Spyder Victor 14' j&j ceramic barrel Ricochet AK hopper
a new barrel
Cheap, reliable, easy to mantain, easily upgradable
Lack of front grip may be uncomfortable for some people, not chronographed out of box
I was deciding on getting a new gun when i saw that spyder had released a new series of redesigned spyders. After reading reviews of the original victor, I thought I might give the new one a try. It was fairly cheap(I got mine off ebay for 60 bucks) so i wasn't really expecting a whole lot out of this marker. I took it out to a local scenario game and much to my dismay, found that it came out of the box shooting at 320 fps. It turned the screw all the way down, but it was still shooting a hot 305-310. The problem was quickly solved though by simply cutting the spring. Performance on the other hand was not a problem, I fired 1000 rounds and not one chopped or broke in my barrel. A new barrel is a definite. With a new barrel, the victor is a pretty acurate gun. My only other complaint would be the stock feed neck, but that's easily replaced.
The victor is a solid gun for it's price range, and if given upgrades can really become a force to be reckoned with. Get it if your low on cash or if your trying to get into the sport.