Paintball Gun Spider Victor
The Spyder Victor is a entry level paintball gun that is known for being very reliable and beginner friendly. It is actually the second version of the Spyder Victor, the first of which was released all the way back in 2006. It is a semi-automatic mechanical marker that is commonly found in a lot of paintball rental places. This Spyder Victor review will go over features, performances and other aspects of the gun. For references, we are only talking about the new Spyder Victor that was released in 2012.
- Reliable enough for beginners
- Very affordable for an entry level gun
- Hard to break and can handle wear and tear
- Plastic build
- Inaccurate at longer ranges
- Doesn’t shoot very fast
Spyder Victor’s Basic Design
The Spyder Victor has a very basic design that keeps it simple for beginner players. It’s very easy to operate and just requires a few steps to set up. Instead, all you need to do is to press the safety button, load your hopper, attach your tank and you are ready to go. The marker is fully mechanical so there is no need to worry about batteries or damaging any electronics. It features a simple blowback design that is popular in a lot of mechanical markers. As with most modern Spyder markers, the Spyder Victor features the Eko Valve system which can help improve the air efficiency when using a CO2 tank.
The Spyder Victor Aesthetics
Weighing at around 2 lbs, the Spyder Victor is in that sweet spot for beginners. It isn’t too heavy or too light. It is also smaller and lighter than the previous version of it. The version of the Spyder Victor we tested was all black and it definitely looked better than some of the other colors out there. The black paint covers up the plastic parts and make the marker sleeker. Besides the color, the Spyder Victor doesn’t look too clunky and is considerably more streamlined than the last version.
Shooting with the Spyder Victor
One of the reasons so many beginner like the Spyder Victor is because it is very reliable. We shot 4 pods of paint with the Victor and we only had one or two chopped balls. Clean it once every couple weeks or so and you should have no problem maintaining it. When it comes to the actual shooting itself, it didn’t perform that well. It only gets up to around 9 balls per second. However, this shouldn’t be a problem for new players and might even force them to not waste ammo.
The stock barrel the Spyder Victor came with was fairly decent. It does tend to be inaccurate in longer ranges. Upgrading the barrel, however, will drastically improve the accuracy. The Spyder Victor is compatible with any of the Spyder barrels.
Cleaning the Spyder Victor
The Spyder Victor is fairly easy to clean since it is a mechanical marker and there are less parts to it. It does have a tool-less bolt so taking out the internals was very easy to do. The bolt assembly itself is very straight forward to take apart and put back together. It only took us about 5 minutes to fully clean both the inside and outsides.
Best Aspects of the Spyder Victor
Here are some of what we think are the best aspects of the Spyder Victor. For starters, we think that the low selling price is already such a good reason. If it will be your first paintball gun, you can also use it to learn how to take care of future and more expensive markers. To make things short, this will act like your training marker that you can afford to make mistakes with and not have to worry about. Besides the low price, we think the Spyder Victor is very easy to use and would suit new players very well.