i just got this grenade in yesterday and i gotta say its pretty amazing.
ill tell you this before i write this review - i've not very much experience with airsoft and this is my first grenade ive bought. keep that in my mind when reading what i have to say about it.
to start off with, it comes in a box just big enough to house the grenade. it was quite a bit smaller than what i had imagined it to be. i really like the goldish yellow color the top half has to it. one of my friends reffered to it as being gold plated almsot. the instructions inside are very simple, they just lay out the basic steps to fill the bb's and reset the grenade. by the way there is a little bit of funny engrish in the manual which i liked.
one important thing to note when shopping for grenades, this grenade is the longest of any grenade out there. i have a dboys 3 in 1 launcher, and it just barely fits inside it
i would definitely recommend buying a speed loader if you dont already have one because loading 204 bb's one at a time is a complete pain. im thinking about getting a larger speed loader for the reason that my speed loader is a 100 rounder, and i have to refill it 3 times in order to completely fill this grenade. just like other grenades, there's a tiny rubber piece that holds all the bb's in so that they dont fall out after you load it. i have heard from somewhere that , that little rubber piece acts sort of like a hop up which would explain the large spread.
this grenade came in before my co2 charger had come in, so i first fired it with propane/green gas. i fired it first without any bb's in it just to hear the report. i was totally shocked at how loud it was firing it the first time, which startled me quite a bit. i loaded the grenade a few times and test fired it while just holding it in my hand (by the way the instructions tell you nor to activate it with your finger on the bottom, but i did anyway and im still here so...). the spread was really good, but only good enough for CQB in my opinion. i did not measure it, mostly because its almost impossible to but, it fired a good 40 ft. and the spread probably reached 20 ft. wide.
ALL this changed however whenever i got my co2 charger. the one i bought is the madbull charger that does not have the regulator on it. supposedly you're supposed to charge it to 600 psi for full power, but i dont know how much i was charging it. i held the charger into the grenade for about a second, maybe 1.2 seconds. i was definitely afraid of overcharging it. i guess a small side note/recommendation would be to get the co2 charger with the regulator. the one without the regulator will do me fine for now, but i think i will eventually have to bite the bullet and buy the more expensive one.
i did the same firing tests with co2 that i did with propane. i fired it without bb's and it made an extremely loud BANG when it fired. it was definitely much louder and had much more kick to it. i then filled it and fired it, and my shooting results were almost doubled from when i shot it with propane.
i guess i should mention that i was using .12 second chance bb's from walmart. i didnt want to use my bb's i use with my AEG's since it fires so many at one time.
the distance this covered easily reached 70 ft. if i were to measure it i would go as far as to say it can reach out to 100 ft.! the spread was at least 50 ft if not more!
being that this has such a much larger capacity and has MUCH better seals that work with co2, this grenade has immense power and range for its class!
great for CQB with green gas
HUGE range and spread with co2
really, really loud
may be too long for most launchers
no instructions in the manual on how to lube it
field refs might want you to use propane with it since co2 is extremely powerful!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]