THE INVERT MINI: Fast, light, tight, and ... tiny! But more impressive than the size and feel, the MINI boasts some of the hottest new technology to hit the paintball industry in years! If you're ready to experience the next stage in paintball evolution, grab a MINI and step ahead.
* Weighing in under 2 lbs (including barrel, ASA, 9volt battery and regulator) the Invert Mini? might be THE Lightest & Tightest electronic marker available
* NEW patented proprietary P.C.P. (Pressure Controlled Poppet?) operating system
* NEW patented proprietary MINI Regulator/ASA
* NEW patented proprietary Slipstream solenoid
* Break Beam Anti-Chop Eyes Standard
* Multi-mode (NXL, PSP, NPPL & Millennium) firing capability with easy tournament lockout
* Clamping feed-neck with Ion (Smart Parts)/ICD threads
* "Cocker" threaded barrel
* No hoses to crimp or break!
* Initial production colors will be polished finish Black, Red, Blue, Silver Dust, or Olive Dust
* One year limited warranty
* Available through your local retailer in time for Christmas!
* MSRP: $324.95. At actionvillage.com
The Invert Mini is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
red invert mini , dxs 68 ci tank, xsv VLocity hopper, new designz bolt
This is a pretty awsome gun. I got it a while ago, about 6 months, and ive had no major problems with it. when you first get it, it leaks, but all you have to do is srew into the ASA to fix it. Its performance is suprising for the price. Ive had only about 3-4 breaks, and its speed and acuracy have kept up with friends egos and other guns up in the 600+ dollars range. Another thing that is amazing about this gun is the weight. The mini is considerably lighter than any other gun ive held or used. But because of the new design for this gun, there are also very few upgrades availible. Eventually there will be more upgrades as the gun gets older so this is not really a big problem.
Very good gun for the price, few upgrades but these will come in time
Variety of Markers from across the Paintball Spectrum. Invert Mini, is the tightest, Quickest, and most simple marker to work with in the world.
Black Mini, Smart Parts All-American 14" barrel, 45/45 HPA with On reg Slide-check On/off. Halo B2 w/ Rip drive.
Barrel is decent. I replaced Due to the fact that smart parts Makes a rain tip (unported barrel tip) for their Barrels.
Small, Quick, Very Quiet, Proficient, Efficient, Consistant. awesome looking. only 4 wires. No Eye Wires
Small Eyes holes get Clogged easy. Sensor board Gets Dirty when Chopping Paint.
ok. So, The Invert Mini, Running off of The poppet valve system and return Spring makes a pretty light and quick gun. The first thing i will say about this marker is that you need to break it in people!!! Like all markers, the more they're used, the smoother they fire. When i Was first starting to play with the mini I needed to shoot about 2000 rounds through my mini before it stopped chopping. I also Had to turn the dwell settings down quiet a bit. The dwell is the amount of air your marker is letting in to the bolt and regulates how fast the bolt moves, Turning this board setting down will slow down the bolt and be more gentle on your paintballs, But down to far and your marker will have problems when fired too quickly. I also adjusted My ball in place settings a little bit and it started working great! I've shot probably about 6000 Rounds through it at practice the last three weeks and Didn't Chop any balls. I recommend not using a VLocity Hopper on this marker though Because I have found that At certain Speeds the hopper Puts pressure on the balls, This in turn, having the minis Breech be the perfect size for a .68 caliber paintball, will chop the bottom of the next ball and cause a world of paper towels a q-tips.
Invert Mini. The Smallest and best marker ever made, Love the fact that there is not external hosing! Get one, Break it in, and you'll love what happens next.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 at 5:09 pm PST
Shocker, Automag, and a slew of other paintball equipment from 5 or 6 years ago.
I listed the shocker and automag based on configuration (automag) and rate of fire (shocker)
Invert mini, stock
Trigger will be my first purchase for this marker
I'll probably buy a barrel. The stock barrel has been working great but I would like to try a slightly longer barrel, maybe 14"
Internals worked great but I've read some good things about a few aftermarket bolt and springs. I'll give them a shot soon and add a review.
Shoots fast, zero kick.
Gentle on paintballs
No external hoses
The fixed asa doesn't give much for tank configurations
With the exception of the trigger, the rest of the marker feels surprisingly similar to my automag. For me this is a giant plus and a big reason why I was attracted to the mini. Before it arrived I looked at loads of upgrades but after using the mini a few times upgrading parts doesn't seem all that important. It exceeded my expectations
Only complaint is the feel of the trigger. Not so much the action, (actually fires really nicely) but the side to side slop. When I'm actually playing I don't even notice it but when I'm working on the marker it's more obvious. It's not enough of a complaint to keep me from recommending this marker. Overall works great.
I read a few posts that said it had too much kick but this is completely crazy. I took video over the weekend that I'll add to my youtube page soon that shows absolutely NO kick when shooting this marker. very steady and accurate when firing at field speeds (between 280-290)
The mini is very easy to shoot fast. I'm usually pretty conservative with my paint but I found myself emptying hoppers much more quickly than normal.
