KAOS PUMP (KP) brings all the innovations you come to expect from the AZODIN team to the pump market. Built on the KAOS chassis, the KP provides closed-bolt performance in an entry-level package.
The optimized valve and main springs of the KP give you the efficiency you need when you are out at the field. The pump action is smooth out of the box so you do not have to worry about breaking in the pump action. The KP features the innovative TRIAD Ball Retention System that prevents roll-out even when you are using the smallest of paintball.
With Cocker-threaded barrel, Ion-threaded feedneck and bottomline mounting for both straight screws and Dovetail you can customize your KP to your own specifications.
NEW SCHOOL FEATURES for OLD SCHOOL GAME
The Azodin Kaos Pump (KP) is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used. Check out the Places to Buy links below for places to purchase it new.
I have used this several times. After spending a lot of time with low end Spyder Markers, basic Tippman Markers, and using several different higher end markers I decided that I like the pump style of play.
Once I set my sights on pump, I asked around for about a year or so before a friend of mine told me about the Azodin KP. Here is what happened to me right away.
I took it for a spin right out of the box with a small GXE hopper. I also used the standard Winchester hopper. I did not feel that the stock feed neck was reliable enough. I am also used to shooting more paint than what a small hopper holds.
So I got a proto primo hopper at that works wonders. I got a CP clamping feed neck and that is MUCH improved than the stock feed neck. I also got a CP 14 inch barrel. It added consistency to my already consistent shots. Its a sleek design that gets respect from old school and new school payers with markers that are triple the price of what I spent on my whole set up.
You cannot go wrong with this marker. Any breaks, roll outs, or misfires I got from this marker is because I was not used to pumping the marker correctly. Now that I use this marker at my regular field and with plenty of practice I am known as a force to be reckoned with.
Just buy it if you are looking to start playing. Upgrade the feed neck and you are set. I recommend compressed air but that's just how I roll.
Thanks Azodin, you're rad. I'm gonna have to give this a 10 because I have never been so impressed with a marker right out of the box.
CP 1-piece .685 dust yellow
Proto Primo loader
This is my first pump so I have nothing to compare it to in terms of performance. At this price point its either this or a DIY cocker pump conversion. $150 is a very reasonable price for the gun.
It's full of details that make it awesome:
the pullpin bolt is delrin and o-ringless, the trigger frame has a dovetail mount, ion feedneck, autococker threaded barrel, and a hitman rod.
On to the function:
I like the feedneck, some people hate it but I think its fine, especially if you are using a shake and shoot.
The triad barrel system or whatever is good idea, but it doesn't really work. Paint is tiny these days, if you want to play pump get yourself the smallest bore barrel and biggest bore paint you can buy. But the stock barrel works, just watch your gun's tilt.
The gun does fart when the hammer is released and springs back but its not a big deal. I kind of like the unique sound it makes.
This gun is really fun to shoot. When properly greased up the pump is super smooth. It has a built in support that makes it very sturdy...most cocker pump kits don't have this. It functions like a turtle cocker would which makes it nice and compact, no back block.
This gun is super efficient (as you're doing half the work). One fill with a normal size tank will easily get you through the day. This is nice when I play woodsball, I take my pod pack out there and never have to go back for paint or air.
The simplicity of the gun is easily its best part for me. You never really have to worry about running out of air, running out of paint, running out of batteries, or breaking down. In my opinion it is paintball as it should be; you go out and just play, no worries about equipment.
As far as consistency goes I'm pleased with it. I use HPA which helps, but a regulator is on my list of things to add. The best thing is to get a good paint/barrel bore match.
I bought a matching CP on/off ASA to put on the dovetail but Azodin put the most severe locktite on the gas fittings. Even in a table vise I couldn't get it to come off the gas thru, I actually scratched it up in the process (my fault too). If you plan on changing your gas line you might as well buy a reg/gasthru/expansionchamber because those fittings are going no where.
For $150 buy it. You may be able to build a cocker pump for less but the AKP's smooth,sturdy pump, feedneck and o-ringless bolt make it well worth $150.
It's a super fun gun to shoot. Every time I go to the field people are always asking me what it is and commending me for using a pump.
It's ridiculously simple, air efficient, and easy to clean. After a day of play just pop out the bolt and swab the chamber. This gun is idiot proof.
