The Shadow Marker was built to be the best Over-Under type marker available. Anodized body, barrel, and handle. Stainless Steel Velocity Adjusting Screw and Spring support pin. Brass Valve body, brass valve seat with Teflon Seal. Valve Pin (firing Pin)is also Stainless Steel. Extra wide Sear long life.
Some of the standard features of markers:
* Stainless steel screws
* Pins are hardened and plated steel
* Velocity adjusting screw and spring support are 1 piece, also made from stainless steel
* Ball detent has a stainless steel spring and ball
* Field strip pin is stainless steel
* Barrel and body is micro-honed, burnished, then micro-honed again for smooth operation
* Sear is wider for a longer life
* Hammer pin is stainless steel
* Valve seal material is reliable and long lasting.
* Aircraft quality o-rings. (WD40 Safe)
* Standard components are listed in the manual. If you need a screw, you can just go to the hardware store.
The Schrager Brothers Shadow is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Barrel kit for improved accuracy (stock barrel is nice however)
Spyder e-grip for higher fire rate (will fit, some with a bit of modifying.)
Very well built, easy to field strip, easy to get hardware for
Lack of optional mods due to not being made anymore
I've been collecting some of these for a while now, and I am impressed with the quality. It functions just like a spyder, however the aluminum is machined much better and the stock parts are nearly bulletproof. The hardware can be easily found at a local store that sells machine screws, and the o-rings are mostly compatible with spyders.
I enjoy this marker, because it's built right and I'm never worried about anything breaking. I can take a spill on the field and know that my marker will keep working. It's all mechanical, so it's not fast by any means. It makes up for it with decent air consuption, durability and reliability. I've gotten one in a trade that was sitting for years in someones garage, it turned out like new after I took it apart and just cleaned it.
You can add a spyder grip to the marker, some without modifying the grip. That is if you want a faster marker, but there are better choices if you really want speed. I like this marker for what it is, and I use it on occasion when playing rec ball with friends in the woods.
Great marker, built right for what it is. I would take this over a spyder anyday, even if it is a clone. If you look around, you can also get some stock replacement parts from one of the makers of the marker. He'd be happy to help!
10 because it's the best for what type of marker it was built to be.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, May 21st, 2011 at 11:51 pm PST
Co2 might leak until firing.
Triggerframe screws come loose and fall out.
This marker is an incredible bargan. The distance between the foregrip and trigger frame are stupendus. the upgrade options are endless, and posibly include going elektrickery.
with a tank and full hopper this marker still feels good in the hand. Everything about it is made to be more practical. The design is oviously made by people who generly think that most of paintball equipment is rediculous.
Even if you live in on the other side of the planet, you should still come to New England and get one!!! The price is fantastic, and the accuracy incredible. I you think its not worth the trip, I emplore you to reconsider. I believe that this marker deserves a 20 out of 10 but thats not an option...
BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!! =P
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, May 1st, 2006 at 3:21 pm PST
-Easy to use
-Good tech support
-Odd problem with screws
-Bad with ball breaks
The Shadow Paintball marker was and overall good gun. It is excellent for recreational use and for beginners to start with. It functions like a Spyder or a Pirahna and is virtually mechanically identical. It is very accurate, doesn't suck up CO2, is easy to field strip, and is made with durable parts that are otherwise overlooked by larger companies. However, for me, I lost two screws that connect the trigger to the chamber (they literally came off during gameplay). Luckily, the screws can be found at any hardware store so I replaced them. Also, the barrel has issues with ball breaks, though they are somewhat rare. Also they are extremely hard to find. You can check them out at www.air-extreme.com. Other than that, take a road trip to New England.
This is a good product for beginners and intermediate players. Just upgrade with a barrel for the ball breaks and your good to go.
The stock Shadow barrel is amazing!!!
Far exceeds ARMSON, 32 Degree Night Stick and Quite Riot barrels
Very fast shooting, stunningly accurate, solid, quick cleaning, MADE IN THOMASTON CT, USA!!!
I also reviewed the Factor X2, both made by the Schrager Brothers.
I cannot say enough about the Shadow and Factor X2 markers.
The Shadow is a solid, quaity machined from billet stock marker. No cheap "White metal" parts on this baby! This feels more like a real firearm than paintball marker.
The cleaning is the same as a traditional Spyder marker except everything fits so smoothly. The valve and hammer assembly are slick!!
The ports are honed and polished, assembly is quick and easy.
The feel is pure quality.
The gas efficiency is remarkable. I can play all day on a 20 oz tank. I often end up draining the tank with a lot left after playing with the Shadow.
The stock barrel is one of the Shadow's many strengths.
Having a good ball to bore match is always a good thing. This barrel shoots whicked accurate using Diablo Dusk and Inferno paints, rediculus distance shots.
I would just shoot to annoy the other team at what I would normally consider too far and make one shot hits.
I would highly recomend the Schrager Brothers Shadow from advanded player to newbie alike.
This baby is made right here in the USA!!!
When you have a fully loaded Shadow in your hands, it feels like an extention of your arm. It shoots faster than any electo marker I've seen. I'm no pro player but I can crank out more paint and with greater accuracy with my stock Shadow than most of the players using electro markers.