View Full Version : Spyder Pilot

05-29-2007, 04:19 PM
Well i was lookin around at our local sports goods shop and saw this spyder pilot so i read the features and thought it was pretty nice. I go online to paintballgodz.com and find a package ( The Package) (http://www.paintballgodz.com/product/1-KIT-PILOTBLUGLD) there is anoter one with an electric hopper but my friends guna sell me his for 20$ and its got 18BPS feed.

My question is, is it worth it to me to buy this package as my first gun?
How does the Spyder Pilot perform, any difficulties?
How long does the charged battery last?
Does it take batteries, if so how long do they last?
What do you like about the Pilot?
Is the Pilot a good first-time gun?
Should I save for the Pilot or get 70$ more and get an Ion?

I have been paintballing for a couple years now, getting the rental guns I have fun with em and the rental guns are Spyder Xtra's which IMO arent to good. I have finally decided to get a gun but i dont know what to get. The Spyder Pilot seems to be a terrific gun, im specifically looking for an electronic gun, with response and double trigger.

Oscum Guy
05-29-2007, 04:26 PM

05-29-2007, 04:29 PM
umm no what?

05-29-2007, 04:54 PM
Internally, the Xtra you use as a rental and the Pilot are identical, short of the ACS, which some love, and some hate. For the price of the package, you could probably piece together a comparable marker in the sales thread, or buy someone else's marker, that would have overall better performance than that package. Don't get me wrong, the Pilot is a nice marker, and among the more popular of the Spyders, but I think you could spend less/equal and get better.

05-29-2007, 05:03 PM
How much are you paying for the pilot? Do you use Co2 or HPA? I ask these questions because if you use HPA you might want to look into getting a VS2. This is Kingman's newest gun and is low pressure stock and has eyes.

05-29-2007, 05:08 PM
Well if you like at the site i gave u see the price its like $189.99 and i use co2 i get it all day for 7$ at the woodsball course i go to

05-29-2007, 05:19 PM
If I were in your situation I would buy a used Spyder. You can find some nice used Spyders with a bunch of upgrades for cheaper than that. You can look around the B/S/T area on this forum and on the www.pbnation.com forum and I'm sure you'll find something you like in your price range.

06-01-2007, 11:29 AM
If you are playing woodsball i would not recommend this gun. For woodsball i would recommend a tippmann. The pilot ACS is more of a speedball/hyperball/airball gun and less of a woodsball gun


thats what i use for woodsball. (plus a stock and 14" smart parts barrel)

or since you like the response trigger maybe try the response trigger on an A5: http://www.paintballgodz.com/product/PB-TIP-A5WRT

06-01-2007, 12:52 PM
get a gun from the mr series if you are playing woodsball. they are relatively cheap and i don't haven't had any problems with mine so far. i love my mr1

06-01-2007, 01:20 PM
well since u play woodsball heres a link to an mr2 that is being sold on this site it's basicall a pilot with a milsim look plus it's $135