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Old 06-27-2012, 04:35 PM #1
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Gun for girlfriend

Been out of paintball for 2 years now, I could no longer fight the itch to play, so I started buying gear to play. I bought myself a NXT shocker since my last gun was a SFT and I loved it. My girl wants to play with me so I took her to a shop to try different guns. She took a liking to the DP G4, so I planned on getting it for her but a friend of mine that owns a field said to stay away from them . He said he has to repair them constantly. I asked if this was cause of user error or were the guns just that bad I started looking in to the Mini and Etha for her if the G4 is a bad choice. Anyone give me any info or pointers about these three guns?
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:39 PM #2
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I haven't used the Etha, but i have a couple minis. I love them. They are small, light, fast, efficient, and fairly cheap. My only complaint is that its expensive to get an on off for them. If you buy an older one, make sure to purchase one of the new poppets and swap it. The old one will more then likely give you issues. I think the part is around 10 bucks
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:15 PM #3
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I was hoping this wasnt a WTT thread, whew!
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:26 PM #4
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Lol no WTT, just looking for advise. Lots changed in the 2 years I stopped playing. Sad to see SP gone but glad Mac and PE are still going strong.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:31 PM #5
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I was hoping this wasnt a WTT thread, whew!
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:03 PM #6
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Mini for sure. Small, light, easy to maintain and shoots ropes.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:25 PM #7
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If you're willing to spend the extra couple of bucks, might wanna look at the empire axe. Its got the on off ***, its a little more efficient. Also the trigger is a lot better for her, I mean the mini trigger is so loose if you tilt your gun the wrong way it could shoot. The axe has a less chance of accidental shootings than the mini, which is good for beginners. The on off asa is gonna be especially helpful. Its extremely hard for me to take off tanks on guns that don't have an on off asa by the end of the day, and I'm not a weak guy. The axe also has a toolless bolt, so you can take out the bolt without having to use a screw driver, which is very useful in cleaning. You can get a used one for really cheap too. I got mine for $310 shipped
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:32 PM #8
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:37 PM #9
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Mini is a great choice for the gf. They are small, light, easy to work on, and simple to operate. For newer players, having a "push button, gun is on working" is great. LCD screen make things complicated. Another good affordable choice would an ion. With the ion, she can customize it to her liking with different body kit, triggers, etc. If you go with an ion, make sure you get an XE so the bolt is easy to remove.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:55 PM #10
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To be Honest stay with Planet Eclipse, i have played with a variety and PE has so far been easy to maintain and an excellent gun. PE is the way to go.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:39 AM #11
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I have no opinion on what gun to get, however i have had the worst experience wtih DP. They are a horrible company to work with and their custoemr service is not only incompitant but also rude. Anyone i see looking into a DP gun I give the same advice to.... go PE in the end you will be much happier!
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:34 AM #12
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I thought about the Axe but its alittle more then I want to spend. She wants a purple gun so getting one used could take a bit of patience. Can the trigger thing be fixed with a new trigger on the mini. I can so imagine her shooting it on accident cause of something like that lol. I'll post a pic when I'm home Cracker 35.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:35 AM #13
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I would recommend an etek. They are very simple and reliable guns, easy to maintain and great shooters. What exactly is the budget you are looking to keep and are you looking for new or used?
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:42 AM #14
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I would go with the Mini or Axe for her. I use the axe and it is super reliable. IF you are worried about the trigger, you can adjust it out more so she doesn't accidently shoot it too much or either gun.
I would try to let her shoot a few guns before deciding
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:49 AM #15
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She shot the Mini and G4. She likes the G4 but I don't want her to get something thats going to break all the time. I know Empire and PE are reliable so I would feel better if she got one of those if the G4 really is junk. I've been reading and it seems reliability isn't constant with them. I don't want to spend much over 350 if possible.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:07 AM #16
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350 puts you in the range of a lot of real decent shooters. Axe, Etek, could get a super nice shocker, possibly a drone dx (might be a little low for one of those), etha, a bunch of proto models and some older highends like ego 7's, older dm's and the like. For reliability sake, I still suggest an etek. Super reliable as its pe and the poppet designs are generally easier to maintain.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:22 AM #17
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I'm obviously going to defend dangerous power, considering that I own one of their markers; I own a g3 and have shot a g4. Although they aren't anything special stock, they are not what most people make them out to be, which is complete **** in terms of reliability. HOWEVER...

I would not recommend it for your girlfriend. Efficiency, even with the prestigious techt bolt engine, is lacking. I wouldn't want her to keep walking to the refill station after every 2 games. If you're looking for something brand new, snag yourself a mini. If not, ^Zippin35 has the right idea
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:38 AM #18
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I have used all of these guns, I would go with the mini, personally. It is a great little shooter.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:44 PM #19
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If you want a new gun, then a mini is going to be the best gun in that price range. If you are willing to go used then a world of opportunities opens. Used for $350 you can get an ego7, a marq, a pm8 or maybe even a used droid.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:31 PM #20
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Etha does come in purple now, and is better than the DP. I know people hate on them alot on here, but they really are pretty solid little guns.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:20 PM #21
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for what you're asking for - the etha seems like the perfect gun for her from what I've seen its reliable relatively inexpensive and reliable.. and most importantly purple! lol
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