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purelycanadian Friday, April 1st, 2011
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
No pumps, but markers I've used include:

98 Custom
A-5
MR-1
Electra
BT-4 Assault
Marker Setup: TIPPMANN 98 CUSTOM
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BE Folding Stock
BT Adjustable Rail
BSA 30mm Red-Dot
PMI Remote Coil
Smart Parts 14" Progressive Barrel
Tippmann Double Trigger
Tippmann Camouflage Graphic Kit (98 Custom)

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TIPPMANN A-5 CAMOUFLAGE
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14" Proto 1- Piece Barrel

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EMPIRE TRRACER
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(No upgrades)
Recommended
Upgrades:
None necessary so far...

Maybe a red-dot, it's accurate enough
Maybe a stock
Maybe a bottom-line ASA (or if not, a stock for your CO2 tank)
Strengths: Accurate
Light
Smooth pump
Anti-double cocking
Auto-trigger
Customizable
Price
Weaknesses: Loud cocking
Loud shots
Review: I bought this marker a couple days ago, and before doing so I found practically no reviews for it... so I thought I should write one.

As of right now, I haven't played a game with it yet, going out tomorrow to see how it stacks up on the field. I'll update my review after.

The first thing I noticed was how light this marker is, even with my 20oz CO2 tank in it. It's also well-balanced. The pump action is very smooth, and I'm expecting it to get better as I work it in. The anti-double cocking feature is nice - while test shooting I actually tried to cock it twice because I didn't know if I'd already done it, and it wouldn't let me. The detents in the marker don't prevent rollout, just ball stacking, but to be honest I haven't had an issue. Don't cock your marker and run around with it... not really as issue.

The autotrigger function was fun. Basically, just hold the trigger down and pump. Can get shots off very fast, actually. Even while doing that it was pretty accurate, I'd assume my rough pump action is the main reason my shots were a bit off. When you take time to pump and aim it's incredibly accurate... even without having a good sight or a red dot on it. I'm very impressed with the accuracy it provides, especially for $130 marker!

That's another thing, the price. Can you really beat the price? I initially set out to buy a CCI Phantom but the dealer in my city went out of business... so I ran into this marker in another shop by accident. Glad I did, saved myself about $100... and it's left me very impressed thus far.

It's also a highly customizable marker. My 98 Custom I tried to customize, and went a bit overboard. My A-5 I never bothered, just wanted to keep it simple. I can see myself customizing this a bit though. It's got nice Picatinny rails on it... unfortunately neither my red-dot nor my raised rail fit on it. But if you like to trick out your marker, and want to play pump, this is the place to start.

The weaknesses are self-explanatory. It shot very loud. However, I was using an almost-empty CO2 tank, so I'll update this after my game tomorrow. The cocking was also loud, but then again... who's really going to hear that?
Conclusion: For $130 you can't go wrong. As a first time pump player (but long time paintball player) I'm thoroughly impressed. It's a very very good starter pump gun, and has pretty much all the bells and whistles you'll need - and if it doesn't, you can add it!

Also: If you have an autococker, the Trracer accepts all autococker barrels.

I highly recommend it.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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