So here's my rap on the Smart Parts 2009 Impulse. I've owned the marker now since about early/mid august of this year and have had nothing but problems since day one. When I first received the marker, I found the barrel insert missing from the box, rendering the entire marker not even playable from the first day. If that wasn't bad enough the right eye cover was jammed shut, the allen key to adjust the trigger was not included, and the screws for the drop rail weren't included(I'm one of those guys with the old myth reg). I knew that the gun being new and all, that there would be some minor hiccups in production. So I called SP the following week to see if I could get the parts I needed. The customer service I received was first class and the rep. was very kind and understanding. When I did receive my parts though they did not include either allen key or the screws which I desperately needed. I know this rant is getting quite long but hang on for this next part.
Now with the gun in playable condition, I've played with it a total of three times. The third being just yesterday at reball. Here are some pics of the destruction that occured.
As you can see from the above pictures the feedneck/breech isn't threaded but held in by two screws(as far as i can tell). The bolt also has two parallel and rather deep scars running along the sides. Before these things happened I had noticed that feedneck was beginning to become loose/wobbly, I didn't pay much attention and just applied some locktite. It helped for awhile but that's when things became worse. While I was playing I started have bolt stick and when I went to reload my hopper feedneck/hopper flew clean off from opening the lid. On closer inspection i found the cuts on the bolt and the detents were shot clean out.
I never intended for this thread to turn people off from buying the impulse. It is a fantastic gun from what use I got out of it. The reason I made this thread was to hopefully get the attention of the Smart Parts manufacture representative and point out some quality issues. Not to mention they'll probably think I'm pulling a fast one on them and not honor the warranty because of how the damage looks. I hope the rep. understands the frustration/disappointment from my view point and does not take offensive in me creating this thread.
PS: Still waiting on those drop rail screws I reordered about a month ago
PPS: I know I could just buy the allen key but it is proving difficult to find because of it's small size.
PPPS: Filling out my warranty card right now