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Diablo - Mongoose 2 with Eyes Information
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Diablo
55 Howard Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Phone: (800) 579-1633
Email: tech@paintballsolutions.com
Website: http://keeactionsports.com/index.jsp
Anti-chop eyes, 17 BPS cycle, State-of-the-art low pressure valve, Drop forward bottomline
 Manual: Download the manual for Diablo Download
 Release Date: 2006
 MSRP: $69.99
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 stars.
 Reviews: 8
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Diablo Mongoose 2 with Eyes Overall: If you are looking to get a decent gun for a low price this is the marker you are looking for. Review: I bought this marker from Actionvillage.com mainly because I was looking for a good...
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cyberpyr8
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: FL
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $69.00
Pros: Inexpensive gun with eyes, a LCD display and can s
Cons: Tournament lock plate that is a problem, large pis
Overall: If you are looking to get a decent gun for a low price this is the marker you are looking for.

Review: I bought this marker from Actionvillage.com mainly because I was looking for a good marker under $100. The Diablo Mongoose 2 delivered. The Mongoose is a Spyder clone that includes eyes and detents, a locking feedneck as well as a LCD screen to show your settings. The site said the gun will shoot up to 17bps, however, the LCD shows settings up to 20. Since I ran the marker on CO2 and used a slower Reloader hopper it really wasnít something I could test. I ran the marker at 10bps and overall the gun performed very well.

The most notable feature of the marker is the milling and style. Since my sons and I all have red and black clothing and equipment I went for the red and black anodized model. The color and quality seem to be good and I didnít notice any flaws in the finish. The back has a milling that looks as if something has taken a bite out of it. It definitely is unique, but not too dramatic.

Where we played there was another person there that had a black and silver Mongoose 2 that they were using for the first time. He said he had no trouble with his all day long. We did have a problem initially with the tournament lock. The tournament lock is a plate that screws on the back of the grip to lock the settings button. However, with mine on the marker I was unable to turn the marker on or off. I finally pulled the plate and the marker worked as it was supposed to. With the plate on I was unable to get the marker to shoot at times. I asked the owner of the other Mongoose if they had the same problem, but he had already removed his plate and not put it back on. Since we werenít playing a tournament this was not a problem.

I have owned Spyders, Ions, Omens and a Pimp. I have shot Wraths, Shockers, Protos and other guns. Based on comparisons to guns I have shot or owned, I would say the Diablo Mongoose 2 is a decent low end to mid level marker. It is great for the newer player that maybe bought a cheaper gun and is looking to move up to something a little more advanced. Compared to the Ion it doesnít have the smoothness when it shoots that they do. Compared to the Omens and Spyders it shoots louder but doesnít have much kick to it like Spyders and Omens typically do. I was surprised that it was able to shoot as accurately as it did right out of the box. The first 10 shots went within a small area without having to readjust my aim.

In the field, the Mongoose did not seem to be a gas hog. My kids and I played about 10-12 games and shot quite a bit. We only had to refill the 20 oz. CO2 tank 2 times all day, though we did have a few games that the gun would not shoot at all due to the tournament lock problem. The LCD was easy to read in the sun and the settings are easy to set. The gun feels very well balanced with a tank and hopper on it. The eyes performed flawlessly and we didnít have a single jam all day. The marker never broke a ball in the marker or barrel. We shot close to 1000 balls through it and once the tournament lock issue was resolved it worked perfectly.

My personal complaints on the marker are that I found the grip on the marker to be larger than normal. Compared to other markers it seems large to me. I was able to hold it fine but my 10 year old had some trouble with it. My 12 year old was able to use it with no trouble, but he does have larger hands. It is not a problem for most, but some smaller children may have a harder time holding it. I also do not like the double trigger that comes with it stock. It was difficult for me to get any speed on the marker. Though to be fair I didnít play with it most of the day or have much time prior to going to play to adjust it. Again, that was just a personal preference.

The locking feedneck was a nice feature for a gun of this price range. It was able to lock down and hold the larger feedneck of the Reloader that we have. The hopper will not fit on the Piranha eForce smokestack we have, but had no problem fitting in to the Diablo.

The rechargeable battery that came with the marker was bad. It had acid coming out of it. I never use the rechargeable batteries anyway so I just put a regular 9V in the marker.

