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Old 07-06-2016, 08:51 PM #1
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Looking to get a Clone GTI. Opinions on them?

Would like to know positives and negatives if anyone has anything to share
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:08 PM #2
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Smooth, quiet, reliable, pretty easy to maintain. Its a bit on the long side, so if your small or have short arms, it may not feel as comfortable as a smaller gun. But an incredible shooter.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:00 AM #3
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I own a Luxe Oled, a Lv1, and a rsx.....but macdev has been creeping up on me with the gti and the clone 5. A gun whore friend of mine who has both let me shoot both....and I preferred the gti....a week later and I picked up a aqua camo gti lol. I do love the thing very much. It just feels light to me in hand and shoots super nice.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:13 AM #4
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Smooth, quiet, reliable, pretty easy to maintain. Its a bit on the long side, so if your small or have short arms, it may not feel as comfortable as a smaller gun. But an incredible shooter.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:15 AM #5
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I own a Luxe Oled, a Lv1, and a rsx.....but macdev has been creeping up on me with the gti and the clone 5. A gun whore friend of mine who has both let me shoot both....and I preferred the gti....a week later and I picked up a aqua camo gti lol. I do love the thing very much. It just feels light to me in hand and shoots super nice.
Yeah I've for a while I've been looking at getting a DM or another Geo but that GTI just caught my attention
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:41 AM #6
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The Gti is worth every penny you'll spend on it. The ergonomics are a beautiful thing..the balance...holy crap! The gun is lightweight, slim, excellent milling and finish...the oled is excellent and I especially appreciate/love the realtime pressure sensor...the grips are fantastic and look amazing to boot...I love the stock shift barrel...shoots great and is exceptionally quiet. The inline reg is so stupid simple to maintain...it's almost forgettable as far as maintenance requirements...then there's the shining star of the entire gun: the gti drivetrain. This is what makes the gti so stellar. It's a fantastic little piece of engineering that just gets smoother and quieter the more you use the gun...keep it well lubed and maintained with Militia V2 and she'll just keep getting more amazing with every case! As far as it being a pain, keep it happy and you'll be happy...it's not tough, just wipe the grease and debris off and regrease accordingly...pay particular attention to the powertube and valve orings.
I have yet to shoot a gun that holds a candle shot-wise to my old gti...I will always have nothing but good things to say about them. In my opinion you'd be very wise to find a nice on and pick it up! Probably my favorite gun next to the Gtek!
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:18 PM #7
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The GTI is great but it's also worth considering a Clone 5 if you have the money. See if you can shoot them both and figure out which one you like!
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:10 PM #8
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i would say it's worth waiting for the new bolt for the clone 5 and seeing how macdev and GTI owners feel about it.
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:58 PM #9
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i would say it's worth waiting for the new bolt for the clone 5 and seeing how macdev and GTI owners feel about it.
there was just something about the ergonomics that didnt click with me for the 5...I shoot a luxe oled and a lv1 so its not the length or anything. im sure all the upgrades will make me want to give the clone 5 another shot but I do still feel that the gti feels like a better choice to me in most aspects
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:43 PM #10
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I wouldn't wait for the new Clone 5 bolt to make a decision. I was in the pit with Damage and some of them had the new bolt and some didn't and there didn't seem to be much of a difference. Then again, I wasn't shooting the gun myself.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:38 PM #11
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No way a bolt is going to completely alter a shot profile to match a significantly different engine.

Clone 5: simplicity
GTi: performance
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:34 PM #12
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The GTi is pretty simple to maintain. The shot quality is probably the best on the market, literally it sounds like it's just whispering sex talk in your ear, that no one else on the field can hear.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:05 PM #13
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Speaking of maintenance I was at a tournament Sunday. Mid point my GTi went down from really bad bolt stick (hot, humid Florida heat and dirt field) degassed it, pulled the engine out, spring mod made it so I just had to push the bolt in a few times, put it back in, and right back to perfect working order.
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:25 PM #14
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Btw, the GTi is actually a pretty short marker compared to most guns these days.

I personally love my GTi over my Clone5, its the best balanced spool valve ever made IMO, and is smoother than a baby's ***. Pretty reliable too as long as you keep it maintained.

Its a pity MacDev went with the simpler solenoid in the C5, as I always hoped we would see the balanced spool as an optional drop in drive train. But hey, not like the C5 is a slouch in any regards.
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:30 PM #15
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The GTi is one of the best spools ever. I like it so much better than the luxe or dms. Shoots buttery and pretty simple to maintain once you get the hang of it. I had basically every version of that engine from the droid to the GTi and it was just so nice. I really, really wish MacDev wouldn't have abandoned it.
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:39 PM #16
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The GTi is one of the best spools ever. I like it so much better than the luxe or dms. Shoots buttery and pretty simple to maintain once you get the hang of it. I had basically every version of that engine from the droid to the GTi and it was just so nice. I really, really wish MacDev wouldn't have abandoned it.
o-rings are scary and manuals are hard to read. I'll shoot a GTI over the clone5 any day.
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The GTi is one of the best spools ever. I like it so much better than the luxe or dms. Shoots buttery and pretty simple to maintain once you get the hang of it. I had basically every version of that engine from the droid to the GTi and it was just so nice. I really, really wish MacDev wouldn't have abandoned it.
o-rings are scary and manuals are hard to read. I'll shoot a GTI over the clone5 any day.
I'll shoot both... If I could get my hands on an all black or Jungle Camo GTI again. And if they took a Gtek as a trade... And if I didn't have to add.

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Old 08-03-2016, 10:14 AM #18
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I'll shoot both... If I could get my hands on an all black or Jungle Camo GTI again. And if they took a Gtek as a trade... And if I didn't have to add.
off topic, but i'm sure you could find someone to trade a gti for the gtek. but thats for another thread.. in the b/s/t
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off topic, but i'm sure you could find someone to trade a gti for the gtek. but thats for another thread.. in the b/s/t
Yup I know, but most GTI owners don't easily part with their GTIs. I remember - I was one of them.
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Old 08-03-2016, 12:00 PM #20
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Yup I know, but most GTI owners don't easily part with their GTIs. I remember - I was one of them.
Not wrong. I mostly shoot my luxe and 3.5 these days for my teams. Haven't used my GTI in however long, but just can't bring myself to sell it.
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Old 08-03-2016, 03:24 PM #21
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I'd really like to own a GTI but I just haven't been able to justify it, seeing as I already own too many damn guns and I don't think it would give me anything I've already got with my VCOM.
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