Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Empire Scion Paintball Loader Released

Empire Paintball has just released the Empire Scion Paintball Loader. Looks like pricing will be around $100 placing it between the Empire Prophecy and the Empire Halo Too. Initial specs show this will have a halo Shell, but internals similar to the prophecy. A tool less battery compartment will allow for easy battery changes at the field. The Scion will include a rip drive and the freeway anti jam. The scion is reball ready and has 6 speed settings to fit your game play. The Empire Scion Paintball Hopper will be available in mid November.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Paintball World Cup 2012 is this Week

The biggest event of the year is this week in Orlando Florida. The Fantasy of Flight museum will host the PSP beginning on wednesday the 24. This week will feature the release of all the new 2013 gear from the top paintball vendors. Dye is releasing the Dye Dam and DM13 Guns along with expected new pants and jerseys. You should also see new soft goods from Planet Eclipse, Empire BT, Valken, GI Sportz and more.What else will we see this year? Be sure to check back with the Godz on wednesday and thursday for product pictures and updates
   The tournament will feature over 350 teams in multiple divisions for 5 full days of game play. The pros will also be playing and will be broadcast on the web for your viewing pleasure. Grandstand tickets are available and will be required to view any of the pro games. If your in the area you should check out the event, it's the biggest event in paintball every year.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Spyder E-MR5 Tactical Paintball Gun Release

Another new gun release from Kingman Spyder. The Electronic version of the MR5 will bring some real firepower to the scenario game. For all of 2012, Spyder has only had one electronic gun, the fenix. With the release of the new MR5 platform, spyder is once again adding that electronic upgrade option. The E-MR5 has all the features of the standard gun while adding a few improvements

  • 14" Ported Tactical barrel
  • Quad Rail System for mounting of all of your upgrades
  • M4 style carry handle
  • Adjustable shoulder stock
  • Magazine or hopper fed operation
  • .68cal or Tiberius firts strike round capable (magazine only)
  • Polymer clamping feed neck
  • Advanced E-trigger firing modes - Semi, 3 shot, 6 shot and Full auto
Full specs are included in the image below from Kingman.

The magazine fed feature is pretty interesting. From the looks of it, the magazine will only accept Tiberius arms first strike sniper rounds. With the flip of a switch, you can choose to fire from the 9 round magazine instead of the standard hopper. Could be very useful in the middle of a scenario game when you need a little long range sniper capability. Since pricing has not yet been released, we're hoping to see an affordable gun, but with all the features included, we might see something in the mid $200 range. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Spyder MR5 Tactical Paintball Gun

Kingman Spyder has just released specs on the new Spyder MR5 series of tactical paintball markers. The MR5 will continue the MR series M4 style look with a bunch of new features added. The new MR5 will allow either hopper fed or magazine fed operation depending on the style of game your playing. The Spyder MR5 will also allow you to use standard .68 cal paintballs or the new tiberius arms first strike sniper rounds.
The MR5 uses kingman's patented eko valve system for the ultimate in air efficiency. As expected froma spyder,the MR5 will be compatible with co2 and compressed air. The stock barrel will be a tactical 12" ported barrel with a tactical rail system to allow you to add any scope, grip or site upgrade you can think of. Also inlcuded with the MR5 is a multi position adjustable stock. Additional 9 round first strike magazines will be available for sale seperately. Pricing has not been released, but i'm guessing we'll see something in the $200 range for the semi auto version. Standard colors will be black and olive.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

DYE Assault Matrix DAM Released

Dye precision, the brand behind the best paintball guns and gear for the tournament player has added a pretty sweet scenario marker to there offerings. The dye dam takes alot of features from the Dye Matrix platform and adds in a bunch of new tactical tweeks. The Dye DAM uses a regulator system based off the popular Dye Hyper regulator. The assault matrix features an on/off asa as well as a gas through frame to eliminate external hoses.

The Dye DAM has multiple firing modes including semi auto, 3 shot burst and full auto. For you Mil sim people, the assault matrix can use either a standard hopper fed operation, or switch to a dual 10 round mag system with the flip of a switch. You also have the choice of using standard .68 cal paintballs or the tiberius arms first strike rounds. Switching between hopper and magazine feed is done through the flip of a switch on the side of the marker.
Initial release on the Dye Dam will be in black and dye cam, with Olive and tan version coming in 2013. Pricing has not been released yet, but is expected to be around the DM which was $1250 for 2011.

