On a recent trip to CPX Paintball near Chicago, a friend of mine loaned me one of his paintball guns. That gun turned out to be the Azodin Kaos paintball gun and I was instantly hooked. At the time, I didn’t have my paintball gear with me but I was very pleased with the versatility of this gun.
I was so happy with this gun that I ordered one when I got home and created the following review for those of you with a limited budget. This gun turned out to be the perfect choice
Azodin Kaos Paintball Gun Features
There are a lot of paintball guns out there, so let’s start by talking about the specific features of the Azodin Kaos. I had a chance to try one out before buying, but it’s important to know what you’re getting – especially if you’ll be ordering online.
- Semi-automatic .68 caliber gun that fires standard paintball pellets
- Solid aluminum construction
- Lightweight feather striker – 30% lighter than a traditional striker
- Double ball detents for accurate loading
- Top cocking pull pin
- Gas-through grip
- Two-finger trigger for firing control
- Works on CO2 or compressed air
This gun retails for less than a hundred dollars, and yet it has a lot of features that you would expect to find on a much pricier model. That makes it a great choice for beginners because it gives a real feel for the sport without breaking the bank.
Benefits of the Azodin Kaos Paintball Gun
If you’re new to paintball, running down the features of this gun isn’t going to help you much. That’s why I want to talk about it in practical terms – what do those features mean in real terms. Here are some of the reasons I like and recommend this gun.
The first reason I like this gun is that it is very lightweight. It weighs only a little over two pounds – 34 ounces to be exact.
Now, I have a friend who’s a hunter and used to carrying around a shotgun. He tried this gun out and thought it was a little light for his taste, but I really like the fact that it’s so easy to carry. Even if you’re on a paintball course or out in the woods for hour, it’s not too much to carry.
The lightness of this weapon also makes it a great choice for kids. My sister’s kids both want to try paintball, and I plan on buying each of them one of these for Christmas. It doesn’t make any sense for a beginner to start out with a heavy gun.
No Plastic Parts
What really makes this gun stand out from others in the same price range is its construction. Unlike other guns, it’s made of solid aluminum. There are no cheap plastic parts, and that means that you don’t have to worry about it breaking.
Another reason I like the Azodin Kaos is that it’s easy to clean. It’s got a twist-off feed neck on the top of the gun that unscrews for extremely simple cleaning. Believe me, you don’t want to invest in a paintball gun and then find that it’s hard to clean.
The feed neck screws off with one hand so you can get into the top of the gun and clean it. That’s important because if you don’t take care of your gun, it can get clogged with paint if you end up chopping a pellet.
Repair Tools Included
It doesn’t matter what brand of paintball gun you buy. Eventually your gun is going to need some basic repairs, especially if you use it a lot. That’s the price of regular wear and tear, and you don’t want to be left without your gun on a day you’re planning to play.
The Azodin Kaos comes with a handy kit for do-it-yourself repairs. It includes some Allen keys and other replacement parts so you can try to fix it yourself – or bring it to a professional for a quick fix.
I’m not an expert, but when I had an issue with the trigger I was able to fix it pretty easily. The manual does a good job of explaining the working parts of the gun, and I like that it was clearly written and easy to understand.
When you’re playing paintball, every second counts. If you can’t get off a shot quickly enough, you can end up getting eliminated as a result. I’m quite competitive, so it is important to me to have a weapon that lets me fire off a rapid series of shots with some accuracy.
On that point, this gun really delivers. It can fire very quickly. And while it’s not a sniper rifle, it does actually do a pretty good job of being accurate. Even as a beginner I was able to knock out several of my competitors.
Now that I’ve had some practice with it, my accuracy has improved. The pellets do curve a bit as they leave the gun, but I’ve tried some higher-priced guns and that seems to be the case with all of them. You’re not going to be a marksman with this gun, but you can be pretty deadly just the same.
A lot of paintball guns work on only one system: CO2 or compressed air. One of the things I like best about the Azodin Kaos is that it can work on either. I tend to use it with CO2, but I have friends who prefer compressed air. They both work very well.
Another thing that makes this gun versatile is that you can add an electric marker to upgrade it a bit without spending a lot of money. That’s part of why I think this is a good starter gun – you can add to it fairly easily.
When it comes to paintball guns, it’s easy to spend a lot of money. There are some models out there that retail for $1000. But let’s face it – most of us don’t have that kind of money lying around.
The Azodin Kaos retails for less than $100. That makes it a super-affordable choice for just about anybody. You can even buy more than one if you want to. It might not be the fanciest gun on the market, but it’s sturdy and it gets the job done.
Downsides of the Azodin Kaos
I really like this gun a lot, but there are a few potential downsides that I want to mention here. No product is perfect, and there are definitely a few things about this gun that I wish were different. On the whole, I love it – but let’s talk about some of the issues with this gun.
- It’s loud. The other day I was on a woods course and I fired at my buddy from behind a tree. He jumped about three feet into the air – that’s how loud it was. The noise doesn’t really bother me, but I know some people who greatly prefer a quiet gun. If stealth is important to you, then pick another gun.
- It chops more often than I’d like. In case you’re new to paintball or unfamiliar with the term, chopping is what it’s called when the gun cuts a paintball in half. It usually happens if the paintball doesn’t load properly. A gun that has too many chops is a real letdown because first, paintballs aren’t free; and second, it leaves your gun a mess. The high-end guns on the market don’t chop much at all. Now that I’m used to the gun it chops less frequently than it did at first, and fortunately it’s very easy to clean, as I mentioned before. For some people this might be a deal breaker, but I can live with it.
- It’s not the most accurate gun on the market. The barrel is only 12 inches long, so there’s a limit to how much accuracy you can expect from it. I’ve done well with it, but if you really want pinpoint accuracy you might need to shell out more money for a top of the line gun.
As far as I’m concerned, none of these things is a deal breaker.
The Bottom Line
If you’re in the market for a solid, fairly accurate, lightweight, and easy-to-use paintball gun, you can’t go wrong with the Azodin Kaos. It’s easy to use out of the box, and it offers enough speed and accuracy to be sufficient for almost anybody. Its affordable price makes it a great choice for beginners and kids. I’m really happy with this gun.
I hope this Azodin Kaos review has been helpful for you. One last thing, Azodin has great customer service. I read a bunch of reviews on Amazon before ordering this gun, and several people talked about how easy it was to get replacements. That’s important to me.