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Old 03-02-2009, 01:40 PM #1
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Tourney Begginer Gun

I am trying to decide what gun I should get for tournament play. I am a mid-front player and I don't have a lot of money. I'm mainly deciding between Ion, Epiphiany, Proto SLG, or Rail, or an invert mini. Any advice?
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:46 PM #2
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SLG for sure, find an 08 for real cheap, or get a new UL for like 300. Easy maintenance and pretty reliable. Stay away from the Smart Parts stuff.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:00 PM #3
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Instead of buying those guns new you should buy a better gun off here used. You can get an 05 or 06 ego for 250.
Oh and dont listen to half the people saying stay away from smart parts. Most have no reason to hate them, they are just jumping onto the anti-sp bandwagon. One of the best guns i owned was a shocker. If you take care of a sp gun it will take care of you.
Mostly look into the guns yourself. Go to a store or field and ask to check out some of the guns. What is most important is how the gun fits you not someone on the nation.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:07 PM #4
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Whatever is comfortable for you. You gotta pay for it and play with it. As long as the board can be set to the league rules and locked your fine. Obviously there are advantages to higher quality guns but it comes down to what you can afford and like. Try to buy local first, it will save in shipping and you can usually try before you buy.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:35 PM #5
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the best low priced gun new is the Dangerous Power G3/Dangerous Power G3 Special Edition, get one of these over the minis and the slg's
but like they said, a used better gun would be a good option as well
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:45 PM #6
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Na, the 09 SLG UL is alot better then the G3. The G3 shoots like crap, SLG is definitely alot better. But for a beginner id buy the 09 SLG Basic for 200 bucks and your good to go.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:51 PM #7
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Alright Ill probaly look for a gun used like a lot of you said, but can you tell me some pros and cons of some of the suggested guns. I know I need to look for some of this stuff myself but I figure it's probaly better to ask people from expirience than to read a companies product review trying to sell it. Thank you guys.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:53 PM #8
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I agree the Dangerous Power G3 should definitly serve you well. That's exactly what I'm getting.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:02 PM #9
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Na, the 09 SLG UL is alot better then the G3. The G3 shoots like crap, SLG is definitely alot better. But for a beginner id buy the 09 SLG Basic for 200 bucks and your good to go.
i dont know, the g3 isnt too bad.
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:47 PM #10
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Go with a G3 or a Mini
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:55 PM #11
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id go either proto slg or pmr and if you wanna toss a little extra cash out there i would go etek2
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:25 PM #12
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proto for sure. you can get a 09 ultralight for about 200 now
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:27 PM #13
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Thanks, but can you guys give me some specific reasons why you are suggesting the gun you do,besides just price.(even though it is important)
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:51 PM #14
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the guns suggested are/have:
light
eyes
relatively cheap
good triggers
easy to clean
reliable
What else can you ask for in the price range?
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:54 PM #15
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Instead of buying those guns new you should buy a better gun off here used. You can get an 05 or 06 ego for 250.
Oh and dont listen to half the people saying stay away from smart parts. Most have no reason to hate them, they are just jumping onto the anti-sp bandwagon. One of the best guns i owned was a shocker. If you take care of a sp gun it will take care of you.
Mostly look into the guns yourself. Go to a store or field and ask to check out some of the guns. What is most important is how the gun fits you not someone on the nation.
what he said..
2 of my fav guns are shockers.

but yeah what he said. killed thread.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:58 PM #16
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Thanks, but can you guys give me some specific reasons why you are suggesting the gun you do,besides just price.(even though it is important)
05 ego.
-get the feel of ego power
-rarely breaks down
-when it does eclipse fixes it. ALWAYS
-unlike dye or proto, whitch have screwed me over 400 bucks on a 200 doller gun

but when it simply comes dow to it.
every gun is going to shoot.
others are going to shoot smoother than others.
or louder.
but all pretty well the same.
find what fits ur hands good.
and go play
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:14 AM #17
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go mini all the way!
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:17 AM #18
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U really cant go wrong with any gun u pick(out of egos,dms/pms, mini) its mostly about personal perefrence. Also dont forget its about the player not the gun.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:08 PM #19
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:13 PM #20
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I would go NXT. Go 05 ego over Etek though.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:24 PM #21
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get a used ego. resell is decent compared to a shocker, more efficient than most guns, the two egos that were at my field were very accurate, and they are just great guns for the money. Poppit = better efficiency, and IMO better accuracy...but you need to shoot some guns before you buy them. I shot a shocker at my field and loved it, next weekend I shot an 07 Ego, and loved it more!
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