Howdy do everyone, today I got bored and decided to finally get to making my Curators Corner. I'm mostly doing this for my own recollection (I've spent about 6 hours finding old pictures of my guns), but I figured I might as well share with you all. I never really owned a gun that will make your jaw drop, nor any guns that turned heads at the field. Each of my guns were either a work horse or a joke gun just to dick around with. I started playing paintball in 2005 at the ripe age of 9 years old, under my brothers wing with the hope to make it somewhere in the sport. I am now going into my 10th season (with a number of breaks in those 10 years) of playing as a 19 year old kid who loves the game just as much as he did as a 3rd grader.
So onto my first gun, the Viewloader Revalation. It was my brother first gun and I never technically played with it, just used it as "target practice" and 1 on 1's in the backyard with him and his 05 speed. I definitely took my fair share of welts. I dont have a real picture of it.
When I turned 9 in 2006 I decided to get into paintball for real and for Christmas I picked up a bone stock Ion (MSRP was $285 back then). I shot this gun for like 4 years and added hundreds of dollars in upgrades. NDZ trigger, Hybrid feedneck, CP rail & on/off, All American barrel, Hyper 2 reg, Ollie Lang grips.
Finally in 2010 I got a new gun, well two new guns, a guy was selling two 05 Cyborgs who had serial numbers one apart from each other. I called them sister guns, one was black to red and the other was black to yellow. Sold the yellow and kept the red for that season. Neither of these pictures are of the actual guns just something to look at
In 2011 I picked up my Urban Camo DM6, had a MacDev regulator, old style Freak barrel with a couple inserts, CP flow plug and besides that bone stock. I miss this gun and will probably be one of my all time favorites. Not my picture.
Later in 2011 I sold the DM6 to pick up my first of two MacDev Droids. Loved this gun, had a gold bolt and a couple barrel backs. This gun is what made me fall in love with MacDev.
Next is my Indian Creek Engineering Panther VTS. I got this gun for a pair of arm pads from a friend. Got this gun to shoot one time in its life. Besides that just sat in the dust and I sold it later on in 2012.
I got my first pump in 2011 to go along with my Droid. It was a 2000 WGP Autococker right feed. Gun was hideous, shot well however. It was never anything special but was fun for scenario ball. Got rid of it in 2012 for some gear, I think?
I ended up selling the Droid and picked up this Dust Black SFT Shocker from my buddy. Probably the most upgraded gun I ever had, Dust Black NXT Shocker Frame w/ Stock Trigger, Tadao Dynasty Board, Freak Barrel (Gloss Black Back, Dust Black AA front, comes with .679, .682, .689, .691, and .693), Dust Black CP on/off, Dust Black CP mini rail, Hyrbid Grips, HE Bolt, Sprung'd Bolt, Dust Black Clamping Feedneck , Gloss Black Bloodline Vertical Adaptor , EVLOVE Ultra Low Pressure Firing Can , Hybrid Tyler Michaud Bold Guide. If you read through that upgrade list I would be impressed. Traded this gun for my next gun and regretted it ever since. I want this gun back.
I traded the Shocker in 2012 for this P.O.S. It was a Bob Long Protege, had a freak barrel, CP on/off. I hated this gun and only played with it once. It was cool for about 30 seconds of me having it. Got rid of this quick.
Traded the Protege for this 2012 Proto Reflex Rail, had a TechT L7 bolt. I actually really liked this gun and shot it for a while. I sold it for like 100 bucks more than what the value of it really was so it all worked out
While I had the Rail I picked up this Autococker Trilogy for some of the old Shocker parts I had. Gun never worked right and I ended up selling it for more than the parts were worth, worked out fine I guess!
This Armotech Mars Evo was probably the goofiest gun I ever owned. For those who have never heard of it, it is essentially a knock off Spyder. I spent 10 bucks on it and it shot great for what it was. Played recball with it a few times then I sold it for $50 later down the road.
Alright back to real guns, after I sold the Reflex Rail I picked up my second Droid for $300. I really liked this gun and didn't get to play with it enough. I love MacDev. I ended up trading it for gun #16 on my list.
While I had the Droid I picked this Smart Parts SP-1 for like 80 bucks. This gun was a blast until I took a hard dive and broke the board. I ended up trading it for gun #17 on my list sometime down the road. I profited well on it.
So I traded my MacDev Droid straight up for this Bushwacker edition Ego8. I loved this gun and played with it at a number of practices but not real tournament action. This gun shot great, looked great, and turned some heads along the way. Kinda want it back.
Like I said above, I traded the SP-1 straight for this Ego5. The gun didn't work really ever, I got it shooting one time but the noid had a crack in it. So I parted off the CP regulator and ASA and then parted off the rest of the gun for parts. Ended up profiting like $120 from the SP-1.
In late 2013 I traded that Ego8 for this dust black MacDev Cyborg RX. I loved this gun dearly and will probably go down as my all time favorite. It was owned by one of the guys I looked up to throughout my paintball career and I got my hands on it. Got it GTi'd and had some CP crap on it (I wish it would have been stock). I decided I wanted a Luxe and sold it to some local kid for $500 (I was only asking $425) and the last time I saw it, it was not in working condition. So I guess you could say RIP to my favorite gun I ever owned.