Performance on the DAM is 25+ Balls per second and includes dye's new eye pipe system as well as a quick release bolt system.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Spyder Hammer 7 Pump Paintball Gun Released

A first from Kingman Spyder. A pump action paintball gun. The Hammer 7 is compatible with .68 cal paintballs as well as the tiberius arms first strike rounds. The hammer 7 can be either magazine fed or hopper fed. Never ending choices for hoe you play. Looks like there will be black and olive version of the hammer 7. 

The Hammer 7 will operate on co2 or compressed air. The Hammer 7 has a polymer body along with a 45 cal style grip. I'm still waiting on some pricing and better pictures, but i'll keep the information coming as I here more.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Empire E-flex Paintball Mask

The JT Proflex and Empire Event just had a baby!. The Empire E-flex takes the best features of these two popular paintball masks and combined them to come up with the E-flex. The bottom of the mask is taken from the Proflex mask system while the quick change lens system and ear flaps come from the Event. While the look takes a bit of getting used to, perform is amazing. Crystal clear fog free lenses lasted for my entire day of paintball. When I inevitably got gogged, cleanup was easy by just removing the lens and rinsing it under water and wiping it clean. No more fighting for ten minutes just to get the lens off or wiping the lens off to avoid the hassle and hoping you got all the paint off. The soft lower mask provided a few bounces throughout the day just as designed. The E-flex was released in 6 colors and currently retails for 109.95. Colors available include Black, Blue, Red, Olive, White, and Grey. I'm hoping to see some more crazy colors like have been released on the Dye I4 and Sly Profit, but I guess we'll see what Empire has in store for us.

GOG Paintbal Announces the GOG eNMey

A new entry level paintball gun has been released by Gog paintball. Gog is the manufacturer of the Envy, G1 and Extcy paintball guns. The Gog eNMey will be an entry level marker starting at $129.95. Colors are slated to be black, freak green, red, blue, and silver.

The eNMey will be released at world cup 2012 in florida. The eNMey will feature an integrated regulator combined with a pnuematic spool valve. Sppol vavlves are typically what drives higher end paintball guns. Gog has finally been able to inroduce this technology to the entry level player at an affordable price. The eNMey will be co2 and HPA compatible. As soon as I get my hands on one i'll give a more detailed review. Until than Happy Paintballing

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Win a Free Harness from Tippmann

Tippmann is giving away US Army Harnesses for the holidays. Tippmann will be providing a FREE harness to anyone who buys an eligible 98 Custom, A-5, or Alpha Black marker between October 1 and December 31, 2012. To participate, consumers simply need to visit a participating paintball retailer to purchase a marker, secure the receipt, and complete an online Rebate Form. Tippmann will mail you harness free of charge. While the rebate piece may be a bit of a pain, you really can't complain about free. Most local paintball shops will even help you fill out the paperwork and get it ready to mail in for ya. Tippmann and US Army are the leaders in entry level scenario paintball guns. If you want a bulletproof gun that doesn't need alot of maintenance, tippmann and US Army are the answer.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Planet Eclipse Etha EMC Tactical Rail Kit

The New EMC kit for the planet eclipse etha allows you to add rails and that tactical look to your marker. The possiblities are endless. Flashlight, site, scope, front grip, it's all possible now. The Eclipse etha is the first tru entry level paintball marker from planet eclipse. Planet eclipse has made there name on the revolutionary Ego and Geo paintball markers. Eclipse is the most popular tournament level marker. More pro  and semi pro teams have shot the ego and won tournaments than any other marker. The Etha was released in 2011 and is the leader in the $395 price range. Bulletproof made in the UK quality and performance to rival it's higher end cousins. The EMC kit will take a bit of work to install, but the instructions were pretty straight forward and you should be able to complete in less than an hour if you have any mechanical savvy.

As you can see a black and Tan version of the emc kit are available. Not ready to do the install yourself? A preassembled version is expected to be released shortly or your local paintball shop should be able to do the install for a nominal fee.

