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Number of Reviews: 173
Average Rating: 9.7 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $800

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Features include: Unique Milling and Laser Engraving, ANS Quickfire 45 Grip Frame, Vertical Feed, ANS Rubber Grips, Jack Hammer Regulator, Stainless Steel Ram and rod, ANS Honed and Timed 3 Way Valve and Extended Front Block Screw, all professionally mounted on an ANS Gen X Front Block, ANS GenX Inline Regulator w/ Pressure Gauge, ANS Quick Pull Venturi Bolt, ANS Custom Back Block, ANS Custom Beavertail, ANS SS Cocking Rod, ANS N2 Hammer System, ANS XFV (Xreme Flow Valve) System.
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The ANS GX-3 Chaos are older, so while they may be available used and in a few cases new, they are not commonly available anymore.
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Grape Ape Friday, October 25th, 2002
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Product Use:
Only tested0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
AKA LMP Merlin Autococker, stock 2001 Autococker
Marker Setup: AKA LMP Merlin Autococker
12in Dye Boomstick
Shocktech pivot trigger frame
Gen-X 2 regulator
Shocktech drop forward
32 Degrees 68ci 4500 psi tank
Viewloader 12vlt Revolution
Recommended
Upgrades:
Being as the Gen-X doesn't come with a barrel, you must buy an after-market one for it. This is good in that it allows you to pick an awesome barrel. I recommend at least a Smart Parts All American, but prefer Dye Boomsticks. An Autococker doesn't need a barrel any longer than 14in, and a 12in is ideal. Also, I'd recomend upgrading to either a Shocktech or Eclipse pivot trigger.
Strengths: Of course, it is an Autococker, which makes it very accurate and robust. It was easy to run with for playing up front, the accuracy for playing on a tape, and the range to play in the back. A good general purpose gun that comes with a nice regulator.
Weaknesses: I didn't like the stock trigger very much at all. I found it too be too snappy and rough, which made it difficult to shoot in tight snap shooting positions, and harder to keep on target from the back. Also, the rate of fire could not keep up with my Merlin and it's pivot trigger.
Conclusion: A good gun overall, but it could be made better by a few upgrades. However, if you're willing to drop the money for a Gen-X, you might want to just save a little more cash and go for a Dye Autococker or something like that. Or, for basically the same price you can pick up a Diablo E-Matrix if you'd rather go electronic.
Rating:
8 out of 10
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Los02 Monday, September 23rd, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
3 months0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
STO, stock, black magic, kapp
Marker Setup: All Chrome ANS GX3
Dye Boomstick 12" & 14"
System X Drop with on/off
Chrome Blade Eclipse Hinge Trigger
68' 45K Crossfire Fiber-wrapped Nitro
12v Rev.
JT Flex-7
Recommended
Upgrades:
Dye barrel of course, hinge trigger (personal preference), nitro, drop forward,
12v rev. and work out your shoulders this one's got some weight to it!
Strengths: It's all good, the most intesting thing is... it's very accurate with the correct barrel\paint match. (small bore). Leaves a good sting on your opposition.
have not chopped any balls,........... YET!
Weaknesses: bolt pops out if not inserted correctly (locked) , air leak in the reg. (nothing a little loctite didn't fix) and heavy as hell. I'm not to fond of them carving chaos on the damn gun......think it looks stupid. not only that, it looks like some 3 yr old wrote it!
Conclusion: I'm impressed with this product for the price, however I'm anxious to see the results of the maintenance after a little wear and tear. Of course all cockers require some maintenance here and there! I'd purchase this gun again before I would the stock, sto, kapp or BM cockers simply because of the price. With the right upgrades mechanically and personally, it surpasses the performance of the other stock cockers easily. If you get a chance try it out you'll enjoy it! I didn't give it a higher score due to the bolt issue as well as the weight of the gun.
Rating:
8 out of 10
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Tim2thousand4 Tuesday, June 4th, 2002
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Product Use:
Only tested0 of 14 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
regular cocker, sniper 2, and other cockers....
Marker Setup: 2002 std. feed cocker w/ eclipse blade trigger, dye stickies, twisted cocking rod, CP flame drop forward, kapp on off valve, freak set, 68 4500 nitro duck tuff skin tank
Recommended
Upgrades:
new 3 way, decent barrel, eclipse blade trigger, new beaver tail, new bolt( I don't care for the bolt much, stock cocker bolt works better and has better flow), maybe a new inline regulator...
Strengths: This is a great gun for the price. You get all the ans parts you could ever wish for. The gun itself is nicely milled and it has chaos series written on the side. That looks sweet. The pneumatics on the gun look nice, and are anoed to match the color or fade of the gun. This gun is very accurate with the right paint to barrel match. I prefer the freak system.
Weaknesses: Ans likes to use locktite on their guns when they ship them. That can make the gun hard to take apart and work on if it messes up. You have to buy a barrel for the gun. The beaver tail will not stop the bolt from hitting you in the face because it is not long enough. The bolt gets scratched all to hell easily which shows me that the gun must be lubed a lot because there is a lot of friction with the internals(maybe the internals aren't cut right). The gen x regulator is very hard to adjust with air hooked to the gun. So if you have to change the velocity, you have to unhook your air and adjust the reg, and then you can hook up the air again and chrono. This can get on some peoples nerves. The ans 3 way doesn't have the shortest pull in the world so you may want to get a new 3 way like the 3 way on the orracle cocker, or a belsales hollow point 3 way or a bomb 3 way.
Conclusion: This gun is fairly decent. It is definitely a bang for the buck because if you try to buy all these ans parts separtate it can cost a lot more than the 575 you paid for this gun. I shot the gen x 3 cocker, and to find that my 2002 std. feed cocker shot better was a bit to my surprise. If you just get a regular wgp cocker, a new trigger frame and a new 3 way you will have a better gun performance wise. Trust me, my buddy hates his genx now that he tested out my gun. This gun is mainly looks and not so much performance. If you want performance stick with WGP(Orracle), professional paintball(free flow), or smart parts (evolution x) cockers. They are certainly performance guns. If you want to have a pretty gun that doesn't perform as well as those others, get the gen x.
Rating:
5 out of 10
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