This over all is a very good gun and can be bought very cheap on line cause it is an older gun. the strengths of the marker is that the gun is very light 2 pounds with out ASA. It is as accurate as its going to get without using a autococker. very small as small is you get without it being an invert mini. if you are looking for a cheap but still very nice gun buy this gun
Good gun that you can get for a very low price
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 10:15 pm PST
Blackheart/Virtue Board 9break beam eyes)
New Trigger (I use an NDZ rollerblade)
New Regulator (I still use my stock maxflow, but I used a CP reg for a while)
Internals (I have all free flow, but I beleive that company no longer exists)
Reliability, weight, looks, speed, upgradability, and price.
Air consupmtion, resale value, reflective eye, basic board.
I have had this marker for around 4 or 5 years now and have never once had a major problem that I myself didn't cause. I will probably keep this gun for the rest of my life, and I bet it will last longer then I will.
Reliability - I got this gun new in 04' and have yet to have a problem. Many people are going to say this gun is unreliable, but I strongly disagree just because it's lasted me 4 years without a hiccup.
Weight - This gun is light and well balanced.
Looks - I think the design in classic.
Speed - No problem there. I have a nerve board in it, and at full ramp it doesn't have an issue, no shootdown, nothing.
Simplicity - This gun is very easy to take apart and maintain.
Cheap - I bought this gun new for I beleive around the 700 range from a friend (estimate) and even then it was cheap. you can pick up a used sft shocker for under 300 now. You can't beat that price..
Stock boards - No adjustability whatsoever except for ramping (nerve board) and dwell.
Air Consumption - This thing is a hog. I think with my FF internals I get around 1000 shots per fill on a 68/45, but don't quote me on that, just a rough estimate.
Eye - Only a reflectie eye, but there are breakbeam upgrades.
Resale Value - Well, they're worth squat now, but if you're buying one, then i guess that's good news as long as you don't plan on getting rid of it.
All in all, great gun for the money. Reliable, light, and fast, what more could a paintball player ask for.
If you're thinking about buying one, do it. They can easily keep up with other high end markers out there and there are loads of upgrades for them.
uld pm6- they are in about the same price range, but I think you get more gun if u go with the pm6.
I shoot a sft shocker with a hyper 2 reg and a cp barrel. I have a 68/45 draxxus, and a halo.
I also shoot a uld pm6 with a tadao board.
I think the he bolt for sure, new trigger,and a new on/off
Fast and Accurate when tuned right.
Hard to maintain.
On the heavy side.
I bought mine for just to kinda check out the shocker. I was pretty impressed. They have alot of things I like, but also like any gun some I dont like. If you want to buy a gun when you are on a budget go for a shocker. This 300 dollar gun can easily compare to an ego.
It's a great gun for the money. Although its has some bad things about it. It holds its own against any ego.
06 SFT Shocker
All American Barrel
Halo B with Rip Drive
Dye Throttle 70cu/4500psi Peanut Tank
Not much, nice guns as is.
New clamping feedneck
If your a tourney player, I possibly recommend a virtue board.
Fast, accurate, looks, what else do you want?
Changing gun settings, dwell, rate of fire, air efficiency
Great gun, very fast. You need to have a little marker experience and know how to change certain settings. I have very poor air efficieny though. Easy to maintain, easy cleaning. Although the manual it comes with is poor for working help. Doesn't help you that well, not easy to follow the manual. But the gun is awsome though! I love mine!
I would buy one if you like them. Good guns, good prices also! They are worth the money!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 24th, 2008 at 4:42 pm PST
Custom Annoed Superman Red/Blue DM4
Tadao M5 chip
for sale. video at... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr7BmA-8taQ
Old Halo B w rip
Dye C5 jersey
Empire React Pants
Proto Pod Harness
Proto Switch or JT PROTEUS
first off, get a virtue board
then i would says some new grips
new feed neck
thats all really needed but mine is pimped out to the extreme!
FAST!!! low profile, comfortable feel, light, accurate, and sweet looking!!
The shocker has a little bit more kick than I expected but nothing else!!
