Review: Spyder Paintball Guns
• The Kingman Spyder E-99 The Kingman Spyder E-99 is a fast gun, durable and can be upgraded and modified to increase its performance level. The Spyder E-99 is a gun that can perform out on the field, but will not cost you a lot of money. Priced at about $140-160, the Spyder E-99 performs well on the recreational field and can hold its own when used for tournament paintball games. The Spyder E-99 has an electronic trigger frame with modes of semi automatic, three round, six round, and full auto. It is a double triggered paintball marker with a low pressure chamber and an expansion chamber located in the fore grip. The Spyder E-99 has a vertical feed and an anti-double feed mechanism.
It runs on a 9.6 volt battery and comes with a charger. It is available in black and blue colors. The Spyder E-99 is a fast gun; however its speed can cause you a few problems unless you modify the gun after purchase. Due to its speed, you might end up with a lot of chopped balls.
To prevent this from happening, you will need to buy a better hopper to keep up with your marker’s speed. You may also need to use compressed air or a regulator since the Spyder E-99 also tends to chop balls due to spikes of the air pressure. The Spyder E-99 is also rather selective when it comes to the paintballs you use. Cheap paintballs are inclined to breaking when used with the Spyder E-99. This marker is reasonably accurate; however, you can also do better by upgrading to another barrel and by using another bolt. These modifications can also quiet the gun down a bit. Taking care of your marker is an essential aspect of owning any paintball gun, and this should hold true for your Spyder E-99. The Spyder E-99 has to be well maintained, clean and should always be well oiled since the internal parts of this marker are very likely to be scratched. The Spyder E-99 is relatively easy to field strip so cleaning it should be quick and easy. A Spyder E-99 when used right out of the box will only give you a so-so performance.
To get the best out of this gun, you will need to do some upgrades. Replace the hopper with a 12 volt electro hopper to avoid chopping. You will also need to replace the barrel and the bolt. To improve the gun’s consistency, try using compressed air instead of CO2 and you should also purchase a regulator for this marker. • The Kingman Spyder Fenix The Kingman Spyder Fenix is a gun that is tops in its own category. It is better than any gun that is classified below it but not as good as the markers classified above it. The Spyder Fenix is great to look it, will do the job it is supposed to do, and is will also provide for numerous upgrades, allowing the gun to grow with you. If you are looking for a full auto marker that is mid ranged in price, then the Spyder Fenix is for you. This gun is priced at $220 - $250. The original Spyder Fenix is no longer in production; however, Kingman has newer versions out in the market today.
The Spyder Fenix features four different modes of fire; these are the semi, the 3 shot, the 6 shot and the full auto mode. It has a built in LCD frame featuring a “one touch” adjustment. This paintball marker comes with a double finger trigger with an adjustable pull and response. It has a vertical feed, a vertical expansion chamber, a low pressure chamber, a bottom line regulator and is a drop forward marker. It comes with a 14” 2 piece barrel and a 9.6 volt rechargeable battery with charger. It also comes equipped with a tournament velocity adjuster. The Spyder Fenix is known to almost never chop. It has a great firing rate, has fantastic balance and recoil that one can only barely feel. The rate of fire is adjustable from 6 to 14 balls per second if on semi auto mode.
The distance of the trigger pull is also adjustable. The Spyder Fenix is very easy to clean. For upgrades and modifications, the first thing to do is to change the grip. The grip on the store bought marker is rather flimsy so you will need to replace that. To get the best out of your Spyder Fenix, you might want to get an electro hopper, a better barrel and you will also need to use an HPA or a nitro system.
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