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    Frank2533
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    I just ordered the impact I wanna know what everyone that already has one thinks about it. I see lots of people talk about the interchangeable barrels having issues and also the telescopic shroud. I feel like I hear more negative than positive about the gun. I know before it came out it was a big hype kinda feel like it’s not talked about much. Should I wait for the gun to come out with the new shroud. Just want to hear your thoughts. 

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    yenniedn
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    A couple of things you need to remember about human nature (and subsequently these forums) is that it’s usually the unhappy folks that are the most vocal.  If you go to a restaurant and have a bad experience, you’re much more likely to get on Yelp and bitch and moan about it whereas those that have an average to good experience most likely won’t bother to lift a finger to give the restaurant a good review.  It’s just the way we humans are wired.

    Tying this back to the Impact – I’ve had two of them (a .25 in silver and a .22 in black) and had a great experience with both.  I only kept the .22 because I have several other .25’s already (and I plan on picking up a .25 barrel/probe set down the road when they’re more readily available and cheaper).  The ONLY legit complaint I have is the incredibly stupid design of the foster fill fitting – which is damned near impossible to detach from the rifle after each refill.  How they let this pass is beyond me.  

    Other than that, the other complaints I’ve seen are about the rail not being to mil-spec which doesn’t bother me since I only use two piece mounts.  Some people complained about leaks but, guess what, pretty much every brand has leaks for one reason or another so it’s not like this is an issue only isolated on the Impact.  Neither of mine had a leak.  Both were very accurate and consistent; the only limiting factor is my shooting skills.  The extendable shroud works very well and I did not notice a change in POI from extending it or removing/replacing the barrel.  That big but light CF bottle gives you plenty of shots and you can even get extras to swap out in the field so you don’t need to drag your airtank along.  The rifle is very easy to adjust and break down and, thanks to it’s modular design, I’m sure there will be custom parts available for it in the months to come.

    All in all, the Impact is neck and neck with my .25 Vulcan as my favorite gun right now – beating out both my Edgun R3M and Colibri Hummingbirds (yes, plural).  It’s a very innovative design that is unmatched by anything else currently available so you have to give FX credit where it is due.  Don’t mentally give up on the Impact before you even take delivery on the package!

    If you have any specific questions/concerns about anything in particular, let me know and I can try to answer.

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    APerfectMiss
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    Mil spec rail issue has been resolved. The leak issues that were reported early on we’re related to poor orings. Sounds like that issue has been resolved as well. AoA is really good about checking into any leaks prior to shipment. I am still waiting on mine, but from what I see, my other pcps are going to be neglected…  

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    Ginuwine1969
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    Well i hope you are correct, but word in other forums is there are still issues that have not been corrected.   I assume its the same with all New products is a roll of the dice.

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    Frank2533
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    Well thank you for clearing that up guys. I really can’t wait to get mine! I hope to see some videos soon!! Prolly not gonna get mine till the march shipment from AOA!! So somebody pls start cranking out some videos for me to watch!! 

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    APerfectMiss
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    Without creating the dispute of which forum is right to believe in, if you watch Ted’s video he even stated that the mil spec issue has been resolved. I spoke with AoA in reference to the leak issues and was told direct from them issues are being resolved and are continuing to be monitored as the guns arrive and ship. I know AoA receives a bad rap for a lot of things on many different forums, but with the impact, they have been very helpful and pleasant to deal with. I can’t stress enough that AoA is a simple call away and they have answered the majority of my questions and or concerns that I had after reading posts on this forum as well as others. Now, when I say simple I mean when you don’t hit them during a peak call time. 

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    zebra
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    It’s probably also worth noting that any of these Impact issues are not exclusive to the Impact. Quality control across all PCP gun brands and models is inconsistent which is why you can find complaints about almost every one of them with a simple Google search. 

    If a person were looking for a guarantee of receiving a perfect product with little or no chance of having problems, they would have to take up a different hobby. 

    Now, sending a $1900 gun out with a leak is poor customer service as that should be easy to spot before it leaves the warehouse. Almost every air gun I have bought has been shipped with some air in the reservoir (if not a full tank). 

    Customer satisfaction related to resolutions for any issue is probably worse right now that it is for other air guns because of the long waiting list and the sellers policy. If it were a gun in stock and Pyramyd Air was the the seller, you would have a new one on it’s way within hours of returning the old one using the prepaid fedex bar code they sent you. Mistakes are easy to forgive when dealt with like that. When you have to pay to ship it back yourself with no line of sight to when you’ll receive a replacement after already waiting months, I could imagine that prompting the odd customers to be somewhat vocal about it on a public forum… 

    If AOA paid for return shipping like PA, they might be incentivized to check them better before sending them out. They could fix many of those issues easily at their shop.

    The good news is that when the Impact doesn’t have issues, people seem to really like them so, sooner or later, you’ll end up happy. 

    Teething problems are a risk you take when you are an early adopter but there aren’t many new air guns that are as exciting as the Impact right now so if you can’t wait, set your expectations accordingly. 

    Act like you’re not excited about it maybe. I only have problems with products I was really excited about. 

     

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