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Number of Reviews: 17
Average Rating: 7.0 / 10
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Features: Double-action semi-automatic, single 12 gram powerlett in handgrip, 10 round box magazine, snub-nose brass barrel.
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The National Survival Games Splatmaster Rapide is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
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ww2paintplayer Monday, April 1st, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
2 years
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
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Products Used:
noting comapares really to this pistol
Marker Setup: stock
Recommended
Upgrades:
it is hard to find parts and even the gun but i guess the larger clip for the gun
Strengths: i love the pistol, i have tested every single paintball pistol that is on the public market and some on the privet and none of them have the same range as the rapide i almost hit one guy in the head about 70 yards away and i was only off by a few inches. teh gun has a kick i like that in guns paintball or real. the gun is not made out of plastic but out of a fiberglass or think composite stuff that makes it hard to break.
Weaknesses: well nothing to muchbut you can only find this guns in places like ebay or on-line classified ads. but mine broke down after a longe paintball life. jsut becuase some kid threw on the gun and got dirt in it.
Conclusion: great pistol
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Unregistered User Sunday, September 16th, 2001
Strengths: OK, folks, let's remember that this is a cheezy gun... that said, this is a fantastic backup gun. It holds just enough paint to get you out of a spot, and make a feverish retreat to fix your real gun. It is tiny, and light, and can actually be holstered. The 6 inch brass barrel is actually fairly accurate.
Weaknesses: The trigger pull will make your fingers hurt, as it's about an inch and a half, resisting you all the way (all hail double action). The 20 ball capacity is fairly useless for any sustained, modern skirmish (and you have to turn it every 5 shots). The manufacturer is out of bidness, so no spare parts. Field stripping this puppy requires more effort than herding cats.
Conclusion: Good side arm for when your regular gun decides to fail. Resist any urge to upgrade it, as you can only make it a worse side arm. If you can get one of these for under 40 bucks, go for it... can't hurt, right?
Rating:
4 out of 10
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Unregistered User Wednesday, August 8th, 2001
Strengths: Virtually indestructable--I've had this gun now for 13 years (bought it for $40.00 new) and it still functions like new.
Weaknesses: Didn't like it then, don't like it now. I believe the original splatmaster was a better gun. The trigger pull is horrendously long and tough, the range is very short, and the accuracy sucks.
Conclusion: Uses a 12 gram (placed in the grip) you'll get some 25-30 shots. I really wouldn't waste my money on this as there are better pistols out there. Try out the original splatmaster!!
Rating:
2 out of 10
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ww2paintplayer Monday, June 18th, 2001
Strengths: ok i got the gun through ebay.com for only 32.50 and about 36.50 with the shipping and handling. When i got the i was a little afraid when i put the co2 thing in it due to the old ness of it i all most thought that it would blow up in my face. bu i could tell that its made out of fiperglass which is pretty good. so any ways i shot a couple of shots and fell in love with it. the first shoot was like a rocket. I really good not see it go until it hit the mark. knowing that pistols did not have great range i onlly shot it um....about 15 yeards away. but it was very acc. i knew that i needed to take it out to the field and play with it and maybe a little showing off. I do have to say that i love its weight which is like nothing and the loader which is so small. so back to the field. the first game started and i shot a lot of paint so i could use the gun. never got to tho cause the other team got shot up. next game, ran out of paint in a huge gun fight, i'm talking about um maybe 30 guys against me and five other players. the other teamhad brought a grend launcher that killed about 29 of my other team mates. so i thought sh@t what a great time to ran out of aint in such a big fight. i knew that the gun shot well but fast. so i grabed it out of my holster (which i also bought through ebay) and fired one shot taking great aim despit all the paint hiting all around me. and wammmmmm i nailed a guy right on the mask cool i thought best shoot i had shot in a long time but with a pistol and one thats about 15 years old. WOW i thought to my self the pistol is the best. so i let lose with the pistol soon forgeting that i only had 20 shoots which were usded up pretty quickly. so i got more shoots in the gun and pretty easily to. and fired again. to make a long story short, in one game, 30 to 5, we actully won, i had nail 10 with a pistol that like almost 15 years old. pretty cool
Weaknesses: other than it being made by a company that went out of business some time ago so you do not se many of them around. but it did have its down sides.

