LOOKING TO BUY GUN, NEED ADVICE

LOOKING TO BUY GUN, NEED ADVICE

Post by KJC 0 » Sun, 27 Apr 1997 04:00:00


I Need All the advice i can get about getting a gun, i really like the
spyder compact and could use anyone's ideas on a good setup for it

i also like the tippman mini light and want to hear anything about that

any other guns around 350 that are good i would like to hear about also

          thanks  

 
 
 

LOOKING TO BUY GUN, NEED ADVICE

Post by Paul Hildebrand » Sun, 27 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I Need All the advice i can get about getting a gun, i really like the
> spyder compact and could use anyone's ideas on a good setup for it

> i also like the tippman mini light and want to hear anything about that

> any other guns around 350 that are good i would like to hear about also

>           thanks

 The Spyder is probably your best bet. A stock Spyder is good enough for
rec play. If
you go further you can upgrade to tournement; usually cheaper than auto
mags are to upgrade. I've never owned one so I don't know what the
maintenance or dependability is like however.
 A VM-68 is another nice gun. They are VERY durable and take little to
no maintenance. When you do strip them down there's only 4 or 5 parts to
the internals. They are heavy guns so if you play 4 or 5 hours you'll
find you arms getting tired. I had a cheap 14 inch barrel with a mussle
break and found it had AMAZING accuracy.
 I can't say much about Tipman's but the only field around here that
used them had lots of problems with them. The accuracy was also
terrible. Most of the fields here use F2 Illustrators which seem
dependable and reasonably accurate. I don't know about upgrades but
stock F2's wouldn't be good tourny guns IMHO.

 
 
 

LOOKING TO BUY GUN, NEED ADVICE

Post by Ronald Ne » Wed, 30 Apr 1997 04:00:00

I don't know what went wrong with the tippmans, but EVERY one that I have
seen shoots better than a spyder, tippman pro-lites have amazing accrucy
and durability for $30 more.  I had a spyder for 6 months then got smart
and got a tippman.  Just don't get the mini-lite too many problems.

 
 
 

LOOKING TO BUY GUN, NEED ADVICE

Post by Wah Ta » Wed, 30 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I don't know what went wrong with the tippmans, but EVERY one that I have
> seen shoots better than a spyder, tippman pro-lites have amazing accrucy
> and durability for $30 more.  I had a spyder for 6 months then got smart
> and got a tippman.  Just don't get the mini-lite too many problems.what kinds of problems did you have with the mini-lite?  in case you

haven't noticed they are the same gun(pro/lites even have the hole in
the bottom of the reciever for the conversion kit)  the only problem
i've had was the conversion kit was machined too big and rattled when
fired and that was sent back to the factory and returned in a week.  i
think that's pretty good don't you?  in any case the mini-lite gives you
more options specifically wether you want the verticle bottle or not.  
presonally i think that it gives the gun a meaner look thereby adding to
the intimidation factor.
                                my two cents
                                Wah Kee Tam  tip#2884

 
 
 

LOOKING TO BUY GUN, NEED ADVICE

Post by Serge Egelma » Fri, 02 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


> > I don't know what went wrong with the tippmans, but EVERY one that I have
> > seen shoots better than a spyder, tippman pro-lites have amazing accrucy
> > and durability for $30 more.  I had a spyder for 6 months then got smart
> > and got a tippman.  Just don't get the mini-lite too many problems.what kinds of problems did you have with the mini-lite?  in case you
> haven't noticed they are the same gun(pro/lites even have the hole in
> the bottom of the reciever for the conversion kit)  the only problem
> i've had was the conversion kit was machined too big and rattled when
> fired and that was sent back to the factory and returned in a week.  i
> think that's pretty good don't you?  in any case the mini-lite gives you
> more options specifically wether you want the verticle bottle or not.
> presonally i think that it gives the gun a meaner look thereby adding to
> the intimidation factor.
>                                 my two cents
>                                 Wah Kee Tam  tip#2884


I have a carbine and love it, it's a lot like the prolite, but better.
It's a lot lighter, and more accurate.

Serge