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bigbubba
11-03-2010, 11:58 AM
Just wanted to say "hi" and say i love the website! I am from southern Missouri and just recentley got into paintball,Just bought a spider xtra and have a few ?'s How do you tell what year it is? I assume it is a older one. Also it is on HPA and it has a small leak ,i know it needs new orings but wheres the best place to get a rebuild kit? Last but not least is there anyone else from South east Mo here??

TheDarkShadow
11-03-2010, 12:44 PM
welcome to the forums!
to my knowledge there isnt a way to tell what year it is
this is the older style:
http://www.paintball-gun-review.com/images/guns/kingman-spyder-xtra.jpg

and this is a newer one:
http://pboutfitterz.com/images/P/Spyder%2009%20Xtra%20black.jpg

here's a rebuild kit:
http://www.ansgear.com/Kingman_Spyder_O_Ring_Rebuild_Kit_p/kingmanoringrebuildkit.htm

bigbubba
11-03-2010, 01:06 PM
Thanks mine is the old style,I have just saw where guys say my spyder xtra07 or 05 and i did not know if there was a dif.

TheDarkShadow
11-03-2010, 01:11 PM
nah, all spyders are pretty much the same internally. in 09 I believe they started to change somewhat (in the bolts anyway)

bigbubba
11-05-2010, 08:14 PM
Thanks man

bigbubba
11-05-2010, 08:33 PM
Also is it worth upgrading this gun to an electronic trigger or would i be better off saving this gun for a backup and getting something else? If i get another gun what would you recomend?

TheDarkShadow
11-05-2010, 08:40 PM
it depends how much you want to spend on a gun. a new e-frame is about $60 or $70 i think. you can get a new electronic spyder for about $150 and they have eyes which is nice.

oldironmudder
11-05-2010, 11:40 PM
If your looking to play with a Spyder for a while, I would say get a new one with eyes. If its going to be every so often with some friends, snag a used Eframe.

vikingshadow
11-06-2010, 10:35 AM
Also, paint costs go up when you get into electronics - easier to shoot means faster and more paint shot.

Welcome to the forums and welcome to the sport...been thinking of coming back into it after a few years absence myself...

2005modxtra
11-06-2010, 11:06 AM
welcome to the forums when i had my 05 xtras i had both e trigger and the rocking style e trigger. Both were nice but like viking said paint cost will go up you will use more. Will say that if your gonna play in tournys even if its for kick and giggles you will want to upgrade. ( def keep the gun if you can afford to its one heck of a dependable gun ).

bigbubba
11-06-2010, 03:48 PM
Thanks guys i've been watching the bay and here for deals on ups