i went in to my local store so i can fix one of my guns(cocker, not my mag) and a few people were in there and a kid that i talk to at the field. his name is daryl. anyways, there were a few other people there, one kid named alex(hates mags) and ed(captain of my team and likes mags). they were surprised i had a cocker because they know how much of a mag enthusiast i am. this isn't word for word, but close enough
daryl:it's a good thing you got rid of your mag. mags are such horrible guns. all they do is chop
me:that's not all they do. my retro never chops.
daryl:90 percent of mags i c chop. in fact, yours was chopping a few weeks ago
me:that was just a bad batch of paint. your cocker was chopping. everyeone was chopping. the paint was oblong. you're gonna have chopping problems in any gun if it doesn't feed. cockers, impulses, mags, angels, everything was chopping that day.
alex: mags are horrible guns. i've used a few mags and they were always so horrible.
daryl: ok your gun is the one exception. to the majority of mag owners, you can bet that you're going to chop paint.
me: people only chop paint in mags because they don't know how to tune it so it doesn't.
daryl: forget it, i don't feel like arguing(he knows he lost)
alex: mags chop paint, it's just a fact
me: ok. take two guys that know nothing about paintball. they both get a gun
me: give one a mag and one an angel. they go out and play and mess around with the guns, both of them are going to have problems with their guns because they don't know how to keep them working properly.
alex: my angel never has problems and i haven't touched it.
daryl: 3 guys on my team have mags and they can't go a single game without chopping
me: that's just because they don't know how to work they're guns. you take any gun that's not tuned right and you're gonna chop paint. you tune a mag the way it's supposed to be and you're gonna shoot great. i know i can make any mag shoot fine short of powertube problems or extreme defects in the valve. people that get mags that don't know how to tune them go around bad mouthing mags because they don't fix it enough to get it shooting the way it should.
daryl: my brothers mag just got back from the shop and it still just leaks and breaks paint.
me: give it to me i'll fix it. i guarantee i can get it shooting fine.
daryl: ok, i'll give it to you next week at the field.
they still don't believe that mags are good guns. there was more to the conversation but i really didn't feel like typing it all. either way it was jsut funny that they comment without even knowing how a true mag can shoot. i just thought it was interesting and it should go up here. any comments are welcome. one last thing i want to add. there was this comment somewhere in the conversation, but i forget where and it just seemed funny to me.
alex: rarely does a stock angel have anything go wrong with it. a stock mag will chop straight out the box
me: i've seen more angels chop paint than my mag. even yours alex a few weeks ago was chopping pretty bad. george's angel does nothing but chop paint
alex: that's just because i was out shooting the hopper
me: well that's a chopping problem isn't it?
me: oh ok, so when a mag chops paint, it's a horrible gun. but when an angel chops it's not the gun? besides how many angels have you seen chop paint because the dwell wasn't set right or whatever goes wrong with them.
alex: not mine.
me: exactly, you take anyone that can tune they're guns properly, and you won't have problems. as soon as you put the gun in the hands of someone that doesn't know what they're doing, you get problems. angels, mags, cockers, any gun.