The Gun Gallery
Write up on 1/3/08
Gun Purchased used June 2008 from TrademyGun.com
This black and silver DM came used from Trade My Gun, a shop
that specializes in reselling used tournament guns. This came
with a different feed neck than stock and also a CP flow plug
in the front. The settings when I first acquired it were 1-2-3-
then full auto. It was great at dumping lots of paint down
field. I have continued to play with the trigger and settings
over time and it is now a semi-auto mode, but fires faster
in semi than it did in the pro full auto. The trigger pull
is very light and just crazy on speed. The real limiting factor
is the loader speed now. I have been running halo only and
can tell when the loader cannot keep up.
The gun is light weight and very comfortable for all day
big games. The feed neck is fairly short, so the height of
the gun isn't bad. The main problem is the length of the gun.
From back part to tip of barrel, it gets pretty long.
I still haven't fully measured the air efficiency. On a 68-4500
I can usually dump the 4 pods and loader that I carry, but
that is about it. I need more rec days to measure this factor.
My only real complaint is the on/off knob which is small
and hard to move. It never comes loose during games, it just
takes some effort to turn on or off.
Additional notes: 04-13-09
did some damage with this gun at PBCharleston. Great for snap
shooting and easy to shoot with either hand. I tried using
it with the hammerhead barrel system and it broke paint fairly
often. I then switched over to a standard Dye barrel and had
no more breaks. I am guessing it was just a bad paint to barrel
match. I was shooting all my paint each time out. A halo loader
and 4 pods. Fills normally got me up to 4000PSI and walking
off the field I normally
had about 1000-1500 PSI in the tank - meaning I could have
got 1-2 more pods out before being low on air.
Additional notes 9-2-10
The trigger system is tuned for super fast. I removed the
cap on BPS limit, so it will not go as fast as I want. As
I got used to it, I found I was breaking paint more and more
often as I hit high rates of speed. My determination was that
I was exceeding the Halo feed rate. I recently upgraded to
the Dye Rotor feeder and have not experienced any misfeeds
or breaks. My assumption is that when this thing gets moving,
it exceeds the 20BPS that the Halo feeds at. This has become
my go to gun, as it almost never has issues, the eyes work
great, it fires fast, no complaints. Even with the DM9 on
hand, I still feel myself drawn to this gun.
4-2-12 Yeah I broke it. Some sort of air
leak in the system. I tried taking the bolt out and replacing
some of the o-rings, but found the bolt just not able to come fully
apart. Solution has been to upgrade to a new gun. I will
try another day to get this working again.