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Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:18 AM

Hey guys I am looking at getting a new gun, but there is an Etek 1 going for pretty cheap (I think), but there is also a Tac One and I have been wanting one for a while (QBOW). Anyways, what are the pros and cons of each gun? And what do you think I should get?

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 05:20 PM

Don't get the Qbow. If you go Tac-One, configure it how you like after you've played with it.

Between those two, I would say the Tac-One. The Etek1 will fire faster, but I think just in general, the Tac-One is just a nicer marker. Both will be reliable, but I would side with the Tac-One here.

Of course, Etek2's are really sick too, you should check those out.
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:20 PM

You need to shoot both of them before yoou buy one. The etek is lighter, faster, and more efficient. Upgrade parts for the etek are easier to find too. replacement mag parts are easily avaliable, but upgrade parts are much harder to come by.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:54 AM

Comparing a QBow to a tourney marker is like comparing apples and dogs.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 11:53 PM

View Postgunhand, on Dec 19 2008, 01:20 AM, said:

You need to shoot both of them before yoou buy one. The etek is lighter, faster, and more efficient. Upgrade parts for the etek are easier to find too. replacement mag parts are easily avaliable, but upgrade parts are much harder to come by.

This is true, but only because there's nothing on a Mag that really needs to be "upgraded." All aftermarket parts are mostly mods for different configurations and set ups.
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Posted 20 December 2008 - 09:08 PM

Thats basically what I meant.

Keep in mind too, the etek will still be faster(legaly) because it has "field/tourney legal" modes(semi, ramp, etc), whereas the only tourney legal way to setup a mech mag is semi only, faster fire rates can easily be acheived but you have to use the Reactive Trigger part of the valve, and unfortunately that isnt legal on all fields ;) .
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Posted 20 December 2008 - 09:23 PM

I would say eteck and here is why.
Lighter - you can carry it around all day
Air efficiency - it is often over looked what air efficiency does especially if you play any scenarios.
resale
maintenance - you will not find an electro that is easier to take car off.

both guns are great but i would go eteck

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 09:09 AM

If you can't carry a Tac-One all day, you need to go to the gym... or even just drink milk, that thing is light as hell!

Eteks seem great but it seems like Etek2s are much better than Etek 1s.
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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:43 PM

View PostStealingYerMail, on Dec 21 2008, 09:09 AM, said:

If you can't carry a Tac-One all day, you need to go to the gym... or even just drink milk, that thing is light as hell!

Or, buy an Etek.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 01:39 AM

View Postpoohbear13, on Dec 20 2008, 11:23 PM, said:

I would say eteck and here is why.
Lighter - you can carry it around all day
Air efficiency - it is often over looked what air efficiency does especially if you play any scenarios.
resale
maintenance - you will not find an electro that is easier to take car off.

both guns are great but i would go eteck


Automags have pretty good resale... better than most electros do, at least. They don't get replaced every few years or even every year, there's a lot less of a supply of them and generally less demand (less competition between people selling them to drive down prices), and there's a lot less of a chance you'll buy one and receive a broken marker because Automags are so damn near indestructible.

And for maintenance... yes, Eteks are easy to maintain as far as electros go. But Automags have to be some of the easiest markers to maintain altogether. Just a few drops of oil in the ASA every case or two and that is all you need to do. If you feel the need to really tear it down and clean it, there's a thumbscrew and one other screw you pull out, and the entire thing comes apart for cleaning.

Not trying to knock the Etek here, but just those two points don't seem correct in my eyes.

Anyway. Just see if you can shoot both, and take whichever you prefer. They're both great markers, really. I'd take the Tac One first (or actually an RT ULE Custom, I don't need the rails on the Tac One, so I'd just save myself the extra weight, and it would also be a little easier to clean without the rails) because I'm a huge fan of Automags, and I also prefer markers with as low a profile as possible because I find them easier to aim. Since the Tac One is single tube and the Etek is stacked, I'd personally prefer the feel of the Tac One. My friend has an Etek and I've held it and shot it and it certainly is a very solid marker, but just not really for me.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 10:04 AM

Etek, etek, and etek. Basically everyone else has said the reasons I would.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:56 AM

View Postghostinthewood, on Dec 19 2008, 08:54 AM, said:

Comparing a QBow to a tourney marker is like comparing apples and dogs.

so which is which?




im sorry, ive been watching this go back and forth and i cant hold my tongue any longer...


gunhand said:

You need to shoot both of them before yoou buy one. The etek is lighter, faster, and more efficient. Upgrade parts for the etek are easier to find too. replacement mag parts are easily avaliable, but upgrade parts are much harder to come by.


