The CQB is the shortest and most compact marker in our line up. The CQB easily outperforms other markers in its class in terms of accuracy, range, reliability, and efficiency. Its small size and low price makes it ideal for beginner players looking for a highly menueverable and reliable paintball marker. The CQB can be customized into a full size marker with optional front end kits and tactical stocks. This model includes upgraded aluminum internal components for increased performance and durability. HPA is highly recommended for optimal performance.
MILSIG.CA K-Series CQB PROIn my opinion this is the absolute best bang for your buck. This is classified as an "entry level" marker, but I completely disagree with that statement. The only thing about this marker that makes...
In my opinion this is the absolute best bang for your buck. This is classified as an "entry level" marker, but I completely disagree with that statement. The only thing about this marker that makes it "entry level" might be that it has a short quad rail with plastic attachment points and it can't fire first strikes (which most couldn't up until now), other than that, this thing is a beast. I owned the Rap4 T68 Gen 7 before I got this marker, and let me say the MK3 is above and beyond better.
What makes the MK3 so great:
First of all it uses the new "HeatCore" system. I have found this new system to work flawlessly. Since using the MK3 I haven't had any chops or malfunctions. It is not only extremely easy to clean, but disassembling the marker is a matter of pulling out 2 pins. That's right, no more need for tools to take apart the marker. This even makes it possible to take the entire marker apart in the heat of battle, clean it and reassemble it in less than 2 minutes. I have actually done this before due to a barrel break. The MK3 CQB comes with a rifled 10" barrel and a short quad-rail. I mainly use the 10" barrel it came with and have had great success with it. When I put on my 14" barrel (bought separately) I can long ball as well as the rest of them. The FPS adjustment is very easy to use (especially compared to the T68 Gen7). There is only one adjustment point, and it has a gauge so you can get it near the right PSI, then adjust from there to get the desired FPS. *Do not adjust knob. To adjust the FPS you need to use the allen key. The knob is a cap that keeps internal springs in place* Accuracy at close range is great, medium range is really good-great, medium-long range is really good, and long range is good. At long range you can compete with anyone else not using first strike rounds. The magazines are by far the best magazines I have used (only used Rap4 and Milsig magazines before; and haven't used the Milsig square head magazines). They are clear which offers you the ability to see how low you are. They also feed the best. I have used them in both my MK3 and Rap4 T68 Gen7 without issue. The ball detents used on the mag collar are a little bigger than the Rap4 magazines. The feel of the marker is also very realistic, but not as real at the Rap4. The grip feels good in the hand and the mag-release button is in a good position for fast reloads.
What is missing or the not so great parts about the MK3:
The first thing that stands out is there is still a gap between the trigger and the mag-well. Functionally this is not a problem but aesthetically I wish they had closed that gap. The rail system does work with all of my Picatinny and Weaver mounted "toys", but the rails are not as wide. This hasn't really presented a problem other than I need to screw in the parts more that normal which results in the screw sticking out a little (especially on my mag-well grip). Easily fixed with a little hot glue or a cap to make sure you don't scratch or cut something. This marker is not first strike capable. It is not capable of using the new square headed magazines and is not capable of firing a first strike round (unless you breach load the first strike round like with any marker). Some of the marker does feel plastic, even some of the metal parts have a plasticy feel to them. I have put this thing through the ringer and it is solid, durable and a lot stronger than you think. Just feels much lighter than some of my other solid metal guns. Once again, not a problem, just a note. The last thing that I am not a fan of, is that the MK3 CQB does not have a cocking handle. This means if you have a malfunction, you must disengage the tank to reset the bolt. This also means that you can not put an empty tank on the MK3, and then fill it. You must put a tank with at least 1,000psi for it to reset the bolt. Once again not really an issue, but a little of a pain. You will need to disengage tank to reset bolt for chops as well. Just unscrew a couple turns, bolt will reset, then screw back in.
I absolutely love the MK3. It has been the best bang for my buck and the only other marker I would get instead of this one is the Para Pro, which is $900 stock. The Para Pro also uses a variant of the "HeatCore" system on the MK3 and can fire first strikes. I would give this marker all 5-stars, but the gap between mag-well and trigger drops it down to a 4 stars for appearance. This is a must buy!!! Plus it looks bad ***!
All in all you need to get this marker. I am not sure if the new D-Mags from Rap4 will work with it, but if they do, this thing will be even more awesome! Good job Milsig.