Hi Guys, didnt see anything like this yet, so I figured Id put down a few words about the G5 so far.
Bought a new G5 from my boy Yeti, and it arrived Friday. I have put two hoppers through it so far, and I wanted to share my initial observations.
The first thing I did was took out the bolt, and wiped off the old DP stock lube. I know there were some questions about if DP was going to correct their out-of-the-box issues with the g4, but unfortunately I didnt test that out. Just wiped off the bolt and inside of the body, and applied fresh monkey poo. Then aired it up, and....no leaks. I actually aired it up and degassed several times (with a clearing shot inbetween each) to test the internal seals. Nothing but positive results.
Then I went over the outside of the gun. There are a few milling marks, like on the G4, but nothing that really stands out or looks too terrible. This is a sub-$330 gun after all. The one thing I noticed is that the entire gun is a dust finish. Feedneck lever, raps lever, everything...but the eye covers, however, are gloss. Not a big deal, but I'm sure people will ***** about it soon enough.
trigger - I know a lot of people are wondering about this. personally, I was up in the air about the gun, wondering if I should buy this or an uped G4. The trigger on the G5 BLOWS AWAY the G4 trigger. Its really a huge leap forward. The feel, the return pressure, it all feels 100% amazing. I had installed one of the violent triggers on my g4, and I am still happier that I got this rather than an updated G4.
Shooting - smooth. kick is there, but its really small, even on 12.5 psp three shot. Another great reason to get this - the new stock board has .5 bps measurements. no more having to go aftermarket to hit 12.5 exactly. The eye logic isnt as advanced as some of the other markers I have used (no force shot, no eyes detecting a broken ball and adjusting ROF accordingly) but its still doing what it needs to do...preventing chops and getting the balls out of the barrel. While I will certainly snag a Techt engine for this, the stock bolt feels pretty good.
The testing I did for this gun was in my garage, in 27 degree F weather here in the Chicago area. the gun didnt have any issue with the temp. I even shot a hopper, then left it out in the cold for 15 minutes while I got some coffee. no differences between the two hoppers. The gun was pretty quiet as well...now I know that an enclosed garage isnt the best place to do sound testing, but I noticed that it was still less noise than some of my past guns.
These are just a few of my initial thoughts. I do plan to upgrade the barrel and the bolt, but for those of you who what a cheap marker, so far this is really quite a nice little gun.
BTW - I am not affiliated with dangerous power, nor Yeti paintball. What I say here is my own words, and I was not compensated in any way for this review.