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Swiftshooter04 Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

1 year
Products Used:
Custom Products Regulators
Bob Long Torpedo
Tippmann Proshop Reg
ION stock Reg
Marker Setup: Smartparts ION
Smartparts 360 QEV
NDZ Clamping Feedneck
Custom Products Regulator (long)
Violent Products Scythe Trigger
New Designz On/off
Virtue Lazer Eyes
Killa Detents
Scenario Dreams T-board
Strengths: Looks
Macroline fitting placement
Designed like a CP.
Weaknesses: PSI Spikes
Review: I received a Empire vert reg to test out and use on my Defiant 2. After my reg adapter snapped I put the reg on my ION and decided to use it instead of my CP. It looked great no doubt about it but sometimes looks arent everything. After much use and maintenance I noticed a very odd problem.

This reg, although similar to a CP, is actually diffrent in performance. This reg spikes badly. What happens is when you air up the reg it will quickly go up yo what ever you have the regs PSI set to. For example say you tune the reg to have 190psi it will then spike to 195 or 200 psi. Then after you take one shot the reg will drop low in psi. A good 50psi. Then it will go right back to the set psi and then spike up10psi. After stripping down, cleaning and rebuilding my reg it still has this problem. I did note that after taking it apart it has 2 springs less in the spring stack compared to a CP. A CP has 3 concave and 3 convex spring washers. While the Empire reg has 1 washer and only 2 concave and 2 convex spring washers.

However the placement of the macroline fitting is very convienent and since it desgined like a CP it has an ease of maintenance as well.
Conclusion: Although this is a nice reg with ease of maintenance, good looks and nice design (externally) it has a bad problem with pressure spiking and performance issues cannot be dismissed. Thats why I give this reg a 6 out of 10
6 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, September 12th, 2006 at 12:13 pm PST

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