View Full Version : buying new used gun!

08-20-2006, 10:31 PM
would you guys recomend an older boblong like a 2k5 or something similar over an ion....im prolly gunna get a used gun off of e-bay and ive been finding a lot of really good deals on some nice looking stuff, but i dont know much about boblong markers. also i see a lot of cockers but i hear those are a beach to take care of....any recomendations?!?!?! (still praying for that cheap shocker!)

08-20-2006, 10:36 PM
i sent you a PM, but really, use common sense on buying a gun, dont go spend 1000 on a spyder, just look around for the best deals

08-20-2006, 10:53 PM
You should also maybe list your price range..

08-21-2006, 03:15 AM
Ehh cockers are not that hard to take care of... Once you have them timed (especialy E-bladed cockers) then there is nothing to take care of besides normal cleaning and lubing....

Any timmy 2k4+ will do you good... just because the Alias was the top of the line stack tube marker until the 06 timmys and Egos came out....

08-21-2006, 04:25 AM
As always my word of caution getting a used marker from e-bay...

You never know the previous owners care habits. You can buy a gun and get a great deal then have to spend a lot of money fixing the internals because of poor maintenance. I am not saying don't get a gun from e-bay, but be cautious.

If you want to get a good gun I would still say get the Ion. It is a me too gun, but then again so is a Spyder.

You can get it new from Durrell for $190 (http://www.carolinapbs.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=101_107&products_id=36)

08-21-2006, 08:02 AM
Why get the ion when for 60 bucks more you can get the icd promaster off action village for 250, which is a far superior gun

http://www.actionvillage.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/DisplayProductInformation-Start;sid=4bjFP3kIv4rENT3hOWsFl3Ou83rMI6BCqfA=?Pro ductID=eX_AqArba8UAAAEHHgdnjp_Y

08-21-2006, 12:51 PM
anyone else have a take on the promaster? looks like some nice weaponry...experiences or opinions?

08-21-2006, 02:51 PM
go to pbreview.com it always helps me when I'm stuck with what to get heres the link:


08-21-2006, 03:42 PM
Angels are nice, i know u can find some cheap

*cough* check ur pms *cough*

any older high end/ mid end gun is a good choice

08-21-2006, 08:37 PM
right now im in the 250-350 range, and ive found timmys, some wicked ions, all kinds of cocker, dont think ill go back to spyder, even some of those promasters in that proce range. so if you guys have prefrence of one over the other, please share!

08-21-2006, 09:03 PM
I prefer Egos over all... but they are $$$....

I love stack tubed guns. Not a huge fan of the spool valve in Shockers... but I love the shockers light trigger pull and light weight feel. Another gun I like are Timmy's. Personally, I would buy a cheap spyder body and convert it into a Spimmy... but thats time and $$$ also. But for under $350 I am pretty sure you can build yourself a killer Spimmy.

Honestly, I like to be unique. Thats why I am not a huge fan of IONs. Like I said before, I am also not a fan of spool valves. ION FTL IMO.


I also forgot to add that I like Angels. They are a really reliable gun and you can pick up a old one for a good price. You might have to go up a little bit more in your price range though. ;) I personally feel that it is worth it. I would look into purchasing that one from Hossy. You know it's a good gun if it comes from him. :)

08-22-2006, 04:59 AM
whatever you do, do not buy from ebay unless the person has like 1000+100% feedback

most of the markers that are cheap has some parts missing,
bought an electra off of there, didnt come with a v/a, or a spring guide pin.

it also chopped very much

08-22-2006, 08:01 AM
sry if im hijacking the thread but do u kno if i bought the ion of durrel would i get like free shipping?

08-22-2006, 08:11 AM
uh i wouldnt think so, no
but im pretty sure he doesnt charge handling fee's

only shipping

08-22-2006, 08:51 AM
He charges shipping as far as I know... you really cant avoid it unless your spending alot on a gun. Usually when you spend in the 250-450 range people will just do the shipping themselves.

08-23-2006, 06:52 AM

08-23-2006, 07:05 AM

shut up were trying to help you with prices and quality places.
go with CPBS you can never go wrong with D

08-23-2006, 07:09 AM
Boys Play Nice!!!!


08-23-2006, 07:11 AM
bamf have u actually banned ne one yet?

08-23-2006, 12:38 PM
*Points out that because of Mlb06's questioning, hes going to be the first test of his banning powers* :dodgy: haha

08-23-2006, 05:54 PM
bamf have u actually banned ne one yet?

Would you be interested in testing me?


08-24-2006, 06:28 AM
well i just missed an a-bomb timmy by a few mins!!! it only went for 300!!! damnation!

08-24-2006, 06:30 AM
well i just missed an a-bomb timmy by a few mins!!! it only went for 300!!! damnation!

The joys of ebay :)

There is always a snipper waiting for the good deals.