Stock Bolt with Venturi Removed
Various Delrin Bolts
AKALMP Lightning Bolt
Kingman Spyder Electra
CP Classic One Piece & SP Tear Drop
Bandit Bolts AMG BOLT
Maddman Rocket Valve
CIP Super Speedy Drop & Macroline Kit
CIP Sweet Spot Trigger
CIP 15 Assault Block
Bob Long Torpedo Regulator
20 oz C02 with anti-siphon tube installed
Light, comes with bolt pin & o-rings, high-flow, no scratches
price, especially for material
The material is made of nylon. It is very light. Once you get it you will notice it looks a lot better than the various pictures on the internet. Very well made & high flowing. I noticed it flowed better than the stock bolt with the venturi removed. It's not as soft as my delrin bolts, but unlike delrin it can take oil which is important for low pressure setups as you have to oil various parts, such as the regulator, so oil goes nearly everywhere once you get the c02 flowing. I was surprised at the material, and i think it should be cheaper.. The hole is huge as it is a 1 hole bolt which is very important also for low pressure, But it is not quit as free flowing as the Tornado or spudnukl bolt. This is by far the best bolt i used, and the only one available for the electra right now. I have compared this bolt to the other bolts i put in my spyder compact 2000 and my spyder shutter, but this bolt blows everything away. I had to change my regulator settings and drop the psi lower after installing this to get a low enough psi... dang... this is awesome, especially since i already had a modified stock bolt in, which is supposed to be the best, but IS NOT. As others said, no more scratching, which does happen a lot with the stock bolt. The bolt even comes with instructions on how to buff up the insides where the stock bolt scratched it up.
I liked how the link pin and o-rings were already installed. I remember on my other $50 bolt, the Lightning Bolt, i had to borrow the link pin on my stock bolt and place it on. This thing almost looks identical to the lightning bolt too. heh. The size of the hole and placement. This one has different material though!!!!!!!!!! Also, I think the link pin is the heaviest part of the bolt...
I bought from mustang paintball on sunday and it arrived on thursday. I live in TN by the way. I was a little upset how they don't send tracking numbers and no contact during the sale... but with how fast they ship... who cares!!!
<EDIT>After getting a spunuk'l bolt, which was tons cheaper. I have to say the spudnuk'l not only gives me a higher fps, but it is cheaper.. get that instead...
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, November 25th, 2003 at 8:38 am PST
3A knockOut barrel kit
PureEng N2 68/3000
Revy, pre-BE model
Accuracy increased a little
don't scarch internal
Pressure lowered a bit
Same as stock bolt
After 2 year of using this bolt, I have to come back and change the review. although the Bandit bolt have served me well over the pass 2 year. I have finally notice that there is not much different then my orginal bolt. Most of the "accuracy increase and lower pressure" is more of a mind trick then actual performance and it took me 2 years of use to see that. Most people including myself, think accuracy has increased using this bolt just because is not stock (and the fact that I pay $50 for it). but if you just try putting your old bolt back and try it, you will find there is no different at all. Some time your mind play trick on you, and make you think what every you buy is improving your skill but infact it might be just you are getting better at the sport(and money can't buy that). Don't take my word, do try swaping bolt around.
I have included my review 2 years ago------------------here
This is an upgrade that any AMG should get. If I can start over again I will get this bolt before I get a barrel upgrade. The accuracy and the range has increased alot after installing this bolt. I personally never though there will be that much of a different by changing the bolt, especially spyder stock bolt are already very good quality. But this bolt will definitely shock and Wow you. Is very good, what more can I say!
same as stock bolt.. took me 2 year to realize that. spend the money or reg or more paint to practice instead. Bolt is not going to make you better at paintball.
5 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, September 4th, 2004 at 1:10 pm PST
Spyder AMG, Freak barrel kit, Bandit deron bolt, polished internals, turbo valve, madman spring kit, 68ci. 3000psi nitro Pure Energy tank
lighter, doesn't scratch,doesn't swell
none that I've noticed so far
I've been waiting to write on this bolt to see how well it would hold up. And its been great, still looks brand new. Like everyone else says, they stock one with show signs of scratching. I've put on average 1000-2000 paintballs a week though my gun with this bolt for over a year now, no big problems. The only thing I had a problem with was the set screw that holds the spring loaded ball in that in turn holds the cocking rod in backed out on me a couple of times and my knob fell off. I just simply took the screw, spring, ball, and knob out and just make sure to cock it before playing. Other than that, like I said its been great.
