Barrel produced by Empire Paintball. It is internally rifled to produce more of a predictable trajectory shot after shot. Made from polished 6061 composite g-aluminum. Comes in lengths of either 12",14", or 16".
The Empire Twister Barrel is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Spyder Fenix ACS
CheckIt Sweet Spot Trigger
Stock Fenix ACS Bolt & Bandit Bolts HP Fenix Bolt (New Currently Testing)
Bandit Bolts High Flow Valve
32 Degrees Spring Kit (Currently using: Heavy for less kick)
Lapco Cup Seal
20oz CO2 Tank & Pure Energy 72/3000 N2 Tank w/NXE Cover
Halo B w/Rip Drive & Victory Board (Feeds My Needs)
16" Empire Twister Barrel (Wicked Accurate)
Kila Products Magnetic Ball Detents
I've used Hotbox paintballs I get from the local field and they seem to work great, no breaks, if one then it's cuz the bolt jammed up.
Straight Shot, Cuts through wind nicely, Wicked accurate.
Pain to clean due to the milling, need to run squeegee twice.
I bought this barrel after reading up about it a bit, when I received it, the first thing I noticed was the straightness of the shot, and wicked accurate for even pot shots. I have the 16" version for my spyder and even on full auto it still fires straight, although it does lose it's spin when the barrel gets dirty, but that's to be expected, a bit on the heavy side but makes up for it with it's strengths, it'd be nice if they could come up with a ceramic version of this barrel. Bore seems fairly precise even with the spiral milling, I get a good consistant shot outta it for a full hopper unload.
I'd totally recommend this to anyone, this barrel can make a newbie seem like a Pro with it's accuracy.
This is probably one of the best barrels that you can get. Mine is more accurate than all the barrels that i have tried out. The only bad thing about it is that once you break a ball in it...it will not shoot accurate at all unless u clean it. It takes about 25 balls to clean itself.
GTA Double Trigger
Dead On X-Core 8-stage
Full Boar Shadow
Empire 16" Twister
12v Revvy (it gots stickers on it)
i dont know
Heavier than my j&j
I really like this barrel,
it was cheap, and it gets the job done,
probably not the best and even though the rifling dosent do the same thing it would to a bullet, it still does something and thats good enough for me
The best thing is ive put about 2500 rounds through it and no breaks
Hard to shoot with breaks
Must use high quality paint
This barrel works amazing with my setup. The consistency is amazing, and the barrel looks very cool. It is infinately better than the stock 8.5" barrel. I use a 14" and that is perfect for me. This is just an amazing product and I would recommend it to anyone.
Accurate, looks pretty good, light, stays on gun, doesnt unscrew at high ROF or shaking
None so far
This barrel is a pretty good deal, slthough i dont think the rifling makes a big difference at all. Rifling in a real gun spins the bullet after it expands after it is heated, paintballs dont heat up so I dubt it has any effect. I shoot a 3 inch grouping at 60 feet, which i thought was pretty good for a blowback. i dont regret my purchase at all even though it was a little overpriced. the accurcy rivals that of a CP one piece.
If you want a nice barrel, buy it, or a cp one piece.
32 degrees team colors works well with the Twister
The Twister has good distance and looks cool
The Twister breaks paint oftenly but can be helped.
If your looking to buy the twister and you have a low budget id say go for it. if your at pretty close range and you have a sqeegy you should be fine. ive used it many times and i was always team player. (may just be because my team is horrible). If youjust play casual games with your friends you should definetly buy this barrel.
I think its a pretty good barrel shoots nice i just wish it was little more acurate its not that expensive and most paint shoots well with it.
any bigger bore size paint is good. ive used mostly diablo dusk. (its small bore not good at all in it) also used bigball (which is bigger bored paint) worked a lot better
acuracy, easy cleaning
ive broke a few balls in it but my velocity was pretty high on it
i played a few games with it. never really got a clear shot at people cause it was usally far range. and at far range it was pretty accurate i hit a kid like twice while he was running at full speed. i found that the barrel shoots a little better if gun tilted to the left a little. i dont know if it does help but it seemed to.
i say it is a good barrel for the price. pretty picky about the right bore size though on paint.
16" Empire Twister barrel
Tippmann double trigger
20 oz tank
- Great barrel
- mean look
- dark, good for wood ball
- Nothing really
This is a great barrel, pretty light, looks mean and is very accurate. The inside is "twisted" giving the barrel the name twister, and it really does make it more accurate. For around $40-50 it's a pretty good deal. I would recommend this barrel for someone who wants a black barrel that looks good but wants to get accuracy too.
Good barrel, giving it a 8 because its not up there with the elite barrels but still good
8 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, August 12th, 2006 at 1:33 pm PST
Have not had a broken ball yet! Riffled/Muzzled! Nicely Polished!
Not in 18in., Squeege does not fit and got stuck in side
Ok barrel over all. I used it against my brothers and it shot only about 3-4 feet farther. He used an ALL stock rodeo and it shot at 150fps. Mine was shooting at 160fps. I thought my accuracy was going to increase way more than only 4 feet. The distance is not all that great. And the accuracy is a little better than stock. It does not compare to my dads OLD SCHOOL 1980s PMI 3 gun with its 18 in. barrel with all most no polish in the muzzle. I would rate this at about a 7 but, mostly only because it looks cool.
Try it before you buy it. Probably better with a better gun and comp. air in stead of CO2