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Old 11-01-2011, 09:36 PM #1
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First Paintball Gun

Hello. I am very new to paintball and I want an electronic marker for my first gun. I kind of want to save money. I am looking at getting a used Invert Mini or a GOG Envy. Price wise which would be better? I like both for different reasons and I like how the Envy takes C02. But I would prefer getting a Mini. On a budget what would you go for? By the way, I can get a used Mini for about the same price as an Envy. Thank you. Please Reply ASAP
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:47 PM #2
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:51 PM #3
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hey my local field rents out envys and i personally own a mini. I think if you strictly have the money to buy used i would go with the invert mini. i think the invert mini is lighter and feels much better on you hands. i also seem ti notice a farting noise when i shoot the envy but it might be because it is a rental. If you can try to shoot both guns before you buy and watch reviews that might show matinence and efficiency etc. If you have enough money try to buy a hpa tank. A ninja 3000 psi is 50 dollars and will be a great upgrade from co2 abd you will also save money in the long run seeing as fills of co2 are 5 a fill and hpa = 5 all day
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:56 PM #4
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:55 AM #5
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Buy used, half the price, same quality marker. It is very hard to break a paintball marker; everything is fixable.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:46 PM #6
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I have a Mini. You will eventually want to go to HPA anyway, Mini's an awesome marker.
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:12 AM #7
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If your spending 200$ on the Envy, might as well spend the extra 50$ for the eXTCy. Its faster, has changeable body kits, more firing modes, and has removable eyes. Btw, don't use CO2 on your envy or extcy. It'll ruin your board and f*ck up your gun. Just go HPA, more air, more shots, more fun.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:41 PM #8
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if you want to pay a little extra go for the mini awesome gun and vey light
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:32 PM #9
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:51 PM #10
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If ya really want to save money, go pump. IMHO it's much more fun than the old "accuracy by volume" a.k.a. Spray and Pray a.k.a Wasting Paint.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:45 PM #11
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I would recommend buying new for your first gun. Especially if your looking at something like a mini, seriously... spend the extra $100 get a brand new gun with no beachwear, no problems and a factory warranty.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:50 PM #12
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what? No. That's ridiculous.^ Seriously.

Save that "extra $100" for paint or replacement parts that you may need.

If you can wipe a piece of metal with a towel, then squirt and rub some lube on it every once in a while, you've just saved a ****load of cash that can be used on a mask, air tank, or paintballing moneys.

There is no need to buy anything new these days. None of my stuff is new. None of it. Not even the headbands.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:53 AM #13
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what? No. That's ridiculous.^ Seriously.

Save that "extra $100" for paint or replacement parts that you may need.

If you can wipe a piece of metal with a towel, then squirt and rub some lube on it every once in a while, you've just saved a ****load of cash that can be used on a mask, air tank, or paintballing moneys.

There is no need to buy anything new these days. None of my stuff is new. None of it. Not even the headbands.
when i started 7 years ago, id rather just send my gun in under warranty than have to take apart a mini
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:15 PM #14
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when i started 7 years ago, id rather just send my gun in under warranty than have to take apart a mini
Isn't that part of learning your gun inside and out? Sure I can see if something little inside breaks, but you should be comfortable enough to field strip it and look before sending it off.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:02 PM #15
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If you use CO2 with the Envy, your tank needs to have an anti-siphon tube.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:37 PM #16
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Minis are alright if its a later generation.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:52 PM #17
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Isn't that part of learning your gun inside and out? Sure I can see if something little inside breaks, but you should be comfortable enough to field strip it and look before sending it off.
true, but i think it really helps to start with a spyder or spyder clone. 99% of the gun can be serviced by the user
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:06 AM #18
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are the parts for the nxt shocker compatible with the sft?

i wanna get few parts for my sft but im having trouble finding them cuz its an old gun and all.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:30 PM #19
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I dont think all the parts are compatible but I could be wrong, Not a big shocker tech.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:03 PM #20
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:49 PM #21
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Get a mini, the only problem i had with mine was the board got wet and fried but empire replaced it for free. The mini is fast, light and maintence is easy.
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