Originally Posted by Hot Nuts22
From my experience the more mid-end guns like an axe end up being more reliable long term than a lower end like a mini. I don't think they axe will be too complicated and will be something your son can grow with which is important. by that i mean as he gets better he can still use that gun just fine whereas maybe he outgrows the mini bc it doesnt give him the output he needs at his level.
How is the Axe Mid-end and the Mini Low-end when they are basically the same gun?
And how exactly is the Axe more reliable than the Mini? If ya wanna get technical the Mini could be called more reliable than the Axe for two reasons. The Mini uses a Hall effect sensor to activate the gun, not a microswtich. Microswitches can wear out after being used a lot. I've had it happen to be on my 2k3 Trama Maxtrix, it had massive run-away bounce. The Axe also had more parts that could be broken or lost than the Mini. Like on the back of the bolt and more parts AND orings in the on/off.
It's more preference than anything. In reality, one is just as reliable as the other and they shoot very similar to eachother.