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spartan04 Friday, January 16th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
Cockers.
Marker Setup: Blazer (vertical feed)
45 Frame x2
Rock Reg.
Nickel Highlights
Drop
Co2 baby!
Recommended
Upgrades:
What I have.
Strengths: Reliability
Accuracy
Quiet (when vented)
Small
Closed Bolt
Read review below for full stats.
Weaknesses: $$$ Expensive $$$
Read review below for full stats.
Review: Pros:

-The Blazer marker looks like it has had the same re-sale value (based on basic black vert. feed body) of $430 over the last five years. (probably b/c it's custom made)
-80 shots per ounce of Co2, that’s 1,280 shots from a 16 oz tank. 12+ shots per cu. in. at 3000 psi HPA…roughly 816+ shots from a 68 ci 3000 psi tank. This is due to the short four way quick ram and the built in Rock regulator.
-2.2 lbs! 15.5 inches long (as for my good old shocker it was 23.5 inches long and weighs in over 10 lbs when fully loaded) The Blazer is so light due to its construction materials which are aircraft grade aluminum and brass with hard anodized, polished paint, and nickel.
-Friendly to Co2, HPA, and N2. Co2 Recommended.
-Works from 20 degrees Fahrenheit (using Co2) to -10 degrees Fahrenheit (using HPA or N2).
-Works in the rain.
-Custom made gun (so it’s rare).
-Closed bolt accuracy.
-Cycling rate clocked at 20 b.p.s (balls per second) which is the fastest a human has been able to pull the trigger. Although it’s capable of cycling up to 30 b.p.s. (Hint it’s name “the Blazer…for blazing fast”) All of this is performed with very little to none shoot down due to the Palmer Rock regulator and Male stabilizer. (I doubt it can cycle 20 b.p.s. and much more doubtfully 30 b.p.s. because it's a two stage trigger but that's what others have said. I'm thinking more realistically you could maybe do 16 b.p.s. and that's pushin' it.)
-Brass 12” barrel with nickel plating and clamp in barrel for accuracy using gelatin paintballs.
-Short trigger pull. Benchmark 45 frame with swing trigger and a 3.75 mm pull. -Autocockers have a 4.00 mm pull.
-Bolt can be removed in under 4 seconds for Ultra-Quick field stripping, making it the easiest marker to clean.
-Said to be the most reliable and low maintenance marker ever made (yes, even more than a Tippmann).
-Easy to clean. Palmer recommends showering with it after a day of play.
-Maintained a 9.9 out of 10.0 for the last 6 years on pbreview.com
-1 year parts and labor warranty (reviews say you won’t need it though, the marker is indestructible).
-Palmer has the reputation for the best customer service in the business (again…custom quality).
-Will turn heads on the field : )



Cons:

-Expensive for a rec player like me (But what do you expect from a custom made marker).
-Very little aftermarket parts available.
-Some people think it is kind of ugly (opinion).
-Not a lot of optional aftermarket upgrades available (none needed though).
-Possibility of short-stroking due to the dual action trigger (as with any autococker).
-If you want it serviced you have to send it to Palmer’s HQ in California.
-Stock trigger pull is sort of heavy (this is solved by the Benchmark 45 trigger frame).
-The stock barrel is loud, get the 12 in. double vented barrel and it makes a world of a difference.
-Overall marker isn’t tinker friendly. Something goes wrong you ship to Cali or void warranty
-It doesn’t come with a Night Vision Thermal Heat-Seeking Auto-Warp Fed Electronic-Laser Milled tricked out Automatic Sniping option.
Conclusion: It's a good marker that can withstand anything you can throw at it. Even stock it is pretty cool. My only objection is the price tag that comes with it....but what do you expect from a custom marker.

Get used to the trigger style so you don't short-stroke it.

Break the regulator in when you get it.

It all comes down to what you prefer. Electros are very popular in today's paintball world. I am very happy with my Blazer. I never feel intimidated by electros now, however they sure are fun to shoot.

I wish Glenn and Craig could send them faster.

Enjoy, worship, and (fondly) love it when you get it.

I wish there was a 9.9
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Friday, January 16th, 2004 at 2:44 pm PST
 

Review Comments
sonnemann Friday, January 16th, 2004 | 3:27 pm PST
What?! No Night Vision Thermal Heat-Seeking Auto-Warp Fed Electronic-Laser Milled tricked out Automatic Sniping Option? I don't know how Blazers sell at all...it's an industry standard nowadays...



(cough)





FYI: (Sarcasm; Blazers kill anything, and I mean ANYTHING)
   

toothpastedog Monday, March 14th, 2005 | 4:15 pm PST
did you origenally have a stock 2x trigger, or was it single before?
   

^_^ Saturday, November 11th, 2006 | 12:07 pm PST
-It doesn’t come with a Night Vision Thermal Heat-Seeking Auto-Warp Fed Electronic-Laser Milled tricked out Automatic Sniping option.

HAHA! MY SPYDER IMAGINE HAS THAT OPTION! PWND :) j/k
   

HOBOBOB Saturday, August 11th, 2007 | 9:27 pm PST
lol...im gonna disagree with that statement of being "cool" I hate the way these look.
   

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