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Number of Reviews: 23
Average Rating: 8.5 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $450

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The SIM-4 is built to look and feel just like the real M4. From the realistic M-16 style cocking lever to the telescoping stock you will think you are holding the real thing. Used by military personnel around the world the SIM-4 is respected by player and professional alike.

Easy Maintenance: With quick strip field pins and a unique two piece body design that allows you access to internals, the SIM-4 is a breeze to maintain and operate. The barrel is designed to be easily removed for quick cleaning even under fire.

Accuracy and Distance: No longer will you have to shell out extra for a quality barrel. The SIM-4 comes standard with a 14" precision honed barrel designed for extreme accuracy, even at a distance.

Durability: The SIM-4 is engineered from the ground up to take a pounding. This isn't just an assembly line produced marker with some cosmetic add-ons the aluminum alloy construction will make it through even the roughest games. Each and every SIM-4 is hand assembled and tested prior to leaving our facility to ensure you receive a marker ready to use the day you receive it.

Compatibility: Because this marker was designed to look and function like its real counterpart, the SIM-4 will allow you to use many of the actual accessories designed for the M4. Everything from Scope Mounts, RIS Kits, to Night Vision systems, if its compatible with the real thing, it probably fits on the SIM-4.
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The Ariakon SIM-4 is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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Pope Tuesday, August 10th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months16 of 24 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Many other guns
Marker Setup: SIM-4 Elite, Bottomline, Ronin gear Swat vest, Armotech Zeus
Recommended
Upgrades:
E-Trigger, Sling, Bottomline
Strengths: Accuracy, Range, LOOKS FRIKKIN AWESOME
Weaknesses: Somewhat Heavy
Review: I love this gun, The range and accuracy are amazing, I have several times been asked to spot chrono and always passed well under, the range and accuracy amazed me, my shots went completely straight with no deviations shooting evil paint, I only had 2 problems with it

A: It is rather heavy so I would definitely recommend getting a bottomline kit and a sling
B: You need to keep the bolt well oiled otherwise you will have to recock it every once in a while, however if you keep the bolt well oiled this is not a problem.

Other than that the performance of this gun is amazing, not too mention the looks, you wouldn't believe how many people asked me questions or jsut plain gawked at my gun when I played with it at some local fields.
Conclusion: All in All a great gun to get, not for speedball definitely, but the perfect gun for the woodsball or especially scenarioball player.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, August 10th, 2004 at 6:29 pm PST
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Viper54 Wednesday, July 21st, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month16 of 25 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Raptor, Spyder e99, countless Rentals
Marker Setup: SIM4, Bottom Line, Normal Hopper, 20 oz c02 tank, and a sling. Sometimes I put on the remote coil. I plan on getting a new Sight Rail, Red dot sight, and an Expansion Chamber.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Bottom line, Remote coil, Expansion Chamber, and a sling
Strengths: Accuracy, Reliability, Durability, Quick Fieldstrip, customer support
Weaknesses: Shoots hot out of the box
Review: I recieved this PB gun about 3 weeks ago along with a bottom line. After reading up on the forums I decided it'd be a good idea if I clipped the ring so I cut 2 rings off the spring and left it cocked for a week and a half. Then I took it to the PB range and I got it under 280 no problem. Played the game, only had 1 ball break and that was the first time I shot it. Cleaned it out and bam no problems. Accuracy was awesome, and I killed 17 people with it.

I called up Ariakon the other day, and turns out they send you new springs, So ariakon sent me a new low velocity spring and the body pins on it were a tiny bit loose, so they sent me another pair. Great customer support.

Pros: Accurate Durable, Reliable, Quick field strip, customer supprot, and GREAT versatility with the RIS Series, Barrel threads are universal to accept any barrel.

Cons: Shoots hot out of the box, but they send you a new low velocity spring.
Can't look through iron sights.
May seem abit heavy, get a sling.
Conclusion: Great gun for its price, Great customer support, unbelivable accuracy out of the box. But get a bottom line with it or a remote coil. an Expansion chamber wouldn't hurt, and you can't look through the iron sights with the mask on, so buy a sight rail and a reddot
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, July 21st, 2004 at 8:46 pm PST
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helmet_indabush Wednesday, July 21st, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months38 of 50 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
there is nothing that ive really used to compare, as this marker is similar, yet unsimilar, with other markers. ive used a tippmann a5 and a spyder avant. the a5 is the closest marker to match the distance and accuracy.
Marker Setup: ariakon(armotech) sim4 w/sling, ricochet ak , 32 degrees slide check remote w/on/off, vforce shield, 20oz. co2
Recommended
Upgrades:
a sling and a remote w/slide. thats it.
Strengths: APPEARANCE!!!, accuracy, distance, durability, quality, and awsome customer service.
Weaknesses: Velocity is too hot out of the box. rear sight.
Review: i have really nothing negative to say about this in any way. i tightened down the velocity screw to breakin the spring. i left it like that for about three weeks. it didnt work with speeds over 340fps. i had to cut five rungs off of the springs before i could get it between 270-280fps. ive never had a barrel break yet and ive fired well over 6000 rounds. its skipped once but i forgot to turn on the hopper and the balls jammed up. after which i havent had a problem yet. its well balanced and comfortable. fires from the hip and from the shoulder extremely well. i have out distanced the autocockers and been accused of playing hot. on the spot chrony tests shown me at between 250-260fps with three shots several times. HA!!! so they will cry and whine when they realize that you have the same abilities they do. its beats my spyder and is of the same caliber with my brothers flatline a5. we havent done any formal tests but in the field, what he can hit, i can hit. i cant see through the rear sights with my mask on. however, i use the front sights with ease and no compensation. just lower the front sight slightly. ive had perfect accuracy at over 60 yards, and it efficiently uses gas. durability is "tough as nails". it can handle the rigors of the battle field with ease. mine has been dropped, smashed to the ground, hit against trees and still looks and operates like new. ariakon provides two springs(high and low velocity) with their markers and if you already own one, then all you have to do is call and theyll sent ya a low velocity spring free of charge. its also a bit heavy for a marker but they are trying to simulate the real thing, so no biggie. a three point sling solves that problem
Conclusion: i have no need for another marker. it has done what ive read and held more that its own in the field. it is FAR WORTH THE PRICE. i give it a 9.8 but well just have to round off.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, July 22nd, 2004 at 5:19 pm PST
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