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The Kampfer 07-26-2004 08:58 AM

Palmer Glossary
Confused by some weird terms used here at the Palmer Owner Group? Look for the word and definition here. Thanks to Craig Palmer for his help and time given, to for his aid with several Blazer terms, and to all who have helped in providing suggestions.

Air Source Adapter. Where air supply is installed.

Automation Timing
Setting on closed-bolt semi-automatic 'guns. Sets the order and time of the necessary operations (firing, cocking, feeding, and loading.) Usually very sensitive.

Ball Detent or Détente
C-Shaped metal piece with a Delrin (plastic) ball at one end. Attached to 'gun forward of direct-feed. Used to keep paintball in place while chambering or when in mid stroke. Keeps more than one paintball from entering the barrel while the bolt is back.

One of Palmer's pump-guns. Uses 12-gram CO2 cartridges. Very simple.

Battle Grips
Grips that come stock with all Palmer 'guns with Sheridan (Palmer) grip/trigger frames. (Blazers have "PPS Grips".)

L-shaped white plastic piece inside all Palmer semi-automatic grip/trigger frames. Pushed by the Timing Rod to lift (and operate) the 4-Way Valve. Also called "Monkey Arm."

Palmer's newest semi-automatic 'gun. Lightweight, hard-anodized aluminum body, brass barrel and WGP Sniper grip/trigger frame.

Component of 'gun used to direct gas to fire a chambered paintball.

Bolt Connecting Pin
Adjustable screw at bottom of bolt. Used to cock back hammer.

Blazer component. Aluminum. Connects Ram to Q-Pin. Also has Bolt Connecting Pin at bottom to operate Hammer. Can be nickel-plated.

Constant Air. An air supply that allows for large amounts of gas to be stored.

First semi-automatic paintball gun ever made. Built by Glenn Palmer in September, 1988. Glenn's personal 'gun. Not produced for sale to public.

Classic Typhoon
Dual-Bottle Typhoon usually with several additions, such as louvered fore-grips, special nickel finishes, extra nickel-plating, etc. Built from scratch only. Nickel-plated brass body.

Connecting Arm
Black metal L-shaped piece on Palmer Typhoons, Nasty Typhoons and Hurricanes. Connects Pneumatic Ram to Bolt.

Craig Palmer
Son of Glenn Palmer. Currently does all custom work and finalizes every Typhoon, Stroker and Hurricane. POG 013. Email:

Cup Seal
Pneumatic seal inside 'gun valves. Can be replaced.

Type of valve on all Palmer 'guns. Requires Sheridan Valve Tool to remove.

4-Way Collar
Metal ring to keep Palmer 4-Way Valve in place.

4-Way Valve
Component of 'gun inside grip/trigger frame. Cylinder with three (3) ports on side. First (top) port is to the rear port of ram. Second (middle) port is to the regulator. Third (bottom) port is to the forward port of ram.

Glenn Palmer
Founder of Palmer's Pursuit Shop. Inventor of the pneumatic-automation system and others. Now Management and Research & Development. Also does PPS repairs. POG 001. Email:

Gas Supply Receiver. Where air supply is installed. Same as an Air Source Adapter.

Metal cylindrical piece (two-cylinders put together) that strikes the valve.

One of Palmer's pump-guns. With direct-feed and ASA. Nickel-plated brass body.

One of Palmer's semi-automatic 'guns. With wooden stock. Nickel-plated brass body.

Mechanism used to pierce 12-gram CO2 cartridges instantly in many Palmer pump-guns.

Keeper of the List. Currently Phranc LeBlanc, POG 006. Email:

Launch Tube


Linkage Arm
See "Connecting Arm"

Low-pressure. Refering to gas-source systems that can operate at lower pressures.

Spring in lower receiver to propel hammer forward. Also called the Hammer Spring.

Barrel that has been precision tuned by Palmer's Pursuit Shop. Comes standard on all Palmer 'guns except Blazers. Blazer barrels can be matched also at an additional cost.

Nasty Typhoon
Dual barrel Typhoon. Built from scratch only. Nasty Hurricanes, pumps and others are also available. Available in "Side by Side" or "Over and Under" barrel configurations. Nickel-plated brass body.

Over Pressure Relief Valve
Mechanism on Regulator to prevent extreme over-pressurization. If Regulator pressure is too great, it vents to relieve itself. After resetting, pressure is set to normal operating pressure.

One of Palmer's pump-guns. With wooden stock. Nickel-plated brass body.

