This is an Intimidator, simple, fast and operating well out of the box. The empire is a mix between a 2k2 and an alias, really. It has qualities of both styles. the frame is what makes it so tempting, it enables the user to upgrade to infamous tadao, an excellent upgrade. While the frame changes the internal electronics from 2k2's space. I had major pinching of hoses.
I have been wanting to add an Intimidator to my collection for a long time, and today, the opportunity presented itself. A slightly used Empire Timmy became available, and after a quick trade, it came into my possession.
To be fair, it must be noted that this marker was not stock as it comes from Empire. I replaced the bolt (which shows some wear, as does the inside of the breech), and the previous owner had installed a CP ball bearing trigger.
I immediately disassembled the entire marker upon arriving home from the trade, to clean and inspect everything. On the surface, it was in good condition with only moderate wear in the breech. First, I removed the grip panels. The previous owner had cut the window out of the left grip panel, because he complained that it made it difficult to see the LCD screen. I was delighted to discover that the actual clamshell panel had a second plastic window beneath the 45 grip panel, which adds a second layer of protection against a hit.
I absolutely love it. My next marker will be a Dark timmy when I can afford it. The Empire will make a killer backup marker. For the time being, I am still glowing with the memory of it's outstanding performance on the field earlier today. I'm not anyone special, not a pro player or anything, so my word may not hold as much weight, but to use the cliche "take my word for it" this marker is an excellent choice. If you can somehow come up with the exorbitant price for one of these babies, you won't be let down. I give it a nine, because it didn't come with a swimsuit model in the box that was trained to bring me beer and fill my pods. Best marker I've ever shot, bar none.