The Minimag features outstanding looks in a
compact design for the player who demands the
balance of a vertical bottle and the convenience
of a quick disconnect hose.
The Minimag includes the same high-performance
valve system as the 68Automag with a shorter 8"
barrel for fast maneuverability in tight spots.
The Airgun Designs Minimag is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Autococker with E1(Zero-B), Freak, Halo-B, Eclipse Internals, Orange bolt, CCM feed neck, gen-x, palmers LPR, Psyco-Balistics Bullet Drop, 68/4500 tank
-Size (very compact)
-Heavy trigger pull
This was my first dive into the speedball world. This is the smallest gun available, even smaller than the new shockers. It has very few moving parts so it needs little maintenance and never breaks. It is made of stainless steel so it is very heavy, and the stock trigger is heavy as well.
I give this gun a 7 because, stock, it can not compete on the tourney level. However, it is very small and very upgradeable.
Icon T PDS, Reloader B, 72/3k, rest is classified ; )
Lvl 10 bolt
10 or 12" barrel.
Fast for a mech.
Taking barrel off.
One of the refs at my field is selling one of these with a 12" SP Progressive on it and a lvl 10 bolt. The only complaint i can make about it is the twist lock barrel thread system can be stubborn to get off as the marker ages.
The trigger pull is stiff, but snappy all the same. Very small and compact, even so that you can fire it in one hand. The internal reg is outstanding which takes off the need to add a 2nd external reg, thus saving weight.
This gun is perfect for a frontman who wants a high end mechanical marker, or a paintball sharpshooter who doesnt want a large marker to give him away, or prehaps a scenarioballer like me who would rather carry around a 5lb fully gassed and loaded marker than a 10lb fully decked tippmann or armotech.
Outstanding, classic marker. Its an automag, and i'm an automaggot, so obviously i love this gun. Perfect for frontmen.
Ok, well, most of you are probably looking at my gear list and asking "Why is he doing a review on a gun he doesn't even own?" To answer that, the gear list up there is my CURRENT gear. I've owned a MiniMag before, and completely regret selling it, though it did get me a pretty tight 'cocker.
Ok, onto the review:
This thing is LIGHT! People say it's heavy, but I think it's all a mental thing. Honestly, this thing is only 1/2 a pound heavier than my buddy's Icon w/ CP reg. Is that heavy? No! I'll admit, it's not as light as the newer high end guns, but is 3lbs really all that heavy? If you think so, oh boy are you in trouble!
This thing is QUITE accurate. Very comparable to my 'cocker I have now. I could hit a 4" target from about 80' away about 8/10 times. How's that for accuracy?
With the velocity set at 285, I could hit up to about 100' incredibly accurately. At about 110' to 150' the accuracy would vary by about 5" to 13". After that, the accuracy was way off, but I could still get it to shoot and still break paint up to about 250' (NOTE: I DID HAVE TO ARC THE GUN REASONABLY TO GET IT TO SHOOT THAT FAR).
Oh my God is this thing consistant! I'd go all day +-2 in velocity. The valve has an internal regulator, and it's the best on the market. All I did was slap on a gas thru and played my heart out! The internal reg. also lowers the psi down to about 400 psi, which I think is very good. My 'cocker runs at 350psi. I got about 1300 shots off of my 68ci 4500psi
The size is comparable to a newer Shocker or Ion. Basically, you can't get any smaller than this. It's one tube with a feed port comming off of it. With a good drop forward, you can get into a bunker pretty well. I've had no problem maneuvering it around on the field. It's pretty quick to switch hands, and the single tube aspect makes it a bit easier to aim. Literally, I pulled it up and the body was level with my eyes. Talk about quick targeting.
Well, mine came with a Level 10, so I'm not sure how bad chopping is with the Level 7 or other bolts, but man, with the 10, chopping was completely abolished! I didn't chop a single ball while it was in my ownership. It came pretuned, too.
