I'd like to know What makes these guns so awesome?
Posted 11 February 2010 - 04:52 PM
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Posted 13 February 2010 - 12:48 AM
I have had a 2010 PMR since October and i love it. They shoot really smoothly, quietly and don't have as much vibration as Tippmanns do.
They pretty much are good stock, so there is not much you need to do to them, all i have done was add a CP on/off and thats it. There isn't much you CAN DO to them. And recently i have gone back to my A5 and started modding it some more. Because i CAN.
I love to play with my PMR on the field, but my A5 always gives me something to do off or on the field. I love to tinker and change things and with a PMR thats not really an option, but with Tippmanns its unlimited what you can do to them.
I have to say that its all about personal preference. Go and shoot one and/or see if you can borrow one for a few games, but most definitely KEEP your X7. Its reliable and will always be there for back up. For me, my PMR is for smaller fields and big games; my tricked out A5 is for scenario play.
This post has been edited by busterdude2: 13 February 2010 - 12:49 AM
Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:00 AM
Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:22 PM
They are built with quality parts, and you get what you pay for. There are no cast parts like you would find on a Tippmann. The tolerances are tighter, and the performance is just better all around.
In the end they are quality made guns, that I personally believe are worth the price. And when I say all this I am referring to the PMR. The DM10 and all that stuff is overpriced if you ask me. You can get a new PMR (which now comes with a UL Frame) or get a used PMR without the UL and put one on it, and I promise you it will keep up with just about any high end gun up there.
Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:43 PM
Where are you playing, and what are you trying to play for?
If you're a recreational player, then the answer is "no".
If you're a amateur on the verge of being a professional, the answer is still "no".
If you're a professional that plays in the woods, you've hit the wonderful "no" with a slight bit of "except for a few cases".
If you're a professional that plays in tournaments, then the answer is "maybe". In this case, it depends heavily on: a.) Who sponsors you, b.) How comfortable the gun feels, and c.) How well you can control the gun.
The exception to this is the PMR (which is still technically a PM, I guess), which is just a good all-round gun.
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:57 AM
This is most of what I can think of for now. Hope that helps.
Posted 20 April 2010 - 04:18 AM
I'd tend to pose the question in the opposite way. Are A5s and X7s worth the money when the vast majority of the upgrades are simply cosmetic? I mean, okay, I guess you look cool walking on the field with X7 that has a banana clip and a flashlight on it...but how will that help you win a game or capture a flag?
I'm new to Protos myself, and I do think a modded A5 or X7 is probably going to get the job done for the vast majority of players, but if you can get a used PM or DM and try it out, what's the harm? Resale is so low on most markers, you can probably pick up a DM6 or PM6 for about $100. Take a little time getting to know it...then try it out. But should you rush out and buy the latest DM? I wouldn't unless you just got so much money burning a hole in your pocket that you just can't stand it.
Posted 20 April 2010 - 04:31 AM
Posted 20 April 2010 - 06:23 AM
Over half the shims stacked in the PM8 regs were done wrong. They've done two styles of bolts for the PM8 - Taiwan and US made. Even the NT had new mods come out for it because of numerous problems. Also I do not like the Hyper 3 reg. The Hyper 2 was much more consitant.
Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:54 AM
I say get a PM or a DM and keep your X7. You might find out like I have, that they are both great tools for different jobs.
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:54 AM
So are these markers worth the cost, you ask? That's entirely subjective. Do the qualities of these markers fit with your personal preference - what you're looking for in a marker - and are they important enough to you to warrant the expense? Keep in mind that the value may decay quickly - it can be worse than buying a new car when you look at markers with yearly models: they often lose 25% or more of their value as soon as you open the box, and closer to 50% when the next year's model comes out.
My views may be totally irrelevant to your decision, but I believe in shooting what you like, regardless of what the pop culture may find appealing and somewhat regardless of cost. In the long run, gun costs pale beside paint and field fees, so shoot what's fun for you. Personally, I tend to prefer those 'high-end' qualities when I shoot an electro, but I also find that most new, mass-produced markers lack a certain intangible factor, a 'soul,' if you will, so I end up stuff that's a little less common. But to each their own.
This post has been edited by Riddler: 20 April 2010 - 09:56 AM
Posted 23 April 2010 - 07:13 PM
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 10:59 AM
Posted 25 November 2010 - 06:57 PM
egos are nice and i own a few but they are a little loud and expensive to fix the "hard parts".. but if you are playing speed-ball noise doesent matter..
what it all comes down to is how much you want to spend...
sugestion dont get a slg there has been some issues with them becouse of the bolts being made wrong