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Old 11-06-2006, 04:26 AM
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Default Triumph XL Review

I'll try my best with this review, but I only shot it a few times.



Well, I shot this marker at the target range on Saturday after the day of playing was over.

The first thing I noticed was the looks. I did not like it. (see pic above). Quite frankly, it looks like it belongs on the set of star trek. Beam me up Scotty! After holding the marker, I noticed it was extremely light weight. Probably because it's plastic. It felt comfortable to hold and I could pull it in tight to my body. The stock barrel is a 9" barrel and seemed to work well with the field paint (RPS Polar Ice). The guy who owns the marker said that he did not break any paint for the day. But I don't think he shot very much, maybe 500 rounds. I shot it and it was fairly accurate. At close range (20 feet), it hit a target 10 out of 10. At approximately 40 feet 8 out of 10 times. At a greater distance, it seemed to drop off. It was loud when shooting and had alot of blowback (see video of "popcorn popper"). His loader was a black gravity feed loader, so I couldn't see if the paintballs were jumping around inside, but my guess would be they were jumping all around. The maintenance looks like it would be a pain. My guess would be at least 10 screws to take the clam-shell body apart to get to the inside. After that, I don't know, since I didn't actually take it apart. It looks like the only thing you can upgrade on this model is the barrel. I don't think it would be worth upgrading.

If I had to rate the marker, this is how I would rate it:

appearance: 0 (star trek phaser-looking)
accuracy: 7 (stock barrel was OK, for a stock barrel)
durability: 3 (it's plastic, how long do you think it will last before it breaks?)
maintenance: 3 (too much to take apart to maintain)
ability to upgrade: 0

Overall average rating: 2.6

For a person just starting, and they really liked the looks, it would be a OK marker, but for the money ($100 for complete package), you could do alot better and have the options to upgrade. Would I ever consider owning this marker? Maybe for my kids when they are 8 years old because of the weight, but only if the price was $30.

Hopefully I covered everything. If I missed something, let me know and I'll see if I can answer it.
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Old 11-06-2006, 05:22 AM
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The maintenance looks like it would be a pain. My guess would be at least 10 screws to take the clam-shell body apart to get to the inside. After that, I don't know, since I didn't actually take it apart. It looks like the only thing you can upgrade on this model is the barrel. I don't think it would be worth upgrading.
1) tippmanns are always had a ton of screw to open the gun. It is somewhat a pain in the butt to take apart a 98c.

2) i bet there is more to upgrade than just the barrel. Tippmann will probably come out with some sort of smaller ups (response trigger maybe?) that you could put on it. I dont care about Tippmanns at all, and they are a waste of my time and money IMO. but if they dont have some kinda ups out yet, there will be some later.

the barrel is always something to upgrade right away IMO unless you get a gun that comes with a high end barrel, such as a freak, UL, or other barrel of the sort.

any pics of the real gun, in your hands or in your buds?
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Old 11-06-2006, 08:56 AM
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the barrel is always something to upgrade right away IMO unless you get a gun that comes with a high end barrel, such as a freak, UL, or other barrel of the sort.
I completely agree with you on upgrading the barrel, but what I meant by "not worth upgrading" is for that particular gun, I wouldn't mess with upgrading a barrel (or anything for that matter), unless you plan to buy more tippys.

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any pics of the real gun, in your hands or in your buds?
No pics. I forgot my camera. But he did dress the typical noob part. Jeans, tennis shoes, swear shirt (sorry not red, but it was royal blue).
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Old 11-06-2006, 05:30 PM
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Im not to sure that i agree with you on the durability. this was most likely ment to be a rental type gun. that you could ignore or use to abuse. the lack of upgrade ability will most likely stay with it.
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:58 PM
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(hey, i play in jeans, chucks and a sweatshirt..... )
I haven't shot one yet, but to me it does seem that they are more like the rental type guns meant for kids who want to look like they have a "high end" gun. It looks a whole lot larger in person than i expected it to, bigger than a drill or nailgun. I'm sure that even though it's plastic that it's pretty durable, something that could be tossed around and still keep shooting.
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Old 12-13-2006, 05:21 PM
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Well this review doesnt look good. When I first saw it, I didnt expect anything good anyway. Thanks for the review.
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:51 PM
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when i first saw this gun i immediately thought brass eagle reminds me of the brass eagle striker. tippmans are like ipods they arent really that great more of a ststus symbol than anything.
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