They have created a tournament grade marker with precision. It is corrosion-resistant, made of aerospace grade aluminum, and has a self-lubricating ceramic finish on internal parts to prevent wear. It has a dovetail sight mount, built in power feed, and a verticle CO2 tank adaptor. The gun is equipped with an ultra light trigger that can shoot up to 7 shots per second!
The PMI Piranha is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Various rentals, tippman 98 custom, spyder electra.
below barrel expansion chamber, and foregrip expansin chamber
20 oz Co2
Rhino Ricochet electric hopper
medium pull bolt spring
A longer barrel and an expansion chamber(foregrip chambers are the best)
easy to clean
Tank acceptor loosens easy
Long trigger pull but light
First off this is the first marker I basically own. A freind gave it to me after a tournament and told me I could keep it untill I get my own. This is a very good beginner marker. I would recomend it to someone playing hyperball, scenario, woodsball, and speedball, but only speedball for fun, not recomended for tourneys. Overall this is a pretty good marker. it is accurate, it sips air, and it is very easy to clean. Once i was in a game and I broke multiple balls in a row because i was shooting too fast and i just popped out the delrin bolt and squegeed it clean then wiped the paint off the bolt on my cleaning cloth.(I only carry the cloth for field marker cleaning. Cheating is dumb and doesn't make you any better of a player) This gun has a little kick and is a little bit loud but is very good on gas and accuracy. I spent an entire day shooting about 2 cases of paint on one 20oz tank. The trigger pulls really easy but you have to pull it aways before it will shoot. I just use my middle finger on the lower loop of the trigger and can get about 8bps.
If you are a beginner looking for your own marker, this is one to get for cheap. you get your moneys worth. But since nothing is perfect and there is no 9.5 i give it a 9.
Lack Of Expansion Chamber
But Those Can Be Put On
I bought this gun from a pro-shop for $2, It was a field gun, but the place burned down and the gun only had smoke damage. When I bought it, it would only shoot single shots but after some manipulation I got it to go semi-auto. The gun shoots extremly well with the stock 8" barrel it came with, I even tried the gun out with an MR-1 Barrel and it shot better. Its a really good back up gun for me and a great gun if you have a friend that does not have a gun and wants to go paintballing with ya.
Great gun for $2, Have put $15 into it and it shoots as well as my $150 gun.
This is the gun that got me into the sport of paintball, so I guess it did something right.
At my local field they rent these out, and i didn't have my own gun yet, so i used it. I might have been the paint I was using (32* competition), bit it was chopping a lot. I figure it was probably the crummy barrel. When a ball broke, sometimes the next would go 30 feet straight up into the air. But all in all, it was ok.
If you really want it get it, but for about the same price you could get a good mech spyder.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, October 22nd, 2005 at 5:35 pm PST
pmi piranha with 11 smart parts all american barrel
new barrel because the stock barrel is real short and inaccurate
People say they chop balls but ive hardly ever seen it happen
Easy to fix
Leaks air once in a while.
If you want a nice gun for the price a piranha is what you should get. I mean its very very easy to fix. Its a great gun for begginers. Ive never had many problems with this marker. It doesn't take a whole lot of co2. Its got a saftey that never fales
all in all i would get this gun for if you have a kid who would like to play the sport of paintball, or you dont want to spend 300 dollars on a paintball gun.
ITS NOT THE PAINTBALL GUN ITS THE PLAYER
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, January 19th, 2005 at 2:10 pm PST
PMI 200 hopper
Demon 14" black barrel
Java 20oz co2
About everything there is
Its cheap and sorta light
Aiming is way off, unbalanced, eats a lot of co2, chops a lot
I used this gun as a rental. This was the first ever paintball marker i have ever used, so i thought it was pretty good until my first game. The aiming was way off to start with; the balls would curve in whichever way it desired, and my friend's spyder pilot shot nice and straight. I understand that there is a hige price difference between this and the spyder pilot, but i think upgrading this barrel to seomthing better should fix that.
This gun is defenitely a rental potential gun. For under $100, this is worth getting if you're just starting out nice and slow. Even if this gun gets banged around to hard, it shouldnt be that hard to get over since its one of the cheapest guns out there.
If you're a noob, buying a gift, own a field and need rentals, or just need something to play with for a lil while this gun will do great. If you are a little more picky on the quality, then this would be a waste of time and money. Save your moolah and spend that $80 on a good electric hopper or get a used electro marker such as the older spyder models.
will not break paintballs on people so it will not hurt them? very non threatening?
my friend has this gun which he bought in sum stupid package from like sports authority for about 90 bucks. i would say keep the 9oz from the pack, sell the crappy mask, and just blow up/ burn/ somehow totally destory the gun. it is very unaccurate, unconsistant, reeeeeely unbalanced, chops (but cant get over 4 or 5 bps), plastic, not durable, crappy internals, messed up feed neck, the list goes on and on. the 1st or 2nd time my friend used this on the field he ALL of his internal o-rings busted and he has to replace alot of crap, prolly spent more on a couple o-rings than on the full gun. this is the bottom of the barrel gun from piranha, but i do not even like any of em. i am usually an understanding person and try to see all the good aspects of a gun, but for this, i could not. DO NOT buy this gun! if you are looking at this for your first gun or sumthin and you dont want to spend alot, find somethign else. tippy 98c would be great. the 98c stock is ok, but it is VERY upgradable and so can do almost anything to that gun.
dont buy it. save up a little more money and get a tippy 98c or something else. this gun suks like a vacuum and thats alot! too bad they do not hav the rating of zero, one seemed a little too high for me.
I used this gun as a rental my very first time paintballing and i have to say it worked great.
I had no problems with breakage until it started raining but that wasn't the gun's fault. This gun is very easy to clean. Unscrew a bold and everything just pops out. The trigger response was great. I was able to jump out and fire as many rounds as I wanted to as fast as I could without having to worry about breakage or jamming.
Over all it was a great, reliable gun and I had no problems.
Tippmann 98 Custom w/ 32 degrees terminator barrel, double trigger kit, PMI perfect drop, ACI sub-zero expansion chamber, and a red Dye sticky grip.
New Barrel, expansion chamber, drop forward.
comes equipped with double trigger
Stock Barrel is okay
Mine broke after I used it 3 times
Only one Grip
Overall I thought this gun was just okay. It did have some good qualities, but it also had a few bad ones such as: the ball feed would always close by itself, it broke a lot of balls, it wasn't very durable, and it only had one grip. I think you should go out and find a better gun like I did.
I think you should forget about this gun and go spend your money on a tippmann 98 custom.
5 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, May 29th, 2004 at 11:17 am PST
PMI Low pressure ram
PMI .45 grip - no longer used
Laser sight for the day I play nightball
New barrel - teardrop has worked very well
HPA or 16 oz CO2
(Metal) parts are durable
Does not chopat 5 bps
Side feed and stock hopper
This is a very solid gun for the price. I haven't used a tippman or any other spyder/clones so I can't compare it but all I've had to replace is the o-rings in two years. In my opinion it can shoot damn fast in semi mode with the stock hopper.. 5-6 bps is not a 20 bps angel but will suffice for any recball game. The side feed kinda sucks since you have to use and elbow and the stock barrel needs to be replaced... then again almost all guns need a replacement for their stock barrel.
Upgrades: First, needs a new barrel. Second, HPA tank for those cold days and to prevent cooldown during high ROF. A 16 oz or even 20 oz tank w/remote are good alternative, will save you $ on fills and holds more. An agitated hopper to increase paintballs fed to gun during high ROF. An electro-frame to take advantage of the new hopper.