Also, after a few cases of paint I had NO chopped balls. giant plus.
I would easily recommend this marker. If you like the layout of the automag this gun will feel very familiar. Great deal for the price
Gloss red '09 Mini
Halo w/ Empire B2 board
Ease of maintenance.
I haven't found anything yet.
I got an extremely good deal on my mini just a few weeks ago. Ended up only giving 25$ dollars for it brand new in the box.
I opened the box up and took the gun out. To my great expectations, being a front player, this gun is extremely small and lightweight. This was an insane plus.
I took out the first layer of foam, got out the barrel, and proceeded to place it on the gun. The gun came included with a small parts kit. This I was very happy for. Although it is missing a few screws that may come in handy or are needed. I.e., I was firing the gun with the feedneck "un-clamped" because I was only firing a couple shots to test the mode. I screw fell out of the clamp and fell under my front porch deck. That was a nightmare to find.
When I shot the gun, I was very impressed. It shoots lasers and only has the slightest kick. I shot it with the stock barrel, and my friend's stiffi. The stiffi didn't make too much of a difference besides the weight.
I find that the stock board is just great and that there really is no need to buy a new one. Comes with 4 modes and all can be capped at 20 bps. Which in my humble opinion, is all that you will ever need.
All in all, this is a great gun and is definitely worth the money. Buy it.
The Invert Mini is an overall good gun for the price. IMO it is probably the best gun under $400. It is light, fast, accurate, and fairly easy to maintain. Like I said though, the trigger is REAL bad. If you get a Mini get another trigger to go with it. It fits loosely and wobbles when you shake it (and sometimes it even fires if you shake it hard enough) and the magnet strength is very weak. The ASA is a real pain too. If you don't lube the threads before you screw in your tank it will be nearly impossibe to screw out. Also it will frequently become loose and leak. However it does have a very easily proggrammable board that is CRAMMED with features, You can adjust the firing modes (Semi, PSP, NXL, NPPL), you can adjust the dwell, BIP delay, Ramping point, and cap the fire rate. My favorite thing about the gun though, is the fact that it doesn't have a macro-line. It is SSSSSOOOOOO much more comfertable without one!! Also it only weighs 1.9 pounds!!!! AND, it will easily shoot 25 bps. Overall it is a great gun
The Invert Mini is the best gun out there for under $400. It is a real solid buy!! If you get one, though, spend an extra $25 on a new trigger. Overall a great gun for someone with a $200-$400 budget!!!!
I was having issues with my Bob Long and started reading up on different closed bolt guns. Stumbled across the mini, and just from other peoples reviews had a good feeling about it. So went on a hunch and ordered it.
Turns out the gun is simply sick, right out of the box ready to go, shoots fast its light as hell and has no issue with shooting ropes. A new barrel would be a smart investment, but not necessary. With my set up it was using about 400Psi per hopper. Went through about 750 paintballs with 2000psi. As far as i can tell the gun is more than worth its price.
I RECOMMEND IT!
If you are looking for a fairly cheap, fairly fast, and reliable marker I'd say get the mini, you wont be disappointed.
Any hopper fast enough to keep up with this gun, paint-to-barrel match to maximize efficiency
Lightweight and compact
[Updated 5/26/13 – 3+ years of extensive use]
I bought a 3rd Gen Mini around 2010 after extensively researching it, primarily in these forums. I also bought a used Gen1 Mini later on and love it just as much. Most of the user reviews are spot on. I cannot speak to the quality control issues some have reported because my Mini functioned flawlessly right out of the box. It even came with a 9V battery. I just checked the bolt to ensure that it was correctly lubricated (it was), gassed it up, and began shooting.
In the hand, this gun is super lightweight and compact. However, with a 68 ci tank and HALO V35 attached it is solid and substantial. I since switched to a Dye Rotor and the weight issue vanished—this gun is an absolute joy to carry, especially with a 45ci “peanut” tank. I used to play with a stainless steel MiniMag; both feel equally solid in my hand though the Mini’s overall weight is much less and it’s much more compact.
The ASA is obviously a “weak” point but not terribly so. I prefer having no hoses to get in the way or to break. For me, the stock ASA is fine. An on/off would be nice but it’s not needed. Like other users, I found the threads to be very tight, but a small amount of paintball lube (on the threads, NOT in the ASA itself) solved that problem. [After over three years of regular use, the ASA has held up fine, though it’s not as sturdy as I’d like.]
The main issue that I have with the gun is consistency. My Gen3 shot about 275 out of the box, and worked OK at first. However, on my second day of play, velocity was all over the place, +/- 20 FPS or so. I read many “how to’s” on the Internet and tried a variety of solutions before finally stumbling upon the correct balance of dwell, input pressure, and rear velocity adjustment (it’s different for my Gen1 and Gen3). So, expect to spend some time tuning it, but after that you should be golden. Both my Minis generally shoot +/- 5 FPS now, not perfect but acceptable.
