CMI Drop Forward w/ On-Off
Mac Dev HPR
68cu/3000psi Pure Energy HPA
Tantrum Pull Pin
Get the $30 Barrel
One Word: C-H-E-A-P
(More Strengths below)
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#7 Scary (sounds like you're getting shot at by a damn 12 Gauge)
#5 No tools needed for field strip
#3 Plastic so it won't rust.
And the #1 strength is: This is the beginning of all paintball players. $80 and a simple trip to your local Wal-Mart and you're a full fledged paintball player. I'll never sell mine just because it has been by my side since I started playing (plus it won't sell for much). This marker is the reason paintball is popular. We all owe our love for paintball to the Stingray.
By a landslide, this is the worst semi-auto on the market. Don't listen to any of your friends who only shoot at passing cars. It is too loud, giving off a PING when shot. Instead of propelling paint on a relatively straight line, it lobs paint (the stingray is more of a mortar than a gun even with the $30 barrel). The trigger pull is 1" and 5 lbs. If you go to a commercial field you WILL be laughed at. It lives up to the name STINK-ray.
My conclusion is: Do--------Not--------Buy--------This---------Gun. God have mercy on your soul if you buy this gun. Every time someone buys a stinkray, the god of paintball becomes constipated. Go ahead and spend a few more bucks and buy and ole reliable Tippmann pro-lite or 98. I give it a 1 only because it is the lowest number I can use. Compared to an Angel, it's a negaitve 37. But for all you kids who are just starting paintball it's a sure 10, especially when all your friends are running around with Talons and Blades and 18 layers of clothes on so they won't get hurt.
Spyder Compact 2 in 1, added a stock 16 inch spyder barrel, i know i know, Spyder stock? but hey it was 5 bucks.
Well last time I check they had none.
Mine is old and it gets jams.
Not a bad noob cannon. A pretty hardy gun, you can throw it, stomp it, try and break it but it will still work, sort of but for the most part. Good for a starter. If you start to get a reoccuring problem with barrel jams, oil the gun. happened to me and it worked fine after wards.
Get it if you like it. It is a battle axe, might not be very accurate at long distance but it will do the job.
5 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, April 28th, 2003 at 7:10 pm PST
Spyders, Piranhas, (Electros and Semis) my friends cocker....A-5s model 98s
PMI Pirnaha Eforce EXT Pro 2k3
14" Dye Xcel
A "DELPHI-made" 7 1/2" drop forward
Bob long torpedo reg
somekind of inexpensive preset nitro tank
don't spend money on a gun that costs less than the paint you shoot through it...
cheap, but there are reasons that its cheap....Spyder Victor lot better
so loud it can moke your ears ring, inaccurate, and its BE quality....
I bought this ain refurbished package when I first started. I liked it (that was back when I was dumb. Its heavy, cumbersome, extremeley inaccurate, very loud, low quality, low rate of fire and isn't worth the paint you shoot through it. The only good thing about it is its price ($50 new) but it even gets blown out of the water in terms of price by the Spyder Victor and Black Maxx. If you have a really tight budget Iwould recomend the Spyder Victor, becasue that is cheaper, more reliable, and you can actually upgrade it enought to make it a kickin marker. trust me the Victor is 10000000000 times better and its the same price.
Get a Spyder Victor if $50 is your price range. Don't waste your time with this. I would give it a 0 if I could, but I can't. It ALMOST Deserves a 1 just because it shoots paintballs...for a while, then it dies...
1 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, October 26th, 2003 at 8:52 am PST
Spyder Compact Deluxe
Tippmann Model 98
Spyder Compact Deluxe
definitely the 12'' barrel upgrade. the stingray is extremely unpredictable without it. with the barrel, balls shoot straight (most of the time) and there are fewer ball breaks. plus, it makes the gun super long and it looks intimidating.
paint gets inside gun
I enjoy using the Stingray. Sometimes I leave the Spyder in the box and break out the Stingray. Make sure that you get good paint. If you don't, you'll spend more time cleaning your gun than shooting your gun. Overall, it is a good marker. My brother and I gave it a 7 and I gave my Spyder (which cost twice as much) an 8. But on the downside, there are few upgrades that you can get for the Stingray.
Get something that isn't plastic, but the Stingray has great value (my brother got his for $50).
fairly durable. still worked after sitting in my house unused
for 3 years
hardly any upgrades, poor accuracy and consistency, really loud
My friends and I use this marker as a backup in case somebody shows
up to play and they need a gun. It is okay in that role, but for anybody who
wants to seriously get into paintball, any tippmann product will get the job
done a lot better. Still, people do get shot with the stingray, so it isn't a
total loss. The person behind the gun matters more than the gun, anyone
who tells you otherwise is likely to go home covered in paint.
