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Kingman Group - Spyder Xtra Information
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Kingman Group
14010 Live Oak Avenue
Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Phone: (888) 546-4626
Fax: (626) 851-8530
Website: http://www.kingman.com
The marker features a low-pressure chamber, an aluminum fore grip, and a stainless-steel braided hose.
 Manual: Download the manual for Kingman Group Download
 Release Date: 2005
 MSRP: $99.99
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
 Reviews: 33
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Kingman Group - Spyder Xtra Reviews
Kingman Group Spyder Xtra There's no way to even pad an Xtra review. It's a beginner gun. The reason it needs to be reviewed is for a point I think no one else will hit on. This is a superior beginner marker for the sole...
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Talio
Killing in the name of
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Philadelphia
Talio has been a member for 10 years
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: Bare bones beginner gun
Cons: Bare bones beginner gun
There's no way to even pad an Xtra review. It's a beginner gun. The reason it needs to be reviewed is for a point I think no one else will hit on. This is a superior beginner marker for the sole reason that it's set up like other paintball markers. Really the only thing this is going up against is the BT and Tippmann lines. I like those guns, they can certainly take a licking, but with the off set feedneck and long body it's hard to make the switch from a low end mech to a higher end electro. If your used to sighting down the barrel, once you have to play a bunker, it gets ackward and most kids never really learn proper snap shooting techniques which is the first essential thing a kid should learn about the sport. Action Village now has this gun in a package for a hundred bucks which gives you everything you need to step onto a paintball field. If I could go back in time and relearn the game, I'd buy that package and focus on my snap shooting till I needed to focus on break outs and running.

Also, another reason I recommend this gun is as a training tool for more accomplished players. I own an Ego 7 and every couple of practices I'll break out the xtra and play with it for the day. The only upgrade I put on it is the barrel, which I replace with my freak so at least it maintains the accuracy. Hitting the field with a slow shooter like this really makes you focus on your accuracy, movement and teamwork rather then raw fire power. Try it out for about half the day and then switch back to your electro and tell me you don't notice a difference.

As far as upgrades go, if I were a kid just getting into the sport, my first upgrade would be a multi bore barrel system so they can get used to matching paint to their barrel. That's all I'd upgrade. I know breaks suck, but when you get right down to it, they happen and they'll always happen no matter what. It's tough love but having to deal with gun breaks teaches you to take care of your marker. Save the electric hopper for a gun that can actually utilize it.

So there you have it, everyone says it about every low end gun, but this really is a great gun for beginners to learn on rather then an electro that they'll just throw on full auto and blow through a case a paint in 2 hours. The player who actually wants to get into the sport and learn how to play will do well to train with this and I even think that advanced players could get something out of it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Kingman Group Spyder Xtra Well I bought this gun from a friend as a first gun. I bought a J&J ceramic and it made the gun shoot so good but it has broken on me many times mostly air leaks. I havent heard this problem on any...
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Thelil1
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: shoots good with barrel upgrade
Cons: broke on me alot
Well I bought this gun from a friend as a first gun. I bought a J&J ceramic and it made the gun shoot so good but it has broken on me many times mostly air leaks. I havent heard this problem on any one elses thou. It is a decent begginer gun thou an can take a beating. I would recommend it for a new player though
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Kingman Group Spyder Xtra This was the first gun I ever used. It was loaned to me by a friend's friend back in 2005 (the price field won't let me enter zero). Vertical feed, rear cocking, CO2 workhorse. There's nothing fancy...
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OneUp
 
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $10.00
Pros: simple to use, easy to fix, good entry level gun
Cons: it's not worth upgrading these days
This was the first gun I ever used. It was loaned to me by a friend's friend back in 2005 (the price field won't let me enter zero). Vertical feed, rear cocking, CO2 workhorse. There's nothing fancy with this gun, it just was made with the essentials to shoot paintballs.

spyders are inherently easy to fix, the person who loaned it to me must have known spyders inside-out though. I was so new to the sport I didn't even know to shake a gravity hopper. Unbelievably, the thing actually uncocked when it pinched a ball instead of breaking it! Of course, I was so new it took me 20 minutes hiding in the tall grass to figure out all I had to do was cock the bolt again.

I was lucky. It is a mech blowback. In its stock form it will chop given the chance, so use an agitated hopper. You can't fire very fast on a mech trigger. Anything other than a Quantum loader will do.

If you do plan to upgrade this gun, know that the grip frame holes for the ASA are offset (unless you have 2007 or newer, it will also be top-cocking) so you would need an offset-to-inline adaptor. Also, the hoses are in metric threads.