One of Palmer's pump-guns. With direct-feed and QuikSilver system. Nickel-plated brass body.

Palmer Bottom-Line
Bottom-Line system available from Palmer's Pursuit Shop. Does not require Universal Mounting Bracket to be installed on Sheridan (Palmer) grip/trigger frames.

Description of any non-Palmer 'gun modified by Palmer's Pursuit Shop.

PMI Rubber Grips
Grips that fit Sheridan (Palmer) grip/trigger frames. One piece, soft rubber.

Palmer Owner Group

Palmer's Pursuit Shop.

Trigger job available from Palmer's Pursuit Shop. Lightens and shortens trigger. Does not void warranty.

One of Palmer's pump-guns. Small, compact sidearm with 10-ball magazine, 8-inch barrel and 12-gram gas source (on-gun.) Stock-class legal. Nickel-plated brass body.

Pump Kit
Kit from Palmer's Pursuit Shop including a new bolt, pump arm and fore-grip. Makes semi-automatic Typhoons into pump-action 'guns. Conversion is reversible.

Blazer component. Brass knob on bolt used to quick-stripping. Can be nickel-plated.

Auto-Trigger mechanism on certain Palmer pump-guns. Fires every time 'gun is pumped with trigger already depressed.

Pneumatic ram designed by Palmer's Pursuit Shop. Stainless-steel. Smoother and stronger than the Clippard Ram. Can be used on WGP Autocockers and other closed-bolt 'guns using pneumatic rams.

First CO2 12-gram quick changer. Built by Glenn Palmer in August, 1987.

System on Palmer pump-guns for fast bolt-removal.

New 4-way valve on all new Palmer semi-automatic 'guns. Smoother and shorter action. Can be added to WGP Autocockers and most other closed-bolt 'guns using 4-way valves.

Ram Bushing
Blazer component. Small brass nut on Pneumatic Ram. The Ram Arm/Piston moves through it. Can be nickel-plated.

Ram (Pneumatic Ram)
Component powered by gas to move bolt forward and backwards. Makes the 'gun semi-automatic.

See "Regulator"

Component of 'gun used to regulate or control gas flow/pressure to the Pneumatic Ram. Most are adjustable.

Rock Regulator
Palmer's well-known Regulator. Can be used on almost all closed-bolt 'guns. Used in Palmer semi-automatic 'guns. Compact version is called the "Mini-Rock." Can be adjusted with 3/16 " Allen (HEX) key or "Rock Knob" adjuster.

Metal ledge at the top of the grip/trigger frame (internal) pushed down when trigger is depressed. Used to release Hammer when ready to fire.


Not pressing trigger completely down or not allowing trigger to fully return forward. Does not allow semi-automatic Palmer 'guns to fully cycle often resulting in a misfire or broken paintball.

Sight Hood
Brass ring attached to sight rails. Used as a quick sight on many 'guns. Available only at Palmer's Pursuit Shop. Can be nickel-plated and with straight or angled cuts.

Spiral Venting
Porting holes in a spiral pattern on some Palmer 'guns. Must be requested.

Palmer's Pursuit Shop's secondary Regulator. Available in Inline, Vertical (Male), Female and Side-Line (for Automags.) Female Stabilizers can be mounted by a Block Mount (aluminum) or a Ring Mount (steel.)

One of Palmer's semi-automatic 'guns. Only converted from existing pump-gun (Sheridan or PMI.) Nickel-plated brass body.

One of Palmer's semi-automatic 'guns. Small, compact sidearm with 8-ball magazine and 12-gram gas source (on-gun.) Nickel-plated brass body.

Super Stocker
One of Palmer's pump-guns. Stock-class with feed-tube and ASA (for 12-gram changer.) Nickel-plated brass body.

Blazer with Reactive-Trigger (RT) resulting in a much faster firing rate. Still experimental and is unreleased as of yet.

See "4-way Valve"

See "Automation Timing"

Timing Rod
See "Trigger Rod"

The Kampfer 07-26-2004 08:58 AM

Craig Palmer's personal 'gun. Hybrid of Typhoon and Stroker. Built from scratch (like Typhoon), but used several Sheridan/Crosman parts. Somewhat similar to Classic Typhoon. Not produced for sale to public. Nickel-plated brass body.

Trigger Rod
Brass rod connected to the rear of trigger used to push the Bellcrank inside the trigger frame. Only on Palmer semi-automatic 'guns.