If you want to get into open class pump and want an awesome gun out of the box buy this gun!
Phantom pump, obviously a superior marker but really isn't comparable due to price point.
Autococker pump, a better gun but not that much.
Velocity adjustment is good.
Pump action is good
Feedneck is subrate
This is a great pump for the price and I certainly recommend that you pick one up if you want to go to a pump game in your area. As stated above it is very accurate, simple and relatively light.
Downside is that you will have Roll-Outs. I played an entire day with both All Stars and Nightmare paint and both of them would roll right out of the barrel if I pumped and lowered the barrel even slightly. This talk on the advertisement about some Triad anti-roll system is complete bs.
Other than that and the crappy feed neck you really can't go wrong with this marker. It's the perfect choice for someone who wants to play around with a pump with out the investment. Additionally it has qualities that you wouldn't expect in such a cheap marker, conversely there are some qualities you would... you get what you pay for.
As stated above the strengths of this marker far outweigh it's weaknesses and it's a recommended buy for the casual pump player.
Smooth pump stroke
Barrel (see below)
I own one, and would buy one again. I agree with reviewers here and elsewhere who say that if you just want to get into pump without much expense or hassle, the Kaos Pump is the way to go. It's a quality pump gun, ready to go out of the box, at a reasonable price. If you think you might like one, just buy it. You'll probably love it, and if you don't, you can get most of your money back in resale.
I don't like the feedneck. Which isn't to say that it doesn't work...so far it has. It just seems crappy, with the jagged machining on the tension ring. The good news is that you can replace it with any Ion-compatible feedneck, so no big deal.
In today's world of smaller paint, I think the stock barrel is non-optimal. Even with the proprietary ball retention system, I got rollouts, and a lot of variation in muzzle velocity. The barrel bore is too big, and I suspect the o-ring setup introduces inconsistency. But again, an industry-standard cocker thread solves this problem. Coupled with my Freak kit and a .679 insert, the gun shoots darts, chronos +/- 5, with no rollouts...and that's with the gas-through grip, not a reg.
I run my KP with a Winchester 50 round hopper and a 13/3 HPA tank. It's a very comfortable and compact setup for speedball.
Oh, and regarding "farting." Yes, it sounds a bit fartish. If you care, you can replace the valve and spring and slap a reg on it, and that will probably clear it up. Personally, it doesn't bother me. I kinda like having a distinctive sound.
Good value for the money, and any shortcomings are easily solved thanks to industry-standard parts. Great intro gun for new pump players.
CORE Double Trigger
CORE 4 Piece Barrel System
Pure Energy 12oz CO2 tank
-Pump Stroke + hitman mod
-spare parts galore
-barrel/triad system kind of pointless
So this is my first pump gun I can say is truly my own. I am a broke high school kid so going back to pump and saving paint/money sounds right. So a bit of background on Azodin.
The Azodin Kaos Pump was introduced recently (2009 PSP Phoenix I think). It is a mod off the Azodin Kaos (mechanical marker). That explains the double trigger I guess. Now to the review...
-COST: The kaos pump runs around $150. This is a ridiculously good deal. Ridiculous.
-PUMP STROKE + HITMAN MOD: The pump stroke is very smooth, with no side-to-side motion because of a 3rd pump guide arm. It also comes stock w/ a return spring (don't have to pump back). The "hitman" mod is just a piece of metal that comes down the pump. Simple...but elegant as you can pump with your hand. Personal preference but I found the hitman mod to be useful.
-SIMPLICITY: This is my first pump and I was able to disassemble it and reassemble it (correctly) with minimal help from the manual. It's pretty much idiot-proof.
-Light/Small: The KP frame is about 2.5 lbs, which is around 1 lb less than the trilogy pump (autococker pump which will run around the same cost as a KP).
-BOLT/BLOWBACK: The bolt is a hollowpoint delrin bolt. I don't see any need for bolt upgrades. The bolt is on top of the gun and more forward so the blowback can't hit your mask (an issue i always had cuz i play pretty tight).
-SPARE PARTS GALORE: It has spare parts...lots of em...
-NO REGULATOR: This is my biggest problem with the KP. It has a gas through grip. Azodin kas a reg but won't sell it separately (anger). If you do get a reg, it has to be HIGH pressure (output 600+). I hear that 600-650 sweet spots the reg.
