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Macdev presence in the UK

Castaway

Member
Jan 5, 2011
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Hi all,

I used to shoot Macdev clones back in the day and was looking to pick up a Prime XTS. Does anyone know whether Macdev's are represented in the UK much? Is there a Macdev subsidiary/ tech centre in the UK? Anyone know what a used XTS should cost?

I have been out of the game for several years, and it seems that the majority of people are shooting PE.. Having shot the Ego 11 and then Geo 2 I completely understand their appeal, but was surprised with how dominant PE seems to be today! How come?

Cheers,
S
 

James ECI

UK Woodland Masters
Jul 31, 2007
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PE is the most reliable and if you asked me what to buy, id say planet as my default answer.

MacDev is realtively small in terms of users in the UK - i beleive they have techs but my question would be why go there when planet is a UK based company.

If you can deal with teching your own marker, then get whatever / if you think youll need support then support local
 

Castaway

Member
Jan 5, 2011
14
2
23
London
PE is the most reliable and if you asked me what to buy, id say planet as my default answer.

MacDev is realtively small in terms of users in the UK - i beleive they have techs but my question would be why go there when planet is a UK based company.

If you can deal with teching your own marker, then get whatever / if you think youll need support then support local
Thanks for the response, I've had positive experiences with PE so agree about reliability. I guess I was looking at it from a cost perspective
 

James ECI

UK Woodland Masters
Jul 31, 2007
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Kent
Thanks for the response, I've had positive experiences with PE so agree about reliability. I guess I was looking at it from a cost perspective
Cost of a reliable gun - 1000

Cost of cheaper brand - 800 (plus the cost of repairs 500)

Numbers are made up but factor that in.
 

Castaway

Member
Jan 5, 2011
14
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London
Good point, haven't had issues with macdev before, but will bare that in mind :)
Cost of a reliable gun - 1000

Cost of cheaper brand - 800 (plus the cost of repairs 500)

Numbers are made up but factor that in.
Good point, haven't had issues with macdev before, but will bare that in mind :)
 

Castaway

Member
Jan 5, 2011
14
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23
London
Hi all,

Had a few days of catching up with the 'updates' that markers have had since I took a break.

I think I might be leaning toward a Luxe in the end. What are people's thoughts on them? Is there a genuine difference between the ICE and X? Seems to me that it's just a bit of a different sound and 2 more pods worth of air.

Cheers,
S
 

James ECI

UK Woodland Masters
Jul 31, 2007
2,191
627
148
Kent
Hi all,

Had a few days of catching up with the 'updates' that markers have had since I took a break.

I think I might be leaning toward a Luxe in the end. What are people's thoughts on them? Is there a genuine difference between the ICE and X? Seems to me that it's just a bit of a different sound and 2 more pods worth of air.

Cheers,
S
The Luxe ICE is the latest itteration of the Shocker SFT Bolt system.

The X is more akin to the Planet CS2 gamma core.