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Number of Reviews: 3
Average Rating: 6.0 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $54

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Constructed from Aircraft Grade Aluminum, machined to exacting standards. Precision positioned porting minimizes distortion on the ball making them some of the most accurate paintball barrels ever sold.
Product Availability 
The Allen Paintball Products Firestik Barrel 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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ncoulter2 Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003
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Product Use:
Only tested2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Dye Xcel (far better, cheaper too)
Smart Parts Teardrop (far better, only a few bucks more)
Marker Setup: Spyder AMG Classic
Ricochet AK loader
68ci 3000psi Crossfire Nitro tank
Coil remote(if I feel like using it)
Smart Parts 14" Teardrop barrel
ACI metal vertical feed riser
Recommended
Paintballs:
Medium bore - I always use RPS Premium
Strengths: Lightweight
Flashy if you like red
Weaknesses: Slightly better than stock barrel, but only slightly
Inaccurate as far as aftermarket barrels go
Review: This is not a very accurate barrel in comparison to the cheaper models made by Dye and Smart Parts, why by this ugly thing when you could get brand-name, unrivaled buck-for-buck performance out of barrels in the same price range? You might be able to hit the broad side of a barn with this.
Conclusion: Buy Smart Parts Teardrop, Progressive or Dye Xcel for around same price and get way better performance.
Rating:
2 out of 10
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not_clever Saturday, November 9th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Similar
Products Used:
stock barrels, Smart Parts All American & Teardrop
Marker Setup: Spyder Sutter, APP Firestik w/ spiral porting
Recommended
Paintballs:
I've used RP Marbelizer & Polar Ice
Strengths: Accuracy; I don't play with a sight, but with this barrel I was able hit a 1.5 by 1.5 foot target from over 100 feet with 8/10 shots. I struggled to hit with 3/10 with my stock barrel. I've shot shot over 2000 rounds with it already and never had any paint break. It was a cheap upgrade (about $42) and I purchased it at the same time I bought my marker. It's also extremely lightweight.
Weaknesses: As I said it's more accurate than a stock barrel, but for a little more money you could find a lot better barrel.
Conclusion: If you're on a budget and looking for a cheap barrel upgrade, the Firestik would be a great buy. If you're looking for a high performance barrel, this probably wouldn't be it. Rating is based on what you get for your money.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Unregistered User Tuesday, December 4th, 2001
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stock Barrel
Marker Setup: Spyder Sonix (backup), 3000psi HP
Recommended
Paintballs:
Diablo, Sheridan Visible Impact (also a Diablo ball)
Strengths: It has a nice look, the shape adds something to the appearance of a marker. It is about 75%% accurate at 60 ft. What I mean by that is three out of four shots would be in about a six inch spread. In most cases shot four was two or three feet off this mark. It is a bit more accurate than the stock barrel but it is only a few inches longer.
Weaknesses: The bad is the accuracy. I was hoping for more from a fifty dollar barrel and as I understand it I could have gotten more. I am using it on a Sonix, my backup marker and I use it primarily for speedball and close range scenario's so it's not that much of a sacrifice. If you have a ball break you can kiss any accuracy goodbye....and it does not clear with a few shots as some barrels will.
Conclusion: Ultimately I would have to advise against this barrel. If you need one to match a gun for use at close range only or for purely cosmetic reasons, perhaps this barrel is for you. I'm rating it according to its accuracy seven out of ten, but there are alot of barrels out there that rate much better in this price range.
Rating:
7 out of 10
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