The SFT shocker is a great gun. It shoots fast and is light and low profile. The marker looks amazing. Shockers are also very accurate. It shoots ropes and completely mow down Noobs.
The stock Board goes 20 BPS. I personallly got a virtue board for it almost right after I bought it, so i dont know much about the stock. But if you get the Virtue. It has the standard seven Modes of fireing. Simi, PSP, NXL, Ramping, Full Auto, Auto Response, and Breakout Mode. I would highly suggest getting a virtue board
Shocker comes with an All American Barrel. This is a very good barrel. It is moderatly light and really accurate. The only reason i have a Ultralite Barrel is because, I got it for $6.50 for the back and had an old ul front. I actually made money by switching to a UL.
The stock trigger is just fine. i personally like it more than a cp trigger, but thats just me. It is fully adjustable (4 ways) and is verry sensitive. It is kind of like a Ultralite trigger. If you dont like the stock one you can upgrade but i think the stock one is just fine.
The stock feed neck is kind of junky so i would highly sugest getting a new one, ( as for the stock one on mine) It wouldn't even fit a Halo, or any other loader with a larger feedneck. And in some of the older Shockers. The feedneck is extremely tall and would be really annoying. I would get a lowrise. (I have a hybrid Headlock and a CMM feed neck)
One small disadvantage with a SFT shocker is that there is only one eye. However, that one eye is perfectly fine, but the only disadvantage is you cant get some Virtue Breakbeam eyes. =[ But I havent had a chop yet, so it seems pretty good.
I think the stock board is totally fine. I use it in my SFT, My teamate uses the stock bolt in his NXT, and my friend (who has had like 7 shockers no joke 2 sfts, dynasty, strange, rl, nxt, and hybrid
The stock reg is fine, its nothing special but It still works perfect. I had a CP reg on my old Impulse so i just stole that. I wouldnt suggest buying one if you dont have to becaus the stock regulator is perfectly fine. This is one of the only differences between an SFT and and NXT, The new NXT has an offset regulator. (doesnt really matter)
The body and trigger frame
I wouldnt buy a new body or trigger frame. Its a waste of money and it doesnt even improve performance. Unless you dont like the trigger frame, then i would say get a Ton Ton trigger frame cause they are sweet!!!
GET A SHOCKER!!!! dont waste your money on an NXT cause all your getting is an extra eye, a off set Regulator, and a little different milling . But hey if you want to waste 700 dollars, Be my guest.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 at 6:16 pm PST
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Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
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invert mini with cp two piece 14'' barrel, dxs 68 ci tank, xsv VLocity hopper
a new barrel, board, body kit, actually just a new gun
I dont think there is any
I bought this from my friend for cheap last month because he was getting a new ego. The first day i tested it on the field it broke paint so much i was wondering whether or not it had eyes. It broke so much paint i switched to a rental ion for the rest of the day. The next week i used it, had a new problem. It was shooting really really inaccurate. I took apart the whole gun and squeegeed the barrel and everything and i figured this gun was just not very accurate. It wasnt an air hog but i am currently using an invert mini and that is much more efficient for half the price.
Not air efficient, accurate, or fast enough to spend so much money on, get a dm or an angel. (try a mini though, its only 400 bucks and its pretty awsome)
2005 Angel Speed
Dark Seoul Custom Red Grips
Soft Face Bolt
G7 Laser Eyes
System X Mico Shuttle
Trinity T-Lock Feedneck
Freak Barrel Kit
2004 Vision Shocker
AIM Skyforce On/Off
Trinity T-Lock Feedneck
Dark Seoul Cutom Black Grips
Hybrid Bolt Guide
NDZ Roller Blade Trigger
Freak Barrel Kit
Tippmann SL-68 II
68/3000 AGD Flatline Adjustable
88/4500 PMI Pure Energy
6 oz CO2
Empire Reloader B
VLocity Loader, Hybrid Bolt Guide, Some sort of HE Bolt, Trigger, Predator Board, Clamping Feedneck, and some new grips.
Light, Fast, Accurate, Looks, Feel.