Monday, October 8, 2012

PSP World Cup 2012 Coming to Florida

October 25 - 28 the PSP World Cup will be happening in Polk City Florida. Play with your team at the biggest paintball tournament of the year. Or just watch the pro's do there thing. The World cup is also where all the new paintball gear for 2013 will be released. Vendors include Dye, Empire, Planet Eclipse, Bob Long,  GI Sports, Valken and more. What's new for 2013? I wish I knew. As soon as the booths open on wednesday, you'll see all the pictures on the web and you can start drooling. Grandstand tickets are available for purchase now and are required to watch any of the pro games. A 4 day adult pass runs $50 with single day passes running $15. If you happen to be in the area, stop by and support your favorite sport.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

US Army Project Salvo Paintball Gun

Tippmann quality, Licensed US Army product and an affordable price. Looks like they've hit a home run with the US Army Project Salvo. This AR15 style paintball marker packs alot of features for the $149 price tag. The Project Salvo is available in a semi auto or electronic configuration. If you buy the semi auto version to start, you can easily upgrade later. Tippmann included plenty of rails allowing you to attach any upgrades you may want scopes, sites, handles, etc. The included stock is adjustable, foldable and removeable if desired.

The Project Salvo will run off of co2 or compressed air. Further upgrades for this gun include the cyclone feed system for battery free feeding, flatline barrel for additional range as being compatible with most tippmann 98 internal upgrades. The barrel threads are tippmann 98 which provides alot of upgrade options.

So if your looking for an entry level scenario paintball gun, take a look at the project salvo as well as the other US Army branded guns. You will get alot of bang for the buck as well as a pretty cool looking marker.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Dye Tactical Molle Vest

For 2012 Dye has a new division focused on the scenario and tactical market. Dye Tactical has a line of BDU type gear inlcuding pants, tops, tactical vests as well as goggles. The Dye Tactical Molle Vest is one of the highest quality vests i've seen in the paintball or airsoft market without looking at $200+ real spec military gear.

This molle vest comes in black and Dye Cam. Full molle on the back as well as a hydration pocket to keep you cool on those hot days. The Molle functionality allows you to adjust what you carry and use any standard molle pouches. Dye Tactical has released a full line of pouches in black and Dye Cam to match these vests. The inner vest material is a high quality mesh that allows you to breath and get the moisture off your skin.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Dye Precision Ventures into the Snow Market

Dye the leader in Paintball gear is venturing into a new market. The Dye Snow brand was launched in 2012. Dye has been able to take there technology from years of paintball goggle innovation and bring it to the snow market. The first snow goggle released by dye is the Dye T1. I tried a pair on today and i like what I see. The lenses and optical quality are as good or better than anything i've tried. The polarized lens on the T1 I tried made for a crystal clear view, no glare. Even tried running and a bit of activity to try to fog up the goggles and could not do it. It looks like Dye has done their research and have a top quality goggle. I can't wait to try these on the mountain. The initial release for dye snow will also feature the CLK googgle with the CLK quick release lens system as well as a full line of protective padding for the hard core snowboarders. (more info to come on future blogs) The pictur of the T1 below is what was worn for testing. Try a pair of these at your local snow shop this year, you won't be dissapointed.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Azodin Blitz Product Review video

A Basic video on the azodin blitz from Zephyr Paintball.
A decent job of reviewing the Azodin blitz, but it's about time for a review on the 2012 model

BT Tactical Paintball Remote Cover

So you like to run a remote coil on your paintball gun, but want to be able to match the rest of your camo setup? The BT remote coil will cover and protect your remote while providing a camo design to keep you hidden in the bushes. Not much can be said about this besides it does the job it was designed for and at 10.95 is relatively cheap. Compatible with all standard paintball remotes.

JT Splatmaster Booth to Visit Bikes Blue and BBQ Festival

The JT SplatMaster Experience will appear at the Bikes, Blues and BBQ located in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The JT SplatMaster Experience gives kids (and adults!) ages 9+ an opportunity to test out the JT Splatmaster Pistol and Shotgun. The splatmaster experience will visit fairs and large events across the country to provide new palyers a chance to shoot Paintball guns. JT SplatMaster provides a fun and safe outdoor play experience for the whole family, JT SplatMaster shoots color-filled ammo resulting in a SPLAT!  The JT Splatmaster guns are a low velocity spring driven gun that gives you the splat of paintball without the discomfort. Event attendees are invited to try it first-hand at the JT SplatMaster Mega Arena, a 100’ x 50’ inflatable shooting enclosure featuring various target shooting activities and a quick draw competition. To make sure participants learn from the best, Pro Players will be onsite to distribute trading cards and educate participants about safety and game play.