This barrel was the first barrel over 14" that Mike Cassidy manufactured.
Phantom VSC (Black) with Telescoping T-Stock, CCI 11" Stock and 18" Sniper barrels, NcStar 42mm 3-9x Scope w/ Lighted Crosshairs, and 12 gram adapter or 3.5 oz Aluminum CO2 Bottle
Any fresh paint will shoot fine through a Phantom, but Marbs, Blaze, and even PMI Premiums work well.
-Accuracy slightly improved over stock barrel
-Ability to poke through brush
-Auto-triggering less accurate
I bought this, and it was one of the first "real" barrels of it's kind. The PVC-looking barrel was a custom barrel and the others were all prototypes. The barrels CCI sells now are all metal (I think aluminum, just like the gun) and the reason why the muzzle unscrews in the first place is so that it fits inside most paintball gun cases (most are 16-17" wide.)
Accuracy is slightly improved over stock barrel (just make sure you do not screw the muzzle on the other end, even though they have identical threads.) Another strength is the ability to poke the barrel through thick brush. Also... Don't forget the intimidation factor.
It is unwieldy, and slightly throws off the gun's balance. If you are caught up close with it on, or even shooting from behind walls, it takes more time to draw it to the target. In addition, auto-triggering is inherently less accurate due to the movement of the more accurate barrel.
The threads are the same for both the barrel-to-gun end and barrel-to-muzzle end, so do not get confused as to which end to put the muzzle back on. Trust me, you will know the difference when you shoot.
The barrel seems to retain paintballs better than the stock barrel (I have not had a ball roll out of the 18" yet,) again making it more accurate.
For $55, it definitely is not a bad buy, plus it really makes the gun aesthetically pleasing. My Phantom currently resembles a PSG-1... Mwhahahaha.
However, if you don't like woodball, I wouldn't recommend this, because it is a hinderance for speedball. The stock barrel makes the gun far easier to draw and faster to aim.
If you like to play woodball or scenario games, it is a well-made well-priced, and accurate barrel, and by all means, buy it if you prefer; but if you are more into speedball, as with any other long barrel, it just isn't worth it.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, April 29th, 2004 at 8:23 pm PST