Velocity adjusting mechanism at rear of lower receiver to control main-spring tension. Adjusted with 3/16" or 5/64" (only on Back-Bottle versions) Allen (HEX) wrench.

One of Palmer's semi-automatic 'guns. Built from scratch only. Nickel-plated brass body.

System on some Palmer pump- and semi-automatic 'guns for faster bolt-removal.

See "Universal Mounting Bracket"

Universal Mounting Bracket
Needed to install gun stock or bottom-line kit on all Sheridan grip frames. Sheridan frames are too thin and at an awkward angle not suitable for a gun stock or bottom-line.

Component of 'gun hit by Hammer to open. Opening allows gas to flow in and fire 'gun.

Valve Stem
Part of Valve hit by Hammer. Small rod protruding from valve.

VL 2002
Viewloader motorized-loader modified to activate when trigger is pulled. Not from Palmer's Pursuit Shop.

One of Palmer's metal gun stocks. Can attach to the bottom of Sheridan (Palmer) grip/trigger frames without the use of a UMB. Shaped like a triangle or wedge.

Cup-like area on Palmer 'guns on the inside of every barrel. Prevents paintballs to roll out of the barrel prematurely. "Controlled dents."

This was worte by: David Lin
Date: February 3rd 1999

snap shoot 07-26-2004 09:54 AM

Very nice information. Consider this stickied.

LAMANTEthePBguy 07-26-2004 10:13 AM

Didn't read the whole thing, but what list does the KotL keep?

The Kampfer 07-26-2004 02:17 PM


Originally posted by LAMANTEthePBguy
Didn't read the whole thing, but what list does the KotL keep?
The list of Registered member of the Palmer owners Group, POG.

acdave 07-26-2004 04:00 PM

so is teh kamfer the PPS mod yet?

schoolsukz08 07-26-2004 04:19 PM


Originally posted by acdave
so is teh kamfer the PPS mod yet?
No but he gets my vote. :tup:

lucky7 07-26-2004 07:02 PM


Originally posted by schoolsukz08

No but he gets my vote. :tup:

meh, I was the one that told him about PPS......don't believe me? ask him ;)

The Kampfer 07-26-2004 08:10 PM


Originally posted by lucky7
meh, I was the one that told him about PPS......don't believe me? ask him ;)
Not really my friend, I kinda found it myself. ;)

lucky7 07-26-2004 08:38 PM


Originally posted by The Kampfer

Not really my friend, I kinda found it myself. ;)

well, I do remember way back when you were gonna sell me your old PGP, and then decided to keep it, and i said well if you were going to keep it, you should check this site out ( PPS) it was a while ago, so i don't really remember what you said in return...but it was definitely before you had and all that PPS stuff, all you had was the upped A-5 and the PGP at the time.

The Kampfer 07-26-2004 08:59 PM

Good old days. :)

I took that PGP to local shop let my friend to tune it up for me.

He did as much as he could and told me if I want further upgrade, Palmer can help me.

Who is Palmer? :confused:

Same night I went on line did a extended research on Palmer, decided to keep the PGP and pay PPS a visits.

Then I told you the PGP is no longer for sale.:)

Person 07-31-2004 08:07 PM

Now look at kampfer, hes representin' pps to the FO-list :D hah

arson51 08-15-2004 10:10 PM

Re: Palmer Glossary

Originally posted by The Kampfer
Battle Grips
Grips that come stock with all Palmer 'guns with Sheridan (Palmer) grip/trigger frames. (Blazers have "PPS Grips".)
i thought these were out of production
Barrel that has been precision tuned by Palmer's Pursuit Shop. Comes standard on all Palmer 'guns except Blazers. Blazer barrels can be matched also at an additional cost.
you could go on more to explain palmers theory about matching the barrel with the valve of the gun

Person 08-16-2004 06:22 AM

Battle grips are out of production, Along with the PPS hard grips for the blazer. Both now come standard with the pmi/hogue rubber grips.

spor 09-04-2004 07:54 PM

so is this stickied and The Kampfer mod yet?

Paintball_Doc 01-12-2005 06:52 PM

I heard someone say the Tempests are never going to see production... that true?


Convert3557 01-12-2005 06:55 PM

Yep, it's true

arson51 01-12-2005 09:43 PM

what was the tempest? i missed out somthing cool, darn it!

Convert3557 01-12-2005 10:08 PM

An RT'd blazer, it's one of craigs personal guns

check the website under tech/video section.

toothpastedog 09-18-2005 08:11 PM

How do you sweet spot a Blazer's valve/hammer/input pressure?

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