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TheProfessional Sunday, July 14th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
2 years13 of 14 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
GT Commando (tricked)
PT Professional (sidearm)
Too many Brass Eagle markers
Marker Setup: Urban Camo Anodized 45 feed Phantom with: after market springs, remote, 4oz. tank, CARcollapsible stock, sling, 4x7 scope, red dot sight, 45 hopper, yellowbelly/slam paintballs.
This marker is perfect right out of the box, even without any upgrades. The only upgrade you may feel you need would be a 45 grip, (extra $30 from CCI) as opposed to the M16 style grip, which is made of a VERY high quality plastic.
If you want upgrades, it is best to buy from Component Concepts Inc. I will admit barrels are hard to come by, and even tho they are a favorite upgrade, it would be detrimental to the performance of the gun, instead of a help.
Strengths: This entire marker brings new meaning to the word sniper. If you play paintball and have dreamed of the "one shot-one kill" scenario, this is one of the only markers that will be up for the challenge. It's best features include:
-Outstanding accuracy with velocity options
-Extreme range that is bested only by a flatline barrel; (Tippmann 98)
-Superior design and simple to maintain
-This Pump gun can even get you out of tight situations when you are surrounded by autos and semi-auto players. It has a very good autotrigger which will keep players from rushing you. Just don't let them know the phantom is capable of that until they move in.
-Best customer service in existance. Mike Casady buildsthese himself, and is very friendly as well as professional with any problems (even though there are none) you may find regarding the phantom.
Weaknesses: I am not one to over-glorify a marker, but for what my opinion is worth I'd say that this is the perfect pump marker. If you prefer to play as the sniper or marksman of your group, or even if you need to cut back on paint and money you spend, this is your answer.
There is almost nothing "bad" about the phantom.
It works well with small bore paint although it is labeled for medium to large. (a bit odd, eh?)
Upgrade the handle for the extra $30. Buy it with the gun at
YOU DO NOT NEED A NEW BARREL. The stock one is the best, longer is better in my opinion, for accuracy. Plus- any after-market barrel you want needs to fit through the pump in order to fit.

Conclusion: If God wanted a paintball gun to snipe sinners all the way from heaven, he would use a phantom to do so.

It's just that dirty.Most importantly, using a pump will signifigantly help you or force you rather, to improve your skills in shooting, stealth, and team work. Like Smart Parts says about their Freak series barrel, "It will not miss without your help."

In fact, it is light-weight and has a low profile too, which helps to give you maximum movement. With the phantom, you do not need a great deal of paint, maybe a 45 hopper (even brass eagle will do) and 2 tubes of paint will last many games.

I hope that you will consider the Phantom as your marker of choice. Friends will be impressed by the gun, as well as your skills.
10 out of 10

Review Comments
themccannman Saturday, December 20th, 2008 | 8:51 pm PST
well what a coincidince, jesus shoots a phantom too!

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