There arent too many weaknesses with this gun, except the effeciency. Which is horrible. I was getting a hopper and a pod maybe two (about 350-400) on a 1500 psi fill on my 88/4500 tank. I am going to test out the HE bolt this Friday, and hopefully I will see alot of improvement. The speed is great, though I didnt have the stock board. At the time I had the Dynasty M1... Fast, but not nearly as fast as the Predator. If you are getting a board for any gun check to see if predator makes one for it. The boards are the best I have ever used, plus they now come with 16 base firing modes, which is sweet. Back to the gun, it can cycle extremley fast, average is around 22 CPS. I have never had a problem with mine except for the effeciency issue. With the CP reg I was getting + - 5 fps over the chrono. It took me a minute to adjust it and get it shooting at the field limit of 285. Nothing difficult. This thing is alot lighter than my 05 Speed, I had been playing with the Angel for a few hours and went to pick up my shocker and it felt like I was holding a soda can, it is incredibly light. I got this for $350 with a VLocity loader, so it worked out extremley well for me.
If your on a budget and looking for a great gun ooked for a used Shocker, try and make sure it has an HE bolt in it though just to save you some extra $$$. I love this gun. I think I found my two guns for a long time.
my dad got one about 6 months ago,let me just say im not a fan of smart parts guns(they screwed me on the nerve)I didnt like it but it was a whole lt better than my nerve when he got it. In order to make it a fast, air efficient gun you got to put atlest 100$ into it.Maintenance is a painin the butt.I got my dad a ND Silk Trigger and it made a huge difference in the way thegun felt and shot. Overall GET AN ETEK.
ITS ALL ABOUT YOUR STYLE, Ididnt like it so you propably wont.
i have a 2003 smartparts shocker with a custom products fore grip, smartparts gauge, reds feedneck, and an egg hopper
definitely a very fast hopper
Very fast, eye, nice stock barrel, light, comfortable, the list goes on
Nothing i have found yet
I got this gun not too long ago and i already love it its fast light small easy to use and the stock barrel is insanely good, its a very good gun and it looks awesome, and i got it for a great price i love this gun its awesome but you definitely need a fast hopper to keep up with it
This is an amazing gun i think everyone should get one
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 at 6:57 pm PST
ion and cocker but neither come close to this bad boy
angel- fast but not as light and compact
black shoker w/ 14 in freak and VL evo 3 and 68cu 4500 psi tank and massive physco ballistics drop also a virtue board and clamping feed neck
nothingi perfect the way it is but if you want a lil more you should get the virtue board
Not very gas efficient
this gun is awsome the best i've ever used.
Certainly this markers strongpoint, capable of laying a sweeeeet stream of paint, provided your hopper can keep up... The trigger is infinitely adjustable, from short and light, to a mouseclick, to whatever your twisted heart desires. The magnetic tension can be a biotch, though, I wouldn't mess with it unless you like having a $700 marker for a paperweight if you fook up... Yeah, get a HALO B for this one, you're gonna need it...
This is also a fantastic feature of the new Shocker! Not only can you rain down massive amounts of paint, you can put it EXACTLY where you want it! It really is as good as they say it is. And yeah, there is basically no kick ! Barrel stays on target = better accuracy!
True, in stock form it does use a fair amount of air, but like I mentioned above, companies are stepping up to the plate to deliver some helpful upgrades for this marker. New Designz is working on bolt kit and a few other i believe are too.
It really is pretty simple. You have a 2 piece bolt with a bunch of o-rings to keep clean and lubed. Rocket science, it ain't. Re-assembly is even easier that de-assembly; to take the bolt out, you unscrew the guide and use it to push the bolt out the back. To put it back together, you just put the bolt on the guide, and screw it all back in... If you have a leak, it's probably just one of the many o-rings, replace and play :-)! On an aside, the operating pressure is so low that if a paintball were to not load all the way, it wouldn't break anyways. Sell your squeegee on EBAY!
i paid right around 550(brand new) for this gun which was a good deal and it was deffinantly worth it.