If you have spent a lot of time in the paintball grounds – then you have probably heard about the Azodin Blitz 3. A fairly common looking marker with quite the high price tag.
What differs this marker from others and why has it received such a high following? Is it good – is it bad?
It’s time to review Azodin Blitz 3!
Can it be trusted when you and your team is under heavy attack? Will it be precise enough for you to take out the enemy while under pressure?
Load your magazine, keep your head down and let’s find out!
Different Azodin Blitz 3 review outcomes
It can be quite the headache to research this gun because the reviews are so different. Basically, you’ll have no reviews that end up in the middle – either people hate it or love it. It’s either 100 or 0.
Most of the negative reviews are due to the marker being faulty right out of the box. At the moment 21% of all the reviews on Amazon gives it the lowest ranking, 1 star. However, 45% gives it the top score of 5 stars. Confusing, eh?
I believe that Azodin has some sort of factory problem, which ends up in some faulty guns. The majority of negative reviews are made because of the product being delivered broken. Not because the construction itself is bad or that the gun is inaccurate.
Be warned about this issue. If you buy and receive Azodin Blitz 3 as it was designed – I am sure you will be happy. If you receive the gun with some sort of production error, you might have to send it back. Though, I would say the produced guns with defects are in a minority – so don’t lose interest because of this.
Design & feel
Azodin Blitz 3 is extremely lightweight. It only weighs 2.03 lbs (920 grams)! So it’s safe to say that the marker was produced to be as mobile and efficient as possible. You will not feel tired in your arms or hands after a day of shooting. Blitz 3 has a coated steel braided airline, which is a good thing if you play long games.
The marker has that standard look of a paintball gun. Quite a boring design, but nothing bad. The black version is definitely one of the coolest and cleanest designs. At the moment there are 6 different colors to choose from at Amazon.
The frame is made of a nylon composite frame, which gives it a solid and stable impression. It doesn’t break easily and can endure intense games.
The best thing about the Blitz 3 is the solid and lightweight construction. It makes it comfortable to hold and operate during long games. But it also makes it perfect for those who are new to paintball and therefore not used to this type of exercise.
Are you in a tight position where you must bend and crawl to get at the enemy? That’s probably where the true benefits of Azodin Blitz 3 come out. The performance is great when under pressure. One of the strong points is definitely the flexibility and mobility of the gun.
I read somewhere that Blitz 3 is a silent marker. It’s not. The gun has an average volume. Azodin has released their own “Zero Recoil Operating System” that allows the gun to run on 250 PSI – which results in a lower sound signature and recoil. However, it’s an addition that you have to pay for. It might be a good investment for those on the frontline that wish to operate in silence. If you are standing in the back or mid-range then there is no issues at all and the lower pressure won’t be necessary.
Quality material that doesn’t break easily
Flexible to use
Zen board and 4 firing modes
What would a Blitz 3 review be without mentioning the magical Zen board? Previous models of this gun (Blitz 1 and 2) had a similar board. Although some people experienced the issue of not knowing whether they pressed the buttons on the board or not. The board on Blitz 3 has been improved and this is no longer an issue.
The board has 4 different firing modes:
Semi-auto – 20 bps
PSP ramp – 10.2 bps
Millenium ramp – 15 bps
CFOA semi-auto – 10.2 bps
BPS = Balls per second
The board also has a safe mode, which comes in to practice when you are not using the marker. Not that you would have your finger on the trigger while in the safe zone anyway, right?
Who’s Azodin Blitz 3 for?
Blitz 3 comes with a Zen board that has 4 different firing modes, which is a nice feature both for the pro and beginner. More advanced players usually stick to one playstyle, but if you are new to paintball it can be fun to test out different things.
Some players notice that the recoil can be quite high compared to other paintball guns and that could be hard to control for some. A bit of recoil is not bad, rather I would say it means the gun has a higher learning curve than other weapons on the market. Some casual players rather use markers with almost no recoil, though. But don’t let a paintball recoil stop you from buying a marker that you like, as you get used to such things in no-time.
The gun can fire out 20 balls per second! Come on – which beginner doesn’t want to spray out 20 paintballs per second and create a mayhem of color?
I would absolutely say that this is a beginner friendly marker. No, let me rephrase, IT IS a good buy for beginners and casual players!
Suitable for beginners and intermediates?
Do you have experience in the trenches and is now on the hunt for a new paintball marker? Blitz 3 is certainly not a bad choice, depending on what you need.
Azodin’s Blitz 3 is an improvement of the previous Blitz 2, with a much more effective Zen board than before. The marker is very light and easy to use, which comes in handy if you are playing longer games. Running around with a heavy gun in your hands will sooner or later affect your accuracy and performance in a negative way.
Even though the marker is extremely light, it still has a very solid and robust construction. Azodin made a good choice designing Blitz 3 with this material. It feels good in your hands and it breaks for nothing. Almost.
Unfortunately, this marker doesn’t come with a lot of features nor options to upgrade. This could be a huge drawback for players with specific needs. If you feel like a lightweight weapon made of a solid material, then it’s hard to go wrong with this marker. If you want more fancy stuff, or feel like you at least want to have the option to improve the marker in the future – then you should look at something else.
If you are looking for a gun that has a lot of modification options, then I would recommend our Tippmann Cronus Tactical Gun Review.
Suitable for experienced players?
- Solid material
- 20 bps!
- 1 year warranty
- A possibility of factory issues
- Not a lot of customization options
Final verdict of the Azodin Blitz 3 marker
This is indeed a good gun. Most suitable for beginners and intermediate players. Azodin Blitz 3 doesn’t give much space for customization, which could be a down-point for more advanced players. However, if you only play long and intense games with no need for extra stuff, then this, of course, is a good choice.
You have 4 types of firing modes, which can come in handy when the game play suddenly changes and you must switch to defense. Or perhaps your teammate is pushing forward and wants you to give him supporting fire? In those cases these preset modes are much appreciated.
Don’t forget to read our big Buyer’s guide to paintball guns!
This marker is a featherweight, which gives you the potential to be a flexible and mobile soldier. The sound might be a little too high for sneaking around in the frontline, as it will give your position away. But this can be improved by buying Azidon’s “Zero Recoil Operating System”, which reduces both your recoil and sound signature.
If you are looking for another high-end marker then I would recommend reading our ETEK 5 review.
Would we recommend Azodin Blitz 3? Yes. It is a paintball marker that is competing among the high-end guns out there.