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Pillipke Friday, August 20th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Similar
Products Used:
I've never really had any experience with any other pumps/stock class markers
Marker Setup: This gun was so great that I really didn't see anything else to do to it.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Like I said before, I personally don't think it needs any upgrades, although I would recommend a ball detent, as it double feeds every now and then. But other than that, I practically took it out of the box, screwed a CO2 tank in, whipped out a hopper of paintballs, and I was good to go.
Strengths: Very nice price
Extremely accurate
Conserves paint/air
Light, simple
Weaknesses: Double feeds
Not as fast as a semi
Review: Well, this gun was the perfect gun for me, to put it simply. I didn't have a great amount of money, and didn't cost much. I had never really played paintball beforehand and this gun really got me into the game. What I did was buy a cheap plastic 50 round hopper (Brass Eagle, much appreciated)for only a few bucks, and that was good for avoiding hopper shots. I took it a bit farther by buying a remote line which I used like once or twice (personally I found it hard to balance the gun without a CO2 tank). After switching to regular shouldering with the tank, I found my game improved a lot. But if you want to continue in the direction of the CO2 tank/remote line, then you could just get a quick changer (which I find to be not-so-quick, so watch out) and a 12-ounce, and you wouldn't have to worry about the line or the tank (wherever you put it). It would also provide a very compact position.

I didn't feel the need to add anything to the gun (except maybe that ball detent...I really need to get that), though it really all comes down to personal preference. For me, I wanted a lightweight, accurate gun that would conserve paint and air, and got exactly that. I'm really happy with the gun, as it performs so well, and I didn't have to put any money into it at all.

Like I said before, the gun performs really well. Any mistake that occurs is 99% of the time strictly user error. When this gun chops, it is a pain, although it shoots REMARKABLY well after one (only a slight, slight curve). That first chop, however makes it prone to do it again...and it's the second, third, and fourth ones occuring that usually screw you over...but that's usually fixed with a good squeegie (keep one handy!).
Conclusion: Overall I would say this is about the best pump, based on my opinions of others via reviews and such. Very very good even without considering it was only $200. If you're going for affordable, accurate, and lightweight, then I recommend looking into this gun further.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Friday, August 20th, 2004 at 10:50 pm PST
 

Review Comments
balazs Saturday, August 21st, 2004 | 11:36 am PST
Good first review man, glad i convinced you to get a phantom as ur first gun : )
Last edited on Friday, August 27th, 2004 at 6:38 pm PST
   

Pillipke Saturday, August 21st, 2004 | 4:20 pm PST
Thanks man. I put thought into it
   

BOBO Sunday, August 22nd, 2004 | 11:20 am PST
Welcome to the world of the phantom. Go to PHOG. Its the phantoms players group. Place rocks.
   

Pillipke Saturday, August 28th, 2004 | 7:20 pm PST
Haha, yeah glad to be here. I did look into the PHOG and am excited about being part of it.


EDIT-at least I would be if I could think of a name that no one's taken yet :-)
Last edited on Saturday, August 28th, 2004 at 7:51 pm PST
   

joe98200 Thursday, December 23rd, 2004 | 3:08 pm PST
i luv phog.
   

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