If you have an AMG this is really the only bolt avaliable but its also the best bolt I've used .
I actually was reading these reviews about this bolt, and it made me go out an get one. It was the best decision I made on my gun thus far. I went out with the guys last weekend, and while everyone else had a chopped ball here and there, i had none. This bolt makes all the difference. It was incredibly lighter than the stock bolt, so it in turn makes the gun more easy to handle and aim and all that good kinda stuff.
I had the bolt in two business days, and then i was rockin' and rollin' come the weekend.
I also noticed that the stock bolt caused lots and lots of not needed friction in the chamber, and with the bandit bolt there was no friction that i saw, and nothing was scratched or anything. The bolt in very air conservative almost... i was running out of 20 oz. tanks like no other with the stock, and with the new bolt i used half the air i used to... so i saved money in the long run.
The price of this bolt is well worth your money. Including shipping i got the bolt for $54.50-$55.50. It is soo worth it. I recommend this to anyone with an AMG!!
Overall I believe that the AMG bolt made by Bandit Bolts is the way to go if you're serious with your AMG. It has improved my playing, and If you buy this, it'll imporve your's too. Well worth the money. Too many good things about it!!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004 at 12:16 pm PST
Stock Spyder Bolt-not good, low accuracy,bad air economy, some chop
Custom milled spyder bolt-decent accuracy,still bad air economy, little less chop
Bandit AMG bolt-The best, "No Chop", way better air economy, and good accuracy
Spyder Electra/Electra DX hybrid
ESP trigger frame w/response trigger
Check it Blade Trigger
Modified Electra Body
Evil Pipe Barrel System
Bandit High Flow Valve
Dark Horizon Titanium Striker
MadMan Spring Kit
Check it 15 Degree Assault Block w/low pressure guage
Palmer Stabilizer w/High Pressure Guage
Air America Apoc. 2K Reg. w/45/4500
Evo. II Hopper
Aluminum Vert Adapter
Great Air Efficacy, Great Accuracy,No Chop ,Durable, warranty
There are no weakness's to this product
Very Durable, it will last a long time and has a warranty.
Very Efficient, you will play longer with less air
Very Accurate, Smaller ball groupings=More kills
Very Gentle, No Chop
Along with having a great product I will say that the customer service I received was great as well. On the website it says the only ship ground and it takes like 3 or 4 days. I had a 48 hour scenario to play in 2 days. I called them up and talked to a really nice lady on the phone, and she had the bolt to me before my game.
I wish I had bought this way earlier. If you own a spyder this is an essential upgrade. And should be one of the first upgrades. Electra/Electra DX's can shoot very fast and need a good bolt, and this is the best. This will also allow you to run low pressure, when paired with a high flow valve and a good regulator.
14 inch big daddy barrel
bandit AMG bolt
vaporworks vert feed
cmi expansion chamber
omega titanium turbo valve
20 oz co2
reduces ball breakage
makes gun lower pressure
i havent had a problem with it
this is a great buy for an AMG, electra, or electra dx. it greatly helps your gun. it is also one of the few bolts you can buy for an electra. it is a great buy. it also helps in the process of making your gun lower pressure. it is also amazingly light and well worth the money.
although it says it doesnt need lubing, when you get it they give you a letter that says it helps a lot. great product all around. buy it.
Spyder AMG w/LCD
Evolution 2 Loader
AA 14" Freak Barrel System
Remote Line co2
The material it is made of reduces friction and scratching in the gun
So far there are no weaknesses
The bolt is a great upgrade for the AMG. It is alot lighter than any other bolt i have had and the material it is made of will not swell, like delrin. The airflow is increased and the accuracy is improved. And it will not tear up the inside of the gun. After about 1000 rounds with my stock bolt i could see scratching on the bolt. Since i have used the bandit i have seen no scratching. Since the bolt in the AMG is different from other spyders this is the only upgrade bolt i could find and it is well worth the money. I order mine from Banditbolts.com and the service is excellent. I would e-mail my questions and the next day they replied. As far as the bolt breaking balls there is no breaks because of the bolt. If you got your barrel to paint right and you are using this bolt then you will see no ball breaks, unless you use some crappy paint.
I would highly recommend this bolt for your gun. You will notice the difference and the price is around 50 dollars, but it is worth it. It is worth the price just not to tear the inside of the gun out. It does everthing the maker said it would and you get to know that your gun will last you longer than with the stock bolt that come in it.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, October 4th, 2004 at 7:09 pm PST