Airsoft Canada
Airsoft Depot

Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Information Center > Reviews
Home Forums Register Gallery FAQ Calendar
Retailers Community News/Info International Retailers IRC Today's Posts

Review: Goblin Solo Airsoft/Paintball Handgun

:

Reviews

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 17th, 2010, 14:50   #1
Stan the Hitman
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Review: Goblin Solo Airsoft/Paintball Handgun

-<Video Section >-


YouTube- Goblin Solo Paintball & Airsoft Handgun Review and First Strike Test


-<LOOKS & COSMETICS>-

The Goblin is Small, Sweet, and Simple.
“Solo” Is stamped on the barrel, and “Goblin” on the trigger frame in white. The Goblin currently only comes in Olive Drab and special edition “Phantom” which is Transparent.



-<FEATURES / SPECIAL ATTRIBUTES>-

Quite simply put, the goblin has very few features, and likewise a simple operation.

It is unique in that it operates with a single barrel, break action. More suprisingly it doubles as both a Paintball marker and Airsoft gun depending on what shells are used.

A safety is located on the trigger frame that you need to hold down when firing. The fact that the barrel can be broken open and visually inspected essentially makes it one of the safest paintball markers in the world.

The goblin has only a half grip to make it more compact, and a hole and slot where the rest of the grip would be. This leaves the possibility of a full grip aftermarket upgrade later.

The Goblin functions with small self contained cartridges that hold both the propellant and projectile, much like a real bullet. This leaves allot of potential for future markers form Goblin.


-<SHOOTING AND AIR>-


You can Use your Goblin with Both Compressed air and CO2. Goblin Paintball recommends you use Co2, as when the Co2 Rapidly expands out of the reservoir it will yield better velocities.
With Reballs I only managed to chrono for a max of 133 FPS using 700 psi regulated Co2. With Regular paintballs I managed to Get 282 (not in footage) and I unfortunately did not get a reading for first strike.

However, First Strike did yield the visibly fastest , most accurate, and longest range shots. One first strike round that missed my target was found in the snow 74 feet away. It also penetrated deep enough into the snow to reasonably say it could have broken on a player and eliminated them.
However, as seen in my video, The first strike had a tendency to “Disintegrate” with normal charges. I managed to reduce the problem to 0 disintegrations after I began Wadding the shells with a small piece of paper.

The Goblin features rudimentary iron sights that are a bit difficult to use. The trigger is also unconventional in that when you pull it you are not feeling for a sear, you are manually pushing open a valve. I actually developed a successful way to shoot the Goblin quasi accurately, for this method see my video.

Accuracy for the Goblin Really deteriorated at 50 feet with normal .68 caliber balls, however at this range the first strike could easily hit the target.

-<DURABILITY AND MAINTENANCE>

The Goblin comes with quite an extensive Oring Kit for its air housing valve, which is more or less the ONLY part of the gun you will ever need to service under normal circumstances. A drop of oil into the valve with air once a day of play should do the trick for keeping the orings moist.

Cleaning a broken ball from gun Is as easy as removing the shell housing, and using paper towel on the shell and barrel assembly.

As far as Durability goes, even though the Goblin is made Mostly of plastic it is a visibly high quality weatherproof plastic that will not break easily. I dropped the Goblin several times while filming in cold conditions and it has not so much as a scratch on it. For the construction materials used I will say It is as sturdy as it can be, and I don’t mean that in a bad way.

Conclusion:

Because the goblin solo is a one-of-a-kind marker I cant really compare or rate it. The Closest marker to the Goblin would be the rap4 grenade launchers that use a similar in shell air charge, however these launchers are essentially paintball shotguns in that they shoot either 4x .68 caliber ball or 25x .43 caliber balls.

Because The Goblin is so unique, I will leave it up to you as to if you should buy it or not. Chances are you know if you want a marker like the goblin because it has such a specific set of uses.

Does the Goblin get my approval?
It most certainly does, It impressed me and surpassed my standards. It can fire at least twice as accurately as the 20 feet advertised.

As a scenario gun and a novelty, the Goblin Solo is a hell of a time to shoot. More or less the Derringer of the paintball world. As an airsoft gun, It is great for close quarter combat, room clearing, and a backup.

I foresee many other designed evolving from this style of marker. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for a Mad Max / Evil dead Style Double barrel. Hopefully we will soon see some of this potential being used by the good folks at Goblin paintball


If you have any questions / Comments / Concerns about my review, or if you are a dealer / manufacturer of a paintball related good and like to see it get a fair, unbiased independent review like the one you have seen here, please email me at:
Stan_the_hit_man@hotmail.com


Thanks for reading

- Stan







Stan the Hitman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2010, 23:08   #2
Gunny_McSmith
a.k.a. Palucol
 
Gunny_McSmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: MTL
Mmm thx for the review..... I'm gonna need one of those for a OP in july...:P (because I'll be a civie...)

