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pbstar787898 Thursday, March 16th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
6 months13 of 14 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
GZ intimidator, Alias intimidator, Empire (1) intimidator, all the dm markers, shockers, cockers, and angels.
Marker Setup: Gloss black with blue parts 06 empire intimidator, 14in cp barrel, 45 45 crossfire tank, blue halo with rip drive, and smart parts on/off
Recommended
Upgrades:
New barrel
There is not much that needs to be uped on this marker out of box, but pm me if you wish to see a long list of possible ups...
Strengths: Light
Small
Fast
Easy to shoot
Easy to clean
Weaknesses: Sharp edges
Compact grip frame (hard to work on gun)
Review: WEAKNESSES

This marker has several weaknesses in my mind. First of all, the sharp milling may look cool, but it can and has made deep cuts to the hand if you are not carefull. This is annoying, but can be overlooked.
Second, as with the first empire intimidator, this intimidators milling could be better. I am not a picky person when it comes to looks, but it looks like it was just welded on without smoothing it out near the eyes. This is annoying when you lay 1000 bucks down for a piece of metal.
Lastly, it is a hassle to try and get a rail on the gun. You have to take off the camshell and remove the battery in order to srew your set screws into the gripframe. Once in place they usually stay, but it is a hassle if you want to take your tank off the rail.

STRENGTHS

On to the good stuff....
1. This marker is light light light! The empire is both small and light so it handels great with front players and back players. This is the most comfortable marker I have held to date (and believe me, I have played and held many a marker). This is great for those long days at the field, you can play longer without getting tiered.

2. This marker is easy to walk. I have slow fingers and i can walk this gun fairly well. I can not keep up with some people, but I can hold my own in a match with full auto with just walking the trigger.

3. This marker keeps constant streams precisly. I am impressed with how accurate this marker is when shooting a constant stream of paint. It is very accurate seeing that you have the right barrel.

4. This marker is both air efficient and has little kick. I have my intimidator lpr set at 60 psi (low for a timmy). My friend who has an adjustable air tank set his lpr at 50-55 and it is rocking. This virtually eliminates kick and allows for more accurate streams and or one balling.

5. It's a timmy. These guns don't give out much drama, and when they do it is mainly the owners fault. All intimidators are built well and can take a beating (I know mine sure has).
Conclusion: I feel it is important to note that finding the right paintball marker is like finding the right pair of shoes. You don't just go out and pick up any pair of cool looking shoes and buy them, you try them on first and see which pair fits you best. You need to try out as many different markers that you can and decide which one is best for you. I like the feel of timmies, so I like this marker.

With that said I am going to give this marker a 9 because it performs perfect but it has some fault that are both annoying and dangerous (sharp edges, set screw). Overall this gun is great. I am going to keep mine for a long time.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 at 8:48 pm PST
 

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