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Angel Paintball Sports - Angel 1 Information
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Angel Paintball Sports
WDP Metro Triangle
221 Mount Street, Nechells
Birmingham
United Kingdom

Fax: +44 (0) 121 327 3967
Email: sales@angelpaintballsports.com
Website: http://angelpaintballsports.com
Angel 1
 Manual: Download the manual for Angel Paintball Sports Download
 Release Date: 2006
 MSRP: $1,300.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.0/5 stars.
 Reviews: 95
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
  34%
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
  47%
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
  6%
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
  7%
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
  5%
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Angel Paintball Sports - Angel 1 Reviews
Angel Paintball Sports Angel 1 My team was sponsored by Angel and we shot A1's, the first tournament we shot the A1, 4 out of the 7 guns went down throughout the day. I would not recommend this gun.
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AKAviking14
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: [714] SoCal
AKAviking14 plays in the USPL
AKAviking14 plays in the PSP
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $500.00
Pros: not many
Cons: unreliable
My team was sponsored by Angel and we shot A1's, the first tournament we shot the A1, 4 out of the 7 guns went down throughout the day. I would not recommend this gun.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Angel 1 i have had my used a1 for about a month and i love it i took it to the field right when i got it the only problem was when i screwed the tank in it leaked like crazy the problem was the o-ring in asa...
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CAReisch2
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: kzoo, MI
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $350.00
Pros: light, fast, screen
Cons: the LP/HP question
i have had my used a1 for about a month and i love it i took it to the field right when i got it the only problem was when i screwed the tank in it leaked like crazy the problem was the o-ring in asa was broken easy fix probably from the other owner. after i fixed it it shoot like crazy i was shooting ropes out of it and people will ahhhing over it

bottom line awesome gun for the price and the screen is legit
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Angel 1 I was sponsored by angel and our team had nothing but problems with them. They always broke down. We finally dropped them when they started refusing to send a tech out to events because they needed...
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MutR.
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: CDA
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: None pros
Cons: Everything
I was sponsored by angel and our team had nothing but problems with them. They always broke down. We finally dropped them when they started refusing to send a tech out to events because they needed fixed multiple times per event.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Angel 1 I owned this gun a while ago in 2008 i think. But It was a cool gun , very fast and super easy on paint.. it is a little heavy and the trigger is going to be a hit or miss, but nowadays if theyre...
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Oros97
Live and let live
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: 407, Florida
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $1,000.00
Pros: very fast and easy on paint
Cons: A little heavy, and a little big
I owned this gun a while ago in 2008 i think. But It was a cool gun , very fast and super easy on paint.. it is a little heavy and the trigger is going to be a hit or miss, but nowadays if theyre dirt cheap, which I bet they are, I would pick one up without thinking.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Angel 1 this marker is the best it is the best i have ever owned. i love this marker it is really perfect. the only problem is tht little hole below the trigger it is very easy for paint to get in there and...
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planeteclipseman653
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: colorado springs, colora
planeteclipseman653 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $20.50
Pros: light, durable, fast
Cons: hole below trigger
this marker is the best it is the best i have ever owned. i love this marker it is really perfect. the only problem is tht little hole below the trigger it is very easy for paint to get in there and **** it up. i got the 2nd gen with the 2.2 software and it is the best ****ing thing tht you can get. i got mine for 20.50 and i traded my ion for it cause it was broke but i fixed it and now i am soo glade i did it
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Angel 1 I only shot the a1 for a few weeks because regardless of what changes I could not get it to work reliably. the gun was very comfy but the reg was junk and the board was a pain compared to others...
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TimTaylor
Zombies make me smile.
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dos Cinco Tres
TimTaylor owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
TimTaylor is Legendary
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $350.00
Pros: small, light, comfy
Cons: not effiecient, loud, broke down alot
I only shot the a1 for a few weeks because regardless of what changes I could not get it to work reliably. the gun was very comfy but the reg was junk and the board was a pain compared to others that are on the market
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Angel 1 Well when I bought this gun broken I was expecting very little from it due to its cheapness. I sent it out to an MT and he replaced all the broken parts. Once I got it back I ran about a case through...
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tweeter4
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lancaster PA
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: Weight, speed, accuracy, looks
Cons: kick
Well when I bought this gun broken I was expecting very little from it due to its cheapness. I sent it out to an MT and he replaced all the broken parts. Once I got it back I ran about a case through it and the only complaint I had was kit. I adjusted the settings a bit and kick reduced some but it was still more then most guns in the high end range. On my first tourney with this gun I was amazed on how easy it was to snap with. Laning was also an easy thing to do because this gun shoots ropes


Overall great gun
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Angel 1 I was never a fan of Angels back in the day, but my team was picked up by APS a little less than a year ago, so most of us started shooting the A1. A lot of guys will talk up their sponsor's stuff...
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Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Seattle + Olympia
XSycloneX has been a member for 10 years
Length of use: More 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: $600.00
Pros: Small, Fast, Dependable, Shoots Fragile Paint
Cons: "over-engineered," LP only, not super efficient


I was never a fan of Angels back in the day, but my team was picked up by APS a little less than a year ago, so most of us started shooting the A1. A lot of guys will talk up their sponsor's stuff as if it were the best thing ever, even if its not. I'm gonna be dead honest with you guys. These are really great guns, not perfect, but I am definitely a believer in the Angel now and don't intend to change guns for quite a long time.

