Barrel Maybe? Stock is pretty accurate
Electic Hopper, I tried an Egg 2 and it was too slow, Halo B seems to work.
Spring Kit - the lowest fps I could get it without spring kit was 260
Only 2 screws on grip
Ok, for starters this gun IS CAPABLE of 30 bps, of course you'de have to be super man to pull your fingers that fast, it's still a good statistic to know. The fastest I've gotten is 22 bps on semi without ramping. The rocking trigger frames makes it easy to get high ROF, even for a beginner to paintball. The best way that I've seen is to put both your fingers in the middle of the trigger and move them up and down.
When i took the gun to the field the first time it was pretty consistant, 260,272,264. The stock barrel is good for a stock barrel. When i took the gun out of the box I was surprised, it looks a lot better than it does in pictures.
The ACS does what it says it does, anti chop. I've only had 1 bolt chop out of about 2000 balls. But the barrel is another story, I'de recommend getting more expensive paint for the stock barrel because I've had lots of barrel chops with cheap paint. If you do chop a ball, it's easy to field strip.
I'de recommend getting this gun and I'm not sure why it's classified as a low end marker, when the ION is considered high end when I've had both and I can honestly say this gun is better except it doesn't have eyes stock and it doesn't kick as much. I can see the flames now! lol
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, February 12th, 2006 at 1:38 pm PST
Electra ACS 2005 with a halo b, a dye ultalite barrel, new hopper neck
A NEW BARREL the stock one really sucks and an electric hopper to keep the balls flowin
the ROCKING trigger its super uber
The stock barrel and the stock battery
Id have to say its probably the bet gun i have ever used.And for an automatic with such high rate of fire and still prettty accurate im pretty amazed at this guns capability. If i had to recommend a gun to someone who was lookin for an electronic gun in a $400 price range this would defiantly be it
I would reccomend this gun to anyone even an enemy. well for starters its super high rate of fire it super duper good looks and its all around awsome performance
dye sticky grips
egg hopper with z board
maybe a new barrel (stock is the most accurate stock barrel i've seen)
isnt an air hogg
Except people will ask you to shoot it because its preety fast
this is a great gun for noobs or tourny players. but dont buy this gun because it has full auto you'll barely EVER USE IT the 3 round burst can be nice in woods ball and u can aujust the speed of how fast it shoots on the burst and full auto. your gonna need some new grips i dont think the electronics in it are protected to well. you have to have a fast hopper
Buy this gun
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, March 18th, 2006 at 4:43 pm PST
Past Spyders, Tippmann 98 custom, Angel Fly, Timmy
Black Halo B Rip Drive Hopper
Carbor Fiber Crossfire HP 68/4500 N2 Tank, With A Diablo Tank Cover
Black 32 Degrees 14in. Barrel
A Fast Hopper(Halo B or The Empire B)
A longer Barrel If You Want
Co2 Capable But Would Get A 68/4500 HP Tank
Great Low-End Elect. Gun
None So Far, But.......See The Review
Ok, This Gun Looks Great Doesnt Look Like Any Spyders In The Past.
The Feel Of It......To Me The Weight Is Good But Not The Lightest Gun In The World(Angel is)But Anyway.
The ACS To Me Works Great. I Went Through 3000 So Far And Didnt Break A Ball Yet So It Works Great.
The Trigger Is A Great Idea For The Spyder Series... Something New. Some People Say That It Takes A While To Get Use To But To Me It Didnt So I Guess It Depends On The Person Using The Gun. Rocking System It Rocks Back And Fourth.
The Barrel Well I Didnt Use It Stock So I Dont Know But With The New Barrel I Put On It Was Very Accurate.
The Only Real Problem That I had Was The Stock Reg. The Blue Part. When I Was Shooting Fast It Got Loose. So I Took It Apart Then Retighten It . Then Went Back Out To Shoot It And Then It Was Working Fine.
They Say In The Daylight That You Cant See The Screen Which May Be True But Its Your Own Gun You Should Know Where Everthing Is, And How Many Times You Have To Press The Botton To Go Through A Diffrernt Mode.
