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One of Dark Vengence Flagship products, we took a long time designing this frame, from the ergonomic lightening trigger, the finely polished and nickel plating and to the extra contoured cuts for a lighter frame, but don't be fooled by its elegant design and sexy curvatures. This hinge is built to withstand pretty much any punishment you can give it, It simply rocks. The trigger can be fine tuned to a pull of just a few millimeters just enough needed to fire your marker. With its extra built in mounting screws you can set your drop in any position comfortably and quickly. And to top it all off it comes with a built in nickel plated V beavertail, This beavertail will not bend and flop like some other beavertails. The beavertail is tapped 1/2 inch into the body of the hinge and will never rip out of its socket, and the shaft is 1/4 inch thick in diameter. This is truly one of the sexiest and strongest hinges on the market today.
Sturdy Built in nickel plated V Beavertail
Adjustable trigger to get the minimum amount of pull, and set screw so the setting won't back out on you
Custom milled lightening Trigger
Extra mounting holes
Extra contouring and milling for a lighter frame
The Dark Vengence Paintball Hinge Trigger is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Dye 45 Frame, Stock Frame, A Few other hinges (can't remember what type though)
great feel, awesome quality, superb looks, and the best trigger I've used
none that come to mind
here's the full review that I wrote for another site:
Well, the first thing anyone notices when they first open the package and lay their eyes on their new goodie is how it looks. This frame is no disappointment. With some of the nicest nickel plating it shines like you wouldn’t believe; however, it also is very easy to leave fingerprints and smudges on with the slightest touch (not that that’s a bad thing). The design is further refined by some nice curves leading into the built on beavertail. These curves also act as a good place hold the marker for those who tend to hold the marker by the rear for handling it. The built on beavertail also adds an element of style to the frame with the “V” on the end following the theme and removing the need to buy another clunky beavertail. Now for the main feature of interest, the hinge trigger. The trigger is of the blade style fashioned to look like a lightning bolt. At first glance the trigger looks very unique although it appears to be somewhat uncomfortable, but we’ll get to that later. As a finishing touch to the aesthetics the phrase “Dark Vengence” is printed on both sides just above the grips and along the backside of the grip frame. All in all, this is one of the nicest looking hinge frames that is available for autocockers.
This is what really matters, how the frame works. Like all hinge frames, the motion of the 3-way is reversed so you must switch the hoses from the 3-way to the ram, but this is to be expected. Although the trigger appeared like it may be uncomfortable at first glance, it’s quite the opposite. As far as blade style triggers go, this is one of the most comfortable ones. The corners are rounded and seem to flow smoothly over the one ridge in the middle of the trigger. The ridge in the middle also creates an excellent positioning for your fingers. This addresses one of the critical issues with triggers, by making it feel comfortable and natural it allows for you to sustain higher rates of fire with less effort. As for the trigger springs, they have been lightened (in comparison to stock springs) which makes it much easier to achieve higher rates of fire. This frame also has four inline holes for mounting a bottom line set up, which some people may like to better position their drop.
A Final Word:
Although a very nice frame, you must ask yourself if you really want to pay the retail price of $210 (That’s before taxes and shipping as listed on the dark vengence website and in Canadian funds). On another note, 2k3 stickies don’t seem to work well with this frame either, as the back tears. This may be because 2k3 stickies are prone to splitting or it may be the frame, I really can’t tell either way. I’d have to say that I am personally very satisfied with this frame and I would recommend it to anyone who wanted a good hinge frame.
This is one great hinge frame, although I haven't been able to figure out how to adjust the trigger pull (I haven't really tried all too much though, it had a great pull out of the box). Since nothing is perfect, although this is close and I'd give it a 9.5 if I could, I'm giving this a rating of 9. I'd take this over any other hinge any day...
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, May 1st, 2003 at 11:12 pm PST