Is this a gun for beginners or pros?
The Dangerous Power E1 was released in 2011. It is a budget priced low end, beginner level electro pneumatic marker, defiantly not a pro-level or advanced player gun.
It is light and snappy, and has many features a pro gun has; making it great for younger players just getting a start. This is not to say that you should dismiss the gun, it has plenty of bang for the very few bucks it costs, if you know what I am saying.
|Dangerous Power E1 Paintball Gun|
Dangerous power E1 review features
Our dangerous power e1 review
- This gun can be used with high or low pressure tanks.
- This gun has an On/off ASA to safely de-gas and easily de-gasses by turning the knob on the back of the ASA.
- This gun is considered light for it’s class, weighing just under two pounds. Upgrading to a carbon fiber barrel make it even lighter.
- Great price, gun is within reach of many players, financially.
- 2 firing modes, Semi and 20 balls per minute. This is OK for a beginner, but an advanced level player will need more firing modes and the 20 balls per minute is not allowed at most fields.
- The gun is fast and shots relatively accurately.
- This marker has a Three point trigger adjustment.
- There are a fair amount of upgrade capabilities for this gun.
- The gun manual has useful diagrams and parts lists so it is easy for a player to maintain and fix their own gun. Parts from Dangerous Power are reasonably priced.
- The gun is efficient with air, not a gas hog.
- This gun is quiet when shooting.
- Marker can be used by those who are left or right handed.
- Fast enough to keep up with speedball capped at 25 balls per second.
- Features Dump Valve Technology. A dump valve is sometimes known as a spool valve and stores air in a chamber and ‘dumps’ a set amount of air when fired. This is in contrast to a poppet valve which has air continually and opens a pin valve so air can escape for a split second. Dump valves are, by design, less expensive to manufacture and faster to shoot.
- Includes a stock 9.5 inch .68 barrel that can be upgraded with any barrel that has matching threads.
- The pressure does not automatically release from the regulator. To release pressure in the regulator turn the eye off and dry fire until the pressure is released.
- Compared to other similar guns in the same class, this gun has a lot of kick and recoil and tends to move somewhat while shooting.
- Does not come with a loader or hopper.
- Does not accept Co2, ONLY use High Pressure air HPA or nitrogen. Co2 will damage the electronics.
- HPR Gauge is sold separately.
- The battery will drain if left in the gun. Boo! You need to use a hex key and remove the left grip panel to install a battery.
- Can not use Co2 with this gun.
- Tends to chop brittle paint.
- Feed neck hopper is secured by o-rings, it really should have been a clamping feed neck, it is not very secure. The feed neck can not hold most hoppers well.
- No LPR to adjust pressure.
- The macroline may leak, or the ASA may leak on some units.
- Some markers have issues with the bolt sticking.
- The gun is smaller than an invert mini and can be uncomfortable during extended play.
- Only two firing modes tends to limit play possibilities and does not work well for tournaments. This gun is OK for field play for a beginner, or possibly woodsball. The board can be upgraded to fix this issue.
- While the gun is easy to maintain and service, it tends to require a lot of maintenance and repair.
Overall the Dangerous E1 is defiantly a beginner level gun. It has a lot of features that intermediate level markers have, the limited modes and maintenance issues bar the marker from being a mid level marker.
It would be OK as a beginner gun, a backup marker or a loaner for unexpected players, but as an everyday marker it is very fussy.
The price is good, it can’t be beat.