In conclusion, I would suggest the Diablo Mongoose 2 to people who want to move up from maybe a low end Spyder or JT gun and are working within a budget. For the low price you get a lot of features and an accurate, electronic marker. As with most guns at this price range there are tradeoffs that you will have to deal with such as the size, loudness, and speed. But for the cost these are minor problems that you will suffer with at this price level. I was looking for an inexpensive marker that is reliable, accurate and easy to use. I wanted a locking feedneck and some sort of electronics. The Mongoose fulfilled these requirements at a price that anyone can afford.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Diablo Mongoose 2 with Eyes This was my first electronic marker, and I absolutely loved it. I bought it new when I was young and played the hell out of it. It was never cleaned/maintained and it still functioned pretty well....
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paintballer045
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Good ole' Georgia
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $90.00
Pros: Cheap
Cons: Not the most reliable
This was my first electronic marker, and I absolutely loved it. I bought it new when I was young and played the hell out of it. It was never cleaned/maintained and it still functioned pretty well. The only failure (minus it being hard on paint) was the grips cracking. The gun was pretty hard on paint and had the tendency to chop.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Diablo Mongoose 2 with Eyes Pros: an inexpinsive gun that works well on n2 but not on co2. eyes are very good for this gun. electronics are nice with a lcd screen and ball counter the electronics are good. the bolt is ok but...
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psychoticclowns4
 
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $109.00
Pros: cheap eyes bolt
Cons: trigger bps tournament lock
Pros: an inexpinsive gun that works well on n2 but not on co2. eyes are very good for this gun. electronics are nice with a lcd screen and ball counter the electronics are good. the bolt is ok but not fast but you pull a pin to take out the bolt which is convinent.

Cons:the trigger is extremly sloppy and you cant shoot it very fast. it says you can shoot 20 bps but it is impossible with the trigger. the tournament lock plate is a problem when you want to adjust your settings

over all i would recomend this gun for a beginer
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Diablo Mongoose 2 with Eyes awesome gun sum people say it is a wal mart gun dont let them tell u that i got reincarnation when it first came out
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toxic nrg
 
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $160.00
Pros: low price good gun
Cons: uncocks sum times
awesome gun sum people say it is a wal mart gun dont let them tell u that i got reincarnation when it first came out
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Diablo Mongoose 2 with Eyes I got the mongoose II LCD with Eyes. This is a great marker for a beginner. It's got two modes only, Semi and full auto. I didn't like the fact that it only had two modes and in order to get the...
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Join Date: May 2008
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 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $69.99
Pros: Lots of upgrade
Cons: not enough shooting modes.
I got the mongoose II LCD with Eyes. This is a great marker for a beginner.

It's got two modes only, Semi and full auto. I didn't like the fact that it only had two modes and in order to get the full auto you had to take a jumper off underneath the lcd screen. That wasn't to hard to figure out.

Shooting the marker stock was cool. It was fast but not very easy to walk the trigger on semi auto.

The LCD was a good feature made it easier to change modes.

The only real trouble i had with this marker was the stock regulater. In the Diablo mongoose FAQ page here on PBnation states that you can lower the the air pressure to 400psi, but i was never able to get it to lower to that. That didn't matter though.

Now i got a T-board with ultra chip and a evil Detonator and the marker just rips.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Diablo Mongoose 2 with Eyes dont buy the gun, it looks like crap, shoots sideways, only good thing about it is the pricetag
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: mass
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: not much
Cons: looks, reliability, accuracy, customer service
dont buy the gun, it looks like crap, shoots sideways, only good thing about it is the pricetag
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Diablo Mongoose 2 with Eyes This is a great gun for entry level players looking to get and edge on the speedball side of the game. This gun is reliable if you take care of it and will last you a long time!
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DyeDM824
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: MIlling looks cool, shoots fast, good price
Cons: sometimes the bolt sticks, lcd screen
This is a great gun for entry level players looking to get and edge on the speedball side of the game. This gun is reliable if you take care of it and will last you a long time!
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Diablo Mongoose 2 with Eyes I shot this gun for well over a year and it is a good beginner gun for someone who wants to get better and experience without shelling out a ton of cash. I upgraded the barrel. It looks pretty fly...
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rick.cozart
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $80.00
Pros: Fast, Reliable, Sexy
Cons: Quality
I shot this gun for well over a year and it is a good beginner gun for someone who wants to get better and experience without shelling out a ton of cash. I upgraded the barrel.

It looks pretty fly for being so cheap and when you pull the trigger it shoots which is a plus. Also, it is easy to clean with the quick release bolt.

Basically if you don't have any money and you want to shoot fast buy this gun, it's nifty
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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