Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ugly Milsim Markers

Attaining an adequate milsim aesthetic is not the hardest thing in the world. You take a run of the mill paintball marker and slap an AR-15ish mag, stock and handguard on it, and you'll get a passable milsim marker. However, there are several companies who have recently released "milsim" markers that are, in a word, embarrassing.

Case 1: The Inspire BFG

I have no problem with speedball markers inside a milsim shell, but this is just a bizarre creation. The grip/trigger assembly doesn't look like it would be at home in a milsim or speedball marker, the magazine is dinky and the centre feed ruins the rail system.

The real kicker is that if you decide to trash your BFG, good luck breaking it:

Case 2: The Kingman Stormer

The Stormer's magazine outdoes even the BFG, mimicking the look of an AR-15, with the size of an MP5 mag. What cracks me up is how the flash hider on the barrel has an orange strip, when not only is it not legally necessary, but I doubt anyone would mistake this for a real firearm. On a side note, this is one of Kingman's new .50 cal paintball markers.

Case 3: Tiberius T4

The T4 marker itself is, in my opinion, gorgeous. However, as soon as you put the magazine in the magwell, all of that beauty is thrown out the window. Hopefully Tiberius will be rectifying this problem in the near future.


  1. But belive it or not ugly can be kinda cool lookin... its just different

  2. There's a limit as to how ugly you can be in my opinion, check out some of the newest entries into this series: http://www.greyops.net/2010/04/ugly-milsim-markers-2-back-with.html

  3. Travis "Wingnut" EnglishMay 11, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Actually, while I agree that the BFG's design is mediocre and very unintelligent, it has a pretty sexy silhouette.

    Sure, the center feed disrupting the rail is horrible, and the grip frame is at a very awkward angle, but DAMN that's a sexy-looking foregrip.

    Overall, it kinda reminds me of a cross between a WW2 Thompson and a "bolter" from WH40K.

  4. I can see the Thompson feel, but the bolter look escapes me. One of my long term pipe dreams is making a Milsig-based storm bolter... I think that would rock.

  5. Well I own one now actually, but I still think the mag is ugly. :P

  6. I find it funny that every uninformed Anonymous (who has trouble spelling three-letter words, no less) suddenly considers their opinion justified enough to resort to profanity and name-calling to assert their claims.

    Dear Anonymous - keep on trolling, bro.