Agreed, you wont know which fits until you try. But seriously, what upgrade parts could you possibly need for a tac 1? once you break in a tac's BUILT IN reg, your golden for the rest of you paintball career only requiring regular maintenance.

poohbear13 said:

I would say eteck and here is why.
Lighter - you can carry it around all day
Air efficiency - it is often over looked what air efficiency does especially if you play any scenarios.
resale
maintenance - you will not find an electro that is easier to take car off.

both guns are great but i would go eteck


the tac is just as light as an etek believe it or not. and since your comparing, why not the RT ULE Custom as Z3RO mentioned... i had one that was quieter than my friends heavily upgrade ion. You have efficiency with the etek but when playing a few games on a 68ci or what have you, its not going to matter.

hah, resale?! i built my tac one shortbow from scratch. it cost me about 500 to build when i think about it... i could easily sell it for much more right now. the majority of the parts are used, and i've had it for 2+ years with consistent use. then tell me that the eteks resale is better after a year of regular play, and NO replacement parts or upgrades. the only replacement i made on my tac in the last year, was a bumper o-ring.

Dont get me wrong, i played with an etek and it was absolutely amazing, but i can get the same ROF and performance from a mag with less hassle and not worry if my battery dies.


My fully loaded Shortbow (longbow stock and shroud w/ warp feed) is heavy, but i can still heft that thing around till the cows come home.


im sorry, but the tac... ANY Mag, will last you longer than 5 eteks and even after years of not playing, you can still have that performance after you take it out of storage.

now that my ranting mode has ceased... i must ask the starter of this thread...

What type of paintball do you play? (whats your playing style?)
What are you looking for in a marker?
What are you playing with now?

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:26 AM

View PostTaCticulMerderer18, on Jan 22 2009, 11:56 AM, said:

View Postghostinthewood, on Dec 19 2008, 08:54 AM, said:

Comparing a QBow to a tourney marker is like comparing apples and dogs.

so which is which?




im sorry, ive been watching this go back and forth and i cant hold my tongue any longer...


gunhand said:

You need to shoot both of them before yoou buy one. The etek is lighter, faster, and more efficient. Upgrade parts for the etek are easier to find too. replacement mag parts are easily avaliable, but upgrade parts are much harder to come by.


Agreed, you wont know which fits until you try. But seriously, what upgrade parts could you possibly need for a tac 1? once you break in a tac's BUILT IN reg, your golden for the rest of you paintball career only requiring regular maintenance.

poohbear13 said:

I would say eteck and here is why.
Lighter - you can carry it around all day
Air efficiency - it is often over looked what air efficiency does especially if you play any scenarios.
resale
maintenance - you will not find an electro that is easier to take car off.

both guns are great but i would go eteck


the tac is just as light as an etek believe it or not. and since your comparing, why not the RT ULE Custom as Z3RO mentioned... i had one that was quieter than my friends heavily upgrade ion. You have efficiency with the etek but when playing a few games on a 68ci or what have you, its not going to matter.

hah, resale?! i built my tac one shortbow from scratch. it cost me about 500 to build when i think about it... i could easily sell it for much more right now. the majority of the parts are used, and i've had it for 2+ years with consistent use. then tell me that the eteks resale is better after a year of regular play, and NO replacement parts or upgrades. the only replacement i made on my tac in the last year, was a bumper o-ring.

Dont get me wrong, i played with an etek and it was absolutely amazing, but i can get the same ROF and performance from a mag with less hassle and not worry if my battery dies.


My fully loaded Shortbow (longbow stock and shroud w/ warp feed) is heavy, but i can still heft that thing around till the cows come home.


im sorry, but the tac... ANY Mag, will last you longer than 5 eteks and even after years of not playing, you can still have that performance after you take it out of storage.

now that my ranting mode has ceased... i must ask the starter of this thread...

What type of paintball do you play? (whats your playing style?)
What are you looking for in a marker?
What are you playing with now?


My Automag with an unported 11" barrel (looks like an 8" because it's twistlock, so the first few inches are inside the body) is quieter than my friend's Etek1 with its stock barrel, actually.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:49 AM

lol.... case and point

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 12:06 PM

Tac 1 (x valve regulator stock wich is very expensive and accurate) do some reserch on it.
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