delay time 3~5 seconds(30~20 degreeC) using under extreme enviroment
temperture please advise in advance
splash range: 3~5meter
shell color: green or black
paint color: yellow or blue
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The AGC Hand Paint Grenade is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
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tippman A5, 98 custom
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Safety and consistancy
Ok got two of these as i saw the hype on the internet and the more realistic exploding paint grenade sounded like a great idea.
Boy was i wrong, these things are problems just waiting to happen.
Most fields wont except these as they are sorta new and unsafe.
When they "explode" there actually are some shrapnel of the casing that breaks off.
Its made of plastic and that is very unsafe for people when sliding or diving into this.
Also bad for knees to be cut up.
The paint explosin is less dependable than any other paintball grenade i have ever used.
I would rather take chances of a squadbuster not going off then have one of these actually work in a bunker
Limitied paint distance when exploding
unsafe shell and shrapnel created when exploding
Not worth the time nor the money
We have used Tippmann Squad Busters and more recently the Tippmann Big Boy. The AGC grenade is a different concept, quite brilliant, if it worked as claimed.
I actually don't have a personal marker but we use Tippman 98s and A5s in our field.
It is a timered grenade and it is potentially very realistic.
Lever hinge failure. Very slow and inconsistent timing system. Failure to fire. Weak explosion.
We ordered 80 grenades directly from Action Gear Canada. 45 grenades had self destructed before delivery due to lever hinge failure. As far as we know, none of the surviving grenades detonated under 15 seconds and temperature was not an issue in that the grenades were kept warm until used. Some grenades didn't fire at all. Some had very weak detonations. As far as we are aware we did not have a single fully successful grenade in the entire shipment. We sold some of the grenades for cost or less. One of these grenades exploded in the field about half an hour after a group left. We made an exciting video using AGC grenades that some may have seen on our website or on YouTube. 5 grenades were used while filming and only one really blew up, but the cameraman had to film for over a minute waiting for that detonation to occur. Our efforts to get a purchase refund were not positive. For us the AGC grenade has been a very bad experience.
We felt we had been treated very badly in that the verbal recommendation and video advertising of the product was clearly misleading. When failure rate is close to 100% and no effort is made to provide meaningful warrantee, there is a problem. I guess, "buyer beware" sums it up.
Uses blank .22 cartridge to fire. Unreliable time delay. Ineffective paint dispersion. Price
I purchased 2 AGC paint grenades from Pinnacle paintball online for $10 per piece plus shipping. UPS was it's usual disappointment. Paid for 3 day select. Did not receive until the 4th day, though Pinnacle shipped on time with emailed confirmation. Grenades were wrapped in bubble wrap and shipped in a Smart Parts box. NO INSTRUCTIONS/SAFETY LEAFLET were included!!!! Not the type of product to send to an inexperienced player without any instructions or safety precautions. I tested the grenade in a controlled area to try and get a realistic idea of what it's potential was. After pulling the pin and tossing it approximately 10' away, I began to wait....and wait...and wait. After about 15 seconds the grenade finally detonated. Not quite the 4-5 second delay that was advertised. Not quite as loud as I was expecting either. Paint dispersion seemed to follow the mid-line seam of the grenade. Basically, there was no peripheral paint dispersion. If an opposing player happened to be pretty close to the mid-line plane, he/she might get some paint on them. The paint did radiate outward to approximately 10' to each side, just not enough of it to be effective. Paint inside my grenade was fairly close to the color of phlegm and had about the consistency. This product uses a .22 blank to produce gas pressure to separate the grenade body. My test grenade separated at the mid-line and did not produce any other shrapnel that I've heard of these grenades doing. Certain components on the top of the grenade did seem to loosen up and under other conditions may have become shrapnel. The AGC grenade is completely disposable which raises some serious cleanup questions on the field.
Safety? Price? Ineffectiveness? Disposability? A lot of unanswered questions for a more modern product. Not even close to what I was hoping for. Not something I would buy again or recommend to others.