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Old 08-22-2013, 09:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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They did not take off here at all. The reason there are so many in my city (two or three come up on local classifieds a week) Is because one of the two main paintball stores had an affiliation with Kee, so they pushed PMI stuff. The year after I bought my US 5 is when PCS went under, and then the store was trying to blow out their old stock for cheap, so tons of greenies were grabbing them up. Maybe for some people they were fine, but they were very cheaply made in my opinion, and it was the gun to have if you wanted double feeds.
The PCS US5 was the rental at one of the local fields for a few years. I know once they stopped using them and PCS was going under they blew them out at a stupid cheap price. It actually brought a lot of new players into the sport. My dad owns one (barely plays literally has been out twice in literally a decade) and he's a fairly good shot with it at our local field last time he was out (last summer) for the money he paid for it I can't fault it. With that said when it comes to cheap markers I think the best bang for the buck I have ever seen is the GoG eNMEy I love mine
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The PCS US5 was the rental at one of the local fields for a few years. I know once they stopped using them and PCS was going under they blew them out at a stupid cheap price. It actually brought a lot of new players into the sport. My dad owns one (barely plays literally has been out twice in literally a decade) and he's a fairly good shot with it at our local field last time he was out (last summer) for the money he paid for it I can't fault it. With that said when it comes to cheap markers I think the best bang for the buck I have ever seen is the GoG eNMEy I love mine
Same at Flagswipe in London here. The US 5 was (is) their indoor rental. My dad got one too the same time as me in a march break sale, everything you needed to get started with an aftermarket barrel was 250$. They are not too bad, but the feedneck is the stupidest creation on earth, and mine would double feed allllllll the time. Mine really didn't chop that much, it would just crunch a ball and get it stuck along side the bolt, so you had to take apart your marker to get it working again. Honestly, I have had 35+ markers in my paintball career so far, and my first one, the US 5 was the worst. Not just because it was a low-end mech. I love low end mechs because they are so simple to use and maintain. I don't have an eNMEy, but if you have a spare one in Freak Green I would borrow it!
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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So I was rooting through my closet for packing to go to college and I found my grade 9 science project.

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I took 4 guns with 9 inch stock barrels, clamped them in a vice, and took 5 shots at a chunk of cardboard 20 feet away. I then measured the distance between the two shots farthest apart, and the marker with the shortest distance won as most accurate. I ran the test 3 times for each gun and took an average.

I borrowed guns from my friends to use with mine for the test, and I found that the most accurate gun was a JT Tac 5 , the second was a PCS US 5 , the third was a 98 Custom , and the least accurate was a Viewloader Orion.

Oh man, everybody should go buy a Tac 5 now! My test proves they are the best!

And I wanted to make sure my air source was as consistent as possible, so I got my 20 oz filled before I ran the tests.

All this happened when I was very new to the sport, and had never heard of MCB before. In fact, I wasn't even 'on the net' and I didn't have an email address.

The funniest thing is that I legitimately thought that my cousin's US 5 was killer accurate at the time.

I know better know, and I still think it is amazing that my current pistol can outshoot all those 'rifles.'
i have a tac 5.

i can't shoot it. balls are made so small these days they roll through the breech...

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At least you clamped them in a vice, more helpful than most youtube shooting videos.
some guy from eclipse argued with me many moons ago that a bench vice test is not a good test of accuracy....
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:09 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The thing about the US-5 that I always thought was neat was the way the electronic or mechanical triggers were self-contained modules that would simply slide out of the grip frame for installation/removal.




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The thing about the US-5 that I always thought was neat was the way the electronic or mechanical triggers were self-contained modules that would simply slide out of the grip frame for installation/removal.

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THAT was a very good idea, so you were not messing with wires and boards when you just wanted to clean the marker. I never had an Egrip, because my shop at the time was selling them for 120$, or you could buy a US 5 for 99$ Another cool thing about them was that the trigger and sear assembly was in it's own little plastic box that was screwed shut. So when you took the halves apart, there were no little springs going everywhere to get lost. That was one plus they had on other low end mechs.
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The thing about the US-5 that I always thought was neat was the way the electronic or mechanical triggers were self-contained modules that would simply slide out of the grip frame for installation/removal.

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oh wtf. that's brilliant.
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When I was in Junior High I was actually able to bring a Paintball marker to school and shoot it at a target while the teacher and class watched. As part of a speech I had to give.

Man if I were to do that today, I'm sure someone would have freaked out and called the police; and I'm sure the local media as well as the national media outlets would be on scene labeling it as a hate crime.
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When I was in Junior High I was actually able to bring a Paintball marker to school and shoot it at a target while the teacher and class watched. As part of a speech I had to give.

Man if I were to do that today, I'm sure someone would have freaked out and called the police; and I'm sure the local media as well as the national media outlets would be on scene labeling it as a hate crime.
It would have be classified as a school shooting probably as well...
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It would have be classified as a school shooting probably as well...
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When I used to teach middle school science I also ran an after-school science club for a while. Mostly it was just an opportunity for the kids to mess around with various electronic and magnetic worksets, but from time to time I would do a presentation of some kind instead. Once I did about an hour's worth presentation on how paintball guns work, so I ended up sketching a Spyder on the whiteboard, took one apart, and let everyone dry fire one. No actual projectiles were shot, though I did throw a ball at the board to get everyone's attention. It worked, though some of my co-teacher's history workbooks got splattered.
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