-"FARTS": Azodin installed a featherlight spring to go with the gun. This leads to a light pump stroke, but also the infamous fart noise. After shooting, the spring tends to bounce around because it's so light, causing a fart. SOLUTION: get a spring kit and use a heavier spring (gonna have to cut it a bit) and/or get a reg.
-DOVETAIL: I like my o-rings, so therefore I like on/off asa. No biggy since most guns dont come with one. Just drop a few bucks and get one.
-ALUMINUM-ON-ALUMINUM PUMP: the pump handle is alumnium. The pump rods are aluminum. They will grind on each other (and the bad way, not the seductive dance way). SOLUTION: lube and lots of it. Lube before and after games and such, because those rods will become worn if you don't.
-BARREL/TRIAD SYSTEM KINDA POINTLESS: The barrel is massive. I think the bore size is .692 or so. Nowadays, its outrageously hard to find paint that huge. So that makes the triad system (an o-ring pretty much) pointless. SOLUTION: get a smaller bored barrel
-ROLLOUTS: The ball detents only serve to make sure one ball is fed into the gun at a time. After the ball is loaded, nothing stops the ball from rolling out, so get a proprely bore-sized barrel (to hell w/ the triads)
An afterword on Regs, springs, and farting:
So i've spent a good amount of time tinkering w/ this gun. I've found that many regs do not have a high enough output pressure to hit 285fps (or watever). I tried using the stock ion reg and it failed. I'm trying to CP shorty reg (max output 500psi) and we'll see. Also, get a spring kit. I have the mid-high velocity spring that is cut a little bit longer than the stock spring. If you don't cut it, you stress the valve (or something) too much and end up leaking air when your not pumped. So heres an equation
SPRING KIT + REGULATOR = HAPPY KAOS PUMP
Buy this gun. For real. And get a spring kit with it atleast. Oh and don't forget to lube...the pump. Happy pumping!
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, April 4th, 2010 at 8:37 pm PST
Phantom, Sniper, a variety of Neslon and Sheridan based pumps
Azodin Hitman Rod
Bob Long Torpedo Reg
Empire Barrel kit
GenXGlobal pocket hopper
47/3000 Centerflag HPA(preset 850psi)
Loaded with stock features
nice pump stroke
ease of maintenance
In it's stock form it makes a 'farting' noise
no stock HPR
The Kaos Pump came in a nice thin two piece cardboard box. When I removed the lid I was greeted by the marker itself, nestled in form fitting cardboard and covered with a sheet of bubble wrap. It came packaged with a barrel, Azodin barrel bag, a complete rebuild kit(orings, screws, and a spare cup seal), a manual, and a uninstalled 'hitman' rod. The manual is simple and straightforward. It outlines the basics(maintenence, breakdown, and velocity adjustment) but itsn't anything too impressive.
I have to say that my first impressions were very good. The marker doesn't feel 'cheap' at all. The milling is nice and the dust black ano is flawless. I was going down the list of features in my head and I still can't believe that it all came stock in a sub $150 marker. It's got a clamping feedneck, a very nice pump kit, a stock 'hitman' rod, delrin bolt, ion threaded clamping feedneck, cocker threads, and the gripframe has a buld-in rail in addition to being able to take standard 2 hole bottomlines. I was leary about a double trigger on a pump, but it's actually quite comfotable. Everything feels quality. I think the only thing that struck me as odd was that it has no stock regulator, instead it has a gas thru. I'm assuming that's to keep cost down and also because most players upgrade HPR's anyways. I should mention that it doesnt' NEED an HPR, but having one allows you to really fine tune it.
I really am having a hard time understanding how the stock pump kit on here can be so damn good with the cost of this marker. The pump kit has it's own built in pump guide that eliminates side to side play in the handle. The pump grip itself is matching dust black aluminum and is threaded on the bottom to accept the included SS hitman rod. The pumpstroke is very smooth and firm(no sloppy side to side play in the handle). Due to the design of the KP(stack tube), the amount of resistance on the pumpstroke is going to be dependant on the mainspring. That said, it's fairly light in it's stock form but mine is a bit heavy as I replaced the mainspring with a stiffer one to lower the operating pressure. I'll elaborate on this later. Heavy, but super smooth. I can feel a bit of drag on it when I pump via the hitman rod, but none when I hold the handle. With the stock spring I can't feel the drag with the hitman rod at all.
