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nahthan Saturday, January 31st, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
2 years4 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
'94-'96 Sniper 2 with CCM Pump kit and ANS Internal- nice, but not as light.
PGP- rougher, not as nice, but smaller.
2K Sniper with Stock internals, DYE Slider, Stickies, and Bob Long Torpedo
Marker Setup: Spyder Sonix (secondary)
ESP Trigger Frame
Empire Reloader
14 inch 32* Whisper
12 inch VL Custom

VSC Phantom (primary)
Recommended
Upgrades:
detent rings(if not a barrel kit), telescopic stock(if you prefer), barrel kit.
Strengths: Um... see review.
Weaknesses: Please refer to the review.
Review: This marker has many good features.
1) The stock barrel, considering it is a stock barrel, is pretty decent, yet a big bore.
2) The weight of the marker is very low, especially if one runs twelve grams and a "Micro" setup.
3) Quality- the parts are all stainless steel and covered in I believe nickel Cadium?
4) Quiet- Once one break in the pump, one will not believe how quiet this marker is with such little porting on the stock barrel.
5) Money Saver- The reason why I bought this is to save money... and boy does it do that- I went from shooting 1/2 a case and upwards a day to maybe 200-220 rounds a day so at my old local field where it is FPO and $100 for a case of Blaze. At my new field, I can buy a bag and bring it back the next weekend and still have a wee bit left over.
6) Efficiency- On 12 grams I get around 45 shots without auto triggering much on a cold day in New England.
7) Auto Trigger- When one needs the 3-4 bps that may save one from getting bunkered or shot out by other means then all one has to do is hold down the trigger and keep pumping or if someone is playing a fair distance behind a bunker, one can auto trigger and hopefully when the ball dips it dips on them. (Because the valve design leaves for a bit of drop-off)
8) customer service- If one has a question then Mike @ CCI will ansewer it for you
9) Colors- Take a look at the acid washes and camo patterns at only $30
from Mike!
10) versatility - 4 different feed types (center feed right feed left feed stock class) and 3 different air positions
11) Size- In the vertical stock class format it looks very very small in person and is nice for snap shots.
12) Consistancy in velocity- until one is almost out of air this thing is very consistant
13) Under estimation- everyone underestimates you... until you get all the kills and then they sweet spot you every game :)
14) Skill Building: instead of muscling through every thing you learn the angles and become a better player
15) fun factor- you almost always have fun with this because you get those shots you cant with the 40 pound 30 shot per second autococker / mag / spyder / tippmann / angel / other semi and your constantly getting more action (do to less paint and air)
16) Durability- this thing feels like you could run it over without the hardline, drop it from a roof, and submerge it in water and it would shoot as long as you put the hardline back on and you dont mind scratches in the anno
17) Pump stroke is nice, small and light once you break it in- i can push it back with two fingers
18) Field strip ability- very easy to field strip
19) simplicity- other than valve system and pump arm there is only 4 parts: A/K hammer assembly, trigger frame, spring, and the TPC
20) 19 other strengths.

Con's
1) slow ROF compared to "higher-end" markers
2) Mine has a little bit of chiping on the back of the anti kink hammer assembly
3) easy to strip screws :(
4) Down the barrel velocity
5) Pump stroke is "rough and stiff" when compared to snipers and other sheridan based markers.
6) Not stock class legal
Conclusion: All in all, I recommend you get this product if you want to play pump or more rather modified stock. This marker is incredibly light and has a nice stock barrel. Not to mention that it is quite efficient stock and is also quite consistant.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Monday, July 25th, 2005 at 11:26 am PST
 

Review Comments
aka1241 Monday, May 16th, 2005 | 1:54 pm PST
What do you mean when you say "not stock class legal"? If it isn't, how come it's called a stock class marker?
   

half_past_dead Saturday, May 21st, 2005 | 12:02 pm PST
the Phantom has an auto-trigger, they arent allowed in true stockclass play
   

nahthan Monday, May 30th, 2005 | 3:32 pm PST
Not only that, it has some other features like porting, all of which nobody really cares about nowadays. (I mean, so long as it isn't pneumatic assist, and the like)
   

bentothejam1n Sunday, February 12th, 2006 | 7:09 pm PST
"Mine has a little bit of chiping on the back of the anti kink hammer assembly"
you might want to talk to mike about that. I heard somewhere that he would replce that for free. Not completely sure on that tho
   

graham802 Thursday, September 4th, 2008 | 5:02 pm PST
How is low rate of fire a weakness. We are talking about pumps.
   

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