As a self-proclaimed paintball connoisseur, I’ve played with normal double trigger electors and single trigger mechs, but not a lot of single trigger electors. So, when I splurged on a DSR+ and the frame, I was all excited to try out the electronic frame, but Mother Nature had other plans. The fog was so thick I could barely see the other side of the field. And just my luck, I ended up tripping over a pesky wire holding up the net.
After the weather cleared up, I installed the electronic trigger and played around with it a bit, but I didn’t get the chance to really put it through its paces until the next weekend. This time, I decided to give the mech frame a try and let my friends Brandon and Matt trade off with the gun in the morning.
Single trigger mech high-end guns have been around for a few years now, so Dye releasing a mechanical frame for the DSR+ isn’t really that crazy, but its ability to run single trigger electronic or mech is a bit interesting. Single trigger electronic frames aren’t anything new; they’ve been around for a long time. They came on Shockers back in the day, Tippmanns, and I’ve even got one on my Angel LCD from 2001. They stuck around a little, but mainly because all the guns before were singles trigger, and players were accustomed to it. It was only a couple of years before the more capable double trigger started to become the norm, and comments like these started. “Your girlfriend must be really happy.” And yes, she is.
Let’s talk about the DSR+ frame. When you buy the frame, you get the single trigger frame with the mechanical trigger and solenoid pre-installed, electronic trigger, and all the bits you need to install both the mech setup or the electronic setup. Both triggers are adjustable. The mech frame you can adjust the pre and post travel inside the trigger guard, and the magnet tension can be adjusted under the trigger guard. The single trigger electronics uses all the same adjustment points as the double trigger on the outside of the grip frame.
Both triggers feel great, and I was surprised that I didn’t mind the flat plank-style of the single trigger. The electronic trigger pull feels like you would expect a single trigger electronic gun to feel. The mech trigger is very smooth and lightweight, making it easy to shoot quickly.
- Arc+ Bolt System- Improved consistency
- Flex SFR Solenoid
- Edge2 Trigger
- Quick-turn Battery Cover Lock Knob
- Leverlock Clamping Feedneck
One of my friends, Matt, had no trouble shooting with the stock trigger adjustments, and he could outshoot the Spire IV pretty easily. It was just quick bursts, but going over to the Rotor was quicker and shouldn’t chop or break paint.
An odd thing about the frame is where they just cut the trigger guard off the double trigger frame design. It’s a bit odd, and it doesn’t really jump out at you when you look at it, but you sure can feel that huge flat spot. They did it so the original grips would still work. PE guns also have this spot, but it’s rounded off, and DLX/Shockers are super clean and just got their own grips made.
Installing the mech trigger is a breeze. Remove the solenoid, install the tool-less solenoid guide posts, and just screw the frame on. It’s simple and takes about 5 minutes. Switching over to electronic is another thing, though. It took me about 45 minutes to switch it over. You need to nearly entirely strip the entire double trigger frame and transfer it to the single trigger frame. It’s not like it’s really that hard; I just can’t see myself switching back and forth.