But I have a question.... Where did you buy the OD holster for it?
__________________


Quote:
"A workout isn't easy, but neither is being fat, make the right choice"
Gunny_McSmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2010, 23:49   #3
KND
* AV revoked *
 
KND's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Downtown Montreal
Cool. I just grab one so far. Can't wait to test it out soon.
__________________

KND is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2010, 17:29   #4
Stan the Hitman
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Palucol View Post
Mmm thx for the review..... I'm gonna need one of those for a OP in july...:P (because I'll be a civie...)

But I have a question.... Where did you buy the OD holster for it?
The OD holster is actually Velcro as opposed to magnetic. Geoff at goblin told me it is going to be an alternative to the magnetic snaps because it seems to hold a bit better.
Stan the Hitman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2010, 18:48   #5
Eeyore
Suburban Gun Runner
 
Eeyore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St Lambert, Quebec
Where can I get that airsoft kit for the shells?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinard View Post
eeyore, the more I look at your avatar, the more I find it looks like a vagina...
Eeyore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2010, 22:48   #6
Barf
Official ASC News Anchor
 
Barf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hell (if you were here, you'd thinks so,too)
In B.C......group order?

http://www.paintballgear.ca/advanced...blin&x=41&y=17

I tested one out before the Flag Raiders game. The Mad Bull shells fit perfectly.

I'll look for the Mad Bull shells when I'm in Japan.
__________________
Countdown to D-Day

Click For chinko

Quote:
Originally Posted by backspasm
"Did someone lose a condom, I found it in my shit"
Lightfighter can suck my cock. Fuckin' thieves!


Last edited by Barf; March 18th, 2010 at 22:56..
Barf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2010, 22:57   #7
Berkut
PinkEagle
 
Berkut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto
He he, those things are fun indeed! Airsoftparts.ca has madbull shells. I think he still has them...
Berkut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2010, 23:14   #8
Barf
Official ASC News Anchor
 
Barf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hell (if you were here, you'd thinks so,too)
We'd save on shipping if we buy a couple of them.
__________________
Countdown to D-Day

Click For chinko

Quote:
Originally Posted by backspasm
"Did someone lose a condom, I found it in my shit"
Lightfighter can suck my cock. Fuckin' thieves!

Barf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2010, 01:51   #9
DarkAngel
* Age Verifier status suspended *
 
DarkAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Scarborough
Send a message via MSN to DarkAngel
what kinda fps are we looking at with the madbull shells?

I might be in for a group order with you lance.
__________________

Certified Sniper Clinic Instructor and Counter Sniper
Sentinel Arms Customs - Specializing In Unique, One of a kind guns
DarkAngel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2010, 02:22   #10
aZn_triXta07
 
aZn_triXta07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Toronto, Ontario
VelocityArms carries them, may have restocked since the convention.
__________________
aZn_triXta07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2010, 09:44   #11
Duckman
 
Duckman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: toronto
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barf View Post
In B.C......group order?

http://www.paintballgear.ca/advanced...blin&x=41&y=17

I tested one out before the Flag Raiders game. The Mad Bull shells fit perfectly.

I'll look for the Mad Bull shells when I'm in Japan.
correction lance....mad bull shells fit oh so slightly looser than the oem shell but they work great.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Berkut View Post
He he, those things are fun indeed! Airsoftparts.ca has madbull shells. I think he still has them...
nope...he's out right now...or at least as of yesterday he was.
__________________
Duckman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2010, 11:51   #12
Stan the Hitman
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
As far as getting new "Nitro Express" Airsoft shells, oyu can also try the official Goblin dealers, don't know much much cheaper it would be to get a different brand not intended for the goblin.

Ive also experimented with filling a paper cup with 6mm airsoft BB's with a wad and using it in the .68 caliber paintball shells. Still works but I don't think you get full range. I may have to test it further.

Also I forgot to post the pic for the ammunition types so here it is:

Stan the Hitman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2010, 13:35   #13
DarkAngel
* Age Verifier status suspended *
 
DarkAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Scarborough
Send a message via MSN to DarkAngel
I think the idea is that with the madbull shell, you would get better distance and fps and from the videos ive seen, its range is fairly short. Im realy hoping the madbull shells improve its range. My descision to pick one of these up depends on it.

Not always about the cost (though it helps )
__________________

Certified Sniper Clinic Instructor and Counter Sniper
Sentinel Arms Customs - Specializing In Unique, One of a kind guns
DarkAngel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2010, 09:33   #14
forsakenrider
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Montreal
DAMN! very cool! would make an excellent sniper backup for when someone sneaks up close(ish)
forsakenrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2010, 16:34   #15
Stan the Hitman
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Does anyone know if the MB shells still come flush with the Goblin's barrel? How many pellets does it hold (ive never seen it)

I know using the Nitro express shells with 12x range is limited to about 40-50 feet but in that space the shot-cone is so vast it almost requires no aiming, its more or less a wall of BB's. using unregulated co2 will give you the best velocities (I only used it with 700psi regulated) so it may be possible to improve this range with the basic nitro express shells.
Stan the Hitman is offline   Reply With Quote
ReplyTop


Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Information Center > Reviews

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Airsoft Canada
Airsoft Depot

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:37.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.