Gas efficiency is very good. At a recent game I eeked out over 500 balls from a 2K/68 fill. A 4K/45 fill on my peanut yields about the same number and at a recent scenario game I shot over 1000 on a 4K/68 fill. I don’t have my guns tuned for efficiency but there are plenty of how-to’s on the internet. I find that a good paint-to-barrel match (such as a Freak kit) greatly improves efficiency.
Accuracy with the stock barrel seemed adequate though as mentioned a good paint to barrel match will help with efficiency.
The stock board supports four modes of fire including semiauto and two ramping modes. It also allows control over the typical settings such as dwell. In order to change the settings, one must mentally walk through a series of button presses and trigger pulls while watching the single LED. This is too much work for my taste. Unfortunately, I found that I had to deal with all of this in order to tune both the Gen1 and Gen3 to shoot consistently. Otherwise, I don’t touch the adjustments.
The magnetic trigger is adequate and can be adjusted three different ways. Having fired some high end guns, the Mini’s trigger falls a bit short but is OK for my style of play (mostly casual).
As a final note of interest, I recently ran into a guy who was shooting his Luxe 2.0 at 15, 20, and finally 25 BPS. I had never run my Gen1 on full auto and fiddled with it for a bit just for fun. I was quite pleased that it fired 15 BPS beautifully. I asked the guy how much he’d paid for the Luxe: $1500. I paid $140 for my used Gen1….
Overall in the past 3 years of use of 2 different Minis I’ve found the guns a joy to own. Other than some somewhat laborious tuning to get them to shoot consistently, they are a rec player’s dream. I do very little maintenance on them and generally just wipe them off and put them in the box. Usually once a season I’ll replace the grease and clean and reset the solenoid. I’ve only had one breach break (I had accidentally disabled the eyes) and one barrel break (probably bad paint) out of dozens and dozens of cases fired through both guns. And with the price decreases for this older gun and so many now available used, I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a very solid, mid-performance electro.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, May 26th, 2013 at 7:48 pm PST
mini, dye ultra light, virtue board, tm7 bolt. halo, and 68 x 4500psi tank
i really like the virtue board better than stock, and possibly a barrel
Light, fast, cheap, cool
Board is kinda a pain in the ass (why i switched)
This gun is funny as hell. It is lighter that my hopper, and tinny as all hell. The gun is accurate enough and is pretty quick. Whats funny about it is it is getting pretty popular as different as it is. I love almost everything about it from the feed neck to the light trigger, the only thing that i don't really care for is how they hide the eye and power button on the back of the grip witch makes it hard to get at and see in a bright area.
I love this gun and would recommend this gun to anyone, despite the eyes and power switch.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, March 26th, 2009 at 11:03 pm PST
Mini with vlocity jr (gangstar chip) and dye I3's.
you need a hopper but that's a personal preference
Small (hence the mini) fast and light
None....well maybe the price, but you def pay for what you get
I have used this gun in two tourny's and then some pick up games. ABOLUTELY love this gun, it's small, light, fast and very accurate even stock. I have a nice hopper to keep her running fast but it's great! you don't need a very fast one. I put two cases through this and NO breaks
I can't say enough about this gun. Just buy it, it's worth it.
Maybe a more efficient bolt, but not necessary
Very small and light
Fast as hell
Trigger is love/hate, I love
I picked one of these up just because I thought they were pretty interesting. I've got a lot of high end guns, but I thought I'd give this one a try to see what all the hubub was about.
I got mine for about 320, you can find some good prices around if you look hard. Even though I'm not really a harcore woodsballer, I got green because I liked the particular shade Invert used.
This gun impressed the hell out of me to be blunt. For around 300 bucks, this thing truly shoots like any other high end gun. I love the way the hall-effect trigger feels, and completely stock this gun gets up to some impressive speeds. On 20 bps ramp, it shoots just fine with no drop-off or anything like that. There are no air hoses, and no wires in the entire gun, which is a very, very nice perk maintenance wise. The board is pretty easy to navigate through. Also, it's in the front where the reg would normally be, kind of like an E-mag.
The gun is really, really small obviously, but it's almost too small for some people. It does come with some comfortable grips, and a clamping feedneck. Also, the gun comes in a nice brief case, better than any other high end gun cases I've seen (yes, including the new ego cases).
The only complaints I have with this gun is the barrel is only so, so, and there is no on/off!! And you can't upgrade to an on/off either because of the whole bottomline reg and everything. I like the no macroline stuff and everything, but I think they should have made it come with an on/off stock, or at least be able to accept an aftermarket one.
Other than that though, for the price, this is a bangin gun and can definately, definately hold it's own on any field against any gun.
PMR's are the only gun in the price range I could compare this too. An upgraded PMR with a UL frame beats out the mini. But, you're going to spend a lot of money to get the UL frame and necessary upgrades to make the PMR a decent reliable gun, and by then, the mini is still banging for around 300. So, if you have a little extra cash, get a UL'd PMR, if you only have 300 or so, get the mini.