So I recently purchase an Etek 1 with star frame from someone on another forum. I paid 240 shipped for it and felt like it was a good deal. He said it had a small leak but it worked fine otherwise. He mentioned the leak got smaller as you played. Well I paid him and whatnot, using pay pal and sent the money as goods to protect myself. I received the gun fine and upon making sure it was all in working order realized that one of the springs in the LPR was missing along with the end cap of the piston. I figured that was what was causing the leak so got those two parts for 19 bucks shipped from someone else. I had not gotten to test the gun out at this point due not having an air.
I replaced those parts and went to the field today. Upon screwing in my tank there is instantly a huge and constant WOOOSH of air, coming from the handle/solenoid area. I'm instantly struck with worry. I back off the tank a little and open the ASA and then close the ASA again, the triggered is turned off at this point, upon closing the ASA the gun starts firing with me not touching the trigger, there's no paint in the hopper so its not a big deal. I decide to take the gun inside to the paint shop to have him look at it. He says its coming from the solenoid area which is not a good sign but he'll take it apart and look maybe just one of the small hoses came off or something. I come back a little later and he has the solenoid out, the solenoid is broken from the previous owner over tightening the screws there are two major dents in it. He says its the most expensive part in the gun to replace costing 100-150 dollars and it would take several weeks to get it in if they order it. I just say I'll think about it and take my gun and head home for the day. Needless to say I'm filing a claim on pay pal to get my money back as I was sold a broken gun with missing parts and was scammed. I won't be buying a gun used again.
TL;DR I bought a used gun, it turned out to be broken, got scammed, need to buy a BRAND NEW gun.
So I'm in need of a new gun for 300 dollars or less (could do 310 for like a mini obviously). I'm not buying used again so don't recommend an 05 ego or an old Bob long or whatnot.
I was thinking about the new DP G4 but wasn't sure what else was out there that people would reccomend in that bracket, I have looked at only really invert mini v3 or DP g4. If anyone has any other suggestions that would be appreciated. Sorry for the long read up there.
VoxxMember Since 24 Jun 2010
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