The paintball community has always been in two minds about paintball pistols. There are some who feel that you would be better off spending your money on something else, while there are others who swear by paintball pistols and think that they provide full value for the money besides being a whole lot of fun.
Kingman Training has introduced a range of paintball pistols, of which the Eraser and the Chaser are popular. They are same in most respects except that the Kingman Training Eraser 11mm Marker is all aluminum, while the Kingman Training Chaser 11mm Marker has a polymer grip and an aluminum body.
Kingman Training have come up with a new size of paintball – 11mm (.43 calibre) – with these pistols. Which makes them much smaller than the standard 17.2mm (.68 calibre). But that shouldn’t be a problem as a paintball community is gradually moving towards the 0.5 calibre paintball.
The Eraser is extremely strong and can pass any drop test from shoulder height. Each Kingman Training Eraser 11mm marker comes with a tube of 100 paintballs to help you get started. You get a manual, 2 x Co2 sparklets, a barrel blocking device and a few useful tools with the box.
Everything about the Eraser, the grip, body and slider is pure aluminum.
The Eraser feels great in the hand. It is not too light, and is in fact, of the perfect weight for a paintball pistol. It has a solid construction and the grip feels very comfortable indeed.
When you pull the slider back, you can clearly hear a clicking sound. It fits in well in an average-sized hand. The weight distribution if perfect, it’s not too heavy at either the front or the back.
The marker comes with just one magazine. The mags can hold 9 paintballs easily and 10 at the most. But it’s better to keep it at 9 paintballs to avoid breaking them. The magazine release button on the Eraser is located at the left of the grip frame, just where you would rest your thumb. When you press this, the mag gets released with a really quick spring forced action.
Now, when you take to the range and start firing the Eraser, you will be surprised by just how accurate it is at a close range. You will have no trouble whatsoever at hitting the targets and paintballs are sure to break on them. Refilling the magazine is simple, and is done as soon as all the 9 shots are fired. You should have at least 4 mags to be able to have some real fun with the Eraser. It is best to have as many mags as possible as that would give you more options.
Is the Kingman Training Eraser 11mm Marker for you?
Well, that depends. There are some who prefer heavier guns while there are others who would rather go with something slow and calculated such as a pistol. If you are someone who is more tactical in their approach, then the Eraser is certainly for you. Again, this is entirely up to you and your tastes.
The Bottom Line
The Kingman Training Eraser 11mm Marker is a terrific marker. It is designed beautifully, has a solid construction and is very accurate indeed. If you are someone who likes a smaller paintball gun and something more tactical such as a pistol, then the Eraser is just the one for you. We hope you have fun with it.