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Old 12-28-2012, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My brother always wanted one and I just wanted to know if they are any good (all I have ever heard from them is bad) what should be upgraded and what is reasonable price for them
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They're decent. A solid step up from any electro blowback, that's for sure. Wouldn't spend more than $150. Only thing i don't like about em is the presence of internal hoses.

Get a clamping feedneck (impulse-threaded) and call it a day. Further down this page is someone with issues, and a poster mentioned replacing the lpr with an intimidator lpr.

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have one.. Ran it for quite a long time.. Great little shooter. It was very consistant over the chrono, and shot very well. That is, until I buggered an air fitting trying to replace an o-ring under the HPR mount, and Ive just been too lazy to fix it. Somewhere along the way I think I lost the trigger spring too.

Its probably one of my favorite markers to play with, but Ive started on another project and now it just sits.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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pimp = impulse meets 2008 intimidator

actually that doesn't do them credit. I had a lot of fun with one, although I'd prefer a impulse setup. Still though, for the money good guns, almost forgot they existed for a while there. It's nice to see they're still out there.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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there pretty good but i prefer impy's. Pimps are also not to effcient but neither are imps
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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there pretty good but i prefer impy's. Pimps are also not to effcient but neither are imps
while I agree on the first point, you can get impulses as well as pimps to be pretty darn efficient relatively easily. not record breaking mind you, but not bad. of course an impulse isn't all that efficient out of the box, but it's better than a lot of other stock guns in the price range. and like I said, it's not to hard or expensive to get better efficiency, maybe 30-90$, a little self education and time at the chrono station. the most important thing though is to make sure everything is clean and properly lubed. a pimp is more efficient stock out of the box than an impulse, and you don't really have to do anything in terms of upgrades (better valve being really it; replacing lpr is a good idea but not necessary if yours works - like they say if it isn't broken what is there to fix). other than replacing the valve, maybe ram/hammer assembly, proper lube/cleaning, the most significant thing you can do to get your pimp more efficient is learning how it works and taking the time to sweet spot it similarly to an a/c, although of course it's not exactly the same process.
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All of my ips were gas hogs by todays standards of course. the most effcient imp was my Detroit Thunder impulse.
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Yea I know what you mean - especially by today's standards. but still, the mags I played around with could squeeze out quite a few shots from a 68 (I don't think I ever got more than 1500 from a 68/45... that's still pretty good though, even by today's standards, right? or has getting rid out of "tournament/electro play" warped my sense of efficiency so profoundly... )
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i would get halfa prophecy and exactly 3 pods out of most imps on a 72/3k
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