JCS 5.5" xShort barrel quick review of the xShort barrel
Posted 30 September 2005 - 02:04 PM
I was equally impressed and surprised at how well the xShort barrel performed. The range and accuracy was equal to if not just a tad bit better than my 12" (I know that doesn't sound correct but it seemed that way). And it was great for use in a particular part of the field I found myself in quite a bit, the trenches. I noticed that I was able to come around corners, with my marker up, without making awkward adjustments. Popping up or around bunkers was much easier, obviously, but so much easier that I was able to trade more shots with my opponent and thus increased my opportunities for making good hits. I counted more kills with the xShort than with my regular barrel. I believe that the cause can be attributed to the fact that it was just simply faster to bring my marker up or around obstacles and/or bunkers.
So if you're wondering if the xShort is a good investment, I think it is. Especially if you like to play it up close and on the front lines.
By the way, I had this barrel on my A5A2 using an HPA tank as the air source.
Posted 03 September 2006 - 12:12 PM
I play Light Riflemen, and I'm starting to see that Spec Ops has good reasoning for recomending a short barrel for this position on a team.
On my next order from Spec Ops the JCS 5.5 WILL BE on my list.........
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Posted 27 October 2006 - 03:02 PM
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Posted 12 November 2006 - 07:17 PM
Great for CQB, decent report, and really, there's not enough barrel for paint-to-bore sizing to matter! (IMO)
I've got one for my 98c and A-5 as well, and they both look pretty sick
Posted 12 November 2006 - 07:19 PM