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SP Shocker RSX Paintball Gun Review

The SP Shocker RSX paintball gun is a great all-around gun. It’s really fun to just shoot with it, and at the same time, it also gets the job done. It comes with the standard RSX bolt system, a system that uses less pressure than normal. For you out there who know your paintball guns, you know that less pressure used equals better accuracy. It’s also really important to constantly maintain your marker, and it’s really easy to do maintenance on this marker.

Before getting into details, I can highly recommend this paintball marker. The SP Shocker RSX is extremely reliable and durable, and if you maintain it properly, it will last you a long time.  It’s also very light so it will never slow you down, in my experience, people prefer light guns and this one is definitely light, but at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference.

Reliability

In my opinion, the reliability of this marker is one of its greatest upsides. I find reliability to be extremely important when choosing a marker; nobody would like to have their gun dysfunction during a game. The SP Shocker RSX was designed with durability and reliability in mind, it has worked out extremely well for players out there and that’s a part of why people love this gun. First of all, it’s extremely easy to maintain, there’s even no need to use tools for maintenance. The RSX bolt system is another reason why it’s so reliable. As it’s using less pressure to get the job done, the parts/material take less damage.

Accuracy

Again, it all comes down to the RSX bolt system. For accuracy, it’s extremely important that the marker uses as little pressure as possible. This does not only save you gas but provides great accuracy. The system only uses 170 PSI, which again, provides great accuracy, saves you gas and the inner parts takes less damage.

Design

Composed of quality material and a very slim design, this marker looks very stylish and slim but don’t be fooled, it has great features and is extremely easy to use and maintain. Another key feature of the gun is its weight, at only 1.70 pounds, it’s very easy to carry it around a whole game without feeling tired on your arms. One thing is for sure; this gun will not slow you down.

To conclude, the SP Shocker RSX is very compact and reliable. It’s extremely lightweight and with the RSX bolt system, it’s also very accurate and reliable. If you plan to buy a marker and use it for a while, this is definitely a great choice.

Azodin Blitz 3 vs Azodin Blitz 2 (a full review)

I’m back for another review, this time comparing the Azodin Blitz 3 to its older generation, Azodin Blitz 2. Comparing these weapons, there were a few similarities but a lot of improvements as well, in my opinion.

Similarities:

ASA’s – Stayed the same.

Barrel – The barrels are pretty much the same, they machined it a slightly different way but at the end, they are really similar.

Eye covers – They look and feel pretty much the same, simple and great design in my opinion.

 

Changes:

Feedneck – The feedneck on the Azodin Blitz 2 was a bit hard to operate in my opinion. It justed a “twist lock” which was very hard to deal with, first of all, it was kind of hard to get a good grip of it , which made it harder to clamp down. When you finally managed to get it down, it was equally hard to loosen it up. The Azodin Blitz 3 however, has a really good design to it. They went with a kind of adjustable style, it doesn’t have the “twist lock” which the Azodin Blitz 2 had. It does have an adjustable screw on the side, which is really easy to manage. I think this was a huge step forward and it got a lot easier to put the hopper in and tighten it up. A really easy system to use which makes the process a lot more efficient.

Body – They made the body a lot lighter on the generation 3 gun. A big step in the weight reduction which you really can feel when holding the gun. It became a much easier gun to maneuver compared to the older version.      

Frame – The Azodin Blitz 3 has a composite frame which makes it structurally strong with the weight benefit of the composite.

Trigger – The newer generation comes with a curved style trigger, which looks kind of like a “s”. Where as the older version has the flat style on the trigger. I do prefer the curved style, but it’s really up to each individual preferences as the different trigger styles doesn’t come with any competitive advantage.

Backs – The board setup is very similar, however, the button interface is a bit different. You have a couple of different firing modes with preset rates of fire for each firing mode. Bear in mind that you cannot adjust the rate of fire within the different firing modes, but they do all have different rates of fire presets.

 

A conclusion of the Azodin Blitz 3

I really like the new features of the gun. First of all, there was a huge improvement on the weight, it feels much more manageable. The feedback got a lot easier to deal with thanks the screw lock, you can tighten it a lot harder to makes sure that the hopper stays nice and firm. I haven’t had any problems with the trigger, it has been working just fine for me. Overall, great improvements and a great gun for a reasonable price.

Tippmann X7 Paintball Gun Review

The all new Tippmann X7 paintball sniper is a state of the art marker, a cut above the competition. It has been equipped with the unique ‘FlexValve’ technology that has the potential to operate well below 300 PSI (pounds per square inch) for optimal air efficiency.

What this means is that it will be able to squeeze off around 1,400 shots from asingle 4500 PSI tank with near ridiculous ease. The Tippmann X7 is one of the very first ever electro pneumatic markers to provide a whole series of those highly coveted features that are so necessary for the serious paintball enthusiast. These upscale features also include both manual as well as electronic firing modes.