Teardown and Maintenance:
The first thing I did with my KP was a complete teardown, inspection, and lube. One of the nicest things about this amrker is how simple it is. The bolt slides out the back once you lift on the pull pin. Next, the rear cap unscrews without tools and the mainspring and hammer can be accessed. The gripframe is held on with two screws, as is the ASA. All in all it took about 7 minutes to dissassemble, lude, and reassemble the entire marker. There we no aluminum burrs and the marker appeared to have a small amount of lube in it from the factory. All good here.
I haven't had a chance to shoot much yet, but by the weekend I plan to put another 500 marbs through it. All I can say so far is that it's damn quiet and shoots darts. There is slight recoil when it shoots, but nothing major. I haven't tried the stock barrel yet, I went right to my empire kit. More updates as I get to use it. I will use the stock abrrel a bit too.
The only gripe I would have so far is that it does make a brief 'farting' sound in it's stock form. This doesn't affect performance but it is annoying. From what I've read it's an issue of airflow vs valve design. I added a HPR and turned the input pressure down a few hundred PSI in addition to increasing the tension of the mainspring. This eliminated the noise but it also increased the weight of the pumpstroke. I plan to pickup a high flow valve soon and return to the stock spring. Azodin just released a high flow valve, and AKA and 32* made some high flow valves for spyders that are drop in upgrades for the KP. I'll get one of them and see how they do.
I'm also curious about the barrel. It has a patented 'Triad' ball retention system to reduce rollouts. It basically has an oring and 3 'nicks' in a groove in the barrel end. that allow the oring to 'peek' through the breach and hug the ball. I've heard good and bad about this. Some say it will cause chops, others don't. After I can get a few hundred rounds through it I'll update with my thoughts.
So far, I'm very impressed with initial quality. It's loaded with features and came stock with a full repair kit. Teardown is a cinch and has pretty smooth operation. Honestly, I'd expect a pump with these features that shoots this nice to cost double what these go for new. If you want to pick up a really nice pump that's loaded with features without dumping $300-500, buy one.
Phantom, Trilogy with Sanchez Machinery pump conversion, Proto Matrix 7, Spyder electra 09
Stiffi Switch 14" barrel
Powerlyte barrel kit
Pure Energy 68/4500
Vlocity Jr. with Gangster chip
Accurate and smooth pump stroke.
It's loud but if you put a reg it shoots quietly
I love the smooth pump stroke. Very accurate comparable to the phantom and the WGP trilogy pump. Some modifications required to get rid of the farting sound (just replace the back spring with a longer one from Spyders or Piranha's).
I added a Dye hyper 2 regulator and a proto on/off asa.
The marker surprised me several times with the accuracy and consistency. I was to consistently hitting goggles from 30-60 feet. Because of the consistency I was able to get a lot of one-shot-kills.
Update December 31, 2009:
We played under the rain in cold weather 6 degrees C. The marker was reliable and did not break down. I had to remove the hitman mod and just use the pump because it was becoming sticky under the rain.
Some people tried out the Azodin pump and was amazed at the consistency and how light it was. Still the best entry level pump for the money.
I highly recommend this pump marker. Great job Azodin! You get a lot more for your money.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 11:51 am PST
For me, there were none, I think the farting is a plus.
I absolutely love this marker! With the J&J barrel kit, this thing shoots darts. I would reccomend using HPA with this marker or with any marker period. It's best that you get a barrel kit for this marker, because the o-ring on the barrel tends to break for most people, but not me. I actually prefer this over an open class phantom because of the balance and weight, the phantom feels odd and more like a toy while this thing just feels purely amazing.
Not to put the phantom down or anything, It's just my opinion. The milling looks good, it could be better but that is me personally. The double trigger is light compared to other markers like a JT-Tac5. You barely notice it when you're playing.
If you want to get rid of the farting, buy a spyder magnaport valve.
This gun is absolutely amazing! It's up there with the phantom.
A phantom costs 100 more, but if you put 100 worth of upgrades on this thing, it could possibly surpass the phantom. My setup in my opinion is better than any phantom.