Mabye a new bolt when the stock one starts to wear...new barrel.
No gas thru!!!
My field uses these as rental markers and I have to say that they are quite good for rentals!!! Compared to procarbs and other outdated junk, these seem to keep up pretty well. For one game I let my friend use my gun I use his rental, and it was suprisingly accurate...I hit him on the tip of his finger!!!
Superb Product with those who are new to paintball.
Fenix ACS with a Halo hopper, a 14 inch Empire Twister Spyder Barrel, Smart Parts 20oz Tank With Smart Parts On / Off Valve CO2 Tank, and a Kingman Rocking Trigger Frame
Dont know too many, a barrel
Small and light
Shiny, not accurate, poor gun
The accuracy is very horrible. It was very hard to hit a target from just 15 feet away. A new barrel is a must, if you want this gun. The chopping was very frequent, although it did kind of start to decrease later in the day, but it still chopped and was very annoying. This gun looks pretty cool, but is very shiny. Which is kind of a good thing, if you get lost in the woods oyu can always reflect light up to a search helicopter or something. It was pretty efficient on CO2, I was just using a small 12 ounce and got a good 500 balls out of it. The trigger is very stiff so you cannot get going to fast on this. Not like you can you will chop pretty soon when you get going along. The grips are not good, and I was slipping constantly. I dont like holding onto the hosepipe, I like a good fat grip to hold on to.
I dont think this is worth it. If you want a gun within the same price range, but perfroms better, then get a Victor, or Victor II.
Although I only used it for one match as a rental gun, this gun was pretty good. Once you get used to the curves, you can shoot pretty accurately with this gun. As I said above, it rarely chops paint, it's reliable, and it's light. Only problem was when I tested with it, the owner stuck a very noticable neon-green grip on it. Not only did it look ugly, it was noticeable.
Moral of the story: Black and neon-green DO NOT work together. 'Nuff said.
This is a gun a beginner can get pretty accustomed to. It's near perfect for a beginner. Intermmediates and Pro's need to steer clear of this fish (Duh).
piranha blvf (red)
32 degrees gas through chamber
32 degrees flame drop forward
custom products 1piece barrel
NEW BOLT (not absolutely necessary but if you want this gun to perform best get a bolt
It is cheap and a good gun for beginners
Not a straight shooter
I first got this marker when i started paintball and it was a good gun for me because i was a newby. I have not experienced a single problem with this gun since i got it except for one velocity spring adjustment (stretching the spring) when i got my new barrel.
The one major thing that upsets me with this gun is that when i shoot i can see that the balls are not flying straight. This has bugged me enough and i am in for a new gun soon.
If you want to drop the little extra money, go with an electronic marker, PMI makes them, Diablo, Spyder, etc.
This gun has worked for me but as i am getting better my gun is not keeping up. If you are first entering this sport this gun is a good alternative to droping a ton of cash
98 Custom--- The pmi is a super duper begginer gun but in the long run you might as well get a 98 for a starter gun as they are incredibly durable and outperfom the piranah in many ways
Angel 05 SPeed w/ Boomstick
Definatly barrel as the accuracy is good for about 20 feet When i first got this gun i barely taged any1 because of its bad accuracy but i got a barrel for it 14 inch and it worked considerably better.
Easy to clean
Not too ugly
good on the gas
The gun is shaped pretty good nice feel off balance but its okay. When you go to grab the gun you grab the line as it is where a grip should be making it akward to run and shoot with the gun. But as a begginer gun no1 rteally cares. All in all a good basic body shape good internals dont need to change really anything exept the occasional o-ring
Fantastic begginer gun or non hardcore player gun. Its a chingy gun loud when you shoot as the bolt hits the back of the gun. I suggest 98 Custom as begginer gun though as its much more in style and will keep you satisfied longer
Reliable, Easy to clean, affordable, good performance.
Paint scratches off easily.
I have used this marker almost as long as I have been paintballing. In this time, I have had very few problems and it proves to be reliable day in and day out. After upgrading the barrel, hopper, and reg, you're all set for a very long time. It is easy to strip, just pull the pin out. It is also lightweight. The Price is right, too, mine cost about $100 new. This makes a great marker for new players due to it's price and little required maintenance.
I think this is a great gun for beginners and experienced players alike.
The gun is nice and black, good for woods ball. High rate of fire, good for speed ball, extremely accurate dispite the short barrel. It has an agressive feel. I can get about 500 shots per 9oz tank. Whats more to say? Amazing gun! Upgrade the barrel is its amazing
To conclude this review, buy it an an barrel and your good to go.
Piranha BL VF G3, all stock except 14" Progressive Barrel
A Barrel upgrade is a must.
Does not chop/break balls
Simplicity to clean
No front grip
My experience with this marker has been great. It works perfect for anyone who doesnt shoot a hopper of paint in less than 2 min. The BL VF takes any paint you can throw at it and I have never had any break/chop problems of any kind yet. Its simple field strip design makes it very easy to maintian. Works with spyder upgrades so there are a ton out there. The stock 9" barrel needs to go and should be your first upgrade. Seems to shoot just as good as a Tipp 98 and its lighter, not to mention it used less gas than my buddies 98. Its a great marker for its price class.
A great marker for its class, and it has lots of room to improve/upgrade. A must buy for someone starting out. (just get a new barrel) I give it a 9 because the stock barrel leaves much to be desired
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, August 17th, 2004 at 12:22 pm PST
Piranha G3 BL VF, Smart Parts All American barrel, Mako Storm electronic trigger frame, PERFECT expansion chamber foregrip w/quick connect hose attachment, 20oz. CO2, Viewloader electronic hopper, STOCK bolt assembly
Plastic rear block .
I just bought this gun used and I am still going through the gun to work out the kinks I have found. I am extremely careful with my guns and I make sure to go through every part before they go into use. This one is having issues with the bolt blowback and it will not re-cock.
Also, the plastic rear block snapped into 2 pieces.
I feel that this gun will be very cool when I am done with it but right now I can not give a proper review.
I will re-evaluate this gun when I get it straightened around and I will change my rating then.
Spyders, Rebels, electronic Piranhas, and basically all other spyder clones.
Piranha g3 BL VF
12" CMI barrel
PMI Expansion Chamber
Pure energy flame drop forward
new barrel definitely
expansion chamber helps but not needed
probably a drop it is a little back heavy
Light, doesn't chop balls, highly upgradable, nice stock trigger pull, and accurate.
stock barrel could be better. It is very loud, also bright blue isn't camoflauge.
I have had this gun since i started playing paintball. This gun is very cheap ( i got mine around 80 ) , and requires little maintenence beyond a oiling. This is also very durable i have sat on, dropped, accidently rammed it into a tree, and it fell of a 4-wheeler, and still works like its new. This gun is also very upgradable all though all you really need is a new barrel there is so much more you can do. After a new barrel is put on this gun its accuracy skyrockets and it rarely ever chops paint. If you really have the time and effort you can upgrade this to a tournament level marker.
Now i could go and on and tell you about all the good things about this marker but then i'd never get to the bad parts. Well there is a few things that plague this otherwise outstanding gun. The main thing is that the stock barrel is below par. Sometimes it seems like balls do complete loop de loops before they hit their mark. If you look at some of the colors such as their blue, and chrome markers they arn't the greatest colors for woodsball. Combine that with its loudness and you can expect a few quick eliminations.
Overall this is a very good gun. Great for new players and veterans alike. But just dont expect it to be perfect.