Stock, there aren't many options (unless you go ULE, which I think is over-rated). I just found out from www.automags.org that the bead blasted stainless steel bodies can be spray painted with a Rustoleum type spray paint. So, as long as youdon't mind a matte finish, paint away! Now I want one in emeral green... pretty... or sapphire blue... really pretty.
In conclusion, this is one solid marker. The best I've ever used! I 100% completely regret selling it and am now in the process of buying a new one. It's not very pretty, but if you don't mind painting it yourself, it can be. The only reason I got rid of it was because I fell into the whole "agg" thing and thought I needed a 'cocker. I really miss this gun.
Odyssey Torid X
14" Dye Ultralite Barrel
Halo B w/ Z code
16oz Stubby co2
Stock Intimidator delrin bolt
level 10 Bolt
Easy to clean
If you chop it gets really unacurate
When I got this gun It was so awesome. It is very acurate, there is like no kick. I loved this gun and it was one of my first guns. It is so compact and airgun designs is a good help and they provide so much upgrades. I use to chop a lot with this gun ( I had a level 7 bolt), but then when I bouht a revvy there was hardly no chops.
Does not do very well if the temp is like freazing and your using co2, if you have nitro you wont have a problem.
This gun is awesome, has repair stars on valve, good for the money.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 at 4:07 pm PST
Angel lcd cobra
custom products barrel
dye 05 full drop with asa
chain trigger frame
jam-bolt int. bolt
custom products small reg
blue tint kit
3000 68 ci crossfire tank
(2) twister voulmeizers
check it products feed neck
This gun is my favorite outta all my guns for a couple resons its unbelivable acurate and when you set it up like i did it shoots perfect. If i could do anything else to this gun i would make it a couple poounds lighter then it is and make it with and x valve and a ceter feed but other than all that im in love withthis gun.
If you can find a stock one and you have the money buy it so you can costomize it to your needs
This is an awsome gun, ive used it from speedball - scenario games, it can take just about anything you can dishout at it, and its made by AGD one of the best companys out there. It is also very newb friendly, some newbs will look at a cocker and never want one, this gun is so easy to use its funny! i love this gun and will never sell it (exept maybe for another mag)
cash money impulse vision full freak kit with shocker reg THAT IS MY CURRENT GUN
x valve, remote, ule body
Fast with x valve.
Heavy unless u get a x valve and ule kit.
Minimags are tight i had a remote on it with a x valve an a ule kit it was cool. The remote went around my arm once and it was like a hand gun !!!! It was mostly a back up gun because i have a cash money impulse vision !!! so get it if u are ok with upgrading your gun.
Get it if u r welling 2 upgrade because it stinks at first
The cost is the werst thing about it.This gun cost way to much.
The gun is good and i have not had any prob.The gun shots very fast and is a great gun.This gun is not for beginner because it is to costly for a beginner.But all around is a great gun.This gun i would recoment to any one that ever plays a lot.
barrel trigger frame, N2...and what ever else you want.
Fast, accurate as a cocker, small, easy to clean and take apart.
weighs a lot.
I was using it in my backyard. I could'nt really tell how good it was, only thing i could tell is the speed, cuz he has a intelliframe. I used it when I went to my local field. The accuracy was 100%. He got the ultra pull kit for his intelliframe, so much faster, and you can walk it. Its a small gun, and compact. Cleaning this gun is really easy.
If your thinkin about getin a electro gun dont, get a mag, there accurate and fast. with all the new ultralite parts, its much faster, and better. GO BUY ONE! you will like it i promise.
expansion chamber/ regulator and a new barrel its not that acurrate with the little barrel on it
it has a very good rof it never chops its very easy to clean
its heavy as all hell thats bout it
This is a very very good gun and i recomend buying it, although it is not the greatest gun stock. but with a few bucks into it it can become amazing. it doesnt work very well on co2 wich isnt really a big problem. i noticed when cleaning a little piece may sometimes fall out of the airvalve when it does its not very good the gun wont work at all with out this piece and it is very easy to loose be careful
in coclusion i would say buy this gun upgrade it and your all set for what ever type of paintball u play