Originally Posted by tourneyballer27
i forgot to mention but the gun is brand brand new if that helps with anything
There's your issue, the o-rings are probably just dry from the gun sitting in the box for a while. I'd do a full teardown and re-lube to be on the safe side. It shouldn't take you too long, the Axe is extremely simple to maintain. Here's a disassembly video
that helped me a lot when I first got my Axe.
Also, even a small leak can affect consistency of your shot since it prevents the gun's air system from maintaining a consistent pressure.