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Kingman Spyder E-99 Avant Paintball Marker Review

 


Spyder E-99 Avant Paintball Marker
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The Kingman Spyder E-99 Avant paintball marker reviewed here is an electronic marker with semi-auto, 3-round burst, and full auto firing modes, with selection for rate of fire for burst and full auto, with LED light display format and IPI (intelligent pushbutton indicator) System 3.0, low battery indicator, Reactive Trigger Response, an expansion chamber with fore grip, a low pressure chamber, and a steel braided bottom line air supply. Up to 14 shots/second on full auto. With two finger trigger. Includes a 9.6V rechargeable battery and AC charger.

Summary: The Spyder E-99 Avant is a light, accurate, and fast marker. The stock barrel is fairly accurate but loud. You may have to be mechanically inclined in order to maintain this Spyder.

Reviews

The following points have been compiled from various Kingman Spyder reviews. When you read a marker's reviews, patterns can be seen.

From 50 out of 151 reviews:

Strengths

• Stock barrel is fairly accurate.

• Trigger is pretty light, and adjustable.

• The E-99 Avant is easy to strip and clean.

• Upgradeable

• Light gun

• The E-99 Avant is fast - 14 BPS on semi-auto.

• Can remove a jumper to lockout auto mode for tournament use.

• Anti-glare finish on the gun and barrel

• Instant hopper holder for direct feed; no need for an elbow, making the gun 1 or 2 inches shorter.

$190.

Weaknesses

The glowing LEDs make you a target at night; put some tape over them.

• The Spyder E-99 Avant needs an electric hopper for full-auto mode. 3-burst and semi-auto works fine with stock hopper. Suggested Empire Reloader, Halo, EVO2.

The bolt will scratch the gun and the bolt itself after 1000 shots. Suggest a delrin bolt like a tiger shark, a shocktech, or supafly.

The beavertail on the E-99 Avant can hit your goggles. File down or tape.

The feed neck is plastic and may break with a heavy hopper.

• The stock barrel is very loud. Suggested: Smart Parts 14" Teardrop.

Two players complained the marker may occasionally not autocock. One player repaired it by sanding down the rubber piece behind the striker a few millimeters.

You may need an anti-siphon tube to keep liquid CO2 out of the gun, or you will be blowing O-rings. Suggested a better expansion chamber like the 32 Degrees 2K3.

You may need to be mechanically inclined to be able to maintain this marker.

Comments

Compared to E-99, the E-99 Avant has no dip switches and no 6-burst mode ("but who needs it"). No need to remove the grip to change mode while paintballing, just hit the button and select your rate of fire.

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