Posted 13 July 2008 - 12:10 PM
Brainshot, I too have to recommend getting the Tac-One longbow instead of the Ion. I have a friend who has the same play style as you do. He likes the slow-paced, tactical side of things. He had a Tac longbow, and sold it to buy an Ion longbow. He's had problems since the day he bought the marker. He's currently in the process of selling off his Ion stuff in order to repurchase an AGD Tac-One Longbow system. Having shot both, I can vouch for it. Not only will the AGD not give you problems like the Ion could, it's IMO an all-around better shooter. If you want BPS or an extremely light trigger pull out of it, Pneumag it. It's not a terribly difficult thing to do, and it gives you a mechanical "mouse-click" trigger.
Another thing, I would recommend the DP Fusion over the PMR. Proto Rails are nice guns, but they don't stack up to the fusion. Two very good friends bought these two markers, one the fusion, one the pmr. I've used both several times, and I thoroughly enjoy using the fusion, while the PMR is just decent. I myself am a pump player. I haven't found a marker yet that's equal in terms of accuracy to my phantom. I've shot... various pumps, PMRs, DM series, PM series, Fusions, cockers, Egos, Angel 1s, Tippmanns, Spiders, BE guns, etc. The fusion came really, really damn close. I can put paint exactly where I want it with a stock fusion, not so much with a stock PMR. Not to mention while the fusions still going strong, the PMR's currently on my workbench waiting for a reg rebuild. You can find PMR's for about 280-300, and F7 (2007 Fusions) for about $250. The Fusion, in my experience, is a much better stock gun. You won't even need to buy a new barrel for it. New (F8) Fusions run about $400 or so. I haven't used one, but from the reviews I've checked out, nothing seems to have changed for the worse.
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Or! You could purchase a CCI Phantom for a couple-three hundred and come over to the dark side! Everyone loves pump. My phantom, on unregulated CO2, shoots +/-2 FPS most times. On a good day its +/- 0 / 1. Can't beat that with a stick. Not to mention pump play is the most fun I've ever had with paintball. It'll make you a better, more competent player, too. I started playing pump a year or so ago, and haven't looked back since. I've since then sold off all my semi's (Including a PPS Blazer) except for my old Tippmann 98, which I keep around for loaner purposes.
Anyhow, Thank you for your service and I hope this helps!
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