Originally Posted by daewootech
I just got mine as an early birthday present for my self and played about 8 games (~16 rounds of play) this last sat, the gun felt great, shot fast, handled well but on my last game I noticed the handle was separating from the gun, I could see through the gun in the middle because of the gap was so big. Turns out 1 of the 2 screws holding the handle on fell out, and about 3 games in I noticed my ASA loosening where I could feel my co2 bottle wiggle back and forth. The ASA also came loose on my MRX. I would go through and tighten all the screws or at least check them. I'm gonna ask my local paintball buy which parts I can use loctite on.
The psp mode was wired for me, one press of trigger yielded like 13 balls at once, it almost felt like it was stuck shooting for a second. I didn't even hold the trigger down, it just started shooting.
As for other guns I only have experience with spyder semi auto clones, tippman 98/a5's, a spyder mr100 and a rap4 tornado.
I say it seems to shoot a lot smoother and with less recoil than the tornado, faster as well, my friends tornado chopped all kinds of balls, I shot about 1000-1500 balls when I went out and didn't jam or chop once, I kept having jams when I went out with my MRX.
The e-frame is so much easier to turn on and off and change modes than my brothers A5 E-grip and that e-grip is almost the same price as this gun!
I say overall fantastic for the price, but I still wonder if I should have spent the extra for the dye rail. The guy at the shop was trying to convince me to get the mini but for $50 less I got the fenix, a halo loader and a 2000 case of balls
I find the Fenix does best with HPA vs CO2 even though they say its rated for it.
Most of my Kingmann markers to date have shipped with the screws a little loose on everything, I think they do this intentionally to make it safer to ship them (something rigid is easier to break). So I always check on new markers and tighten em up as needed.
The Fenix itself? Shooting midgrade Paint (Inka Silver) I've put 9 cases through it now, and have yet to actually chop something. Most of the time I play it on Semi (Only because I really like the adjustable trigger and making my best effort at BPS on semi), but the Ramping modes are nice to have in a pinch.
Its recoil is a lot more supressed than say that of my MR100 Pro (which just loves to jump).
For an entry level Emarker, its great.