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PGP, both the older version and the new one.
Automag with black body
Dye single trigger grip frame w/ Dye grips
CCM Drop foreward
88/4k HPA tank
Of course the standard drop foreward and HPA. Probably would want a Freak kit or similar barrel system to make the best use of the marker.
Accuraccy, reliability, ease of use.
Limited rate of fire.
Of all the pump guns I have used in the past I would say that the Sniper would definitly be at the top of my list for a number of reasons.
For starters, the performance of the marker is phenominal. It acieves great consistancy and thus great accuraccy. The pump action is very short and smooth, requiring very little effort to pump and therefore increasing the potential rate of fire. In the time I have used it, it has required no maintence beyond adjustment of the velocity every so often as I switch paint brands and such, and seems to require little more than a few drops of oil and a word of thanks after a long day of play to keep it working.
Secondly the body mill work and styling is just stunning for it's price. I am glad to see them finally putting decorative milling and durable annodized finishing on the classic sniper, giving it a much needed upgrade in appearance. It gives the reliable low tech marker a very high tech look.
Of course with any marker there are a few down points to it. For those of us who traditionally play with a semi, the use of a pump marker requires a bit of a change of plans. With an attainable rate of fire far lower than the average even low end semi, you must rely more on snap shooting skills and pinpoint shots to acieve victory. This of course cannot be counted against the marker as it was intended to be pumped, but it's firepower could be improved by the addition of an auto-trigger (which I myself do not like, but others may want). The other downside is the weight of the marker, which over the short term of a game or so isn't bad at all, but I could imagine if playing a very long game in a scenario type setting you could become rather fatigued by it.
All in all, the marker is a very solid choice in the pump category. Any of its weaknesses are eaisly excusable since they are generally intentional and expected of a pump. I would recomend this marker to anyone looking to starting pump play due to it's reasonable price, exceptional performance and above average looks.
only pump i have ever used other than this was a rental at one of the local fields.
2003 wgp pump
- ergo regulator
- 14 inch knockout barrel
- wgp torpedo drop with on/off
- 68/4500 carbon fiber nitro tank
a better barrel and a good reg.
- easy pumping
sure its heavy for a pump, but the accuracy makes up for it.
i have not shot a more accurate gun. granted I have not shot every gun out there, but i would take my pump against any high end semi (not in a tournament of course). excellent overall gun after you get a new barrel. paint spread is very tight and i have not broken a ball with the gun since ive had it. This gun is also very easy to pump. if you ever get sick of having a pump, you dont have to fork out another 400 bucks for a new gun, simply buy a pneumatics kit and your good to go. anything you can do to a cocker you can do to this. awesome gun.
i would reccomend this product to anyone who wants a pump gun. if you are looking for something that can be upgraded or inerchangeable between semi and pump, get this gun. it has taught me to be patient when taking shots and its fun to gog people.
you will not be dissapointed with the accuracy of this gun.
16in. JT 2 piece bolt
Black Magic Reg
Kapp 15 Degree ASA
Kapp delrin ball detent
System X-Ten Drop foward
2k3 Dye Sticky grip
P.E. 68ci 5000psi Nitro Tank
Dye 68ci Rhino Cover
P.E. 48ci 3000psi Nitro Tank
1.New Barrel (I would recommend a JT, i know three people with them and they love it) 2.New Bolt
4.Nitrogen (i would never recomend anyone C02 it will mess up your autococker)
3.It's an autococker
2. Stock Barrel
Over all i love this gun. The only thing i really don't like about the gun that i found is the weight. If this gun were as light as a phantom and just as accurate as a sniper, i would love it. The one thing i love about this gun is that it's an autococker. Everything on this gun can be replaced by a better part. You can have a completely customized gun that no one has. If you ever break anything on this gun, replacement parts are very easy to find. Another thing that i like about this is that you can play semi, my gun use to be a semi but then i bought a pump kit cause a bunch of my friends are pump players. Since then i haven't really gone back to playing semi. I actually noticed that i am a better pump player than i am with semi.
Well i typed a lot in my review so i'll keep this short. Over all this is a very well built gun. You don't have to upgrade a single thing on this gun. The gun shoots accurate right out of the box, i would highly recomend this gun to anyone. The only thing is that it takes a very thorough understanding of how autocockers work. If you have no clue how they work you will run into problems. Good Gun!!!
Very easy to pump, very accurate, can convert to an autococker if desired
It is heavier then any other pump marker
I have had the gun for 6 months now and it has not failed me once. It is very easy to pump, and very accurate. The Sniper 2 may be a bit heavier then any other pump marker, but it is definitely as accurate and reliable as any other pump marker i've seen. Just make sure you oil and clean your gun and your good.
I give it a 10 because there is absolutly nothing bad at all about this gun. All you need is air, and a hopper and your good to go!
Every type of Phantom.
Brass Eagle Talon (excellent gun, doesn't matter what anyone says)
Worr Games Sniper 2 (excellent quality, but not a phantom)
ACI Maverick (good back up, I like it, but certain quality issues)
PGP 2 (excellent pistol, tough as a tank)
Sidekick Semi (very good product, not the PGP, but worth every penny)
Phantom (stock and direct feed) with either a 4oz tank or a 9oz. Nothing else (it doesn't need it).
Tippmann Pro/Carbine (stock, needs nothing)
Basically anything an autococker needs. New barrel, regulator, drop forward and HPA. Then you've got a humming rig!
(With a new barrel) Accurate as anything. Pump is very smooth, gun is solid.
Needs a new barrel, somewhat heavy, no autotrigger.
Very good gun, second only to the Phantom in terms of pump gun quality. Needs some upgrades such as a new barrel, but after that the quality goes through the roof. Excellent rate of fire even without the autotrigger you find on most pumps these days. It can be converted into an autococker very easily.
Excellent quality gun, I would say though to buy an autococker then upgrade to a pump kit, if you're looking for the ability to change, cheaper that way. Worth every penny.
Black ICD 2k3 Bushmaster BKO
12" Lapco bigshot
32 degress 42" steel remote
VL eVLution II
BE Tigershark with 9.5" eagle works barrel
BE Blade 1 with tape holding it together
WGP Sniper 2k3
14" Lapco bigshot
WGP Reg. from some old autococker
and for semi use....
STO LPR & Ram
Shocktech Bomb 3-way
new barrel, front block to convert when you want
nice pump stroke, can be semi too,durable
no autotrigger, vert feed, not stock class
a nice pump pretty much the same as an autococker. if you can get a sniper 2 not 2k3 I would reccommend you do so. the sniper two is the same thing with a right feed and that allows a sight. the biggest weakness is no stock class or autotrigger, so it cannot compete stock class, but in a semi/pump fight, it is rather good. Much better than anyone expects. and once converted to semi it plays like a normal cocker. much heavier than a nelson action pump but, feels more sturdy.
buy, a action markers illusion for stock or pump, only buy this if you want a semi or pump at once gun. overall the quality is good, but the features leave soemthing to be desired. if it were cheaper it would be much more desirable...find one used if you can
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, October 5th, 2003 at 10:49 am PST