is mid/low-rise (but doesn't look it)
no o-rings (see review)
only 2 colors (not really a weakness)
The plastic feedneck is too tall & eventually would've cracked somehow so i bought a Java slip-on to replace it. That was ok but the one set screw wasn't really enough to keep it steady.
So this ANS one-piece feed neck comes along. My e99 is black, feedneck is black, perfect. Replaces the stock neck AND any adaptor.
Now about o-rings. This doesn't tighten like, oh, the new Lapco feedneck. O-rings would be nice to keep the hopper snug but some electrical tape has always been a quick fix (or any other solution people have discovered).
Very nice for the price. I'd recommend any 1-piece feedneck over the stock & an adaptor.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, May 6th, 2004 at 1:57 pm PST
-ANS vert feed
-Dead On Drop Forward with On/Off
-Dead on fore-grip
-32* .45 grips
-Smart Parts Progressive
-Does its purpose
-Eliminates the cheesy factor of the plastic elbow
-Sometimes hopper is either to tight or too loose
I bought this for around 20 dollars to simply eliminate the cheesy plastic feed adapter that my Spyder came with. And of course, being Kingman, they had to make it so the stock feed neck needed this cheesy plastic ugly thing to properly attach the hopper. Then comes along ANS, and ACI Phat, and CiP, and CP...thank god for them. I originally bought an ACI Phat vertical elbow for my Spyder, it looked ok, but didn't work at all. The ANS completely replaces that annoying stock vert feed, and you screw this 1 piece high rise vert elbow on instead, and viola, no need for a hopper adapter or anything, just attach the hopper and you're set. I personnely like this alot better than the clamping and screw on feed necks, plus I really like the looks of this one. It has two o-rings on the inside to ensure a good fit, which it most of the time achieves.
Very pleased with this, compared to the other feed neck adapters on the market. I like the design of this one, and it works perfectly, not one flaw I have experienced. Its functional, and looks dead sexy. Very good 15-20 dollars to invest in.
CIP Assault Block.
ANS feed neck
Dye sticky grips.
J&J 14" ceramic barrel
Eliminates the need for the rather fragile plastic feed coupler.
No clamping feature, so you may have to sand to get your hopper to fit.
This is a nice way to eliminate the cheesy plastic feed neck found on vertical feed Spyders. Fit and finish are impeccable. Installation time should be about 2 minutes.
It's rather tall, so if you are looking for an ultra-compact setup, this is not it. However, for a gravity feed hopper, like the Revolution I use, it is perfect because it keeps a stack of 5+ balls directly over the feed port. Also, the Revolution fits perfectly into this feed neck, as though it was specifically designed to do so.
Mine, with a concave upper ring, has no o-rings for the hopper, but I have seen newer ones, with a convex upper ring, that do.
My nephew’s EvolutionII required quite a bit of sanding to fit snugly. His brother's Halo TSA fits a bit loose (a wrap of electrical tape fixed that). As said above, the Revolution fits perfectly.
If you want to eliminate the weak stock feed coupler and use a gravity feed hopper, this would be an excellent choice.
Spyder XTRA, rocket valve, Maddman spring kit, Spudnukl low pressure bolt, Mac Dev Gladiator 04 Regulator, Psychoballistics Bullet Drop, Crossfire 68/45 HP output fiber, ESP Frame, Evolution II y-board, All black Evil Pipe
Good anodizing. Light. One piece design
Very tight fit.
I was all excited to try this one piece design for my spyder xtra. I immediately tried to place my evolution II on the feedneck. To my dismay it required an extroardinary effort on my part just to get the hopper placed halfway into the feedneck. Although it was very tightly held in place, I was not convinced that a half insertion would be safe for my expensive hopper. I do not want to sand down my feedneck so I am returning this product immediately. There are two rubber internal o-rings. It's unfortunate that you don't have a choice as to the thickness of these o-rings. Otherwise the product may have worked. I'm not quite sure what hopper would fit well in this neck without sanding down the neck.
Try at your own risk. Didn't fit my Evo II. I would recommend a clamping style feedneck like the chipley product or the check it product. 4 points just for having a nice design and effort. Would of scored higher had it worked.
Very great product. Better than those cheesy slip on ones. You screw these on. Its made by ANS so you know its good. Cheap too, only $20. It only comes in black or chrome, so so you better not be picky about your guns looks. Fits perfect on my Reloader.
Great. Cheap and well built. ANS quality. Well worth the $20.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, July 15th, 2004 at 9:18 pm PST