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hellion360 Wednesday, November 9th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Merlins- very good, similar operation
Autocockers- sometimes very good, sometimes not so good, similar operation
Excaliburs- Very good, closed bolt but disimilar operation, similar feel though heavier
Marker Setup: Viking
CCI DropoutPhantom
Palmer Super Stocker
Palmer Blazer
Custom Sniper
Recommended
Upgrades:
It comes with all the good stuff built in.
But the options I use are:
The 45 frame
Spiral ported barrel, matched 12in: best barrel I have ever used, seriously the best
Palmer Stabilizer reg
Unimount
Strengths: Accurate, just off the hook accuracy. Beats everything else hands down.
Easy maintanence
Tiny
Weaknesses: ROF, it is a mech
barrel doesn't shoot clean well
Review: The Palmer Blazer is really a work of art. It is by far the best mechanical gun I have used. And I have used essentially every other mechanical gun there is. I like mechanical guns.

Blazers work in a similar manner to autocockers, being a two stage trigger pull. But they fire very smoothly and consistantly, like only the very best custom autocockers. The trigger pull on a blazer is not quite as good as some autocockers I have used but it is definitely up there.

The Blazer is incredibly light, It weighs two pounds even. It also just has incredible balance. It is easy to handle and points perfectly with a 45 and a unimount. It also has a smooth feel when firing.

The efficiency on Blazers is very good, I don't have a real number but I haven't had any complaints.

The part about Blazers that is really exceptional is the accuracy. The Palmer's barrels are the best I have used. Far superior to Boomsticks or Ultralites. I have been one balling people with my blazer more frequently than anything I have used. Palmer's barrels combined with palmer's regs lead to some very consistant, very accurate shooting. WEDGITS, these little dimples mean no more rollouts. I have had no rollouts with my Blazer. The consistant positioning of the ball in the barrel probably leads to more constant shots.

The blazer is a fast shooting mech, but I am not able to shoot it anywhere near what I shoot an electro at. Blazers are really fast guns, no doubt, but you have to be able to pull that trigger. You have to work for your speed. I have seen a video of Craig Palmer shooting a consistant 11bps with sound analysis. But I am probably shooting like 6bps. The accuracy really helps make up for a slower rof though. Since I am hitting people on my first shot a lot of the time, the rest of the balls that hit them don't matter.

side note: (e-blazers are available now. They come with E2's and are at least as fast as the fastest half-blocked autocockers out there. Probably faster, and definitely less hassle)

Blazers are very easy to maintain. The bolt design is easy to quickstrip for squeegeeing. There is no crap hanging all over the place to get paint in. You can even take it in the shower with you. Just dry it out with a hair dryer and oil it up afterwards. They don't come out of time and you should never have reason to open them up. Having owned mine for a year, and it being a year old or so when I got it, it has never been opened up for cleaning..
Conclusion: These markers are such high quality.
The Palmer's put a lot of love into these guns and made something really exceptional.
Glenn Palmer is the originator of the autococking mechanism and has really put it to good use. The Blazer is the best mechanical gun I have used. And as it has all the good upgrades when you order it the value is good. Right now a blazer set up how I like it would run you 690 dollars. No small investment, but a good one. I have gone through a lot of guns in my time but I am going to stick to this one. An easy 10, the best.

Plus it is a really custom gun, made how you order it. And not a lot of people have them, which is kinda nifty.

The bottom line is that many many guns have passed through my hands since I started playing. My blazer is the only one I have never considered selling.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, August 6th, 2006 at 1:51 pm PST
 

Review Comments
kaziechameleon Monday, November 21st, 2005 | 7:41 pm PST
can you just buy a e2 for this thing
   

PF_Nut Friday, January 20th, 2006 | 9:16 am PST
True you can, blazers are not cheap but they're very nice shooting guns. The barrel on these are very accurate and shoot even old paint well. Get some fresh marbs and this thing will lay ball on ball and you can use CO2.
   

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