Every person on our team is really happy with their A1s. The few problems we've had with the guns have been minor, and were easily fixed. Unlike a lot of people think, they are easy to work on. All you really have to do is put a couple drops of lube in the ASA every once and a while, and your set. The A1 manual is amazing, much better than any others I've seen. The board is great, and super easy to adjust using the blackberry scroll wheel and OLED screen. The thing I had the toughest time working on were removing the eye covers, but APS has since fixed that problem with their new 3-piece eye covers.

As for appearance, its milling isn't over the top, its subtle with nice smooth lines. And their available in tons of different anodizing colors, fades, and finishes. Some people might like their guns to be a little more flashy, but I like it the A1 the way it is.

I was pleasantly surprised at how small and light the A1 is, there not nearly as big as the older ones. The A1 is very well balanced and feels very comfortable in your hands. The trigger is amazing, which has always been the best part of Angels. Super fast and consistent. It could be more air-efficient though (not a big deal nowadays with all-day air)

My biggest grip with WDP/APS is their tendency to "over-engineer" parts of the gun to make them different than anything else thats currently out on the market. Some parts of the gun could have been a whole lot more simple. For example, the rail / ASA system, and the eye-cover setup. the ASA itself rocks, I like it a lot. But the built-in rail is garbage. First, you have to mount the ASA in the middle of the rail, completely defeating the purpose of even having a rail (adjustability). And I have seen the unique cone-shaped screws that are used to tighten the rail break on numerous A1s (including mine). I ended up putting a direct mount ASA on mine. Or you can just mount an aftermarket rail to the grip frame using standard grip frame screws. Some people go so far as to cutting the built in rail off to reduce the height of the gun.

My shot counter is currently at 34,904 (almost 18 cases), and I haven't chopped a single ball in the breach. The eyes work great and the A1 can shoot super brittle paint. I've had some barrel breaks, but its always been due to bad paintballs, or paint that broke in my hopper on a bad dive. The stock barrel is pretty damn good, but all the backs are large bore. If you get the barrel expansion kit, you get 3 additional backs (all smaller than the stock ones) and a 16" tip. With the full Angel barrel kit, you're set. It shoots super straight and through breaks pretty well (a bit above average). I don't plan on getting a different barrel, unless Powerlyte comes releases a Scepter back with A1 threads.

If you're into customizing your guns with aftermarket parts, the A1 isn't for you. There aren't many aftermarket parts out there for an A1, but this is for a good reason.... the A1 doesn't need em. The only one thats worth buying is the CP vert. reg adapter if you're not a fan of the stock mini-reg and want to use a HP output tank.

The resale value is horrible, it always has been for Angels because they're notorious for releasing new versions really often. This is good if you want to pick up a used one, but bad if you ever want to sells yours. A used A1 in good working order is an amazing deal. Check to see if it has 1st or 2nd gen internals though, the first generation A1s weren't quite as reliable and had some problems, which is why some people just wrote off the A1 as a bad gun. The 2nd gen A1s are great.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.9/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Angel 1 I've owned and shot my a1 since July of 06. Over 300 cases later, it performs better than it ever has. In 07 I got the version 2 parts and since then the biggest problem I've had is a few o rings...
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KryptonicsPB
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Arlington
KryptonicsPB has been a member for 10 years
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: $1,049.00
Pros: Weight/ Reliability/ Speed/ Quality/ Consistancy
Cons: The version 1 parts/ old eye covers
I've owned and shot my a1 since July of 06.
Over 300 cases later, it performs better than it ever has.
In 07 I got the version 2 parts and since then the biggest problem I've had is a few o rings and valve stems needed replacement.
Its been tough, reliable, fast, and easy to shoot for years now. I love it. And will continue to shoot it. I will be purchasing the newest part kit Angel is releasing and edit my review. As long as you read the manual before you touch anything....you'll have an unstoppable gun for a long time.


-Off my 68/45 I get 10 pods and a hopper which has always been plenty for me.
+2,-2 over the chrono
no noticable kick

-Chris
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.9/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Angel 1 What can I say about the A1 that hasn't been said already? They are amazing killing machines. Accurate, fast, small and light. Mine gets better and better every time I shoot it. Maintenance is...
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outkast kid
 
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Philadelphia
outkast kid is a Paintball photographer
Length of use: More than 6 months
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: $450.00
Pros: Fast, light, small, reliable, accurate
Cons: All the negative stereotypes surrounding Angels
What can I say about the A1 that hasn't been said already? They are amazing killing machines. Accurate, fast, small and light. Mine gets better and better every time I shoot it.

Maintenance is amazing, a few drops of oil in the asa before playing and you are good for months. Even when you have to take the A1 apart it isn't difficult. No pain in the arse hosing, barbs etc. The only wires are for the solenoid and the whole internal layout is very clean.

Efficiency isn't spectacular for a poppet of this era but I think 1500 shots from a 68/45 is survivable. I shot a case at a psp event on about 5000 psi in a 70/45 peanut, I'll live.

Overall I'm very happy with my investment. This is my second Angel and will certainly remain my primary wmd for years to come. I have never had an issue with my A1 or the 05 Speed I used to own, they were both favorites in my 6 1/2 year playing history.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
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