Scarab Arms scraps plans for a velocity adjustable TGR2
In an insider tip from a Scarab Arms employee we have just been told that the plans to release a velocity adjustment system for the TGR2 have been scrapped. This is a topic that has been of hot debate since Scarab Arms began sending out prototype models to crowdsourced testers in the fall of 2012. From the information we’ve received, Scarab Arms made this decision just now due to ergonomic and space constraints.
So what does this mean for you? If you’ve recently bought a TGR2 with the anticipation of receiving a coupon to order the velocity adjustable back block, you’re not up shit creek yet. Scarab Arms plans to release a spring kit that will allow you to change out your main spring to different options to conform your marker to different fields velocity standards. This kit should be available within a month, no word on costs (if any).
Thoughts from the staff at MagFedPB: Velocity adjustments on the fly have been a standard and a staple of almost every paintball marker for a very long time. Living without this feature will be a deal breaker for some, but the reality is that the majority of players do not change their velocity often. Though a little bit of work, changing a spring is not the end of the world when changes do need to be made. We will watch and see how this effects sales and popularity of the TGR2 marker.
UPDATE: Spring kits will be free to all existing TGR2 owners or owners that do not receive a kit with their marker.