Piranha E-Force 2k3-see review
Various 'cockers-better, much better
Well, right now I am building another custom mechanical 'cocker for myself (none of that electronic 'cocker crap). Otherwise I like a stock class Phantom.
put siphon tube in CO2
Other than that whatever you want.
Buy off Ebay for like $30
Not a gun you need to fussily care for.
Suffers lots of shootdown
NOTE: THIS IS ABOUT THE "OLD" BLACK ZXS-1000E, NOT THE NEWER SILVER VERSION.
I got this for "free" as payment for clearing a field of burs and other weeds.
When I got this I decided to pit it against the similarly priced Piranha E-Force 2k3.
The Piranha had more goodies and firing options, but the stock barrel of the ZXS-1000E was phenomenal by comparison. We even tried an aftermarket barrel for the Piranha, can not remember what type, and it was soundly beaten again. The Piranha went on to blow most of its o-rings over the next few days of play.
Can easily hit the target standard of a Mountain Dew bottle, or similar sized object, at 50 ft no problem. I decided then that this was a great loaner gun for friends or newer players.
I don't like the stock looseness of the trigger. It is loose and then a hard mouseclick, not exactly a speed gun due to its "weird" feel. I tightened the trigger up though (I'm not spending any money on any gun if there are other methods) and it feels nicer. Really good on batteries though, it can go a good month of avid paintballing.
The plastic grips are grippy, but clear plastic. I can see cracks in them from the wear and tear people have put it through. They dont close perfectly, so beware liquid more than usual. Also the led light is very faint, but there are only 3 things to remember:not on, safety on, and ready to fire. So the brightness is no big deal
Doesnt chop paint a lot, but I have had it chop when merely test firing as well as shooting it at max speed. Never know when this gun will chop. You may go entire days with no chop, as well as having many chops in one day or even game (thats after being cleaned thoroughly).
Does react poorly from CO2 and can experience shoot down really fast. If you can not avoid shooting like a mad beast then....this gun may not work for you. It will suffer strong shoot down in about 10 quick shots. This gun is pointless to buy a compressed air system just for it. You could put a siphon in you CO2 tank (if you dont know what you are doing DON'T, but its not hard) and it works really good like this. The FPS can vary +-8 balls per second, quite a bit for some, but not bad. Personally I never used it a heck of a lot for those reasons. I had already put siphon tubes in some CO2 tanks for a cocker I use, and no way I would change the tubes position for a inferior gun.
Well firstly for anyone who has never worked on a gun BE CAREFUL. This gun has more than a few little parts, like a tiny metal disc, that a lot of players would probably lose when they take it apart for the first time. I never let anyone field strip anything not theres without my supervision. Generally I just tell them to pour a little oil into the bottomline, fire a few dry rounds, and everything should be good. Some pieces are plastic, but they havent broken yet.
After a year the sear on my gun was acting up, and the gun would not fire. I scrounged up a sear that would work, and voila good as gold. After some inspection i found out that there have been numerous returns on this product, and many places selling these guns refurbished. So you can still get these for like $30 off ebay.
One downside is that people have had troubles with the electronics on this gun. I must confess I have the same problem, but it is entirely my fault. I was in the middle of moving and this gun was misplaced and was accidently placed in a non-heated garage over the cold Saskatchewan winter. I found it with rust formiNeedless to say it no longer fires, but I will decipher the problem and fix it or perhaps use it as a base for a custom project.
Tested the wiring and found a dead wire so I replaced that and she fires again, phenomenal....love it lol. But then the gun would go and randomly burst or even shoot and was really unpredictable and dangerous. I took it apart and checked things and the stock spring can get dislodged from it's place easy so I doubled the strength and put on a guide so it couldn't dislodge. Guns perfect again. Once again a fix with no money, just a few minutes of time. love this guns easy maintenance.
You could do a lot worse. Considering I have no money in the gun, and "fixes" are cheap, its pretty nice. Works good as a spare or for friends.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, July 21st, 2008 at 8:05 pm PST
Lol I dont really think there is any .. But a bolt ( stock is still good ) better frame, mabea rocking frame, a reg, no a gas through, on/off asa, lots of stuff
Fairly accurate with stock every ( bolt, barrel, etc)
dosent chop a whole lot,
needed to grind down feed neck when i got an evo 2
Well i got this marker like 4 years ago for christmas, and it was my first electro marker, i did me really good for a couple of years, till i got into tournament play, but its not all that bad.
great for people getting into the electro stage of paintball.
Good Quality (some what)
fast for plastic frame
us a jumper on the 2 prongs on the board to get full-auto
Chops the odd ball
had to take it back to wal-mart 3 times cuz the electronics ( solenoid mainly) stopped working
For 150$ Canadian, its pretty good :) it lasted me from then till now, but dont really use it, but hey if your just getting into the electro stage of paintball go ahead and get this, its pretty reliable unless the electronics fail lol
Gun: Zap ZXS 1000E
Barrel: 32 Degrees Night Stick
Hopper: Viewloader Quantum
C02/Nitro: 9 Oz. & 20 Oz. Tanks
The Rest: Stock
Stock Viewloader Triad, I chromed the barrel though :)
Barrel (Not neccesary, but I did).
Trigger is easy to pull for rapid rates of fire.
I like this gun, it can shoot rapidly without many ball breaks (I haven't had any). A 1-year old can pull the trigger. It's like a feather. It's similar to the Spyder markers. If you buy it stock it can already shoot 10-12 bps. Good for any player, cheap, reliable.
Good for any paintballer - beginner, intermediate, or pro.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 5th, 2008 at 4:45 pm PST
LOUD as hell ball breaks in barrel feed neck is super tiny
This gun is pretty cool for a walmart gun but i wouldnt recomend it because it chops alot and the accuracy sucks the amount of barrel breaks are distcusting and unless u like being shot while out in the woods the loudness of it would be helped by a lighter bolt (derlin acs) and last but not least the grip frame is plastic.............not cool
I do recomend this product for people just starting but for people who know paintball it sucks i half and half recomend it.
Black/Blue 2K4 Bushmaster w/PDS, Dye 03 Stickies, MacDev 300 PSI Micro Gauge, CP Twistlock Feedneck, Blue Halo B no Rip, Pure Energy 47/3000 Tank, Dye Rhino tank cover.
New Barrel, Feedneck, Perhaps a Metal Gripframe.
Cheap, reliable, good entry marker.
Slow as far as most low end electros go. Plastic Grip Frame and grips.
What can I say? Firstly the *Original* Zap ZXS::1000E markers were Black Dragun Clones. I had originally posted my Zap ZXS::1000E review in the Zap Amp Review because there wasn't a category for this marker. Too see the original review check out this page:
I have owned three of these markers at one point or another. As you can see from the Pictures.
I have always been a Black Dragun fan (I liked thier markers, not the company) and was pleased to see that they were offering Black Dragun clone markers at Wal Mart. So I bought myself a ZXS::1000E. Good investment.
As it turned out the grip frame that came in my marker had a jumper that allowed for full auto at 8 bps. Not too shabby for a $0.02 upgrade.
These markers always fired, I did have a problem with CO2 during cold days. I think that is to be expected though. I also had a problem with a brass sear adjustment spacer that was curiously on only 1 of the 3 ZXS::1000E's that I owned.
The original Zap ZXS::1000E's are solid and dependable markers. They definately need a new barrel and feedneck. A Revvy will feed this thing fast enough. It's a good entry marker. I cannot give this a marker a 9 or 10 because it has the worst cheesy plastic grips and gripframe. An 8 out of 10.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006 at 7:58 am PST