I Would Get This Gun IF You Dont Have The Money To Get Angels And Timmys.(900-1200Dollars) The Gun Works Great Kingman Realy Out Did Them Self On This Gun. If Your Having A Hard Time On What Gun To Get Then You SHould Get This Gun Not The ION Because I Heard That Its Really Hard To Take Care Of It. This Gun Is a Must Have Gun
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, January 29th, 2006 at 2:20 pm PST
Tippmann A-5 with flatline, 98 custom with flatline , Spyder Shutter with hammerhead barrel
Halo Reloader B and a little bit better barrel
Fast, Not to heavy and is very durable
Kinda senstive after a ball break in the chamber
Gun is the fastest spyder ive seen yet. need a fast hopper to keep up with the bps. Has a good look to it and the ACS bolt does its job. I would recommend using a good grade paint, i haad some old cheap walmart stuff that the gun chopped up and all the paint in the chamber made it quit firing right so use good paint.
Helluva Gun id recommend it to novice and intermediate players
04 angel speed, 98 costum with about 500 dollars spent in the gun. This gun was a hek of alot cheaper and possibly out shoots both of them. The tippman shot farther with the flatline barrel though
05 electra acs, halo b hopper, psycho ballistics drop forward, madman springs
this marker is great from the box, but if you want a little more fps, buy yourselve a spring kit. Another must have is a Halo B hopper or anything faster
Extremely fast trigger, and good looks.
The trigger display is hard to see in sunlight
I just recently bought the 05 electra ACS not because i wanted to, but because i was forced to. I had an 04 speed and a 98 costum stolen from the trunk of my car. The angel in my eyes was the best gun for speed ball, and the tippman was the only gun for woods playing thats worth mentioning. When i went to the paintball shop, i was pondering what to buy. But then it hit me---if i buy another expensive gun and get it stolen again, its realllyyyyy gonna suck. So i opted for the newest spyder they had since it was relatively inexpensive. The 2005 spyder electra acs.
This gun is everything that spyder claimed and more. The acs bolt is true to its name. In all of the game time that ive gotten in recently, I havent "chopped" a single ball. If speed is what your looking for you dont have to look to far. Ive shot faster with this spyder than i ever shot with my angel. The rocking trigger is very responsive and sensitive as hell. Another great thing that ive gotten from this gun is response. Not from the marker but from people. People are always curious to know what type of gun it is. Especially after ive played them with their cockers and timmys and tore them a new one.
My wife says im so in love with this gun that i have started to completely ignore her. My response to her is---well none cause i just ignore her when she says that.
buy it. This gun will outshoot most markers out there right out of the box. And for anything in that price range you are not going to get any better. No chopping and a super fast trigger for under 300 dollars. Plus this gun has enough sex appeal to get you lucky from here till the next time Spyder comes out with something revolutionary.
16" all american
dead on drop
maddman rocket valve
just got the T-board, soon getting eyes professionally installed
eggy 2 z board
65/4500 dye throttle
all the upgrades i have
30 bps capped
Stock barrel accurate
Can be high-end for $$$
It's hard to reach 30bps
not low pressure
I got this gun in september because i had $900 to spend. At the time i thought all intimidators were over 1 grand so i decided to get this gun. I have to say i was not disappointed with my choice. i started shooting this thing with co2 and it wasn't bad, it didn't freeze up like i thought it would. When I got my N2 tank I was no longer afraid to rip and that also worked like a charm. I personally have shot about 20-23 bps with this gun. I'm sure if I were to have a halo b with victory board, i would have reached 30 bps because you could easily slide two fingers up and down to make it shoot fast. The gun does have quite a kick and i would recommend converting to low pressure if you really like this gun and don't want to buy a new one, and it will not be cheap. The feedneck is also a big pain because it causes my eggy to stick out like a sore thumb. I recently ordered a trinity no rise feedneck, so i would also recommend getting a new feedneck. Also i have personally never had any problems with chopping except for one time when I was shotting while changing modes. I think it's because I have a later model and knigman fixed all their glitches from the first batch of markers. I just got the T-board and i think i shoot even faster then i used to. However the eyes are not installed and I bet when i do get them installed, chopping paint with my Electra will no longer be a part of my vocabulary. A stock Electra can compare to an Ion because it doesn't chop and it's really REALLY fast.
