Planet Eclipse Gtek 170R
The new Planet Eclipse GTEK 170R will set the new standard for mid-range paintball guns with great performance at a fraction of the price of high-end paintball guns such as the Planet Eclipse CS2 pro or DLX Luxe TM40.
The Gtek 170R is just an updated version of the Gtek platform featuring the gamma core drivetrain. It was predictable that Gtek 170R was going to feature a hoseless design which is a very common feature amongst most paintball guns. The 170R does not disappoint in featuring not only a hoseless design but also toolless accessibility to change batteries. The front rubber grip of the 170R pulls down without tools to expose one 9 Volt battery. Very similar to the Planet Eclipse Cs2 with the only difference being that the Cs2 is powered by 2 AA batteries. Not only does the 170R feature the same toolless on-the-fly access to your power source, but it also allows toolless access to the eye system. With one slide of a eye cover lock, the eye covers can be removed to expose the eyes for easy cleaning after a long day of play. We would like the mention that the 170R also does not protect its batteries like the Planet Eclipse Cs2 with enclosed plastic frame. Other features of the Gtek 170R include the low rise feedneck that can be found in other high end paintball markers such as the Cs2, Lv1.5, etc. Planet Eclipse maintained the OLED board from the Gtek 160R as it is a very vibrant OLED screen with high contrast. The 14.5 inch shaft 5 barrel features a two-piece design that is recognized as a great barrel system with pin point accuracy. Design of the 170R is extremely nice with stream-lined milling. The slick blade trigger gives the user a very nice feel in the hands with a four way adjustment. Lastly, Planet Eclipse added a great feature with the POPS ASA. No longer do you have to unscrew the ASA at the end of a long day of play at your local paintball field. A simple click of the ASA is enough to de-gas your paintball marker from your air system.
Overall, Planet Eclipse released another paintball gun that features amazing ergonomics, efficiency, and reliability while not breaking the bank. The mid price range of this paintball marker allows any paintball player to make this the next addition to their paintball collection.