Category Archives: Product Reviews

Smart Parts Ion

The Smart Parts Ion is a low-cost electropneumatic paintball gun designed for the player who wants a tournament-level paintball gun at a basement price. While you won’t mistake it for a top of the line gun, it is a good performer and can compete in the same ballpark as any gun on the market. Pros Inexpensive Very upgradeable Lightweight Will […]

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Spyder Sonix

The Spyder Sonix is one step up from Kingman’s most basic paintball gun and is a good looking choice for the beginner player. Whether the upgrades that improve on the base Spyder model are worth the extra cost is entirely a question of preference. Pros Inexpensive Very upgradeable Simple and reliable design Quick-release bolt Cons Not particularly accurate or consistent […]

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Spyder Xtra

The Spyder Xtra is Kingman’s nicest semi-auto, mechanical gun. It’s very similar to the Spyder Sonix but comes with an expansion chamber and drop forward, making it a good option for the beginner. Pros Inexpensive Very upgradeable Quick-release bolt Expansion Chamber Cons Not particularly accurate or consistent Has a tendency to chop cheap paint All components are low-end Description Entry-level […]

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Planet Eclipse Ego

The Planet Eclipse Ego is a high-end paintball gun that should satisfy any tournament player. It is extremely efficient, accurate and consistent, but that performance comes at a high sticker price. If it weren’t so expensive, it might qualify for a 5-star rating. Pros Accurate Lightweight Well-balanced design Great efficiency (shots per tank) Cons Only one included barrel back Slightly […]

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US Army Alhpa Black

The US Army Alpha Black is a durable yet inexpensive gun that is perfectly suited for the beginning player or anyone who prizes durability and simplicity over lightness and speed. Pros Durable construction Very simple and easy to maintain Low price Included tool kit Cons Heavier than most guns Somewhat bulky Complete disassembly is time consuming Description Semi-automatic blowback paintball […]

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US Army Alhpa Black Tactical

The US Army Alpha Black Tactical is a pre-upgraded version of the Alpha black that will appeal to the scenario or MilSim player. While it doesn’t offer much in the way of performance upgrades, it is cosmetically and ergonomically superior to its little brother. Pros Durable construction Very simple and easy to maintain Low price Included tool kit Cons Heavier […]

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Smart Parts Vibe paintball gun

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The Smart Parts Vibe is a basic electropneumatic paintball gun that looks good and also performs solidly. It can’t quite compete with more expensive electros, but it shines in its price range. Pros Inexpensive Upgradeable Easy-out bolt Low Pressure Cons Requires Compressed Air or an Anti-Siphon CO2 Tank Capped rate of fire on stock board Somewhat difficult to change firing […]

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CCI Phantom paintball gun

The Phantom is the classic on which all other pump paintball guns are compared. It is a simple, compact, reliable pump paintball gun that is suitable for any player with any level of skill. Pros Light and compact Runs on CO2 or compressed air Customizable Cons Slow to fire (It is a pump, after all) More expensive than basic semi-automatics […]

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Empire Trracer paintball gun Review

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The original Trracer was one of the workhorses that kickstarted the paintball industry as it was one of the most common rental and consumer pumps until the start of the semi-automatic era. Empire’s re-invisioning of the Trracer brings to mind the durability of the original but has some modern design themes to introduce the modern generation of players to the […]

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Paintball Guns Review

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Empire Trracer Review The original Trracer was one of the workhorses that kickstarted the paintball industry as it was one of the most common rental and consumer pumps until the start of the semi-automatic era. Empire’s re-invisioning of the Trracer brings to mind the durability of the original but has some modern design themes to introduce the modern generation of… […]

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