However, rapid fire does not have to come at the price of excellent accuracy since the X7 is a naturally accurate weapon and will remain so, regardless of how fast you shoot. It has superior air efficiency that allows far more shots between tank changes then most conventional paintball markers. Moreover, it also has the ability to utilize both compressed air or CO2 systems and the same can be seamlessly changed in the field as well. Let us check out its major pros and cons:

Low recoil characteristics

This is a .68 caliber marker that has been built around a ‘Spool Valve’ design. This set up makes for minimum recoil while shooting, so that you can shoot for hours at a time without losing your accuracy. Since the maker does not kick all that much, follow up shots are a veritable breeze.

Accuracy and silence

These are two main requirements for a good paintball marker. If it is not accurate enough, you will miss your shot and what is more, alert your target so that he will take preventive measures. Apart from that, noisy markers also make you a target for all the opponents in the vicinity. However, the X7 is less noisy and quite accurate as well.

 

More firepower

The hopper on the Tippmann X7 can easily hold up to 200 paintballs. This is due to Tippmann’s all new patented cyclone feed system. Here, the paddles effectively create a feed and firing rate of around 20 BPS.

 

Range

No paintball gun can be said to be effective if it does not have a decent range. The X7 is certainly no slouch in this department and has an effective range of 150 feet.

 

Overall reliability

The true test of any paintball marker is its reliability. It has to shoot every time the trigger is pressed. If it cannot do that, than all the combat customization and the high claims of range and accuracy are just mere fluff in the wind. In a nutshell, the marker needs to fire each and every time you press the trigger, there has to be no exception to this rule. In this regard the X7 does not disappoint at all.

Modes of fire

The marker boasts of a three selector switch that can be used to fire in different modes. These include semi auto, full auto, full auto response and even three-shot bursts.
In terms of its disadvantages, the main drawback is the same that many other markers from Tippmann also suffer from. It’s a pretty heavy marker and if the arena involves a lot of springing and running around, you might be at a slight disadvantage over your competitors. However, this is more than offset by it’s the many advantages of the Tippmann X7.

Tippmann A5 Paintball Gun Review

The Tippmann A5 is a paintball marker that is capable of very rapid firing indeed, thanks to its patented “Cyclone Feed System.” This feed system basically connects the marker’s own air system to the feeder sprocket. This in turn, allows the A5 to be able to rattle off multiple shots faster than most markers currently available in the field.
In fact, it is widely touted to be the perfect entry level marker for not just casual beginners but also many intermediate players who are looking to upgrade from their previous marker to something that would be able to boost their game play straight up to the competition level.

Specifications

  • In terms of its key technical specs, the Tippman A5 has the following features and specifications
  • The operating pressure is 800 psi (pounds per square inch)
  • It is a 68 caliber marker
  • Barrel length: 8 Inches
  • A5/X7 barrel thread
  • barrel bore size: 689
  • BPS 9+
  • Overall marker length: 19 inches
  • Overall weight: 3 pounds 2 ounces

Durability

As far as durability goes, the Tippmann A5 is one paintball marker that is built to last a very long time indeed. It boasts of a full aluminum die cast receiver that has been finished with a rugged and durable black surface that seems almost as impossible to mark or scratch, as the Glock’s legendary Tenifer finish.

Recoil reduction technology

The marker comes suitably equipped with an end cap equipped with shock absorbing technology to cut down on felt recoil as well as general wear and tear that is inevitable every time the marker is used.

High Capacity

The Tippmann A5 is also equipped with a large front knob that actively cocks so as to completely close the receiver. This is a high capacity marker that can potentially hold a total of 200 rounds in total.

 

Ease of disassembly

This paintball marker can easily be taken apart and then subsequently reassembled in less than a minute. This is because its field striping manual does not require any tools for disassembly, which means that you will not have to put off the onerous cleaning chores till you get home. But rather you can clean and lube the marker even during the middle of an exciting game!
Yes, its disassembly is a tad different from many other markers available today, but once you get used to it, you will be able to master it in a jiffy. This ability makes it especially endearing for many hard core enthusiasts.

 

High Potential for Upgradability

If you are the sort of player who simply loves to modify his chosen marker then you will love the Tippmann A5. There is a huge variety of upgrades available for this marker. These upgrades range from custom sniper barrels all the way to a lighter and quick response trigger system, different verities of collapsible stocks, expansion chamber kits and a whole lot more. Apart from that the marker can be seamlessly operated with nitrogen, CO2, or even compressed air.

 

Drawbacks

The main drawback of this marker is its weight. It is markedly heavier than many of its counterpart paintballs markers. Apart from that, it is not exactly the most accurate paintball marker in the field.
Its many advantages more than make up for its few disadvantages and that is precisely why it is such a popular choice for paintball enthusiasts all over the world.