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G&P BB Pellets Loader: Distress Marker Light Style

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Review: G&P BB Pellets Loader: Distress Marker Light Style

 

For people who prefer mid cap or low cap for their AEGs, a BB loader

is crucial, or you'll have a very sore thumb very quickly. G&P's

distress marker light style loader is by far the most stylish and

cool BB loader one can get. For completeness, I'm writing this

short review for Arnie's. I got mine from Ehobby Asia on Ebay

(excellent ebay company I must say, and not once disappointed me in

my numerous dealings with them). I have no clue what a real

distress marker light look like, or what are they used for, so there

won't be any comparison with the real thing (anyone who are more

knowledgable in the real deal, please feel free to comment). Without

further ado, begun the review has.

 

loader1.jpg

 

The outer shell of the loader is OD, the loader itself is mostly

black. It's smaller than I had imagined. Roughly 11cm x 5cm x

2.5cm, and holds around 120 BBs.

 

The outer shell can be slide off the loader, but I don't really see

much point in this. The mocking switch can be switched "on" and "off",

but obviously serves no purpose either.

 

The finish is pretty good apart from the visible seam lines on the

side, and the two halves of the BB nozzle is not perfectly molded

together. The paint is evenly applied, the mocking texts are clearly

molded except the warning text, which is on a sticker, and I expect

the sticker to come off fairly easily. Without BBs in, the loader

feels solid without any loose part, so it doesn't rattle.

 

loader2.jpg

 

On one side, there's an indicator showing how many BBs roughly are

left in the loader.

 

loader8.jpg

 

So, how does it work? At one end, there's a cap. Twist it 90

degrees, and take it off to reveal the opening for pouring BBs into

the loader.

 

loader4.jpg

 

At the same end, pull a little pin (circled in red below) out about

half a centimeter to release the thumb lever.

 

loader5a.jpg

 

At the opposite end, slide the cover forward half a centimeter, and

rotate the cover up or down to reveal the nozzle.

 

loader6.jpg

 

There's also an adaptor can be used with loading pistol mags. The

adaptor sits neatly besides the nozzle, and no worry of losing it

when not using it.

 

loader7.jpg

 

I find it better to hold the loader with my left hand because when

using right hand, either that the palm of my hand tends to push the

thumb lever release pin back in, or that I need to stretch my thumb

more than I'd like.

 

loader9.jpg

 

loader10.jpg

 

One push of the lever ejects 4 BBs just like the Marui speed loader.

 

So does it work well in practice? I have no idea because I haven't

used it in a combat situation nor have I even tried to use it to

load some midcaps.

 

Does it look cool? You bet.

 

Is it worth the money? For $10, it is for me. :)

 

loader3.jpg

 

June, 2005

 

Appologize for some of the poor picture quality. :P

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I took some time to actually count how many BBs it can hold. It's 110, so it's good for one locap, or an MP5 midcap, a bit short on filling up an M4 midcap. I think the TM speed loader holds more than 130 BBs, so it can fill up an M4 midcap.

 

It works fine filling my midcaps, but the thumb lever doesn't look too sturdy, and it may break easily if not used properly.

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Just got mine from Airsoft Scotland and think that its a great piece of kit (gear)

Just enough BBs to recharge 4 STAR M-16 mags at a good price too.

Thanks for the Review Shao as without I probably would have stuck with Hi-Caps!! :)

 

Matt

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Just got mine from Airsoft Scotland and think that its a great piece of kit (gear)

Just enough BBs to recharge 4 STAR M-16 mags at a good price too.

  Thanks for the Review Shao as without I probably would have stuck with Hi-Caps!! :)

 

Matt

You are welcome! :)

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Does it rattle much mate?

 

Great review.

Well, if there's no BB in it, it doesn't rattle at all. If it's FULL of BBs, it doesn't rattle much either, but if it's half full of BBs, it rattles as much as a half full plastic container with BBs. Really no magic there. ;)

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Sorry to drag this topic back but I didn't want to start another...

I recently got one of these loaders and I'm afraid I think it's a pile of c##p. :angry:

The release button for the plunger has to be pulled out (unlike the Marui push-push design), with bare hands it's difficult enough, with gloves on I'd say it's near impossible. :huh:

For half of it's diameter it sits almost flush with the outer shell, so you can't actually grip it properly, you have to hook a nail in the shallow groove, unless you have gloves on, in which case you can't <_<

The filling hole is too small, you need another speedloader to fill it :blink: and the cap is easy to drop and lose.

The outer shell slides back to reveal an opening in the side, which is bigger, but still a bit too narrow to fill from a 'normal' bottle without spilling loads of BBs.

Then you need to pull down the end cap to reveal the loading nozzle, and hold the cap out of the way (because it drops back down) while you offer it up to the mag.

The TM speedloader (and the copies) are a one-handed operation...this is more like a three handed one <_<

Yes it looks the part, but I'd rather have something which actually works.

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It does have the nice touch in that you can keep the loading nozzle attachement WITH this so-called 'speedloader'.

 

I too am of the opinion that it is not a good piece of kit APART from style points. All the speedloaders that I have used apart from the Marui original (that came with the 552) have sucked, not worked or flat out broke.

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Yes, this thing can be hard to operate in the middle of battle with gloves on, but then again, you are not really supposed to refill your mags in battle. I mean, you could, but I prefer carrying enough mags that'll last me a game and just refill the mags between games.

 

For practicality, the TM speed loader certainly wins, but for looks, I like this one. The end cap of mine doesn't really drop back when I try to use it. I guess some are looser than others.

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Maybe you had a good one, maybe I had a duff one.

Mine would barely feed at the best of times. I didn't even consider using it at a game because it was so Grrrr.

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Well, mine functions as it should, but it does have most of the flaws Docv400 pointed out except the end cap being loose. :P I can use it to fill my mid caps between games just fine, but never needed or attempted to work the little thing in the middle of a game.

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How well does the pistol magazine adapter work? I know you have (or had) a KJW M9... does it work with that? Cuz I really super hate filling up those damn M9 mags :P

 

Nice review, by the way :)

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