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Old 12-30-2012, 04:05 PM #1
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Initial G5 Review

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.

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:21 PM #2
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Nice review, maybe a few good pictures to help out?
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:28 PM #3
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"Low pressure Operation: 200PSI - Efficient by DP's Standards" <- is my favorite line from the G5 product information page lol.

I really wish they would update their bolt design to be more air efficient and capable of sub 200 PSI operating pressures.

I'd take a G5 for the macroless design if nothing else.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:42 PM #4
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yea, maybe contracting techt to make the bolts stock would be nice. Make it cost more, I don't care, it would make it a more complete marker out of the box.

I guess they did that with the "Juiced" series...but I didnt want to wait for a juiced G5.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:51 PM #5
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DP needs to increase the volume of the gun x3. i doubt that they would do that though. they just came out with the new batches of the rev-i.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:03 PM #6
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nice review, fetus!
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:29 PM #7
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Haven't put paint thru my g5 yet but I've noticed (since im left handed) it feels a lot nicer in hand than the g4. also the trigger is amazing compared to the g4. no wiggle and very responsive. Can't wait to rip this thing.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:48 PM #8
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Hi guys,

went through the gun a bit more...few more details to share.

In removing the frame from the body, I could not get the eye connector to remove from the board. The noid harness came out, but that dam eye connector...pulled and pried and nothing, then pop...the female molex connector came free of the board

well thats not good.

I still couldn't seperate the female and male molex connectors, but the female one (the one that is supposed to stay connected to the circuit board) did slide back into place. tested the gun, everything is still functional. sorta weird though.

the eyes are closer to ego eyes than the traditional dangerous power eyes. It doesnt look like they will use the same eye system as the g4/threshold/revi ect.
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raps still doesnt purge the air in the gun when you degas. not a huge issue, but still...

If I find anything else, I'll post it as well.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:01 PM #9
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my boards always did that. no big deal
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you can try to take out the board and remove it from that point. you can use a small micro screw driver to push the tab on the molex to be removed.
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lol really? mine never did. Oh well, guess I wont really be disconnecting them that much.
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i think they use a reverse lock tab to where once you put it in, its permanently there. i dont really know since i dont own one.
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My old f8 pulled the female out before the actual connector's separated. Actually a lot easier that way.
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Put a hopper down my G5 and no bolt stick. it was about 10 degrees last night too.
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Great review. I ordered my G5 yesterday. I've only been playing paintball for nearly a year. Moved up from my beginner Tippmann Gryphon CO2. Everything I read about HPA powered markers is positive. Upgraded my 10 year old son as well to the Spyder Fenix electric marker. Shot a few hoppers last night and was very impressed with it. No breaks and easy to change shooting modes. My son loves it. I can only imagine how much nicer this G5 is going to be.

Thanks again for your review and insight.
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Great review. I ordered my G5 yesterday. I've only been playing paintball for nearly a year. Moved up from my beginner Tippmann Gryphon CO2. Everything I read about HPA powered markers is positive. Upgraded my 10 year old son as well to the Spyder Fenix electric marker. Shot a few hoppers last night and was very impressed with it. No breaks and easy to change shooting modes. My son loves it. I can only imagine how much nicer this G5 is going to be.

Thanks again for your review and insight.

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I put about a case an a half through mine last weekend as the reg broke in it dropped from 285 to 231 fps i kinda expected that it would drop the marker shoots fluidly tho goin to the G5 from a stock G3 with only a trigger this is a much awaited upgrade the marker has a distinct sound to it
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Once the marker breaks in, the fps suppose to go up and not down. Usually when the average fps drops and you have inconsistency you need to relube the marker.
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I am going to pick up a G5 in a months time but waiting on a few friends G5 how they make out.

My issue with my older G3 and G4 is bolt stick. The G3 had perma stick after 10 minutes of non use. The G4 was random.

I still have my FX and that never never has bolt stick.

Is bolt stick completely gone on the G5?
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I am going to pick up a G5 in a months time but waiting on a few friends G5 how they make out.

My issue with my older G3 and G4 is bolt stick. The G3 had perma stick after 10 minutes of non use. The G4 was random.

I still have my FX and that never never has bolt stick.

Is bolt stick completely gone on the G5?
If you use lube sparingly and only in the right places, i'd venture to say yes. I have never had bolt stick on a g5

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