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Old 12-05-2012, 11:50 AM #1
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What to look for when buying used?

Hello, my name is Shea i'm 19 just finally going to pick up my first gun tonight !!

I'm the occasional rec player (renting), but grew tired of getting murdered by men, kids with guns that shoot better than the Tippman 98 Custom.

I'm getting the Gen 3 Invert Mini, is there anything i should look for when trying it out, the owner went into town to get the tanks filled for me too shoot it before purchasing, so he seems very trust worthy and sounds like he took care of it !
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:19 PM #2
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Put some air on it and listen for leaks.

Put a fresh battery in it and see if it powers up.

Look for any screws that are stripped, missing, damaged.

If he lets you I would dry fire it a few times or if you shoot a little paint.

Cant think of anything else.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:24 PM #3
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Look the gun over to make sure what he said goes along with how it looks. Look at the breach see if it looks worn out. If it seems legit it should be. For example if you saw pics of it and in person it has scratches I would probably stay away. Basically just make sure it looks the condition stated, and if it shoots fine it should be ok
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:40 PM #4
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:59 PM #5
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A better gun will not make you a better player.
Obviously, but its a start ... gotta start somewhere ! Practice makes you better.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:28 PM #6
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The other guys pretty much summed it up for you. If you're getting a Mini btw, you will also need an electronic hopper and HPA tank with it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:43 PM #7
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A better gun will not make you a better player.
I agree but sometimes its also hard to compete with guys who are shooting tournament level guns and you have a mechanical tippman.

But it depends alot on the field you play also. If your not playing speedball or if there are large teams it makes the marker less significant.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:09 PM #8
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The other guys pretty much summed it up for you. If you're getting a Mini btw, you will also need an electronic hopper and HPA tank with it.
Alright, thank you
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:21 PM #9
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Alright, thank you
No prob! I highly recommend you look at the B/S/T forum here on PbNation to buy gear in the future. It is full of like brand new gear for good prices.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:52 PM #10
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So just wanted to say thanks to everyone, the gun was mint not a scratch on the body, hopper was a little rough but im happy with it gonna get some paint to practice !
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:14 AM #11
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Glad to hear its good to go! I was going to give some advice but you got it before I could post.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:26 PM #12
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Put some air on it and listen for leaks.

Put a fresh battery in it and see if it powers up.

Look for any screws that are stripped, missing, damaged.

If he lets you I would dry fire it a few times or if you shoot a little paint.

Cant think of anything else.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:32 PM #13
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in the grip frame the female part of the air thru will go out with some use or drops,falls,dives and ect. due to it beind almost paper thin and holding 200psi
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Very true statement, but a new gun does open doors for you. You can't go and play speedball with a Spyder like you can with, say an Empire Axe.
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