Davinci, thanks for the updates. I had no idea that the CCM kit was discontinued...bummer. I'm updating the FAQs now.
The resistance and roughness doesn't sound good. Take your Phantom apart and check for any burrs or imperfections on the internals and body.
If there are none, wipe the internals clean, and put a drop of regular paintball oil, and rub it around on the part with your fingers, do that for every part.
Once you have done that, put the internals back in, and re-assemble the marker. Pump the marker a few times, without air, to kind of spread the oil. After you have done this, put a few drops of the same oil on the puncture pin/ASA and attach your airsource. Then remove the barrel and fire the marker a few times.
If that does not fix your problem, post here or drop me a PM.
CCI-OT...we miss you