Shipped with built-in compulsion.
Ignore bills/food/child's shoes to own more.
I sent my Blazer in for the E-blade upgrade mostly because I want my marker to be even more rare than it already is. Consensus at the POG forum is that there are less than 30 E-Blazers in the world right now.
Speedwise- I can throw much paint, but the mech Blazer was already fast as heck, and I never felt outgunned in the speedball arena. The Eclipse E2 is very nice, and easy to fuss with, if you are so inclined. I adjusted the 3-point triger using a small allen wrench, and that was it. My right hand is so used to my mech Blazer that I can only get 13bps peak, and average more like 10bps, which is what I was getting with my Blazer (over the chrono). I can hit 13bps with my left hand just fine. My E2 was capped at 13bps at the Pursuit Shop.
I upgraded from a Male Stabilizer to a Fatty Stabilizer because I like the shorter form factor (appearance) of the Fatty. Both regulators are high-performance, totally reliable, easy to adjust and after initial adjustment, don't need to be fussed with.
I changed out my matched 12" ported barrel for a new matched 10" unported barrel. When shooting paint this setup is of average loudness, without paint, dry-firing, the unported barrel is beast loud and has a different, deeper, sound than that snappy Ego sound. It sounds very cool. Palmer brass accuracy is unmatched, IMHO. Brass is the ideal surface to shoot gelatin balls through. Additionally, the Pursuit Shop can "match" the internal elliptical honing of your barrel to match the valving characteristics of your specific marker body. Insane, yes, and you can shoot through breaks if you have any, and it is likely you will have none, not kidding. Barrel is unthreaded, but because of the Palmer quick-strip system, you just yank your bolt out, push a swab in from the marker back, pull it out of the barrel front, and you're clean. I find that using Brasso every week does marginally improve my accuracy, but really, you don't need to polish that often- once a month is fine (but I would polish once a month for sure). I had my name laser-engraved on my barrel- according to my sons, it looks "uber-pimp" (That's good, right).
When I upgraded to the E-Blazer, I switched over to HPA from CO2 (Blazers love CO2 and are very efficient with it). I mostly switched because thats what the other E-Blazer owners seem to use (in the few videos I have seen). I selected a Guerilla Air Myth tank reg. It is only like 3/4" long. Very short.
The whole set-up is about the same weight as my un-modded Blazer, because I gained some weight with the E2 addition, but lost some weight switching to HPA from a 20oz CO2. If I place my index finger right behind the grip frame the marker balances perfectly.
Note that with a gun this fast a force fed hopper is a must!
If you are the collector-type, like high performance custom setups, dig actually knowing the guys who built your marker, by hand, and you can talk to them, or even PLAY with them if you get to Sacramento, CA, get into the Palmer thing.
Be warned- Markers from Palmer's Pursuit Shop are like Lay's Potato Chips, "-bet you can't eat just one."
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, May 14th, 2007 at 4:45 pm PST
something like this coming outa pps is new and rare (at least to the public) ,known for top of the line mechs/pumps and custom work, the eblazer is truly unique.
theres probally faster guns out there , but i have left it factory set at 12 bps wich is effortless to achive (config the settings to achive a much higher rate of fire if you desire ) if ya cant hit a target at 12 bps then you wont hit it at 25 bps, its a waste and you need to move up....
the gun balances nice and is real compact and comfortable wich IMO is most important.
its a workhorse of an electro with brass inerds and quality custom work only found at pps........... i have had no problems with it , none, the first day outa the box it was a rainey 2 day senerio and it performed perfect and thats pps....
Its a shooters electro ,for someone who respects the game and the quality of custom work and likes to use accuracy before rate of fire ( tho ,it can be set to blaze the accuracys so good why waste paint ) ...the price is high but compared to the desposable gun market, its not............. a regular pps blazer will last longer then most peoples cars as a day to day nail driver....
Palmer Blazer Dual 45 w/ Blade, Male Stab, Double Ported 12" Barrel, P.I. Drop.
CCM Series 5 Pump w/ Palmer male stab, and ccm on/off asa, All American barrel
I purchased one of the prototypes, so it came with the E-1.
I put in a Zero-B right away
A Samurai trigger may help as well
Stock RAM = a workhorse. Fast as heck. Small.
No threaded Barrel or feedneck. Requires Batteries.
Palmer's pursuit shop has put one foot into the 'electro' market with the E-Blazer. There had been a demand for this marker, and after some testing Palmer's released a batch of Prototypes, followed by their second generation of E-2'ed Blazers.
The Marker I purchased was one of the original Prototypes. Like my mech blazer it is small, light, and presumably tough as heck. This past weekend it saw it's first day at the field. As far as speed goes: I out shot my egg on several occasions, with the help of course of the software from the Zero-B which I installed instantly. With my gloves on, I am unable to fi both my fingers in the trigger guard at the same time (as I have monkey hands) but this is an attribute of the E-Blade moreover than the E-Blazer; with no gloves on I have no problem. There is no need to upgrade your ram, the stock blazer ram performs perfectly, and can keep up with the E-Blade no problem. I shot a little over a case and only had 2 Barrel breaks; no chops. The E-Blazer has a really short body, and you can maintain a nice small profile with it, it is pretty compact and light. The Palmer Barrel with porting of course is a thing of beauty: it is accurate, but of course brass weighs more than the composites available today so I would say it is heavy by most standards.
I'm still not a fan of the exposed hoses and solenoid, but so far of course they have presented no problem other than what I see as an aesthetic one.
The Palmer Fatty reg that came with the marker so far seems to be giving great consistency, with no noticeable shoot down.
If you have the same appreciation for Palmer's Pursuit Shop and the fine work they do, than this may be a marker you should consider. It is a pleasure to shoot, and it shoots ropes with the best of them. I would certainly recommend that anyone try it, although like everything in life, marker preference is so subjective.
This Marker does things most electros do, and if it's as reliable as most Palmer's, then it will NOT do something most electros do: Break down.