Dukie Shotgun (DSG) Review
The Dukie Shotgun (DSG) is a custom built marker made by Dan (Dukie) from Kitchener Ontario, sold via M. Carter Brown. The marker has already been sold in one limited run (~30 markers) via the forum, and a second run's buy-in date has just ended (11 markers). With a lot of interest Dukie may do a third run, but it's looking unlikely at this point.
Okay, down to business.
Price: $700.00 US (I paid less as I didn't get a barrel or stock with it) + shipping
Includes: Marker, Mossberg 500 pistol grip from ATI, Freak Jr. 2-piece barrel, custom made barrel clamp
Options: External velocity adjuster, no anodizing
Specs: .68 caliber, 20 round capacity (with one in the chamber), Autococker threading, 12 gram powered via quick change lever (custom made by another M. Carter Brown forum member), flat black anodizing, compatible with any ATI Mossberg 500 stock/pistol grip, spring-fed tubular magazine (spring-fed .22 style, more on this later), sheridan trigger, cci main spring
My add-ons: Top folding Mossberg 500 ATI stock, Smart Parts freak system, .687 insert, one point bungee sling
Pros: Wicked milsim look, closed bolt, consistent, decent efficiency (for a 12 gram), compatibility with real Mossberg stocks, great pump action, extremely solid construction, great trigger feel, very quick to reload co2
Cons: Very slow to reload paintballs (You must slide out the inner cylinder of the mag until the feed port is open, then you must use a ten round tube or single feed the paintballs in and slide the inner cylinder back in. I would have been screwed in a few matches if I didn't have my sidearm.), trigger requires a very small pull to fire
Overall: If you're looking for a pump and are into milsim, you cannot go wrong with this marker. Excellent build quality and craftsmanship, I can see this becoming a collector's item, especially with the limited numbers being produced.