I made fun of the XP 270 when it first came out. It didn’t hold as much water or have as many nozzle options as the XP 310, and it didn’t have the amazing pump or pc volume of my XP 150. But as the years went on I kept seeing it on the battlefield, and there’s a good reason for that, sometimes simple just works.
It only takes 8 pumps to get to full pressure. Couple that with the fact that the pump volume is 2/3rds the gun’s output and it’s easy to understand why the 270 is so easy to keep at full pressure. That makes it a great option for soakfests where you can pump and shoot at the same time. In score based games XP 270 users should rely on stealth attacks and ambushes and should take advantage of their mobility to seize objects and flags to help their team. Always pre pressurize your 270, and I recommend doing a pump reinforcement mod.
Now, if you’re thinking about buying a 270 I encourage you to consider other options first. Most 270s are pretty average for a gun their size, statistically speaking, but every now and then you find one that lies outside the bell curve. The SEAL bros have an XP 270 that comes pretty close to hitting 40 feet. The XP 110 is almost exactly the same size and yet has superior balance, greater output, greater PC capacity, and a smoother and sturdier pump. The XP 150 is a little bit bigger and aside from range (the same) is statistically superior in every way. Of course, if you find one of those 270s that shoots 38-39 feet go ahead and get it!
This gun is sturdy enough to lend out to kids, but not so sturdy that I wouldn’t encourage you to go ahead and reinforce the pump and possibly other areas of the guns. I really like translucent reservoirs, I think they look better, and I like knowing how much ammo I’ve got less, but they are also vulnerable to cracking if you drop your loaded gun onto a hard surface, so be careful.