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Bob Long Technologies - Gear Drive ASA Information
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Bob Long Technologies
11669 Highway 26
Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245

Phone: (209) 293-4440
Fax: (209) 293-4420
Email: techsupport@boblongdirect.com
Website: http://www.boblongdirect.com
1. GEAR DRIVE. (Gear reduction makes this the easiest asa to turn on and off.) 2. XPRESS MOUNT. ( Our new mounting system.) 3. LINE BLEED. ( After turning the system off, the asa will bleed any air from the lines.)
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2008
 MSRP: $60.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
 Reviews: 12
 Rating Summary:
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Bob Long Technologies - Gear Drive ASA Reviews
Bob Long Technologies Gear Drive ASA hands down the best ASA available. the mounting system is really simple and straightforward, easy to install. its very stable, it will never come loose or wiggle around at all. a whole lot of...
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XSycloneX
 
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Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Seattle + Olympia
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
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Performance:
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Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: purge, macro out front, easy instal
Cons: price
hands down the best ASA available. the mounting system is really simple and straightforward, easy to install. its very stable, it will never come loose or wiggle around at all. a whole lot of thought went into designing this ASA. I was a little worried about not having a rail to fine tune the position of my tank, but I found that after mounting it on my gun, my tank was the perfect distance away from my grip frame. the macro fitting coming out the front is a major plus, i can't stand having a macroline elbow sticking out the side of my ASA. the gear driven knob is really nice. its smooth and easy to turn, and unlike some similar on/off ASAs, the knob spins in place instead of moving forward/backwards on threads.
the only downside i can think of is the price. it does cost a bit more than others, but i found it to be well worth the money.
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Bob Long Technologies Gear Drive ASA found that it works really well, i use it on my main gun and am happy with it
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chula Vista, California
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
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Performance:
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Reliability:
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Value:
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Price paid: $50.00
Pros: easy to turn, easy to put on the gun, good product
Cons: cost a little to high
found that it works really well, i use it on my main gun and am happy with it
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Bob Long Technologies Gear Drive ASA No more rails,easy bleeding,very slim and sturdy. Wonderful Bob Long product.
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: looks great,easy to gas up and degas
Cons: have you seen this thing?
No more rails,easy bleeding,very slim and sturdy.
Wonderful Bob Long product.
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Bob Long Technologies Gear Drive ASA I have one of these things and two of my buddies have them also they all leak when you turn them on have to wiggle around the macro line a bit to get it to stop after that there fine.
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Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $55.00
Pros: easy to install, low pro
Cons: leaks all the time
I have one of these things and two of my buddies have them also they all leak when you turn them on have to wiggle around the macro line a bit to get it to stop after that there fine.
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Bob Long Technologies Gear Drive ASA These are great additions to any marker needing a ASA connected to the HPR. The macro fitting comes straight out of the front for a lower profile and less hand interference. Degasses well when...
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Overall Rating:
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $30.65
Pros: Direct mount, degasses, front macro fitting...
Cons: None so far
These are great additions to any marker needing a ASA connected to the HPR. The macro fitting comes straight out of the front for a lower profile and less hand interference. Degasses well when turned off. You can find these for $30used and $55-65 new.
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Bob Long Technologies Gear Drive ASA
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Location: Lafayette, Indiana
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Price paid: $50.00
Pros: amazing
Cons: none at all
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Bob Long Technologies Gear Drive ASA Love direct mount asas, and there aren't too many. CP direct mount sticks out in the back too much for me... i don't know of any other direct mount on/offs that are currently made (only other one...
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nerdcore
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Location: Crashville
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
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Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: Smooth clicky turns, unique mounting, slim profile
Cons: high price
Love direct mount asas, and there aren't too many. CP direct mount sticks out in the back too much for me... i don't know of any other direct mount on/offs that are currently made (only other one i've had was a Function push-button, but had no bleed).

Sold some old stuff to pick up a Gear Drive without hurting the wallet. Put it on a PM5 w/ a long Sidewinder, straight fitting on both the reg & asa = a really short, straight shot line of macro. Looks real clean.

I like how it mounts, even though it uses a series of set screws. There's 2 bolts that screw into the grip with an allen, and the Gear Drive slides onto em. Then 4 set screws keep it in place. But it probably allows more room in the asa itself so it didn't have to be longer or fatter to accomodate the airway.

Turning the knob is fun, the soft click click click has a certain satisfaction to it, like popping bubble wrap. Engages the tank's valve pin nice & easy, and just as easy to dial out to completely purge the air.

Available in a few different colors. Not a huge variety, but more than just black.

Price is a big concern, cuz the list price is $60. Selling crap i didn't want/need covered the cost for me, but the average player looking to drop hard-earned cash may want to reconsider.
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Bob Long Technologies Gear Drive ASA I got my asa in a trade(explaining my price) and I have to say it is with out a doubt my favorite asa. The knob is smooth and fluid, its compact and mounts directly to your gun, fitting comes out the...
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Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $0.99
Pros: Smooth, light, compact, easy instal
Cons: expensive
I got my asa in a trade(explaining my price) and I have to say it is with out a doubt my favorite asa. The knob is smooth and fluid, its compact and mounts directly to your gun, fitting comes out the front so you dont have any fittings digging into your wrist. My only complaint is its price, but honestly I think its worth it.
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Bob Long Technologies Gear Drive ASA The gear drive has got to be the most complex ASA EVER made. However despite all the internal parts it is very smooth, easy to use, compact and works well. I like the PE POPS ASA better for...
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rkenders
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Location: Northern Colorado
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $48.00
Pros: Direct mount
Cons: cant move it on the dove tail
The gear drive has got to be the most complex ASA EVER made. However despite all the internal parts it is very smooth, easy to use, compact and works well. I like the PE POPS ASA better for simplicity and ease of use, but the POPS isn't very compact and without the t-rail you need the adapter which makes it stick out even more.

The gear drive is very small, direct mount, looks great and well made by perhaps the best gun company on the planet.

Pros:
1. small
2. direct mount
3. front hose fitting
4. very easy to use

Cons:
1. no adjustment for position
2. A lot of internal parts


Conclusion:
These are great ASA's. Now that I have one, I will be getting a few more.
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Bob Long Technologies Gear Drive ASA Like the pros and cons state, it's an amazing ASA that keeps everything in-line and doesn't have any macroline off to the sides. Other than that, the geardrive can be hard to turn, especially if it...
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Swanie08
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NOVA
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: Silky smooth, in-line
Cons: Can be hard to turn
Like the pros and cons state, it's an amazing ASA that keeps everything in-line and doesn't have any macroline off to the sides.

Other than that, the geardrive can be hard to turn, especially if it just took a hit and is covered in paint.

I DO prefer the Cam drive over the Geardive.
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