All the same legendary features of the Blazer in a more refined package.
Larger ram shaft.
Threaded Master Link
Smoother trigger pull with refined trigger geometry.
Larger Free Rotating Hammer.
One piece ram bushing.
Shortened barrel breach.
Larger bolt pin with added safety notch.
Dual Ball Detent.
Lower operating and cocking pressure.
Many barrel, finish and air options.. just use your imagination.
Car Stock P16 option shown
The Palmers Pursuit Shop Blazer 2006 is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Female stabilizer mounted just below the handle
Black hard coated 12" spiral vented barrel
Runs well on HPA or CO2 just the same
Price is high
Not an electronic trigger
I owned a pre 1k blazer that I originally bought in 2000. The gun ran great but I recently started having trouble with it. All of the problems were related to the cocking system which has received a lot of refinements since then.
Few of the changes include:
- A larger cocking rod that travels further than before to reduce the chance of chopping paint.
- The master link which connects the bolt to the cocking ram has changed to make it stronger so it wont break
- The bolt's knob that hooks into the masterlink extends through the bolt and moves through a slot on the inside of the body so it cant come out of the gun unless your actually pulling it out yourself so it doesnt fly out the back of the gun by accident
and more! So basically the actual shooting part of the gun was fine but the system to cock the gun needed some changes which were all done and the current version of the blazer is very reliable. I'd recommend getting the 45 frame as it really improves the trigger feel a lot, but it's still not going to be as fast as an electronic gun. You can buy an etrigger for the blazer but it's $500 on a new gun, $650 to have it added to an existing gun. Pretty much doubles the price of the gun right away, I dont think it's worth that! The gun already costs 600 dollars to begin with if you just buy a ported barrel, 45 frame, and stabilizer (high pressure regulator). Add another 500 and your talking 1100 bucks! I think the blazer is definitely worth 600 dollars, but not 1,100.
I'd say the best part of the whole system is the palmer barrel. I've never seen a more accurate barrel. This will shoot even old paint very well, put some fresh stuff and you'll be shooting ball on ball.
I would recommend this because it's a very reliable accurate marker that's fast enough to keep up with other guns for the average player. If your going to head off to tournaments every month I would say look into an electronic of some sort but for your occasional tourny and usual play this will work better than most markers out there
The Blazer from PPS is the one and only gun I will never trade. The accuracy of closed-bolt operation, combined with a brass barrel, makes for a combination that ousts any amount of speed or bps. I bought this marker twice actually. The first time I had it, It was great, ball on ball accuracy and a sleek, compact design made for an extrememly enjoyable pb experience. For some reason, I thought that maybe I could get that same performance with an electro. I sold off my Blazer and bought an AM Diadem, but came away disappointed. I also used my friends DM4 for a time, but it still did not stand up to the way I remembered my Blazer.
So, I bought another Blazer back, and have promised myself that it will never be sold again. One-balling people in a game is so much more fun than paying $55 a case for only 3-4 eliminations with other electros. The Blazer is also by far the most reliable gun I have ever come across, neither of the one's I'd had breaking down through rain, mud and tons of paint (I'm not the best at dodging sometimes :P). PPS customer service is also second to none, call the shop and talk to Craig himself, how can you beat that? It's also great to have the field ref's nudge their friends and say, "check it out, the guy's got a custom Palmer".
- Accuracy - Reliability - Uniqueness; and a man that stands behind his products. What more could you want or ask for from a PB shop? Go buy a blazer, you'll know what I mean.