But my main reasons for wanting to change were two things: First of all, the full length model is QUIETER (quite noticeably so) than the compact version. Shooting side by side it's quite apparent. And the second and more important reason for my change was that the compact version gets less shots per cylinder charge than the full length. At the club I usually shoot three full (60-shot) matches, plus a bunch of warm up shots and I couldn't do that even with two cylinders on the compact. With the regular, I have no problem doing so and can actually shoot 10 warm up shots, plus two full matches on one cylinder charge.
I really love the EVO-10.
Something must be wrong with your short EVO's velocity. The short cylinder can definitely do 80 shots.
You're misunderstanding what I said... (or at least what I meant). :)
I like to shoot a bunch of warm-up shots 10, 20, sometimes a few more and then THREE FULL MATCHES. Three matches is 180 shots, plus the 10 or more, puts it OVER what I can do with the compact model with two cylinders. Yes, the short cylinder CAN do 80 shots, but that means even with two cylinders you cannot do three full matches plus warm up shots. You could do two full matches and 20+ warm ups, but that's about it. But the full-length cylinder can do quite easily 20 warm up shots and then two full matches on ONE cylinder! So it's no problem doing three full matches, even four, using two cylinders.