I am looking to buy my son a marker but I am not looking to spend a whole lot. He is only 10yrs old and very crazy so I want something that will take a beating. He wants a speedball type/looking marker. can anyone please suggest something that is good for him.
I was looking at the Spyder Victor or the Spyder Xtra but I am open to anything that is in the under $100 range.
I don't know much about the Spyder's so I can't yes or no to those. I can tell you that pickings aren't very good in the $100 range unless you get something used. I do not know if there are any decent used electro markers in that range.
I started my son on a $100 Azodin Kaos (mechanical), which he has moved on from. It does look like a speedball marker and was a good starter marker for him. I had not thought about it but since I am close to you (mixing bowl)...make me an offer if interested. It is the Blue/Silver model.
I started with that same aggressor package. I recommend it, the most I've had to do with it was get a new main spring I also put an expansion chamber on it for co2 (not needed). I've had it for about 4 years and it still shoots great.
I think i may have a good deal going right now. An Ion Xe with e-hopper 47/3000 tank and JT mask for $100. Not sure about the tank hydro but i might take it anyway and use it as a back up. Just get a new one for my son
I started out with a Spyder Victor package. It's a simple solid gun, just make sure you keep at least one spare valve spring on hand as the one that came in mine wore out in a few weeks. It's like a $5 part and if/when it wears out the gun will start breaking literally every other ball, which will ruin your day. If you have a spare spring you'll be back on the field next game.
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Look into the gog line. Much more durable then a spider. Also, an older ion xe would work well. These would work best with a hpa tank, no co2. You can find him a used 50 cu carbon fiber tank for cheap.
The GOG Enmey. $130 retail, mechanical, simple, low force bolt reduces the number of chops, only 4 (if I remember right) orings, bolt out the back. It's a single trigger marker, but with a electronic loader can shoot 10+ bps pretty easy.
I own a $1200 DLX Luxe and it stays in the case while I play with my Enmey quite a bit...
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I think the ion xe would be a great option for him. My first electro was an ion and it shot super smooth and consistent. Just make sure the gun gets cleaned and lubed regularly and it should be great. Mine was the plain old original ion so I had to disassemble the whole thing to clean it, the xe is a lot easier to maintain.
Good luck and welcome to the sport!
I have to agree on the gog enmey.I have not taken it out of the field yet but it shoots fast enough at around 9 to 10 bps. I originally was going to buy a spyder Felix or a Used autococker , as a back up to my mini gs. Then my Fiancee said she wanted to come play with me, well I figured an electronic would be to much for her since she finds my mini gs confusing , and a autococker can have issues and since she has never played before, I decided against it. She fired the enmey in the back yard and handled everything easily. If a Enemy style marker was around back when I was 13 and started playing at the $130 to $150, I would have been extremely happy with it,as my first marker. That all said my first marker was a Tippmann pro-carbine and it still works great,and I can still find parts after 15 years.