If it's a choice between the Stingray and the Mirage it'd take the
>Some store is selling me a Mirage w/20oz co2 and a 100rd loader for
>It's 4 months old,
>should I go for it?
Jason "Sniper Bob" Howland
: Jason "Sniper Bob" Howland
I went to a local field this weekend and the owner let me use his Mirage
and I tell you, I really liked the gun, it shot real straight. I would go
I bought a Mirage earlier this summer and I am very pleased. The
only modification so far are is an aftermarket barrel. It's
14" long, brass, has "straight" rifling, and about 1"-1.5" of spiraled
muzzle brake holes at the end. I couldn't believe the difference. Not
that the stock barrel was bad, but the new one was just so good.
Personally, I think it is great for "weekend" (read: not
tournament) games and easily satisfies most player's needs. A local
field I play at told me that they were even considering replacing their
field's 'guns with Mirages. They first got a couple to "field test" for
rugged rental use. They were pleased with all but one fault. The bottom
line hose broke off at the upper fitting if struck sharply against a tree
or rock. They felt that as a "personal" paintgun it would be excellent,
and I agree, but knowing the way rental guns get "abused" they didn't
want to risk it. I don't have any worries though. It seems plenty strong.
Having used it for a while now I appreciate the light weight,
simple design and ease of maintenance. After seeing what my friend goes
through to clean out his VM, or adjust the velocity, this thing is a
breeze! He even bought a Mirage and is planning to sell the VM.
Some nice features are that it comes stock with a braided steel
hose, bottom line set up. The velocity adjustment is the easiest of any
gun I've seen. You simply twist the thumbscrew to adjust the bolt's
spring compression. It only takes a few shots and usually less than 30
seconds at the chrono to dial it in. From what I've heard (and I could
be wrong here) the Mirage is fairly efficient with the CO2. I can shoot
roughly 400 shots with a full 7oz tank. Someone correct me here if this
Well, enough of my endless babbling.
Play Hard, Play Smart, Play Safe, and Kick some ASS.