Shocker AMP Dust Purple/Gloss Black Accents
The Shocker AMP is the latest release from SP Paintball. With a newly designed bolt system that offers the best efficiency the Shocker platform has ever seen, this new model of Shocker is going to be a leader in it's price range.
Shocker® AMP - The legend continues.
From the birth of electronic paintball through the resurgence of mechanical, the Shocker® has evolved at the cutting edge of the game. The Shocker® AMP keeps this tradition moving forward with new refinements, maintaining its position as the ultra-efficient, ultra-slim and ultra-light avant-garde paintball marker
Two-Piece Board Design – With less to move and reconfigure, the Shocker® AMP is easier than ever to switch between ripping fast electro to top-end mechanical operation.
Faster Frame Removal – The distributed electronics driving the Shocker® AMP also make maintenance faster, by allowing for faster grip frame removal.
Improved efficiency – It’s hard to believe, perfection could be improved upon but the engineering team behind the Shocker®® found room to further upgrade its efficiency. The Shocker® AMP valve and bolt are the most efficient yet (approximately 20% increase)
Twist-Lock Bolt – One quick twist de-pressurizes the Shocker® AMP and unlocks its bolt and fire chamber to slide out for quick maintenance in the pits – completely tool free access to both the bolt and valve in one move.
Ultra-gentle bolt – Efficiency improvements have lowered the Shocker® AMP’s operating pressure from 160psi all the way down to 110psi. Whether on its own in mechanical mode, or combined with the VisionTM anti-chop system as an electro, the Shocker® AMP is more gentle on paint than ever before to make sure it breaks on target and not in the breech.
Tool Free Solenoid Valve Removal – No tools means faster maintenance. Unlock and remove the Shocker® AMP solenoid valve for cleaning without digging through all the hex wrenches in your tool bag to find the right size.
Improved Water Resistance – Paintball doesn’t stop when the weather gets rough and neither does the Shocker® AMP. Better protection against moisture intrusion keeps you in the game when others falter.
New curves – Ergonomic upgrades to the Shocker® AMP grip give an even better feel on the field.
Slimline Reg Cover – A tighter fit and look, as the Shocker® AMP moves the Shocker® legacy forward as one of the most light and slim professional level tournament markers ever built.
Compact QEV Module - Fully integrated into the bolt the QEV will insure for the fastest response and improved cycle to cycle consistency.
First I want to acknowledge that Pro Edge was extremely fast in shipping my in-stock items and kept me in the loop on my preorder, the SP AMP. All of my future PB purchases will come through TX for the foreseeable future. Great job!
What I like:
The SP AMP arrived well packed and shrink-wrapped. The marker aired up perfectly fine with no leaks out of the box.
Easy to adjust programming. Even a caveman could do it.
The anodizing and milling was flawless on the marker.*
Although similar in length to my 170r, the AMP feels tighter and slightly less 'pointy' if that makes any sense. Maybe it's the tiny foregrip. Some players (myself included) actually prefer that 'pointy' feel, so it may be in my mind, but I feel like it's an adjustment I'll get used to pretty quick.
What I didn't like:
The back cap and it's 1/8 or 1/4 turn to unlock and pull the drive system out has me a bit worried. It's pretty loose, and I could see myself making that short turn accidentally, during a match.
The trigger guard has sharp edges along the inside that I found irritating to my fingers. I wish SP would have rounded those edges down like PE does in their frame.
Finally, there were 2 tiny chips on the Freak tip that should not affect performance (on the end that screws into the Freak back).
Summary: Looks great. Feels pretty good with some quirks. I really want to get out and shoot it more.
PS: I didn't take any points away for this, but I really wish the markers were solid color all the way around, not black accented. This would have made part swapping really cool to do with the Freak back and eye covers. Maybe next time, SP, or are they already planning on selling accent kits? LOL, capitalism.