There are no specific upgrades, you'll only want to change the barrel or regulator if you have a person favourite.
Might as well do a review on service also since this is my first review.
When I contacted Melissa from CCM about obtaining an S6, she replied quickly with only 1-2 day gaps between emails, sometimes even just a couple hours. Luckily, I was able to get her to dig in the "storage" for them to pull out one of their unsold right-feed prototypes. As we replied, she took all requests for certain parts and specific tid-bits that I wanted. Specifically a Smoke Pump Handle, .45 "Thin" CCM Trigger Frame, and a CCM Mini-Drop compared to the standard CCM Rail. After all arrangements and payments were made, the S6 arrived in a short three weeks time.
I recieved the S6 in a well packaged box with very little assembly required. The regulator needs to be attached and the rail and On/Off need to be fit to your own likings. CCM provides their stock barrel along with one sizer or more if requested and of any size you need. Once these three things are attached it's field ready with no adjustments needed.
First test; as I anxiously put it together, I equipped it with a 13/3000 ci tank and a Brass Eagle Pocket Hopper along with Draxxus Hellfire Bronze paint. Shooting over a chronograph, there was a high level of consistancy. Each shot would be around 280 FPS with each shot varying in +/- 2 FPS. A near perfect level of consistancy; when testing the regulator with a gauge, it read a little over 300 PSI and there was no need for adjustment.
Lubing the guide rods and trigger before the testing gave it a slick as ice smoothness. Every pump stroke was made with no resistance and the return was just as quick without any catching. Each stroke made a full return making it very easy to use the Auto-Trigger. Pulling the trigger was sleek, no more no less, just perfect. The return spring inside the pump handle would make an annoying "squeek-squeek" noise every pump stroke but is easily fixed by just wearing it in.
It first met the field at a Scenario called "Tippmann Challenge" at the Tswassasen TPG field located on the western coast of British Columbia. Throughout the entire day, I never once had to change bore sizes or dissasemble the S6 for maintanence. On a full 13/3000 ci tank, it would get as many as 150 shots, needing to refill, a not so common task. It shot as straight as you would think a $600 marker would. GREAT. Not once did I ever have problem due to a ball "not flying straight" or had a single barrel break.
During the pump event at BCPPL 08' I finally had a chance to test the Auto-Trigger. I shall say it is the smoothest and most comfortable Auto-Trigger you can use. Holding down the trigger and tapping the pump handle in a rhythm will give you a steady stream of 4 BPS for those tight situations. One player attempted to do a run through on my partner, I instantly turned and put 5 into him with no problems. It's just that easy to use.
If you are dedicated to pump, or just have the money to drop, I recommend the CCM S6 for the ends-all sniper.
(I'll post pictures as soon as I can)
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, December 7th, 2008 at 4:06 pm PST