View Full Version : tourney gun

04-24-2006, 04:34 PM
im looking for a good tourney gun that is under 1000$ i was mainly looking at angels or dye maybe even autococker but autococker confuses me so if i can get some sugestions on some good tourney guns id appreciate it.

ps dont even bother mentioning an ion

04-24-2006, 04:44 PM
Shockers are cheap right now, and definitely a good gun. I think you can get a vision shocker for less than 600.00 now.

Thing is, you have to actually go and hold all these guns and if you can, shoot them so you can make the decision for yourself. Once you get above a certain level/price range in markers, they basically all do the same thing. The differences are looks and comfort more than performance.

04-24-2006, 04:53 PM
Yeah, Diffenately do what Vike said, And I have my vote in for a Shocker, As Vike stated... And yes they are on paintballgear.com for 598, and that is with Vision Eyes.

But, most importantly go and try some different markers yourself... I personally have shot a couple Shockers and I LOVE the feel of them.... So, It has my vote.

04-24-2006, 04:59 PM
ok ill look at the shocker but im not too concerned with feel of the gun im just looking for a better gun then i have that i can tourney with because im tired of my mech marker . and is the shocker lpa or hpa ? stock

04-24-2006, 05:00 PM
If i were you i would go with a PM6... the feel is amazing and it is easy marker to take care of.

04-24-2006, 05:05 PM
yea i looked at those and they look awesome but right now im just looking for ideas but i do like the pm6 and shocker

04-24-2006, 06:10 PM
anything from the matrix family will treat you well.


04-24-2006, 06:31 PM
My favorites........Freestyle V8 or Cyborg for the win!

04-24-2006, 06:50 PM
anything from the matrix family will treat you well.


qft, althought if i had a grand i would pick up a used ego.

04-24-2006, 08:06 PM
qft, althought if i had a grand i would pick up a used ego.
Nah, If I had a grand, I'd pick up a brand new 06 ego, they are on pbn new for $1000 or less if you look around and be patient.

Like Vike said though, all high-end markers like angels, shockers, ego's, timmy's, matrices will all shoot the same after they are properly set up. I myself am an intimidator fan, but it doesn't mean I will tell you to go and pick up a brand new timmy. Do what Vike said, shoot them and then decide which you like.
P.S. but if you want the best marker, get yourself a timmy :evil:


Recon by Fire
04-24-2006, 08:36 PM
G-7 Fly for $995 new on AV....

04-24-2006, 08:41 PM
I've got a pretty new 06 Angel Speed for sale. $850. Ask chubb0rz or TheRedBarron... Angels > all.

Best shooting gun I've owned. I wouldn't sell it if I didn't need money for a down payment on a car.

04-24-2006, 08:44 PM
If I remember right Barron has an 06 Borg :)

04-24-2006, 09:22 PM
He's also got a G7, an Ion, dex's old Evo and something even sicker than those, but I dunno if he's talked about that one yet. He has quite a collection.

Anyways...he's an Angel whore now, he's on the good side.

04-25-2006, 05:03 AM
PM6 or Evil Minion(same gun with cosmetic changes). Both around 750 which gives you 250 left to grab some other gear or paint to practice.

04-25-2006, 08:24 AM
youre already selling it chris? geezus...not that i expected you to keep it long.

anyways, do what vike said and shoot them first, that way youll know what you like.

04-25-2006, 02:11 PM
I hate to just repeat what others are saying but I would definately go and get a feel for other markers.

All markers (for the most part) that cost over $500 have the same basic operation (electro pneumatic with eyes). But they will all be balanced differently, weigh different, and their triggers will have a different feel to them. For example my old angel was alittle back heavy, but the trigger was great, my friend Freestlye (2006) is very light but so much so that a large hopper made it feel top heavy, cockers are rather heavy and have a big profile (and can be complicated if your not familiar), Egos are nice, but I'm not sure they are worth the money (just a milled and lightened Impulse IMHFO), so if you want a tourney gun I would start off simple.

$200-300 for a Rat Impulse, older angel, Bushy, Defiant, or what ever, get a nice barrel kit, maybe a ramping board and just have some fun. Use it to get the feel for an electro gun (how to time your shots and how to make accurate firing lanes).

These markers maybe heavier, and not as "stylish" but they will still shoot 18+ BPS and will let you understand the play style of high end tourney ball before you dump enough cash to put as a down payment on a car into a paintball gun.

04-25-2006, 04:26 PM
yea i think im gonna look at a bob long defiant they seem pretty cool and i can get 1 for around 400$ and are all bob longs low pressure or hpa? And are most high end markers ( angel boblong autococker etc) low pressure?

Chris Cole
04-25-2006, 04:34 PM
At this level it's all about feel. Shocker's shoot great, but I can't stand the feel. I'm not impressed with the Ego's I've been around, but everyone I know who shoots one loves it. Hold the guns, don't buy into hype (every company does it) and do some research. I think right now, the Nerve is the best bang for the buck.

04-25-2006, 05:18 PM
youre already selling it chris? geezus...not that i expected you to keep it long.

anyways, do what vike said and shoot them first, that way youll know what you like.
My car was stolen, so I need money for a down payment on a new one.

04-26-2006, 08:19 AM
Defiant 2 :up:

Very nice gun for the price. Yes it is LP and needs HPA to run.