The Gun Gallery
2002(?) AKA Excalibur Splash Green
Purchased July 20, 2005
This is a gun I always dreamed of owning and once I played
with it, I put it on the shelf and said "It could have
I had been following the rise in popularity of the AKA guns
and the first commercial Electro from them was the AKA Excalibur.
A bunch of my friends back in Indiana were on the AKA-is-the-greatest
bandwagon and they wanted me to join. Based on price, I just
couldn't buy this gun. It was way more expensive then the
known guns, such as Angels or E-mags or E-cockers. Then I
finally broke down and bought my Viking, the supposed little
brother to the Excal design. I love my Viking and thought
the Excal would be all that and more. Boy was I wrong.
I bought my heap on Ebay for $200 or so. It seemed like a
good deal. I just needed to remove some stickers. Obviously
the last owner was on sticker overload. The only image I have
for it is my pic from ebay. I have been toying with the idea
of rebuilding it. It has some wear, but is in good shape overall.
I keep thinking I should send it off to Destructive Customs
and have them drop in a new board, trigger and a general overhaul.
For $250, I think this may be too much for a gun I will most
likely never use again.
No front reg - I came with the Smart Parts Widget gas-thru
Ok, it runs great, has amazing gas efficiency, it shoots
far and straight. I just hate the way it feels. It has this
weird kick. Most paintball guns shoot/kick up as the bolt
recocks. This gun seems to suck the tip down after firing.
Also the stacked tube design on this makes the marker way
too high/tall for me. I normally like tall guns, but this
is just too different.
I recently purchased a locking feedneck for this gun. I plan
on picking up small parts here and there as I find them, but
again I think this gun will remain on the shelf for a few