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Old 05-24-2017, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking to pick up my first marker (Mico cocker)

I've been eyeing Craiglist for a used marker for quite awhile. I really want a cocker or automag as my first one. I stumbled upon this add that has a micrococker for around $100. He says
"Halfblock Micro cocker, $120 - rock reg, vert feed, 12" smart parts barrel, WGP hinge frame, needs grips" is this a good pick up for my first marker? Also, what the difference between a regular and micro cocker? Thank you!

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is this a good pick up for my first marker?
Do you like to tinker? Are you mechanically minded? If not, a cocker is probably not a good choice for a first marker.

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Also, what the difference between a regular and micro cocker? Thank you!
Size and weight. On a mini/micro cocker the front block is right after the trigger frame, and the HPR attaches to the bottom of the front block.
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Do you like to tinker? Are you mechanically minded? If not, a cocker is probably not a good choice for a first marker.


Size and weight. On a mini/micro cocker the front block is right after the trigger frame, and the HPR attaches to the bottom of the front block.
I think I would enjoy tinkering, but is this marker worth $100? I was wondering if I could find better options out there.

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I think I would enjoy tinkering, but is this marker worth $100?
That's pretty fair, assuming it's not got any major problems.
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That's pretty fair, assuming it's not got any major problems.
Thank you for your help!

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Just my $.02 but I think you might be happier if you go with a mag instead. The learning curve on cockers can be steep. As far as I know no one ever wrote a haiku about mags.
This is the one about cockers:

Did it work before?
Did you mess with it?
You got what you deserved.

Still makes me laugh cuz it's often true (though not actually a haiku). That mini cocker could be a nice base for a custom build but until you master it you'll spend a lot of time working on it in the parking lot instead of playing.
Mags are far from perfect, but they are a lot easier to keep running.
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Just my $.02 but I think you might be happier if you go with a mag instead. The learning curve on cockers can be steep. As far as I know no one ever wrote a haiku about mags.
This is the one about cockers:

Did it work before?
Did you mess with it?
You got what you deserved.

Still makes me laugh cuz it's often true. That mini cocker could be a nice base for a custom build but until you master it you'll spend a lot of time working on it in the parking lot instead of playing.
Mags are far from perfect, but they are a lot easier to keep running.
I'm just really liking older mech guns and older Electro's like the intimidators​. Honestly just looking for a cool piece of history for around $100. Is that mini cocker fully upgradable or will I be locked in to only certain upgrades like a trilogy. I've just heard that trilogies can only go so far. That might not be true though.

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You'd be able to turn that mini into anything you wanted with the proper application of money and know-how. Anything that'd fit a 2k mini cocker should bolt right on. $100 for a half-blocked cocker with decent pneumatics is a pretty good deal. I'm not saying to not do it, just that there are easier roads.
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You'd be able to turn that mini into anything you wanted with the proper application of money and know-how. Anything that'd fit a 2k mini cocker should bolt right on. $100 for a half-blocked cocker with decent pneumatics is a pretty good deal. I'm not saying to not do it, just that there are easier roads.
I think I should heed your warning. I don't want to be over my head. If I was looking for a automag, would I be looking at the classic? I want something that I can upgrade and make my own over the years. I see the classics with a right hand and left hand feed. I'm left eye dominate and shoot left handed if that matters to which feed I choose. Thank you for your time and your help!!

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I've got some phantoms from the late 80s. Hard to mess up. Pump is a fun challenge, too. In my humble opinion, it's more enjoyable to have the challenge in play vs at the workbench/online store/youtube/forum looking for the solution to a quirk.

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