If the DM9 is performing well you don't need a new marker. Save your cash for the field. I have been running my Angel One for years with no problems at all. I purchased a G6R and gave it to my son. Darn thing runs great.
It costs $0 to use the cocker threaded barrel kits most of us already own if we have other paintball guns. Maintenance is cumbersome for Angels and the manuals do not list o-ring sizes.
They are terrific performing markers, but I do not subscribe to the Angel mystique.
Internal lubrication of the ANGEL can be
achieved without disassembly by removing
your regulator and simply adding a couple of
ANGEL Love Juice oil to your ASA
adapter. Once this has been done re-attach
your regulator as per the instructions on page
6 and shoot the ANGEL 10 times. This will
then disperse the lubricant to all the moving
parts of the ANGEL. This should be done
every 10,000 shots for ANGELs that are used
regularly, or in cases of prolonged spells of
infrequent use, prior to each occasion you
use your ANGEL.
YUP!! THAT SOUNDS REAL CUMBERSOME. O-Ring parts are numbered. Just say you do not like Angels and be on your way. No one is trying to convince you to like them. They are just not for you. The thing is that I also have a G6R and the Angel one goes toe to toe with it and it is smoother and quieter for a 2006 marker.