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Old 08-11-2014, 05:19 PM #1
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Thoughts on G5?

Been thinking about getting a G5 any known problems it has?

Is it a good gun or should I get something different in this price range
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:24 PM #2
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Been thinking about getting a G5 any known problems it has?

Is it a good gun or should I get something different in this price range
its a good marker, but if you are going to get in to tourney, I would suggest getting a G4 or G3 with upgrades. G5 is good though but not for tourney in my own opinion.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:43 PM #3
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I personally prefer my G5 instead of a g4 or g3 upped. Shoots smoother and more consistently.
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:05 AM #4
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I have had my g5 for a year, and I think it's great. I like how it feels in the hands, I like the macro less design and I have had 0 reliability issues. Even as I'm selling and buying guns, I'm holding onto my g5. I only wish there were more upgrading options but honestly the gun shoots great as it is.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:00 PM #5
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No problems with mine, and it is a good choice at its price.
Make sure to use 550psi and you shouldn't have a problem one with it.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:45 PM #6
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:46 PM #7
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Love mine. Getting another one in a week.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:01 PM #8
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No problems with mine, and it is a good choice at its price.
Make sure to use 550psi and you shouldn't have a problem one with it.
Honestly I ran mine with HP until I got my ninja reg with no problems, but definitely better safe than sorry.
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:45 AM #9
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Honestly I ran mine with HP until I got my ninja reg with no problems, but definitely better safe than sorry.
Running the G5 on HP isn't going to hurt it to be honest, but setting your tank regulator to 550psi just makes the O-rings last longer and they'll need replacing less often. Kind of like P+ ammunition over a long period of time could cause problems in firearms.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:24 PM #10
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I highly recommend not running hp. From experience...
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:19 AM #11
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I highly recommend not running hp. From experience...
It is best not to run HP for too long for sure, I've seen some of the bad outcomes. But hey, a few o-rings and spare parts later, and the G5 is back up and running like a top.

The only way the G5 could be easier to work on, is if you put the lube and o-rings in front of it.....and it serviced itself. Maybe some day, right? Lol
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:28 AM #12
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I have had a g3 se with techt bolt engine for 4 or 5 years now, I have a G5 on the way. Been playing for 17 years, worked at 2 paintball fields and have shot everything around. I really prefer these "mid level" electronic guns for their size, simplicity, and amazing performance. I sold my custom anno'd G6R 2 months after I bought it because I found myself playing with the G3 with Techt bolt more often.

I'll post up my opinions on the G5 when it arrives! can't wait.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:34 AM #13
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Running the G5 on HP isn't going to hurt it to be honest, but setting your tank regulator to 550psi just makes the O-rings last longer and they'll need replacing less often. Kind of like P+ ammunition over a long period of time could cause problems in firearms.
Off topic, but I have around 10,000 rounds through my 1911, at least a quarter of that was +P and hot handloads. Zero problems. I trusted my life to it for most of my law enforcement career. If the gun is rated for it, +P will cause no problems.

Back on topic, When Bubba got his Etek and apparently forgot he just got a purple G5, I flat out stole the thing. It's somewhere in his shop, but I'm not telling him where. Is mine now The only thing I don't like is the inability to easily put a drop on it and move the tank forward an inch. I could probably machine something, but it's not worth it. I have a 45/45 and long arms, so it works for me, at least until I smack myself in the boob shouldering the thing
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:23 AM #14
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Off topic, but I have around 10,000 rounds through my 1911, at least a quarter of that was +P and hot loads. Zero problems. I trusted my life to it for most of my law enforcement career. If the gun is rated for it, +P will cause no problems.

Back on topic, When Bubba got his Etek and apparently forgot he just got a purple G5, I flat out stole the thing. It's somewhere in his shop, but I'm not telling him where. Is mine now The only thing I don't like is the inability to easily put a drop on it and move the tank forward an inch. I could probably machine something, but it's not worth it. I have a 45/45 and long arms, so it works for me, at least until I smack myself in the boob shouldering the thing
Lol I meant general none +P stamped handguns. But a 1911 can shoot just about anything but a bad reload(Barrel splits, slide cracks, etc).....seen like a handful of those when I was a distributor. But that's the person's fault and not the firearm's. Lol I have seen a Glock 19 literally vaporize before.....scarey but yet funny afterwards.

I want to purchase another G5 and convert it into a pump marker for some odd reason. Lol
I think it would make a good one to be honest. Better than my previous one for sure.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:45 PM #15
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I shot Bubba's Glock 20 a fair amount, including his "Thermonuclear" handloads. The ones that produced a giant fireball. It never had an issue, either, but then I know he worked those loads up carefully.

I really can't see a good way to turn a G5 into a pump. When the bolt is forward it's pretty much just dumping air down the barrel until the bolt opens again. Maybe a valve that replaces the solenoid that's operated by a striker, which is cocked by the pump and released by the trigger?

The only thing I wanna do to mine is cut the trigger and guard down to a single finger trigger like God intended guns to have. This 2 finger trigger crap has got to go. Completely useless with electronic guns.
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Old 08-24-2014, 12:59 AM #16
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I've seen those loads before and some pretty messed up tracer rounds. I have seen some.....weird ideas/loads before. lol Spark Plug Shotgun.

Yeah, I've been editing/working up a design that would work. And definitely, the solenoid and valve will have to go. I'm still looking at my old one and seeing what I can work with. Meh, I have nothing else better to do.

One Trigger, Full Auto? lol I have to admit, I don't mine singles or doubles to be honest. But I always play Semi.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:27 AM #17
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Make the pump handle more a fore grip.
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Make the pump handle more a fore grip.
Yep yep, been molding one for it.
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