View Full Version : drops

10-19-2007, 02:10 PM
just wondering what you guys thing about drops, i was maybe considering getting one for my rail. something with an on off would be nice. comments or suggestions?

10-19-2007, 03:31 PM
I like KAPP's drop zone 3. I can tilt the asa to either side & can get front to back adjustment.

10-19-2007, 05:06 PM
I'm not sure what tank you have but if I were you I would re-consider getting one. If you want a smaller setup get a smaller tank imo. Drops make the marker taller depending on where you position your tank when your shooting and that's no good. It's up to you. If I were you I'd get one with an integrated rail on it so you can use whatever on/off you want and take the drop off if you ever grow tired of it.

10-20-2007, 05:58 AM
i usea 45/45 right now, but have a few bigger tanks!

Oscum Guy
10-20-2007, 11:20 AM
high end gats w/ drops = no. ever seen a timmy with a drop? its ugly as hell.

lol its called a rail for a reason.

10-20-2007, 11:21 AM
drops have definitely phased out, and for good reason.

10-20-2007, 12:30 PM
High end, low end - doesn't matter what gun it's on. Ugly has nothing to do with it. A rail makes for a better playing tool...

Better posture, better able to run and shoot, better ability to get tighter, all of which are accomplished without a drop. I used to be a die hard drop fan. However, when I got an SP Rail, I found I was more comfortable, and it wasn't really that much of a difference as far as how far away from the gun I was. With a rail, you can move your ASA forward or backwards as necessary to make it comfortable to you. I have short arms (a short body causes that...) and I can still play with my 68/4500 and my gun comfortably close and tight. Plus, the top of your loader is lowered exponentially as compared to the depth of the drop which means no more hopper shots.

Of course, drop vs rail, this is a preference thing. You go with what is most comfortable to you - don't pay ANY attention to the inevitable, "It's ugly", or the next one that will come up sooner or later, "You don't ever see the pro's using them," which doesn't matter to your own playing style...

Oscum Guy
10-20-2007, 12:37 PM
im more of a direct mount fan. :p

10-20-2007, 02:47 PM
i use a psychoballistics 6" drop w/ on/off on my spare spyder. but thats only because i dont have an asa for it and i plan on adding a collapsible stock on it in the future anyway.

10-20-2007, 05:03 PM
any good recommendations on an on off then?

10-20-2007, 05:36 PM
hybrid push button, ndz ez turn, cp, all good brands

Oscum Guy
10-20-2007, 06:18 PM
cp direct mount ftw

10-20-2007, 08:28 PM
I have an NDZ Ultralite EZ Bleed with on/off that's awesome. Best ASA I've ever used. You can buy them with or without it's own rail, relatively cheap as well.

10-20-2007, 08:37 PM
are unis still good? i honestly dont know how much theyve phased out.

10-20-2007, 10:41 PM
i haven't seen one in a while. i never did figure out the point of them.

about the drops, what vike said. personal preference is all that matters. i like different setups on different markers, days, and games. so go for whatever you like.

10-20-2007, 10:59 PM
same here, imma fan of drops on heavy guns, it balances the weight a lil better. ull never see me put one on my ion tho, maybe just a razor or a rail.

Oscum Guy
10-21-2007, 05:32 AM
rail really isnt that heavy. someone w/o a ul weigh theirs

10-21-2007, 06:43 AM
are unis still good? i honestly dont know how much theyve phased out.

Unimount I is good. I have one on my Spimmy. A little tough to turn when it's fully aired up, but not bad.

Unimount II sucks. Period. EXTREMELY hard to turn, the heads on the stupid grub screws they use on the rail strip easier than anything, and it doesn't bleed as easily.

Oscum Guy
10-21-2007, 06:46 AM
u want this

lol bad pic

10-21-2007, 12:03 PM
a ripped couch??

10-21-2007, 12:06 PM
Nah, an adapter to hook it to a compressor.

10-21-2007, 12:46 PM
rail really isnt that heavy. someone w/o a ul weigh theirs
I'm pretty sure with this number... 1.8Lbs without barrel. This is just from the top of my head, I know it's light though.

10-21-2007, 01:18 PM
1.22 pounds without barrel, battery and reg. 1.94 pounds with those on.


31.1 ounces (or 1.94 pounds with everything.)
- 5.0 ounces for reg w/ macro
- 3.5 ounces for barrel
- 1.6 ounces for 9-volt
- 1.5 ounces for asa, macro & hose
= 19.5 ounces or 1.22 pounds per industry standard

Taken from PBN. Not sure if these are exact, but I believe they're pretty dang close.

Oscum Guy
10-21-2007, 02:30 PM
a ripped couch??
no a pm6 frame :dodgy:

10-21-2007, 04:30 PM
was that compressor deal a custom or can you buy them like that? i would assume that has a filter on it

Oscum Guy
10-22-2007, 02:28 PM
custom. lol for a filter theres a bunch of rubber pieces from a comp mous ball in it.