View Full Version : regulators???

04-02-2007, 08:28 PM
I've noticed some people put them on and some don't....what is the need for them?

04-02-2007, 09:10 PM
you only need if you are planning to go LP.

04-03-2007, 04:30 AM
I'm very green to this sport.... LP?

04-03-2007, 04:46 AM
LP refers to low pressure, Spyders typically operate at ~800-850psi, with low pressure setups, they can run at 250-350psi. And, regulators are not just needed for low pressure setups. When you're using CO2, velocity can spike, temperatures can vary, actual psi can change and several other things that are bad for consistant, accurate, efficient shooting. A good regulator will help with all of these things.

04-03-2007, 04:49 AM
Regulators "regulate" the air so that there is the same amount being let into the gun each time. This in turn equates to consistancy and more accurate shooting (same amount of air, same distance each shot - no shootdown.)

IMHO, a regulator is in the top 3 of upgrades necessary for any gun, right after a barrel and motorized loader. You don't need it JUST for Low Pressure modifications, though. It's beneficial for EVERY gun, even if you use HPA (which has it's own regulator.) In this case, you can use the second regulator to fine tune your gun.

Low pressure, or LP, is what most mid-high end guns use. Basically, it's saying that your gun runs on 500 psi or less. Most high ends run around 75-190 psi. On the opposite end, your typical spyder runs at 850 psi. You can, however, strive to make your Spyder a Low Pressure operation. To get low pressure, a regulator is extremely important because if you don't have one, you will be very inconsistant and possibly unable to reach the lower psi levels you seek. You'll also need a valve, a spring kit and a lot of patience to work with it through the troubles that LP tends to give to spyders. Once you have it set up though, it's easier on the internals, quieter and with less kick.

04-03-2007, 05:10 AM
Thank you.....alot to take in for a newbie:)

04-03-2007, 02:06 PM
no ? is dumb.....ask away!! ;)