The Death of Autocockers


On my three hour drive up to Michigan last night, I was pondering over the existence of the Autococker paintball guns. It seems as if they are a dying breed. Worr Game Products doesn’t seem to be caring too much about their reputation. Their forums are down and they don’t seem to be making much progress with their line of paintball guns. I would not be surprised at all if they are blown out of the market within a year or two, the way they market.

Autocockers were a good run, but their accuracy was only dependent upon hours of maintenance and perfect timing.

13 replies on “The Death of Autocockers”

  1. lots of people here still using autocockers, own an eblade myslef, still popular in my opinion

  2. yea the auto cocker is past its glory days. people are lazier and just dont want to spend time cleaning or maintencing their gun. rich kids just want a good gun ,not caring how it works, and for an autococker u have to know the mechanisms. i personally use a cocker, an ANS X-5E, i like the gun. effeicent,c onsistant, accurate. the thing i love about the cockers though is their history, and the way the things work. its just awesome in my opinion to watch one shoot. mine is nice shiny green and black and when i open up its case at feilds people crowd to look at it and comment on it. theses are people who have Egos and angels, as if my gun wa something to Gawk at. all in all the cockers seem to be on the decline, not seen at many feilds or n the pro circuit. and worr games could pick up the pace a little.

  3. i agree that they are less popular now but i have one and it still works the same way it did out of the box. and if people are too lazy to learn how to clean and fix a gun they should not be apart of the sport. you need to know your gun inside and out in order to succeed at the sport.

  4. Cockers are far from dead. Timing is hardly an issue in stock cockers from 04 on, and with the electros it’s not an issue at all since the electronics are set up already.
    It stinks that in our sport, if a brand isn’t plopping down a ton of cash to support the tourney scene, people act like the gun doesn’t exist. AGD is a case in point, whereas they’re still in existence and have a loyal growing following amongst rec-ballers and scenario fiends. Mayhaps cockers are going that route as well and out of the faded limelight of tourneyland.

  5. Cockers will never die. They have a proven track record.
    Like has already been said, people are just too lazy to set their markers up properly now, they want it all done for them. If you don’t know how it works, how can you fix it if it goes wrong during a days play?
    I’ve just taken the E-Blade off mine and put a mech swing frame on. Who needs speed when you’ve got accuracy? One shot, one kill, NOT one case, one kill, or accuracy by volume.

  6. I agree also. ‘Cockers were good while they lasted, but people just have to realize that ‘Cockers are gone and nobody really cares about them anymore. They may still be used by recballers, but they just can’t compare to Egos, DMs, and Angels.

  7. David, no offense but I have to disagree with you because autocockers are by far better than egos, DM’s, and Angel’s. How many angels do you ever see? I’ve only seen one or two in the past three years of going once a month to various fields. Karnivors are cheap enough and more accurate than anything else. I don’t know why Worr Games has to be lazy and not pump out a new line of markers but that doesn’t mean that their 04’s and 05’s aren’t as good. In my opinion the guns of today are just now catching up to the old cockers. Ask anyone with a cocker. They are amazing. My brother has an incredible 05 mini-orracle. Ball on ball from 50 yards at a steady rate for about 30 balls, and by the way when are you popping out of a bunker for that long anyway and you don’t need to shoot that much with an accurate marker such as a cocker.

  8. The autocockers when they came into existence from years of engineering dominated the paintball industry. Dye, Kingman, WGP even Panet Eclipse manufacured them because of their reliability and performance in the field. Body styles were different but the principle was the same. Granted these markers required maintainence but what marker doesn’t. Even the Tippmann A5, which is one of the most rugged markers ever produced for woodsball requires care.

    With technology advancing everyday someone will always come up with a better, faster and more reliable maker then before. But I agree with Kazima, it only takes one shot, one kill, not one case or accuracy by volume. The maker is only an instrument. The player makes the maker. The marker does not make the player.

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