The electra is a great gun and i recommend it for any one who is interested. This gun is as good as if not equal to an Ion because it doesn't chop (at least not the later models), It is faster, and it could be upgraded to be better then the ion. As long as you get eyes installed and convert it to low pressure, it can be considered a high end marker. The only downside to this gun is that it is a bit heavy. But again you can buy a lighter striker for it and light upgrades. Overall its a great gun and i give it a 10 out of 10 because as long as you love spyders, you can upgrade it and make it better.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, February 27th, 2006 at 7:01 pm PST
Spyder Electra 05' ACS
Halo B w/ ripdrive
3000psi nitrogen tank
Maybe a new barrel
A fast hopper
Pretty accurate with stock barrel
Gets kinda heavy
The grip gets loose
only comes in one color!!
Well Ive been playing paintball around 4 mounths... I got the Spyder Electra for christmas.. Ive played every weekend since ive gotten the gun. Ive never chopped.. Won almost every time.. Its really fast and accurate. If you get some good paintballs you can keep up with the best of the guns out there. When i was playing woods ball it did excellent.. Except the concept it was pretty loud.
Get this gun if you dont like spending alot of money.. but you want a great gun!!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 21st, 2006 at 7:01 am PST
Ion, it's...eh. See below.
Tippmann 98 Custom, but that's completely different, IMO.
Spyder Electra ACS '05
Halo B Loader
Barrel, if you really want to, although it's unneccesary.
Halo B, or Egg. Definately not a Revvy.
Nitro, but CO2 works just fine.
Beautiful to look at
Blow-back (not too bad though)
Okay, so recently I went paintballing with my Electra (I rented a Nitro tank) and a friend, who rented an Ion at my insistance. I really wanted to test out both so I could compare and contrast. These are my conclusions.
The gun is undeniably fast. Although it differs from person to person, it can be extremely fast in the right hands. I personally adore the rocking trigger, although that too differs from person to person.
Spyder/Kingman is known for its reliability in its markers, and this one is no exception. It is built to excellent standards, and it really shows. It's durable, and the anodizing is damn good.
Although I'm not a huge fan of the blow-backs, i'm pretty happy with the delrin bolt. It works, simple enough.
The only time I chopped with it was when I tried my friends revvy on it, and there was only one chop there. With the Halo B, there were none, and I went through a few cases with paint.
It's a blow-back, which isn't that bad, but I prefer electro-pneumatics.
Two safeties, and although its pretty secure, it only really needs one.
Trigger is extremely reactive. I accidentally shot a few off a few times.
Since the Ion and Electra are competitors, which I personally don't agree that they should be, as they are completely different guns, I figured I'd put my two cents here about them.
The Ion was a pretty good marker, I'll admit, but it did have its problems too. I didn't really like the trigger, it was a pain to change the velocity, and a few times, more than the Electra, it chopped. It was weird because it had its eyes on, but it might be that it was overshooting its revvy loader.
Now. I'm not an Ion hater, so please don't bash that, but I personally find the Electra better. I respect both markers, and have a personal preference to the Electra, which you may disagree with, which is fine.
EDIT: I just wanted to note that the marker is indeed tourney legal. Besides having a tournament lock switch to only allow semi-auto, it has been certified by the NPPL and PSP as perfectly legal. The rocking trigger has two contact points, unlike all other triggers which just have one. But it's still every time a contact point is hit, it fires one paintball, making it legal.
I'm going to give the Electra a 10, as I can't give it the 9.5 I feel it deserves. I recommend purchasing this gun. It's definately worth it. Please, when you write comments, don't bash the Electra or Ion like in many other reviews. And please, try and stay on topic. Don't go off onto talking about the Diablo Wrath or whatever. If you have any questions, I'll check this a'plenty, so feel free to ask.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 21st, 2006 at 11:54 am PST
Spyder Electa ACS w/rocking trigger frame
stock 12" barrell
Halo B w/victory board
48/3000 psi pure energy tank
Could use eyes
risk breaking ball without halo b w/victory board
AMAZING IS ALL I CAN SAY!!!! extremely fast looks sweet!! you should use nitrogen or your shots will be wild and not hit anything, no matter how much you shoot. speed-balling is highly recommended! all in all, one of the best markers!!!!! srry guys, i realize now that i was sutpid. i actually tested it and I personally can get around 15-20 bps. I'm srry that i said some things, so i hope u all forgive me!
Amazing gun, highly recommended! a must for intermediate to expert players!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, January 27th, 2006 at 12:05 pm PST