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Angel Paintball Sports - Ir3 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
The Angel ir3 was the evolutionary jump for the company which discarded the larger cumbersome bodies of the LED / LCD and pursued both the goals of high end ergonomics and technology.
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 Release Date: 2002
 MSRP: $1,500.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 stars.
 Reviews: 18
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
  56%
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
  17%
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
  11%
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Angel Paintball Sports - Ir3 Reviews
Angel Paintball Sports Ir3 I bought one of these when they first came out and immediately regretted it. I thought it was be the end all of guns but it had all sorts of issues. The COPS system is completely worthless, not sure...
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NkdMangina
Brandon Doyle
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Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: MN
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $999.00
Pros: comfortable
Cons: not reliable
I bought one of these when they first came out and immediately regretted it. I thought it was be the end all of guns but it had all sorts of issues. The COPS system is completely worthless, not sure why they tried to reinvent the wheel there and not just go with a break beam eye system. The gun was plaqued by chops and barrel breaks, it was too high of pressure for the paint & it was far to easy to out shoot your loader. A force feed loader will just push right past the detentes so that doesn't solve the problem either.

The trigger frame is rather ugly but you can cut off that extra gaurd, it doesn't do anything. I actually had the rocky ir3 version with out it, the gun looked great but shot like poo.

Trigger felt awesome, was easy to shoot but gun couldn't keep up with that.

Frame itself felt very nice, and has LCD in grip.

They upgraded the solenoid and some other minor features which were good, but were over shadowed by the other problems it had.

Good luck getting parts or finding support with out having to ship it out somewhere, most places can't/won't service these. Lots of non user servicable parts.

I regret buying one of these, and lost a lot when I had to sell it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Ir3 Oh boy was this gun a huge learning experience! My first real high end in 2002 would have me in tears of frustration for most of its time with me. After learning that using a car battery jumper's...
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Snichells
 
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Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Denver
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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: $1,000.00
Pros: Best available gun at its time
Cons: Impossible to obtain parts and tech yourself
Oh boy was this gun a huge learning experience! My first real high end in 2002 would have me in tears of frustration for most of its time with me. After learning that using a car battery jumper's outlet would over power and fry the battery I got to experience the grueling wonder that is tracking down the right parts. Only after that did I learn how difficult Angels can be to fix.

Fast forward through the pain and there was an incredible gun. With its awesome LCD display and words of encouragement for hitting 17-28 BPS I fell in love. It taught me patience of the highest degree - a 14 year old with a malfunctioning $1500 gun I worked months reffing to buy.

I would grow up to find out that all Angels are the same. It's a love/hate relationship unless you're blessed with a local certified tech to work out your marital issues.

Would I buy another Angel if they still existed? - Absolutely!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Ir3 This was my first angel back in the day and sadly turned me away. Although I loved the IR3 mine contently needed love or it shot like trash. I got to a point were the battery wont hold much of a...
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Location: ATL
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $600.00
Pros: You had the name brand in your hands
Cons: always needed work and up keep
This was my first angel back in the day and sadly turned me away. Although I loved the IR3 mine contently needed love or it shot like trash. I got to a point were the battery wont hold much of a charge so now my IR3 dose what angel gats do best, Sits pretty on my wall!

On a side note this is a great way to get into angels if someone is interested. Parts are all over the B/S/T and finding an ir3 for cheap isnt hard.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Ir3 bought this angel used and cheap but in brand new condition the price was so good I sent it off to fix my angel to have Bob Moon mt eye mod and a second detent installed along with a brand new Angry...
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DB-1071
ON THE SIDE OF ANGELS!!!!
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester,NY(585 Baby!)
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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: $127.00
Pros: fast and low maintenance
Cons: heavy as hell
bought this angel used and cheap but in brand new condition the price was so good I sent it off to fix my angel to have Bob Moon mt eye mod and a second detent installed along with a brand new Angry Angel Tadao board, now this marker can shoot ropes at 25 balls per. second.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Ir3 I bought my IR3 a few years ago and I immediately regret buying it. When I played with it for the first few times, it worked but was plagued with problems. I was getting horrible FSDO and bolt...
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johnnybravo60025
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $350.00
Pros: Can say you own an Angel
Cons: Hardly works and very expensive to get working
I bought my IR3 a few years ago and I immediately regret buying it. When I played with it for the first few times, it worked but was plagued with problems. I was getting horrible FSDO and bolt stick.

I contact WDP to try and fix the gun myself but the only solution was to send it in to get to get it repaired. It would've cost ~$300 to get it full working, which is almost what I had paid for it.

It's nothing against WDP or their customer service, it was just a poorly designed gun. It was very prone to breech wear, which could break a ball a few times per case.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Ir3 i must have had a lemon, because i had a mamba ir3 and it was a let down. ive owned every single angel out there.
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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: canada
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $1,900.00
Pros: top of the line
Cons: not reliable
i must have had a lemon, because i had a mamba ir3 and it was a let down. ive owned every single angel out there.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Ir3 I picked one of these up in 2009. Other then having to come up with a drop in battery solution, this was a great marker. I never got it to a field, but the look and feel of this marker was great to...
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Spyderdome
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Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Looks
Cons: Batteries
I picked one of these up in 2009. Other then having to come up with a drop in battery solution, this was a great marker. I never got it to a field, but the look and feel of this marker was great to be 10 years old. If you could find an easy battery replacement option, this is something you could still have a blast with on the field today.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Ir3 The IR3 was and still a loved by many paintball marker ! Shoots as fast as any new marker on the market but not easy to maintain like an 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: $100.00
Pros: very nice
Cons:
The IR3 was and still a loved by many paintball marker ! Shoots as fast as any new marker on the market but not easy to maintain like an ego !
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Ir3 Had a dark IR3... damn it was nice, back when markers conserved its value for a few years!!!
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BAJANATIVE
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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: So.Cal. (619)
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $1,550.00
Pros: cuts and carving...
Cons: weight and the high cost
Had a dark IR3... damn it was nice, back when markers conserved its value for a few years!!!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Angel Paintball Sports Ir3 I acquired an angel ir3 in a trade and I honestly have to say this is one of the worst guns I have ever owned in my 15 years of paintball. It shot great when it shot, but I had issues with the ram...
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blueshifty
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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $1.00
Pros: Shoots decent... (if it shoots)
Cons: Horrible reliability
I acquired an angel ir3 in a trade and I honestly have to say this is one of the worst guns I have ever owned in my 15 years of paintball. It shot great when it shot, but I had issues with the ram tube, bolt and regs... I got rid of it as quickly as I could. Maybe I got a lemon, but I have been leery of angels since owning one of these.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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