have the greatest range.
3.the stock barrel sux .
4. it chops balls, bad. So if u buy 1, get a venturi bolt for it, problem fixed.
Overall an ok gun for beginners who dont play incredibly hard, if u do, get a tippman. But its really light, only needs a few upgrades and u can play some fun ball. But really, get a venturi, other wise u will break balls like a mofo.
i give it a 7 because it just isnt a gun for people who play their guns hard.
e matrix, evolution hopper, 5000 psi pure energy tank
expansion chamber, better barrel, better bolt
1.super quiet: you only here the "ting" of the co2.
2.Quite accurate: can hit a garbage can from 50 yards away.
4. shoots ALL PAINT(even super swirls)
this gun hardly ever chops paint(unless you're using brass eagle paint) and it is very accurate
1.desperatly needs a new bolt.
2.needs to be upgraded
3.hard to keep stable because the only thing to hold for your front hand is the bottom linethis gun really needs to be upgraded. it's bolt sucks and the barrel is only 9 inches...
all around good gun. it's accurate, ok barrel, crappy bolt, but it shoots any paintballs you can throw at it. Better than the spyder compact 2000 by far.
Piranah G3 VF BL---14in Boomstick Ironmen---Custom Ram Air Chamber---20oz C02---Venturi Bolt---Viewloader 12v Red Hopper---Piranah E-Force Electronic Grip---Turbo Valve.
14in Boomstick Ironmen---Custom Ram Air Chamber---20oz C02---Venturi Bolt---Viewloader 12v Red Hopper---Electronic Grip of mostly any kind---Turbo Valve.
1.This gun shoots good out of the box.
2.It accurate With the stock Barrel.(Accurate for a stock barrel)
3.Shots any kind of paint(Except RPS Super Swirl)
4.Doesnt need that much oiling.
5.People say this gun sucks but it doesnt.
6.This gun is SUPER QUIET.
Well there isint much bad about it except that the grip isint that comfortable.Its Plastic.Buy a regulator or a Gas through Fore-grip.Get a better expantion chamber.
I give this gun a 9.This is one of the best beginner guns i have seen.This Gun is really awesome wth the proper upgrades.This gun is good even without the upgrades.If your on a tight budget GET THIS GUN!!!
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 12:53 am PST