Personally, I won't need the tac rails, but its OK for me if they are there. It is kind of refreshing to see a company put out an all metal quality gun marketed to scenario folks. I had an SP8 completely fall apart on me a couple of years ago- the plastic litterally rotted away and is sitting in pieces in a box in my garage. My X7 didn't even get two cases through it before breaking the cyclone, and now I've got way more into it than the Drone will cost. The MTAC is way over priced IMO, and weighty. Ths SP1 is priced right, but kind of basic in features, although there a lot of them being used now around here.
It sounds like Macdev will be putting out tons of quality options for these, and that is what a good scenario gun should have- not just appearance fluff. Personally, I could care less what it looks like as long as it works. Different barrel combinations, ability to change fire modes on the fly, and a simplified & easier maintenance spool design all sound good to me. Hitting the sub $600 price mark with these features will let them appeal to a much broader market. The RX is a great marker, and it shoots like a dream, but at $1250, it is out of reach for most folks. I've personally played a lot of woodsball with both an RX and a tricked-out 07 cyborg, and I will be giving the Drone a good run as soon as I get my hands on one. I'll post a review up on one as soon as they get here, and you can be sure they'll be seen at most scenario games in the Northwest just as soon.
This post has been edited by Boomer14: 14 June 2009 - 05:47 PM