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Old 05-04-2012, 05:40 PM #1
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Thumbs up My review of the Bob Long MVP

Alright, So about a month ago or so, I sold a gun that I made a big profit on and I decided that rather than saving the money, I'd blow it on an MVP. I had my local pro-shop order it for me, put my down payment on it, and waited..

It took about two weeks or so to arrive (Which Bob Long apparently kept them in the dark about; it literally just showed up in the mail)..

When I got there, it looked like this;



Upon picking up the gun and screwing the barrel in, the first thing I did was look down the gun and found my off hand looking for a fore grip. Seems to be everyone's number 1 gripe about this gun.

Other than that, the gun feels great. The pump stroke is nice and snappy, it fits in your hands well. The grip tape on the sides of the pump handle isn't exactly necessary, but it does help. It came with a .685 barrel, which I don't use (I prefer my CP kit)


My first day at the field with it:

I was super excited to get my first kill with this gun. Right now, in Arizona, the pump scene is kinda lacking, so I was playing rec-ball with my friends. (The true way to ENJOY the game). I got to the field, geared up, took my gun out to the chrono.. 275, 270, 278. Turned up the reg pressure, 297, 299, 298. I took the time and the rest of the paint in the hopper to show the gun off to some of the people who weren't sure if they'd like it and let them shoot it. They seemed to like it as well.

So I degassed it, went to the staging area and waited for my friends to finish chronoing their CCMs. By the time they were ready, I was walking onto the field, aired my gun up, and it started leaking from the cam-drive ASA.. I turned back around, pulled out my tools and began to work on it. We had to get inside of the ASA and change the larger o-ring, which was a pain to get back together considering we didn't have a pair of needle noses to get the pin back in it's spot. I ended up using an old piece of timmy hosing to get the piece in it's place and then re-assembled.

Once playing with it, it shot wonderfully. The sound signature of the gun is a little different than a cocker, which people tend to describe as "farty". I noticed that there were two different types of sounds that the gun shoots with. One is the typical "It sounds like a fart", when the other is a significantly quieter 'pop' sound. The paint flew where it was supposed to, got numerous kills with it.

Pro's:
It's comfortable
It's simple (No IVG, sweet spotting, yada yada)
Snappy pump stroke
Easy and quick to disassemble

Cons:
You can short-stroke the auto trigger (Shoot without feeding a ball)
Lack of foregrip (Which I didn't find myself missing much while playing)
.685 barrel, the anno wasn't even close to the same dust black


Overall: I'm satisfied with the gun. It looks a lot better in person than on the internet.





And for the record: This is what I'm used to playing with..
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:43 AM #2
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The sound signature of the gun is a little different than a cocker, which people tend to describe as "farty". I noticed that there were two different types of sounds that the gun shoots with. One is the typical "It sounds like a fart", when the other is a significantly quieter 'pop' sound.
Mine is like that too!! I've been wondering why

Also.. I see you got o-rings with your gun. lucky you
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:16 PM #3
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Does the gun feel solid or does it feel loose or cheap? Like if you shake it can you hear things move?
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:54 PM #4
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have you gotten dirt into those ball bearings yet?
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:06 PM #5
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Does the gun feel solid or does it feel loose or cheap? Like if you shake it can you hear things move?
Very solid. You can't torque the handle in any direction and nothing moves when you shake it. They're well built guns

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have you gotten dirt into those ball bearings yet?
Mine went through the mud / water in TX and came out shooting just fine. I have noticed some wear on the inside of the pump arm but its always been a smooth stroke even after going through dirt/mud


one thing to watch for is the frame screws need to be tight or it wont shoot right. (mainly the front screw)

I estimate I've put 20 cases through mine so far
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:36 PM #6
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Thanks for all the info I have my MVP waiting at home for me at home and i will put a review of my own up after next weekend
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:02 PM #7
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got my mvp in and boy oh boy am i satisfied i haven't gotten out to the field with it but i have shot in my back yard and just love the feel of the gun in the hands and honestly not have a fore grip or a regulator their isn't bad at all and it just keeps you ready to fire at all times... i noticed some play in my pump arm but nothing crazy I'm really happy and excited to get her on the field and see how well she can hold up and I'm open to all and any questions about the gun and its performance and also their are custom pump handle arms you can order for the MVP's off of some pbnation pm me if interested
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there is a regulator, its in the grip
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:10 AM #9
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No dirt in the bearings, but there are so many of them, and they're all easily swapable if needed. Very solid gun. Nothing shakes.
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got my mvp in and boy oh boy am i satisfied i haven't gotten out to the field with it but i have shot in my back yard and just love the feel of the gun in the hands and honestly not have a fore grip or a regulator their isn't bad at all and it just keeps you ready to fire at all times... i noticed some play in my pump arm but nothing crazy I'm really happy and excited to get her on the field and see how well she can hold up and I'm open to all and any questions about the gun and its performance and also their are custom pump handle arms you can order for the MVP's off of some pbnation pm me if interested
I assume there wasn't any punctuation included in the box.
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He is also instantly an expert even though he hasn't actually used it on the field
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I love bob long, and my skepticism about the lack of fore grip went away after I started playing pump with a reflex and never took my hands off the arm. I've been really curious about the Asa. I hate the cam drives, and I was curious if you can swap the ASA even though the reg is in the grip?
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I love bob long, and my skepticism about the lack of fore grip went away after I started playing pump with a reflex and never took my hands off the arm. I've been really curious about the Asa. I hate the cam drives, and I was curious if you can swap the ASA even though the reg is in the grip?
I'm sure their is a way to get any kind of asa on their that deals with the Air through the grip frame for example if you don't like the CAM drive you can probably use something that was on the pre 2012 g6rs
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He is also instantly an expert even though he hasn't actually used it on the field
never said i was an expert dude this is peoples opinions on the gun and I'm at least putting something out their for others to read about the gun not just comment bashing keep the focus on the gun and what the thread is about
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I assume there wasn't any punctuation included in the box.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:58 PM #17
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There is no way to change the asa's. The frame is the same as a 2011 g6r and requires a different frame to swap asa's.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:26 PM #18
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Wartotle - its been 4 months since your first post on the MVP. So having it this long - what are your thoughts on it now?
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:33 PM #19
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i think he sold it and bought a T2,
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:11 PM #20
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I sold it, with the rest of my collection this was the first gun on the chopping block. I do miss it a little, yes, but I prefer my traditional cocker based pump over it. The pump stroke was insanely smooth with the ball bearings, but the sound signature, and with how tiring it is to always keep your hand on the pump handle during play, I had to choose my karni over it.
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