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AKALMP - Sidewinder Information
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AKALMP
16 South Keystone Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201

Phone: (317) 631-7200
Website: http://www.akalmp.com
The reliable Sidewinder® still features the 360 deg swivel. The Long is 4 ¼”, Medium is 3 ¾”, and the Short is 3 ¼”. It is 1 ¼” in diameter.
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 Release Date: 2000
 MSRP: $75.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
 Reviews: 15
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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AKALMP - Sidewinder Reviews
AKALMP Sidewinder This is my favourite inline regulator, I'm putting these on any marker they'll fit and they always perform perfectly. Unlike 2-liters these feel more ergonomic, though the former is supposedly more...
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Vegard
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Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Norðwegr
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $65.00
Pros: Sleek, consistent
Cons: None, seriously
This is my favourite inline regulator, I'm putting these on any marker they'll fit and they always perform perfectly. Unlike 2-liters these feel more ergonomic, though the former is supposedly more consistent I will never change away from my dear sidewinders.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
AKALMP Sidewinder Ive had my sidewinder on my Excal for years and its still going strong. Easy to clean and maintain. Only down side is that its a bit long for my taste.
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haynboy8223
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: On Your Side 40!
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $89.00
Pros: review
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Ive had my sidewinder on my Excal for years and its still going strong. Easy to clean and maintain. Only down side is that its a bit long for my taste.
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  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
AKALMP Sidewinder Bought a Sidewinder maybe 3 yrs ago and i've been using this same one on nearly every gun i've owned since and i will continue to use it until it totally dies (which will most likely not be in my...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: As consistent as death & taxes.
Cons: Not pretty.
Bought a Sidewinder maybe 3 yrs ago and i've been using this same one on nearly every gun i've owned since and i will continue to use it until it totally dies (which will most likely not be in my lifetime).

It's the most reliable & consistent reg i've ever owned, although i can really only compare it to Torpedos (old & new), a Hyper 2, a stock Ion reg & a stock Interceptor reg. All those were good but my Sidewinder was shot for shot a little bit better (much much better than the stock Ceptor reg, which i never quite got to work well... possibly needed a longer break-in period).

Haven't got exact numbers but i haven't exactly had the time or forethought to test. Plenty of other people have done so already, anyway.

As for the looks, it is really simple. But it's a testament to AKA - concerned with performance and nothing else.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
AKALMP Sidewinder The swiveling is really cool. You can work with a steel line with ease. The regulator recharges quickly too. For those who care, the shape is kind of ordinary, especially with the advent of the...
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: Swivels! Recharge.
Cons: It's just a cylinder shape, kind of plain.
The swiveling is really cool. You can work with a steel line with ease.

The regulator recharges quickly too.

For those who care, the shape is kind of ordinary, especially with the advent of the Hyper 3. I'm not one of those who care though.

Not much else to say. It is a reg that's worth the money.

Appearance: It's just a tube, but the anodizing is nice. At least it flows with everything.
Performance: yes, it swivels, and it is cool. Recharges fast too.
Reliability: I've since fixed the leak from when I first got it used. No problems since.
Value: yes, this is a good regulator to get at its price range.
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  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
AKALMP Sidewinder Ive used several Sidewinders over the years, all have been great. The medium length is super long and the long length is just absurdly long. The short length is just right for any marker and...
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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Illinois
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $85.00
Pros: Consistent
Cons: Length
Ive used several Sidewinders over the years, all have been great. The medium length is super long and the long length is just absurdly long. The short length is just right for any marker and anyone. I dont even know why other lengths are made. The regulator has excellent recharge, its very consistent and the swivel bottom is convenient.
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  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
AKALMP Sidewinder This is probably the best inline regulator on the market; and for the price, you certainly can't beat it. Very consistent, easy to adjust, and holds its anodize well. It comes in different sizes,...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $55.00
Pros: Consistent, Light, Multiple Sizes
Cons: Looks plain - doesn't flow with every marker
This is probably the best inline regulator on the market; and for the price, you certainly can't beat it. Very consistent, easy to adjust, and holds its anodize well.

It comes in different sizes, which is really handy, and I'm surprised other regs don't copy this as well. The swivel bottom makes it easy to adjust where you want your macro - no more weird coils, and it won't get in the way. Throw a straight fitting on it straight to your ASA and its a very good setup.
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  • Currently 2.2/5 stars.
AKALMP Sidewinder absolutely the most consistent reg I have ever used. The recharge rate is a little lower then the monster 2liter...but for someone that wants the most reliable reg ever, this one is for you. I have...
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Jersey
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $75.00
Pros: Reliable, Consistent
Cons: Looks
absolutely the most consistent reg I have ever used. The recharge rate is a little lower then the monster 2liter...but for someone that wants the most reliable reg ever, this one is for you. I have had my 2liter rebuilt arleady by AKA for a blown Piston O-ring...I have never had one single problem with the SIdewinder.... #1 in Reliability and Consistency...
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AKALMP Sidewinder One of the best regulators available. I have quite a few of them. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
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Deadmeat99
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Plymouth, IL
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $65.00
Pros: Excellent recharge, consistent, swivels
Cons: 2 colors available
One of the best regulators available. I have quite a few of them. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
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AKALMP Sidewinder Very consistent reg, easy to use. Macro fitting on the bottom lines up with the direct asa's like pops and gear drives. Plain look but is that really a down side?
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: Consistent
Cons:
Very consistent reg, easy to use. Macro fitting on the bottom lines up with the direct asa's like pops and gear drives. Plain look but is that really a down side?
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
AKALMP Sidewinder right up there with the 2 liter in my opinion. only thing i dont like is the location of the macro line elbow. other than that its perfect. if you want another reg for your gun and want the best...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: everything
Cons: none yet!
right up there with the 2 liter in my opinion. only thing i dont like is the location of the macro line elbow. other than that its perfect. if you want another reg for your gun and want the best performance available, AKA is the only way to go, end of story.
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