View Full Version : History of the Spyder

04-03-2006, 09:32 PM
Hello everyone. Ive been searching the web for a while but can't find much information on the history of the Spyder. I have many questions. Was it the first to use this design (IOW, are Pirahnas, Draguns, etc copies of the Spyder design)? What models were released in what years? I have my gun posted on the pictures page, and a post titled "my classic spyder", can anyone tell me what years it was possibly made in?


Chris Placzek

04-04-2006, 08:55 AM
the Spyder's first entered the market in '94... oops, gotta go, i'll finish this later.

04-04-2006, 09:17 AM
Didn't Spyder take it's initial design from Pirhanna or PMI or something like that?

04-04-2006, 09:30 AM
Heres the link to the pic of my gun:


BTW my friends got one just like mine except the powerfeed is way fat on the end, necessetating special elbows. Whats the deal with that one?

04-04-2006, 05:11 PM
Spyder original circa 1992ish
Shoots 290fps@375psi
Internals all modified stock except a 32degrees valve pin
Centerflag HyperFrame w/ trigger job including 50g switch
Lapco Steel BigShot
Palmers Stabilizer
Halo TSA, Taso LPC

Answered your own question?:)

04-04-2006, 07:00 PM
Actually I came up with '92 because of the expiration date of the CO2 tank. However, since Spyders werent sold before '94, it is highly unlikely that this gun was made before '94. And Im not sure when Kingman switched over to the slim striker, but I dont know of any variations in the fat body models, except for my friends which just has a fatter powerfeed. Oh wait there were black ones I think.

Chris P

04-04-2006, 07:34 PM
i think vm-68 were the first to use the double tube blowback design

04-04-2006, 08:11 PM
As far as I know Spyder was the original and Piranha and Brass Eagle copied the Spyder design. That is way if you're looking for parts for alot of guns, you will find they are spyder parts.

04-10-2006, 09:50 PM
i have an old compact with the fatty striker...i'd guess mine's from about 1998 or so...

04-13-2006, 11:33 PM
Same body as mine?