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Number of Reviews: 67
Average Rating: 8.9 / 10
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The Sheridan PGP2 has proven its value in tournament after tournament and has built a rugged reputation at paintball fields across the country. With its solid brass construction, dual fiberoptic sights and heavyweight feel, there's no mystery to the PGP2's popularity. Known to many as the most reliable back-up marker ever issued, this is one tough performer.
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The Sheridan PGP2 is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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Unregistered User Wednesday, August 29th, 2001
Strengths: This gun is light but not TOO light, it has a very solid feel to it. The barrel is brass and is approximately 10" in length, and along with the original PGP's accuracy, this gun shoots very well. I rarely have breaks and it shoots rather consistent, and will reach a good velocity. Easy to strip down and clean.

The pump is rather smooth and short, pretty comfortable. I like the way the loader works, and despit what people have been saying, I find zero problems in the CO2 quick changer, in fact I like it more than other pumps.
Weaknesses: My main complaint is the grip is too small for my hand, it can be uncomfortable at times. If you have smaller hands this probably won't be a problem though.

Since it has a fixed barrel, cleaning breaks takes a little longer than normal, but I find it can shoot through breaks and maintain reasonable accuracy.
Conclusion: This gun is prefect for backup, and even better if you want to give yourself a challeng and use it as a primary gun against semis. There are pretty much no factory upgrades, but they really aren't needed.

This gun was well worth it's price and is comparable to many other pump guns within the price range. If you are looking for a decent sidearm or a gun to play around with, this gun is for you.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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ViperM1 VXT Saturday, July 7th, 2001
Strengths: I shot the original pgp pump, and it was pretty good. This one is a little more accurate, and alot easier to pump. I can shoot any brand paintballs(from walmart anyway) and it will score a direct hit. Its good for close range, and medium range. Dont even try long rage, its a waste of time. Its very efficent on co2, maybe 15 shots on a 12 gram cartridge. And all of you guys saying that thing u pull back to put the paintballs in breaks. Hasnt broke on me yet, i shoot it everyday. I pull back that thing for the fun of it. View loader paintballs, have seemed to work best on this gun. Sheridan prenium paintballs are better tho. But brass eagle paintballs also *uck this thing up. Brass eagle paintballs are so deformed, that they get stuck in the barrel, and its hard to get out. It has a good velocity adjustment, which comes in handy.
Weaknesses: Dont put brass eagle paintballs, or dog food in this gun.It just *ucks it up really bad. A little heavy
Conclusion: This is a handy side arm, incase something goes wrong with ur main gun. Its easy to pump, and accurate. A little on the heavy side tho. Maybe thats just me.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Awminn Thursday, June 7th, 2001
 
1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Strengths: Well, Sheridan makes it and its running off the reputation of the old PGP (durability, reliability, etc) Extended barrel helps A LITTLE, but thiers still the problem of paint overspray in the barrel. Fiber optic sights look cool.
Weaknesses: Honestly, I dont think sheridan shouldve redone it. The new loading system sucks due to the fact that the little ramp used for feeding screws up the feed.Extending the barrel helped little and screws up the looks along with making it too long for old style holsters. Also some custom upgrades are not available for the new version. I lso cant believe they made the feeder out of plastic.
Conclusion: Honestly, id just look to see if any place still sells the old one. Im not sure if Sheridan even makes the old one anymore. Buying an old PGP used is great because if it doesnt work it can be fixed easily and cheaply to top notch working condition.
Rating:
5 out of 10
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flyingdeadbody1 Thursday, May 31st, 2001
Strengths: accurate ( when barrel polished )
consistent
stock gun: fun to play with ( when it works)
conservative on air
Weaknesses: Well, first off you have to polish the barrel, or the gun wont shoot over 210 fps without breaking a ball, now i have polished my barrel, and i shoot it at 280 fps now, works great...until the sear gets totally messed up, the valve gets stuck in the wrong position, the loader on top breaks, and even before the loader broke, the loading system was crap...youd have to rock the gun back and forth a little bit, and keep trying to get the paintball to drop in.
Conclusion: All of the new features would be great, but the build quality is just not there anymore...I wish i wouldve kept my old PGP and not buy this one. This one just doesnt have the old reliability. I was intending on playing with this this weekend, but i think i cant now since when i gassed it up today...well...it didnt work, and then i couldnt fix it later (bad if i cant fix it) . I gave it a 9 or 10 on my last review, but now i give it a 6, because i like it...but i cant depend on it working the next time i play
Rating:
6 out of 10
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Unregistered User Thursday, May 17th, 2001
 
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Strengths: -longer barrel
-great accuracy
-no big things hangin' off your gun like CO2 or a hopper
-great feel
-powerfull
Weaknesses: -reloading sucks
-don't pump too fast or you will chop a ball in two pieces
Conclusion: it's a great gun and i think it is the best sidekick to have
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Unregistered User Friday, April 13th, 2001
 
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Strengths: Really, accurate. The new pgp has a few advantages over the old pgp. The biggest thing is that it's got a velocity adjuster, so it can get decent velocities. The co2 change plug has coarse threads, so it makes changing the co2 cartridge quicker. The loading tube slides open instead of having a threaded cap, so it reloads faster, too.
Weaknesses: The original pgp was known for its durability. I expected the same durability out of the pgp2, and was dissappointed. First, the part that slides open to load paintballs broke, so it came all the way off. It also happened to my friends pgp2. That was annoying, but not serious. There really wasn't enough thought put into the design. There's an angled wedge of plastic at the end of the ammo tube, which was put there to help the paintballs roll all the way in when you load them. It also makes the tube impossible to close if you accidentally put 11 paintballs in it. When the loading port thing's open, the paintballs can't feed into the breech either, which would've made it easier to get the extra 11th paintball out. Also, I screwed the co2 plug in "too tight" I guess, which pushed the entire valve back into the gun about a quarter to a half inch, so the gun wouldn't cock back all the way. Thank God fot the guy at my proshop. Sheridan never fixed the "weak first shot" bug either.
Conclusion: I was pretty dissappointed overall. I'd recommend this gun over an original pgp, and it is better, just not by far. It performs better, but is surprisingly fragile. (not really fragile, just more fragile) Mine has a lifetime warranty from the proshop I got it at, and I'm sure that I'd be much less happy if I had to pay to get it fixed every time it broke. I know how to take care of a paintball gun, too. It does have a couple fun features, like the ability to pump it 5 times and load 5 paintballs into the barrel, then fire it. That's fun.
Rating:
7 out of 10
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flyingdeadbody1 Sunday, April 1st, 2001
 
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Strengths: improvements over the old PGP are:

1) fast changer
2) faster field stripping
3) fiber optic sights (if you use them)
4) 2 inch longer barrel (doesnt make much of a difference, but oh well)
5) faster loader (maybe)
6) VELOCITY ADJUSTER!!!!
Weaknesses: When I got my PGP2 it looked awesome. When I played with it it did awesome. The top loader fell off one time, and it broke, so now I just take off the loader to reload it.
The velocity adjuster pretty much just stays at 250 fps, because any higher and the ball will break, unless you have a venturi bolt, polished barrel, and a right paint to barrel match (small).
Conclusion: I got this thing for 90 bucks, and it was worth it. Sometimes I play with the PGP2 at my field, just to have fun with the walk-ons. It is a very fun gun to play with.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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