Originally Posted by blueshifty
I'm not sure what to say about the sound other than a well maintained clone is one of the quietest guns I've ever seen (a boss/eigenbolted mini may win though). The DM9 is absolutely fantastic and if you like the UL frame then it has superb ergonomics. I'd be on the fence about this because I've owned probably 30+ DMs and only 1 clone and a droid.
OH, not saying the DM is quieter, I just like the sound it makes when it cycles better. Kinda unique. Just like I love the sound of a slide frame mech cocker, the psshhhh-chunk-clap is just awesome.
Originally Posted by dom088
I've been talking with my cousin who's sponsored by macdev. He's leading me towards that since they are more reliable and easier to maintain than DM's
More reliable = BS. Both markers will be as reliable as you are in maintaining them. You ignore a MD marker, and it'll have issues. By the same note, you properly maintain a Dye marker, and it will serve you faithfully for years.
Easier to maintain I disagree with to an extent. I have a vx'd v2, and it's not really any easier than my DM. Sure, you don't have to the LPR, but then, the DM LPR only needs to be relubed every YEAR unless you're doing 10 case a week practices.
While if buying new I'd take a GT over a DM13, those reasons are totally false.