I borrowed this gun from a freind for a war, and i loved it! its a great gun, never broke any balls, good reliablility, decent accuracy, everything you can ask for in a low priced marker.
sadly pmi dosent make them anymore, but you can find them at yard sales low priced!
Overall a great marker, i would reccomend this to anyone lookin for a quality low priced marker!
Includes a double trigger(standard).Got about 2-3 bps.
Very very very inacurate.Chops balls a ton.
i liked this marker alot.i used it when i played walk-on at OA paintball,Bowie.this maker works better with HPA rather than Co2.i tested them both out.i dont know what it is,but with Co2 (indoors) balls curved of at about 25 ft or so.they just flew off.with HPA the results were much much better.i would not buy this marker if you are looking for an accurate,yet capable marker.on this marker you either get speed or accuracy.
This marker is perfet for getting into the sport,but i would not recomend buying this marker if you all ready have one.
9 inch stock barrel(i suggest u buy an upgrade but its a so-so barrel) 9 ounce c02 i also have a 14 inch pmi razzor barrel which does cut down the distance slightly but its great for woodsball
Quiet,Doesnt use alot of co2,Light,Never chops
Bad stock barrel
This is my first marker,its great for a cross between begginer and intermedient players.i own a black marker and barrels and its is good camo for woodsball and town.i suggest u get the black rather than a bright "shoot me now" red,yellow ect. it can shoot 7 balls a second max! thats pretty good for a semi gun. if your a hardcore woodsball player this is your gun! some people may get frusterated at the grips but it doesnt bug me.since i play woodsball alot,,i dive like im in a pool.the grip offers freat protection from you diving on the hard ground and demolishing your gun. by the way it is very durable also.
1.) SP Ion
Smart Parts Linear 16" Barrel
PMI 72/3000 HP Tank
Ricochet Apache LED Hopper
New Designz Roller Trigger
2.) Piranha BL VF G3
Pure Energy 16 oz. Co2 tank
Homemade Continuous Agitation Hopper
Trigger. Expansion Chamber/Foregrip.
-Fast ROF (For a mechanical gun)
-Easy field stripping
-Lack of a foregrip makes aiming a bit harder.
Okay. First of all, let's get something straight here. I am not comparing this to a high-end electric, like an Ion or an Angel or a freaking Timmy or whatever. To do so is simply stupid. This is a mechanical gun, made for those who are beginners are just want to play non-competitive woodsball.
For about ten months, I used this with your standard 200-round Extreme Rage gravity-feeding piece-of-crap hopper . No chops. I eventually made the hopper into a homemade revvie, but before then I must have put at least 15 cases (30,000 rounds) through this thing, shooting mostly 8-12 BPS, according to a field chrono. It has never chopped. This gun is also pretty darn accurate. Despite what sure looks like a crappy stock barrel, it's really not bad at all. If you have money for a barrel upgrade, by all means get one, but it does just fine without one. The gun is also easy to field strip. Mine has never broken in a game, but the easy-strip pin is pretty handy. It takes about 30 seconds to completely clean and lube this marker.
The only negative: The Piranha BL VF G3 lacks a forward grip, which makes it a bit awkward to hold and aim at first. I got used to it, and so will most people, i think.
This is a great entry-level gun. Fairly fast, fairly accurate, won't chop. It was my first gun, I loved it then, and even though, after 2 years, I now own an Ion, I still like this one better.
For colder climates, or if you like to waste paint, get an expansion chamber.
Longer barell would help.
Inexpensive. Reliable. Easy to strip.
A fore-grip would be a benefit. At first I found it awkward without.
This was my first marker I purchased. And I still use this. I have an R6 for backup just-in-case.
This maker has been excellent to me. And I to it. I take it apart and clean and oil it after every day of play. I look after it and I think for that reason alone, I have not had a single problem with it.
Finally this year, I decided to get an expansion chamber for it. I was sick of shooting liquid CO2 from it as the season would become late fall. Since the upgrade, I have not had any problems with CO2.
Actually, I upgraded our spare Pirahna R6, and my wive's R6 Rocket with expansion chambers, macro lines, and 14" J&J Performance Ceramic barels.
This marker proves accurate, nice light weight (compared to Custom 98 anyhow). You get a great rate of fire by fanning the trigger, and with good paint, chopped balls are hardly a concern.
easy to strip and clean.
no elbow required.
great feel to it
I purchased this marker about 3-4 Years ago now and I never regretted it. It never breaks and always preferms great. it is very silent which I love and feels great holding it. very smooth and easy to clean and looks great.. with teh Xchamber it is also very gas efficent.
Great for begginers or pros. i used it and learned how markers work and after taking it apart so often i can strip and clean prety much anything. preforms just about as good as My new custom pro and has never let me down in 3 years.
Breaks balls occasionally
Overpriced for retail $150
It actually surprised me when I shot it. The gun is fairly quiet, but unless their is a big fire fight your still going to be noticed when you shoot. It is a spyder clone and many upgrades are available for this marker. Also like the spyder it is very easy to clean if and when it breaks a ball, and it will break a ball.
The stock barrel is not very good, but no gun under $1000 is. No respect will be granted to you from your gun, if you want respect you going to have to take it. It breaks balls frequently, but not too often to set you out of every other game.
This gun is not a bad one, but I needed something better. If you have higher expectations you need a spyder, but if you just want to play this isn't really a bad gun despite its faults. I recommend a spyder it will cost about the same with a stronger performance. This is an average gun so I'm giving it a...
Smart Parts ION
Extreme Rage Feedneck
Crossfire 47/3000 tank
Light, Nice trigger, Looks, Efficiency
LOUD, very loud. Stock bolt is crap.
I shot this gone for a while, and yes, it DID break alot of paint. But I was a noob and used BE paint alot. It's a pretty nice gun, and with the right upgrades, it will rip. But if you just want a weekend gun to play some woods ball, get a quieter barrel and you're good to go.
Piranha G3 BL VL
16" CP Barrel
20oz co2 tank
Warped Sportz Drop Forward
if u have the money use HPA i know ud rather buy a new marker instead of HPA but air makes a world of a difference
rugged / durable
Drop off in cold weather
Ball breaks cause large problems
I got this marker as a Christmas present way back when it first came out and i was amazed at how well it worked it almost always shoots straight and is always very quiet.
i also purchased a venturi bolt for it the first time i played with it and the accuracy increased a lot.
Awesome gun for beginners or small budgets it a very nice marker for woods play.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, March 30th, 2006 at 4:21 pm PST