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Old 06-28-2012, 06:51 PM #22
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i have owned both. I bought my mini off of my buddy and i played with it for a few months and its was reliable for the most part, small, and easy to clean. but i traded it at psp chicago last frisday and got my self a etha and i LOVE it its smooth, nice trigger(after u adjust it). From my experiance i think you should go with the etha.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:24 PM #23
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i own an etha and its great its extremely reliable and ive never had a problem with it. You also cant get a better gun for the price
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:47 AM #24
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I've been talking with here and I took her back to the store. She shot the mini and g4 again (no etha on hand) and she still likes the g4, so I guess thats what I'll get her. Thanks for all the replies and help guys. Time to stock up on spare parts
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:37 PM #25
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:48 PM #26
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I've been talking with here and I took her back to the store. She shot the mini and g4 again (no etha on hand) and she still likes the g4, so I guess thats what I'll get her. Thanks for all the replies and help guys. Time to stock up on spare parts
It's not that bad... just clean off the factory lube and replace it with dow33, monkey poo or lurker. This is also one of the few times I'd tell you to check out a tech t bolt.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:28 PM #27
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Maybe you'll get lucky and not have any problems with it
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:23 PM #28
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I'd go with a mini or if you have the money go axe. I'd get a used gun... Many sellers will even throw in a few extras, like a package. Instead of buying a new one for the same price.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:07 PM #29
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I use a mini and aside. From easy usual maintenance I have no complaints. I think its cool your girl wants to play paintball with you. And my mini has a virtue in it strongly recommend it. Also minis stock barrel kinda sux I use a Freak myself.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:44 PM #30
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the g4 would be a fine choice, but i wouldn't count out the GOG Extcy. for $250 its a great starter/beginner gun. My only gripe is the trigger needs to be better.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:47 PM #31
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Most people seem to be completely forgetting the fact that this marker is for your girlfriend and not you.

I would recommend the Etha. $400, very reliable, very low maintenance. With it she won't have to worry about fixing any problems or having to re-lube anything for a while.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:22 AM #32
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Most people seem to be completely forgetting the fact that this marker is for your girlfriend and not you.

I would recommend the Etha. $400, very reliable, very low maintenance. With it she won't have to worry about fixing any problems or having to re-lube anything for a while.
If super easy maintenance and reliability are the two key points then a used G3 would be the best bet. yank out the bolt, lube the three bolt orings, lube the bolt cap oring, throw it back together and she's ready to rock. and an upped G3 in good condition will be cheaper than the Etha, Mini, or G4.
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Honestly Ive owned a mini a couple axes and Ive got an etha now and I love them all but Personaly Id say deffinitely go with either an axe or an etha. Both guns are awesome and really simple and will perform in any situation or game you put her in
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:07 PM #34
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If super easy maintenance and reliability are the two key points then a used G3 would be the best bet. yank out the bolt, lube the three bolt orings, lube the bolt cap oring, throw it back together and she's ready to rock. and an upped G3 in good condition will be cheaper than the Etha, Mini, or G4.
A G3 reliable? Compared to an Etha? No way.
Of the two which could she use, throw in a bag, let sit for a couple months and then pull out to use again without fail. Hint....it's not the G3.

Maintenance might be easy for you but remember we are not talking about you or any average committed rec player. We are possibly talking about a female that might not take the sport that seriously. That might only go out on occasion when her BF goes. Someone who may likely want something that just works and almost never requires her to touch the internals or deal with any sort of lubes. For this situation that's the Etha.
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A G3 reliable? Compared to an Etha? No way.
Of the two which could she use, throw in a bag, let sit for a couple months and then pull out to use again without fail. Hint....it's not the G3.

Maintenance might be easy for you but remember we are not talking about you or any average committed rec player. We are possibly talking about a female that might not take the sport that seriously. That might only go out on occasion when her BF goes. Someone who may likely want something that just works and almost never requires her to touch the internals or deal with any sort of lubes. For this situation that's the Etha.
the maintenance on a G3 is about as easy as it gets, a simple dump valve doesn't have many advantages but maintenance IS one. and in over 3 yrs of use i've never, literally never, had my G3 fail on me in any way. am i crapping on the Etha? not at all, it would also be a good gun for this guy's woman. But if saving a little money is something he is interested in then a used G3 is a VERY viable option. Plus, he mentioned that she already likes the G4 and to me the G3 is the same gun but the orings are on the bolt not in the body. Which makes removing, replacing, and lubing them WAY easier.
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what about an older ego, maybe 06, 07
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Go 07 and do banjo mod and get zick1. Best ego, IMO.
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the maintenance on a G3 is about as easy as it gets, a simple dump valve doesn't have many advantages but maintenance IS one. and in over 3 yrs of use i've never, literally never, had my G3 fail on me in any way. am i crapping on the Etha? not at all, it would also be a good gun for this guy's woman. But if saving a little money is something he is interested in then a used G3 is a VERY viable option. Plus, he mentioned that she already likes the G4 and to me the G3 is the same gun but the orings are on the bolt not in the body. Which makes removing, replacing, and lubing them WAY easier.
You are telling me that the maintenance is simple. I'm not debating that. My point is that which marker requires the least maintenance and would likely be best fit for her. My opinion is the Etha.

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Go 07 and do banjo mod and get zick1. Best ego, IMO.
That is doing WAAAYYY too much. Did you bother to read who the marker was for?
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Maybe I just figured he wanted to get her something special. No need for the hostility.
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Btw, you seem to think that she's incapable of what we regulars are. Maybe she will take pride in her equipment and doesnt necessarily NEED the SIMPLEST gun. And btw, Etha shoots like ****.
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The mini is great the g3r and g4 are decent but id say you could also think about not worrying about what is new and popular right now and look at some guns that are excellent but older like Proto PM7,PM8/DYE DM7 and DM8, Ego 06/07,older eteks these are all great older guns that would still shoot better and be more reliable then a mini or g3/g4 in my opinion. The M7 or DM7 would be my over all pick yes harder to get parts for now but you dont really need to worry about parts with them if there in good shape.
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Maybe I just figured he wanted to get her something special. No need for the hostility.
If you read hostility in my post you are being a bit too sensitive. Because nothing I wrote even remotely comes across hostile or attacking.


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Btw, you seem to think that she's incapable of what we regulars are. Maybe she will take pride in her equipment and doesnt necessarily NEED the SIMPLEST gun. And btw, Etha shoots like ****.
Etha shoots like **** compared to higher level guns. For your average occasional rec baller it is more than adequate. As for his girlfriend, based off the little info given, I feel it's safe to assume she isn't planning to take the sport that seriously.
Buying an Ego7 and doing mods.....that's unnecessary for someone who may very likely not want anything more then something that looks nice to them and shoots.
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