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Old 11-22-2012, 03:54 AM   #1
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Paintball CO2 regulators


I am looking at the aquatek paintball CO2 regulator. How is it? I am also considering the gla atomic CO2 regulator, but the aquatek is half the price. Is gla that much better for twice the price? The main thing I am looking at is the needle valves. Here are more questions :
What would you recommend instead if you have a better idea?
How do the needle valves compare to each other? solenoids?
Which pressure does the gla regulator measure?
The one thing that the aquatek has up on the gla is that the aquatek has 2 gauges.

Thank you for looking
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:46 AM   #2
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No experience with the GLA, but I love the Aquateks. I have 2.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:57 AM   #3
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When you purchase a regulator setup from GLA, you are not only paying for quality parts, but you are paying for service. Orlando provides great customer support/service.

However, if you want a cheaper route, but still get quality parts, you can assemble your own pressurized CO2 setup. In addition, you could get a regulator with a normal CGA320 nut and then an adapter that goes from CGA320 to paintball canisters. This way, in the future if you decide to upgrade to a larger (normal sized) cylinder, you can just remove the paintball adapter. Both myself and oldpunk78 have excellent articles (the link to them is stickied at the top of these forums; a link to my article can also be found in my signature).

As for your other questions, I cannot answer them directly since I have not used both of these products side by side.

However, I believe the GLA regulator measures the cylinder pressure (since it is a fixed delivery pressure regulator, as noted on the website).
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