1. hard trigger pull but you have to see that when you pull the trigger you are actullay pulling the bolt and the air het the ball the jackel does the same thing.

2. puting the co2 inn it was not to hard but changing the co2 powerlet was hard to screw the co2 screw pulg was kinda hard.

3. again rare i mean if my new baby breaks it highly unliking to fix it.

4.nothing else
Conclusion: it cost well brand new it was like 160 but i got it for 36.50 throught ebay for a gun that is about 15 years of age. its pretty da@mn good.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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thehighesttree Wednesday, May 9th, 2001
Strengths: If you own one of these markers: Congratulations. They are exactly what a sidearm should be: Efficient, compact, and durable. I even took it out 1 on 1 against a BE Silver Raptor and managed to tag him out. This is the perfect marker for tight corners and big trees because of it's low profile.
Weaknesses: Whenever i pull the long trigger, my hand turns to the right. This makes the ball do the same. Mine didn't come with a barrel extension (2nd hand). The only other problem is that the interior loading chamber likes to hold an extra ball on the edge, which usually breaks 1 per load, but the 'gun functions well through paint breaks.
Conclusion: The marker has a few quirks, but these are no real problem. It's fun to own. It's not up to par with any regular markers, but can still be a flanking gun with practice. If you come across one, GET IT!!
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Unregistered User Sunday, February 4th, 2001
Strengths: Nice pistol, cool looking. It is good for scenario games, everyone is amazed at it. Acurate at short ranges, and kick ass clip. It has a revolving 20 ball clip that is an inventive way to deal with the paint. It is fun to play around and great to use in a tight corner.
Weaknesses: The range is not the best and i would actually recomend getting a regulat splatmaster. The trigger is hard to pull because you are actually pumping the bolt when pulling the trigger, that is why i would recomend getting a splatmaster since the trigger is like the pumping mechanism. Also the ony main problem i have with it is that you only get about 17 good shots out of it before the co2 dies.
Conclusion: fun to play with, good in close combat and tight corners, if your a sniper dont get it, but if you like to rush in it is a lot of fun.
Rating:
8 out of 10
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Unregistered User Wednesday, August 23rd, 2000
 
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Strengths: In my opinion the Rapide is the ruler by which all modern paintball sidearms should be measured against. It is light, compact, and rugged. The double-action semi-automatic firing mechanism is something which sets it apart from countless pump-action sidearms; and in my opinion when I need a sidearm, I need the firepower of a semi-automatic. The gun, for being compact, is quite accurate, wth the open sights I could easily hit a pop can at 30 yards. The Sheridan XGS/Jackal, a more modern paint pistol, operates along the same principle of the Rapide, but has a rather bulky loader. There are several aftermarket parts made for the Rapide, but the gun, and the parts, are hard to come by.
Weaknesses: What's bad? -Rare, you're not going to find these very often. National Survival Games went out of business a long time ago, and you have a better chance of finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow than finding a willing seller. -Field Stripping. It's a pain in the ass. You'll need a nice philips screwdriver and paitience if you want to crack this green monster apart. -It's LOUD. No sniping with this baby, the first shot off a 12 gram rockets out of it, and has a beefy recoil for a paintgun. -Long trigger pull. That's how this sucker operates, the trigger feeds the ball, and cocks the gun. If you mind the pull, you can still zing off about 4 rounds a second.
Conclusion: I would definatly recommend this marker to a collector of markers, or someone who's been looking for a fun marker to show off. There are very few guns like it; however, if you're after a more modern paintpistol that's similar you would be better off with a Sheridan Jackal for parts and service. I have had my Rapide for over a year now, and I love having it as a piece of paintball history, as well as a reliable back-up marker.
Rating:
8 out of 10
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