The Gun Gallery
Warped Sports Dark Angel IR3
Initial write up 8-17-05
I bought this Dark Angel IR3 several months ago. It worked
fine, but I dumped it for some cash. I liked it for several
gun was a deal on Ebay, my main procurement source. It came
with a ton of extra's including hopper, HPA tank, loaders,
packs, masks. The gun was a Warped Sports Dark product so
it came with the standard lifetime guarentee, so I knew that
even if it was broken, someone would fix it for free. I was
pumped to use it, but it failed my hopes. The marker was inferior
to my Gen-E Matrix mainly due to the poor accuracy at long
ranges. This gun rocked at Black
River as long as I stayed on the air ball courses. I was
picking off elbows and toes on the short 3-man field. It was
the 2nd fastest gun I have ever played with, only outdone
by the Eclipse LED Angel I had. The best part of the gun was
the lightweight frame, compact design and an amazing trigger.
you can see from the trigger, it had that J-type bottom to
it. It was great for shooting over bunkers and keeping the
gun at head height or above. I have never found a trigger
as comfortble as that one. Not the best on speed, but for
snap shooting it was awesome.
The gun was very lightweight. I ended up mounting a Kapp
dropforward on it and using a 68ci tank. It was very small
and tight. With the vertical trigger/grip it feels perfect
for paintball. I wish more guns used this setup.
One major issue was the difficulty of working all the electronics
in it. I never used it with my Palm Pilot, which I think would
have simplified the whole process. To change settings you
had to hit one of three buttons on the back so many times,
or in different orders. The manual, very detailed on other
issues, decided to skip over this section. I bet I could find
3 electrical engineers to look at it and 2 of the 3 would
say the design sucks for usablility. After using it for a
few games I acknowledge the LED version is much better - just
an on/off switch.
I wanted a gun equal or better than my Matrix and did not
find it in this gun. I ended up selling it on ebay after putting
about 2 cases through it. Luckily, I made a profit on the
sale so it wasn't a complete loss.
Additional Notes 5-18-06
Yeah, I still miss this gun. At least I got some good cash
for it when I sold it - I think about $750. I still look on
ebay occasionally to see if I can find another one to replace
this. The eyes on this gun sucked compared to what we have
now, but it was still fun to play with.