Originally Posted by DC991999
was anyone else dissapointed about the way the gun worked? I checked it out at SD, but it didnt really live up to the hype. the gun is more of an in-line timmy, sort of a re-organization of the same internals. Also the fact that Bob is continuing the production of the intimidator shows that this "new technology" isnt really as revolutionary as he was telling everyone.
just a thought, wanted to know if anyone else shared my feelings.
Well, Bob repeatedly said the new gun was an inline poppet type design. On many, many occasions, I have heard him say "its a Timmy at heart". However, when he says new technology he is accurate there too. No other gun uses the same radial type poppet valve as is implemented in the Onyx. A valve designed to provide the same linear air flow of the spool valve designs, with efficiency of the ram/poppet design. No other gun uses the quad eye (my words) technology, or even attempts to mimic it's true function. And, no other gun has brought us a way to drop the loader down onto the gun so far, yet still allow the use, and benefit from the strength of, a full and un-cut loader feed nipple. These three traits alone are very functional, very unique features seen for the first time in the Onyx.
I am not trying to be an *** or bash you in any way, but I want to tell you that Bob delivered EXACTLY what he was saying he would, and then ADDED some things on top of it. If you were led to believe something else, you were listening to the uninformed and your expectations were unrealistic.