Reply To: Finally chased the Gremlins out of my Ataman Ultra's magazine…..
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The mags on the Ataman really aren’t complex to use at all. They’re actually easier than my other guns. You just put the pellet in and turn it. I didn’t even need the instructions (good job too). Other than the price, it’s my favorite magazine system I’ve used to date. They are much better than the other auto-indexing mags I have used. You don’t even have to take it out the gun to load so you don’t have to set the gun down somewhere if you’re in the field.
The way it’s designed, it seems like the intention is that it would mainly be used as a fixed mag. The shape isn’t great to be carrying a spare in your pocket anyway. I think a lot of people will conclude that a second mag isn’t 100% necessary with this gun once they try it.
For one thing, with the stock tuning, you aren’t going to be putting tons of mags through it before a refill.
I still think they should drop the price of mags by 2/3 though, or at least include a 2nd. If you’re someone who has to have 3-4 mags then it pushes the price of the Ultra Compact up to a level where the competition is far meaner. At $1800, people might start asking themselves if they should just buy an FX Impact or a Daystate Pulsar.
If you get the chance, I would highly recommend trying an ultra compact before making any decisions based details like that. It feels sufficiently different to any other pcp rifle I have shouldered that, just picking it up could change your mind. It really feels very good. It reminds me of how it felt when I first tried a Sig MCX at the range (the firearm, not the co2 gun). I remember thinking that I wish pcp guns felt like that.