Bob Long Body
Maddmann Rocket valve
MacDev Gladiator Regulator
14 inch CP one-peice
AKA Mitey Max
AKA lightning Bolt and Beavertail
Kapp DropZone 3
The best reg I have ever used. Started out with a Vigilante but that got in the way. Grabbed a Gladiator which is compact as heck. Extremely consistent, not as consisten as some of these guys are sayin but +-2fps sounds right. Matches my gun(black:). High flow rate, had to switch springs when I put this thing in cuz I was shooting 320fps.
Two colors I guess, also has to be kept clean, if not it will become real inconsistent, which is what i guess happened to the guy before me.
The best reg I have ever used, for $75 you can't go wrong.
In relation to my air setup, I use the gladiator with all MAC DEV products. The conquest 68/4500 and RED valve and hammer kit.
The all MAC DEV combo is the way to go! Low pressure is easy to have, but the key is efficiency. The gladiator reg is built for low pressure operation. It has a output range of 0-500psi. Works extremely well at 200-300 psi. I leave mine at about 280. With a high flow tank like the conquest, this tank can regulate a very consistent flow with NO drops! The port where you screw in a line (steel braided or macroline) is at the bottom of the reg...I like this because it gives you a better grip. I owned the ANS GEN X-2, and it just doesn't compare to a reg like this. The gladiator is a simple design that works very well.
There is nothing bad about this reg. Some people wish there was a port for a guage, but I believe a guage should be on the gun, not on the reg. You want to be able to hold on to your reg for a nice grip. My advice to those who want a guage, is to buy the Shocktech vert asa with guage port. That way your guage is lifted above your grip hand.
This reg is awesome, no need to read any other review, if you want consistent efficient shots, and a well build reg, don't get mad, get glad...GLADIATOR!
After market cocker, monkey body, kapp front end kit, bomb 3 way, oricle bolt, rex kit hammer and velocity adj., twisted cocking rod, sto ram, rhino lp reg, freak barrel, wgp swing trigger, mac dev max attack 68/4500
*Not super expensive for a reg
*light and not to long or wierd shaped
*ultra high flow
*fast recharge rate, like nearly non existant
*Ingoing line is in the bottom of reg.
*I like the clean looks, not to flashy, but nice
*black is quality anadized
*I paid 100 for mine, now you can find them for 70-80
*I have heard that some of them are a little touchy, they NEED clean air input
I sat in our pro shop with a gauge on my front block, put all the regs I listed above on my gun. I used the same nitro tank, no paint. I slowly shot, 3 bps, and then fast shot, I would guess 12 bps. No other reg had as fast a recharge time...period. My cocker runs at 285 psi and it never burped or sputtered like it did with some of the other regs. The messiah was pretty good, though it did not recharge as fast, and it was a little more accurate on going back to the same psi. The gladiator varied stabilized input pressure about 5 psi, that is not enough to make my gun vary fps. Most of the lower end regs were pretty slow at recharging and varied input psi more, pmi being the worst at almost 25 pounds different, and it took a full second and a half to recharge.
If you have the money and want the best this is the reg for you. It is a little more maintenance, but if you can tear your cocker down and put it back together you have the skill to work on this reg. Its main compeditors, messiah, sidwinder, etc. are all pretty good, but not the best at high volume, accuracy, weight and good looks. I gave it a 9 because it requires clean air and is not simple to work on, but I love mine and the trade off in maintenance is well worth it.
Stock ICD Bushmaster HPR. Let's just say that I could throw the paint farther.
And yes, I did have air and reg settings adjusted properly.....
Vapor Bushmaster 2000:
14" AA Freak Barrel
Max Flow 88ci 4500 psi
MacDev Gladiator HPR
Sonic ASA Adaptor
MacDev Ball Detent
Dye micro gauge
Black Dye Sticky Grips
I like this regulator in particular because it matches well with a black Bushmaster body and looks really slick. It makes a really nice foregrip and gets the air hoses out of the way by having the air inlet on the bottom instead of the side.
Works really well with an ASA Adapter and it's one of the more affordable regs out there at around 80 bucks or so. Shipping time from Australia to Wisconsin was 3 days.
Maybe I just got a bad one, but this regulator is REALLY inconsistent. It jumps more than +/- 20 fps regularly and on a good day will stay within +/- 10. Chrono readings similar to 262, 274, 285, 279, 272, 290 are pretty common for me. Even after being broken in and cleaned throughly, it still gives me these readings using a finely tuned marker and max flow tank.
The adjustment screw is really sensitive like many people say. You can jump a few 100 psi with a quarter turn if you're not careful.
I don't expect to have my readings within +/- 1 or 2 of each other, but this is pathetic. I know that readings like that are really hurting your distance and accuracy, even though I still manage to shoot well. If you own a Bushy, I'd recommend against getting this regulator just because of my experiences with it.
Piranha STS G3 VF
PMI Pure Energy 48 ci 3000PSI Tank
Smart Parts Freak Barrel System
Dye Sticky Grips
Shocktech Venturi Bolt
PMI Turbo Valve
Every thing. My Velocity only has a +/- 2 fps. It hits 299 almost every time. It is easy to disassemble and clean, also it has a great grip. It also working well with the Piranha guns. Piranha usually minimum pressure it 650 psi. I find that you can dial it down to as low as 450 psi. The Gladiator fits this requirement nicely.
Velocity adjustment is a little touchy, and you want to make sure not to puch the allen wrench to far on the adjuster of the velocity ball will pop out. Just be careful is all.
Buy it. It is a whole lot of regulator for the money.
WDP Mini reg, vert MAx Flo, ANS in line, Sidewinder, Vigilante
2k Dark Angel, DEZigns Bolt, Dye Stickies, Total Freak, MacDev Gladiator inline reg, quick disconnect, then my Dyna Flow
Everything. I love this reg. It's almost as small as the WDP Mini Reg but far supirior. It has the highest flow and very very consistant. MacDev has really proven themselves this time. I get no more shoot down, my veloctiy is now +/- 4 on a BAD day. The Gladiator can handle the pressure clime that is caused by the Dyna Flows design. It wont budge at all even if the output pressure rises 300psi. When I get low on air, nothing happens, no spikes, no nothing. It came with, in my opinion, a very good manual. It goes over how to take it apart and put it back togather, brief trouble shooting guide, maintence, etc. The price is very reasonable too. At $70, almost half the price of the ANS in line that is very restrictive and less than half the price of a max flo in line, you get a reg that can beat them all.
My only complaint is the velocity adjustment screw. If you stick your wrench in too far, like I did my first time, you must dissasemble the hole reg to get the velocity ball back in position, and you must be very careful not to scratch the piston in the process.
Intimidator, 9v revvy w/ WAS TurboRev, BL Delrin bolt, Freak/All-American, LP mod & LP chamber, MacDev Gladiator, Kapp Micro Apocalypse DF, AA Armageddon 88ci 4500psi
Gladiator is small enough to fit with almost all drop forwards, yet long enough to still serve as a foregrip. Air fitting is located on the bottom, allowing for a more efficient airway, and no hoses getting in the way of your grip. EXTREMELY high rate of flow and recharge rate, easily keeps up with my LP Timmy. Quality anodizing. Instructions provided great illustrations for maintenance and parts replacement.
No fitting for a gauge, so if your gun doesn't have one, you're SOL.
This is a great regulator for high-end LP markers requiring massive airflow. Much cheaper than the AKA Sidewinder, and equal in operation. For $87 delivered from MacDev to your house, you simply cannot go wrong.