Saturday, March 13, 2010

Goblin Solo Initial Impressions

I finally took the plunge and picked up a Goblin Solo the other day (the combined result of a deal I couldn't pass up and an unexpected paypal payment).

It seems that everyone these days is reviewing the Goblin, so I'll try and keep this short and maybe do some more interesting stuff in the future.

The build quality seems good overall, nothing feels cheap or easy to break. One of the first things I do with any new toy is test every part of it for wobble, and the Goblin has a bit of wobble around the barrel assembly, but the trigger seems nice and solid. The trigger also has a fairly strong pull, which came as a nice surprise.

After the initial lubing of my one included air cartridge i found it took me about a dozen dry fires to "break in" the valve system to a point where it would produce a satisfying bang with each trigger pull.

I have yet to test the cartridges with CO2 but instead used my Myth'd Crossfire (high pressure). A few negatives that I've found to date include the use of little brass shims for barrel sizing, and some slightly annoying iron sights. 

On the subject of barrel sizing, I had a little idea about finding some alternatives to the brass shims...

More to come... 

P.S. I apologize for neglecting the blog, I intend to catch up in the near future.

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