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Kingman Spyder Pilot Paintball Marker Review

 


Spyder Pilot Paintball Marker
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The Kingman Spyder Pilot paintball marker is an electronic marker (gun) with semi auto, 3 burst, 6 burst, and full auto modes with tournament lock, reactive trigger response, CAMD (Color Access Mode Display), 12" aluminum barrel, anti double feed, expansion chamber with fore grip, tournament velocity adjuster, vertical ball feed, new style drop forward, two finger trigger, low pressure chamber, bottom line setup with stainless steel hose, top cocking bolt, external recharge port, adjustable rate of fire, quick disconnect pin, battery indicator, 9.6V rechargeable battery with charger, and spare parts. The Pilot operates on CO2 or compressed air. Up to 14 balls per second. Comes in sky blue or camo.

Summary: A great choice for paintballing, this is an accurate gun with stock barrel, doesn't chop balls, easy to strip and clean. A bit loud with the stock barrel.

Reviews

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

From 33 reviews:

Strengths

• The Kingman Pilot does not chop paint (with an electric hopper).

• CAMD makes setting modes quick and easy; semi, 3burst, 6burst, and Auto is clearly displayed. No more holding a button till lights flash or a color comes on.

• The Pilot is accurate with a stock barrel.

• One player reports that this Kingman Spyder has consistent ball speed fps without a regulator.

• The Spyder Pilot is easy to strip and clean.

• $250

Weaknesses

• You need a plastic adaptor to attach the hopper to the Spyder making it sit high. One player suggested that with a Viewloader eVlution (don't know about other hoppers) you can slide the feed neck of the loader over the feed neck of the gun, and secure with a hose clamp. This puts the loader about 1" above the cocking pin which is perfect. Another suggested using a Lapco elbow: "it works great".

• The Kingman Spyder is a bit loud; solve this with a new barrel.

Comments

• You will need a fast hopper for this gun or you will chop paintballs. Suggested Empire Reloader or Halo.

• The rate of fire for the Kingman Pilot in semi-auto mode is capped at 14 BPS.

Some suggest that the Kingman Pilot it is the same as the Kingman Fenix but without a gauge.

• Two players stated this marker is gas efficient; one said it was a hog.

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