After playing with my stock class phantom for about three years, I decided I was ready to make the jump from a high quality pump action marker to a high quality semi automatic marker.
I had started playing with a pump to make my disiplined in three areas:
I played non-stop with my phantom, almost always against guys with great firepower (shockers,cockers, etc...). I got absolutely destroyed in the beginning. I would leave the field with no kills, covered with welts and paint.
I refused to give up.
I would go out on my own and practice snap shooting, running and shooting, bunkering, off hand shooting, and many other essential gun fighting skills.
Eventually, something clicked. My game play began to improve dramatically. I was shooting lots of people, often with one shot kills. I was taking on two, sometimes even three opponents at a time with my stock class marker. I even made a few stealthy moves that would make Sam Fisher jealous
I then decided that I got everything I possible could out of my phantom. I could sneak very well, was a very good shot, and used very little paint.
It was time to upgrade.
After many many hours of research, the marker of choice seemed obvious - AGD Tac One automag
The gun I was looking for had to fit this criteria:
-Consistent(equals accuracy) - a must for any scenario player in my opinion
-Quiet - VERY important for a sneaky, sniper type player
-Mechanical -Got nothing against electros' but I like to know I can go underwater with it
-Fast shooting - Just in case
-Ability to accept scope or sight - THIS JUST IN -Aiming the marker helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Light - Lugging around a heavy marker at a 24 hour scenario is not fun
-Reliable - Would you rather be playing or fixin' ?
The Tac excels in all of those categories.
It carries a hefty price tag ($450 USD) but in my opinion it is totally worth it.
My setup is such:
Simmons 30mm Red Dot sight
CCM On/Off ASA
Nitroduck 68/3000 nitro
16' Evil Driver Barrel
This marker is absolutely AMAZING. If you play like you have a pump(move stealthily, pick your shots) and actually have a High End Semi ( fast shooting, accurate) you will be one hell of a force to be reckoned with.
With my Red Dot properly zeroed, I can make 75 foot shots 100%
Players often comment on how they cannot hear my marker going off
When poo hits the fan, this thing can RIP!!!!!!!
It never ever chops - level 10 antichop bolt
Its decently efficient(some complain about mags' efficiency compared to the tourney markers of today, I'm not complaining)
Reliable and Solder proof - I've played in thunderstorms, fallen in swamps, covered it with sand, mud, paint - It still keeps going- and going good
Extremely simple operation - can field strip and clean in under 2 mins
Here are the factory specs on it:
The TAC-ONE was developed specifically with the scenario player in mind and its Three Rail (Military Spec Picatinny) Black Anodized Aluminum Mainbody is designed to house a wide variety of optical accessories. A fourth mounting point on the bottom of the new Wingless Tac Rail is ideal for mounting additional accessories like a flashlight or laser sight. The TAC-ONE also sports an Black Anodized All Aluminum X-Valve with a Factory Tuned LvL 10 Anti Chop Bolt, Black Micro-Switch-Ready Intelliframe with Blade Trigger and a cocker threaded two Piece J&J Aluminum Barrel.
Overall, I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend the tac one automag.
Its well worth the price, and you will NOT be dissapointed