Appearance: nothing fancy. It's a stacked tube body with minor milling to make it look decent.
Performance: nothing fancy here either. Heavy mech trigger, standard blowback kicks.
Reliability: this is where all starter guns shine. it's designed to withstand lack of maintenance but you should still clean it to keep it performing well.
Value: hey, it was loaned to me, but for $80 new it's a decent deal. If you're lucky enough to know someone who can fix these things (it's cakewalk) in case they break then go for the ultimate bargain and buy a used one for like $40...
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.7/5 stars.
Kingman Group Spyder Xtra nice beginner gun. wont last as a primary in real paintball. Get one for a starter and let them upgrae guns as they get into the sport.
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cmosser502
Murkin' and Glitchin'
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $99.99
Pros: none,
Cons: everything
nice beginner gun. wont last as a primary in real paintball. Get one for a starter and let them upgrae guns as they get into the sport.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Kingman Group Spyder Xtra i bought it off of a friend, it performs well except for the trigger, i'd have rather had a single, im not a big fan of double triggers.so far it has never chopped paint, and my friend said that it...
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Sparky666
 
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Westwood, KY
Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $50.00
Pros: east to maintain
Cons: trigger, stock barrel
i bought it off of a friend, it performs well except for the trigger, i'd have rather had a single, im not a big fan of double triggers.so far it has never chopped paint, and my friend said that it never chopped any, he's shot about 10,000 rounds, and i've shot nearly 1,000. i took the bottom line and the sight rail off and i love it, although, i am already thinking about gettin a new marker. i haven't got to play with it yet, but my friend said it plays good in all weather, so i hope to test this. all in all i say it is a decent gun, but if you can buy another barrel it will be a good gun
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Kingman Group Spyder Xtra i actually own the spyder tl-x but they are the same, exact gun all i really have to say is it is a GREAT beginner/woodsball gun
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JobForACowboy666
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: northern OH.
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $90.00
Pros: ACCURATE FOR THE PRICE, durible
Cons: slow, chops, too queer looking for my taste
i actually own the spyder tl-x but they are the same, exact gun


all i really have to say is it is a GREAT beginner/woodsball gun
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Kingman Group Spyder Xtra Good gun I say, just the barrel and feedneck SUCKS!!!! I say a good starter gun never upgrade, get a new gun. TRIGGER SUCKS!!!!!!!! IT BREAKS EASILY!!!!!!
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mrpurplehawk
Whoops, my gun jammed.
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sachse, Texas
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $130.00
Pros: hardly chops
Cons: price, feedneck
Good gun I say, just the barrel and feedneck SUCKS!!!! I say a good starter gun never upgrade, get a new gun. TRIGGER SUCKS!!!!!!!! IT BREAKS EASILY!!!!!!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Kingman Group Spyder Xtra Bought this as a mech compliment & backup to my e99. Also, the baby blue color looked cool. It's a nice mech, reliable, easy to maintain, can take some abuse. But overpriced, as it was equivalent...
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nerdcore
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Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Crashville
nerdcore has been a member for 10 years
nerdcore is playing at Living Legends VII
nerdcore is a top reviewer
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Reliable, easy maintenance.
Cons: Overpriced.
Bought this as a mech compliment & backup to my e99. Also, the baby blue color looked cool.

It's a nice mech, reliable, easy to maintain, can take some abuse. But overpriced, as it was equivalent to every other mech spyder. Kingman's cheapest mech at the time, the Victor, was identical in every way except looks. Yay for Kingman's focus on aesthetics as a justifiable upgrade?

All in all, i liked it for reasons first mentioned.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Kingman Group Spyder Xtra wel i got this about 6 months ago and its hard to adjust the velocity and it leaks alot and really is not really reliable but when it does shoot it works fine perfect for starters
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pedrofb19
Sweet stroller ***
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toledo
pedrofb19 plays in the PSP
pedrofb19 donated to help Peyton Trent
pedrofb19 plays in the APPA D3 division
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: cheap, shoots
Cons: leaks crappie parts
wel i got this about 6 months ago and its hard to adjust the velocity and it leaks alot and really is not really reliable
but when it does shoot it works fine

perfect for starters
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Kingman Group Spyder Xtra This was my first marker. I was very happy with it for woodsball. It does chop a bit, but a faster hopper will help that ALOT. It is very easy to clean. I recomend buying a different feedneck. The...
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snowbandit16
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Rigby, ID
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Cheap, Expantion Chamber, Durable, Accurate for $
Cons: No anti-chop system of anykind
This was my first marker. I was very happy with it for woodsball.
It does chop a bit, but a faster hopper will help that ALOT.

It is very easy to clean.
I recomend buying a different feedneck. The plastic neck adapter are ridiculous.

IF yur deciding between it and a Tippmann 98c... GO w. the XTRA
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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