Spyder Victor

Spyder Victor
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The Bottom Line

The Spyder Victor is Kingman's lowest-end, most-basic paintball gun on the market but it holds its own compared to similar guns. It is not particularly accurate, fast or consistent, but the Victor is cheap, easy to use, very upgradable and thus makes a great first gun for the beginner player.

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Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Very upgradeable
  • Simple and reliable design

Cons

  • Not particularly accurate or consistent
  • Has a tendency to chop cheap paint
  • All components are low-end

Description

  • Entry-level blowback paintball gun
  • Commonly available from specialty stores and large retail outlets
  • Many upgrades are readily available
  • Can run on CO2 or compressed air
  • Manufacturer's Site

Guide Review - Spyder Victor

 

Design

Kingman's Spyder original Victor is a very simple blowback gun with nothing fancy included. It comes with a bottom line, standard ASA, double trigger, sight rail, and a vertical feed tube (you have to use a removable vertical feedneck). The Victor comes in an assortment of colors but it really doesn't cosmetically distinguish itself.

Performance

The Victor is a very inexpensive paintball gun but its performance isn't too bad. It will fire as fast as you can shoot, but it's got a long and somewhat stiff trigger pull, so don't expect any crazy rate of fire. It's not particularly consistent so paintball muzzle velocity can vary significantly from shot to shot.

Despite its inconsistency, the Victor does shoot fairly accurately as long as you use decent paintballs and you should be able to hit an opposing player at 40 feet (or even further) within a couple of shots. One weakness is the Victor's tendency to chop paint in the chamber - I experienced about one chop for every 100-200 shots, but if you find a brand of paintball that works well with your gun (different guns "prefer" different brands), you may not see any chopping at all.

Reliability and Maintenance

The Victor is a very basic gun, so there really isn't much that can go wrong and they typically work for years (I have seen many that are several years old and work like new). All you need to regularly do is oil and clean your gun after use. If there is a leak in your gun, you probably just need to replace your O-rings.

Upgrades

While the basic Victor is nothing special, it does make an excellent beginner gun because it can be heavily upgraded. Whether you want to get a barrel kit, electronic trigger frame, upgraded bolt or custom grips, the Victor can support it. Along with the many upgrades available, many different companies make upgrades so they are less expensive and very widely available.

Updated Models

Kingman releases a new version of the Victor almost every year. Newer models are very similar though they have improved their appearance, increased their reliability and are even simpler to maintain.

 

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