If you are just starting out, this would be an okay buy. It served me well when I used
it. However, there are better guns out there for beginners. It is all a matter of choice
and how much you want to spend.
you can play paintball with it. (you will get killed tho)
alot of ball breaks
not tournament level
The gun is small which is good, cause it doesn't weigh alot. It has many problems. The barrel sucks and there isn't that many barrels to help with the ball breaks. The whole body is plastic, not strong at all. It is easy to take apart and clean, but you will clean alot. Alot of ball breaks. When you shoot it, it is loud. When you would shoot in a field, you'd be spotted out so easily. This gun has more problems and weaknesses then it does strengths.
Honestly i'm writing this review to help someone out. DO NOT buy this marker. Brass eagle's aren't the best paintball guns. They usually break, and have alot of problems with them. The price of $70. It's cheap, and thats what you will get cheap plastic. I wouldn't suggest buying this and going to a field. You will lose, cause people have $1000 guns. Maybe if you just wanted one to have, and to just shoot then maybe this is yours. Buy a spyder if you don't like to spend alot of money on a gun. Kingman is an excellent marker. I've been using their equipment for a year and no problems came up. This gun is cheap for a reason, you get what you pay for!!
It's very affordable and I liked where the tank is placed.
Plastic, hard to cock, resistant trigger pull, kinda throws the balls instead of shooting them.
This gun sucks, if you are thinking about getting this gun don't! It might be a good beginners but truly sucks for more advanced players. The only reason I bought it was because it was cheap, it came with a mask, and it came with a little CO2 cartridge adapter that I wanted(doesn't work very well with stronger guns). The range on the gun sucks. I painted the thing to see if I could wear my ghuillie suit and get close enough to actually hit somebody. It didn't work. I gave the thing to some kid at a field.
I hate it! It is NOT good at all. I recommend that you save your money and get something a little better. It's a waste of money. The stingray sucks and then swallows.
Tippmans A-5, prolite, and 98, many different spyders
A-5 w/ hyperstar bolt (in the process of being upgraded)
i havent seen any good upgrades for this
no real stregnths, i am writhing this as a warning to newbies, DONT BUY!
expensive, very innacurate, trigger pull is like pulling a rusty lever,
This gun has no stregnths, just get a spyder or rebel if this is your price range, don't let any one rip u off on it, impossible to upgrade so don't buy it thinking u can make it good with upgrades, very slow, heavy, unreliable, inaccurate,the plastic cracks eaisly, its not very fun to play when u cant even hit someone who falls down in front of u (this actually happened to me)
WARNING!!!!!! DONT BUY! i got ripped off on this, dont let it happen to u, there are many spyders and rebels that dont cost much more and are a lot better, so get one of them and have fun
find the stingray owners home page and they will give you so many ideas youll need a new pair of underwear.... there is almost nothing you cant do to customize and upgrade this marker all the way from increasing range accuracy and gas effieciency to making it full auto...........
people look down on this marker for several reasons......... reason 1.... its brass eagle.... its easy to get carried away in brand loyalty....."im a autococker man"... and let preference cloud perception...... but to put down a marker based on the maker is truly disgusting....... reason 2 its plastic........ WELL SO ARE BULLETPROOF VESTS!!!!!!.... true, metal is harder.... but also heavier and more expensive........ so ounce for ounce cent for cent what is best?........which leads to.... reason 3 cost..... maybe you can afford a $300+ marker on a whim but not all of us can....i had to save for a month to get my ARMOTECH wg 75 ris....... because i have bills and a family to consider....... so just because you got mommy and daddy covering rent dont think that makes my markers any less acceptable, socially speaking or in terms of quality....... reason 4 SKILL......... do you got it?....... so yeah you spent $2000 on your angel...... you can fire off 30 rounds a second......... you can wipe the field out single handed..... but what happens if your battery dies?........ just because you can blaze through a 200rd hopper in seconds doesnt mean your good....... try winning a war like that.... you cant..... if you were really in war you would have been out of ammo and would be a P.O.W. or worse because you, instead of aiming and manuvuering desided to just open up from behind one bunker..... so you laugh at people who actually move and try to conserve ammo... typically lower end gun owners.... because you got 'em (but used 4 million rds to do it) and they didnt get you (but the 20 shots they used actually got close to you.... AND NOT BY CHANCE)......
in the end this marker is an exceptional buy especially for entry level players and veterans who enjoy testing their skill and not their technology..... with a dream and some ingenuity you can make this gun a God among mortals..... even the really shiny expensive ones..........
I use the Spyder Shutter with a 16 oz. Co2 tank and with the 14" 32 Degrees Nyte Stikk Barrel.
There really isn't much you can upgrade on a gun like this.
Nothing on it can really break on you.
Extremely loud, made by Brass Eagle, not accurate what-so-ever, cheap gun.
I used this gun only once until i figured out that this marker wasn't gonna cut it compared to everyone elses markers. It's very loud so it does scare people, not accurate, and can't go far, but I kept mine because it makes a good back up marker incase my good gun breaks.
I wouldn't buy this gun because you'll just end up wasting your money on this because you will buy a new one.