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. Check out the Places to Buy links below for places to purchase it new.
SP ion, Etek 3 LT, Empire Axe and many more high-end markers.
Invert mini, Virtue'd
Invert 14" Twister Barrel
CrossFire 68-4500 Tank
Maybe a Barrel, not needed though.
A board, also not needed.
No Macroline Hose
Overall Design: This section is largely for you old-school ballers out there. The Mini is what the E-Mag should have been. I am a huge fan of all of AGD's work, and looking at the Mini, it looks like Invert took a cue from Tom Kaye and the gang at AGD. The marker seems to be a hybrid spool valve/poppet valve/blow-forward design. It's rather genius. All of the electronics are housed in the foregrip, and the mechanical guts of the marker are contained in the rear of the mainbody. All one needs to do the clean the interior of the mainbody is remove one screw and the bolt and valve slide out the back, very similarly to an Automag. The integral ASA and regulator provides air to the marker through a hard line in the trigger frame. This results in no external hoses.
Size/Weight: All of this combines to make a marker that is compact and light. It feels about as light as my CCI Phantom. For those of you too young to know what that is, trust me, it's light. This marker is so easy to sprint with, that it became an essential for the guys I play with who are in the front. They threw a 4" barrel on it and went nuts.
Price: New, this marker was only $324.99. One can find them used on E-Bay for well under $300. This puts it well under half of what I spent on my Matrix.
Maintenance: The design of the marker makes the maintenance a breeze. All one regularly needs to do is clean it and lube the bolt. It's just that simple.
Efficiency: I didn't really pay too much attention to how many pods I got out of my tank, but I seemed to fill it about half as often. I'll pay more attention to it the next time I go out.
Speed: Stock, this marker could almost keep up with my Matrix, in semi. It was competitive with everything on the field. Since I swapped the trigger to a CP Rake Trigger, it is firing even faster.
Quiet: This needs to be taken with a grain of salt, since I was using my St!ffi barrel on the marker, but it was astonishingly quiet. Not as quiet as my PM6, but people knew who was firing at them when 12 paintballs came quietly their way.
Trigger: This is purely personal preference, but there is considerable slop to the trigger. The magnetic return also makes it a very soft pull and return. I prefer a more stiff and crisp pull. The CP Rake Trigger with a spring return eliminated most of the side slop and gave it a more crisp return. This was more to my liking.
As a counterpoint, some people really like how soft the stock settings are. There's a lot of bounce at some points that some have exploited for insane rates of fire.
LED Placement: This only really applies to those of us who play night games, but the placement of the LED makes it constantly blink red and reflect off the trigger fingers. This could give a person away in a night game. It does not really apply to the regular games that I play during the day. It could simply be taped over, but I'm being nitpicky.
Board: This is not something that bothers me, as I only play at fields that require semi only, but the programming is very limited, and the rate of fire is capped at 20 BPS. The method of programing seemed a little onerous, at first. If you are in search of more flexible programming and higher rates of fire, then you might want to consider an aftermarket board.
Integral ASA: Finally a word should be said about the ASA. The unique design of the marker fixes the ASA in a static location. This is not a big deal to me, but if one wishes to install a drop forward or stock, it is not an option. This was a sticking point for some of the people I play with.
I really do like this marker. It is a perfectly acceptable tournament marker. It is very fast, and ridiculously small and light. I really like the marker and plan to keep it as a back-up. I really am concerned with the fragility of the marker, though. this would not be such a big problem except right now there are very few techs capable of dealing with minis (there haven't been a lot of classes yet). Due to this, I would recommend that people who have little experience teching markers avoid this guy for the time being. If you are confident in your repair abilities, though, or have a Mini techy on hand, this is definitely a good marker to consider. When this marker works, it works really well; easily keeping up with Egos, G7s, and Dms. For the price, you really can't expect much more, it's just too bad that all the money that went into the packaging wasn't put into making the marker a little more resilient instead.
Smart Parts ION, does not compare to the speed, weight, even maintance of the MINI. The best part about the ION is the parts that are avaliable. The MINI does not have a lot of upgrades to change, you only have board, bolt, triggers, barrel and thats about it.
Mini Invert, CP 2 piece barrel, ON/OFF tank adapter New Design.
New Design ON/OFF adapter, any .689 bore 14 to 16" barrel (2 piece) i personally recommend CP barrels, and if you think you need a board go for it, but thats not my case, i love the mini ramping mode just the way it came.
Speed, weight, features, maintance.
ON/OFF ASA not avaliable.
This is what you get:
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
Clamping feed-neck with Ion (Smart Parts)/ICD threads
"Cocker" threaded 12" barrel
No hoses to crimp or break!
Initial production colors will be polished finish Black, Red or Blue, Dust Olive, Dust Silver and Orange
One year limited warranty
Works on hp or lp
Spring Returned bolt
Magnet returned trigger.
Only 2 sets of Wires (quick disconnect wires connecting battery to the board, and the solenoid to the board).
One Screw Quick Strip - Bolt guide, bolt and bolt return spring then simply slide out the back of the gun.
Uses a Hall effect sensor
Volume chamber in Grip Frame
Two stage bolt system to be gentler on paint
Control Button Located Back of Front Grip
Stock Barrel is .691
Stock Trigger can adjust pull length, stop points, and sensitivity
It won't like CO2 at all
It's been in development 4-5 years
Works at 160-200psi
Want a really nice gun with a lot of features for under 330.00 go with the mini, if you like upgrading your gun to the maximum (dont buy it) cause you cant do that with a mini, but you wont need to also.
crossfire air tank
Empire Reloader 2 Paintball Loader (May possible be wrong)
Freak barrel (not needed but might want)
Easy to clean/ fix
So I got the mini on my B-day and I loved the look of it so when I go to the field I loaded and loaded it up. When I play a game with it first thing I saw was I got to the bunker faster and I didn't have to hide it as much because its small.
Love it you really need to get it if you want a good gun for less then the Ego.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
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I'm going to compare the invert mini and the proto rail by my experiences, and things that could and will go wrong with the mini.
Light weight, sensitive trigger, comes with parts kit, spool valve, out of the box ready,
fast, good board and eyes, good warranty, Hyper 2 regulator, cheap
very good air efficiency, balanced, good stock barrel
spool valve could be trouble, many bolt o-rings, composite parts
light weight, eyes, no hoses or wires, has a warranty, relatively cheap,
clamping feed neck, not a bad stock barrel
eye is part of board, no easyly changeable regulator, unbalanced with certain set ups,
not many after market partsat this point, inexperienced brand, not very accurate stock, barrel, front grip
These are the pros and cons for both guns that i found. The regulator i sa as a problem because your going into a tournament and your reg goes bad and you have no backup gun you cant do anything, the front grip seems it can be hazardous because your controls are on the part of the gun that you hold the tightest and receives the most wear and tear. The eyes are part of the board and well your eyes go bad it means replacing the board not just the eyes. I tested the invert someone had, it was ok but it wasn't very comptriple but to me its to small and it seems out of proportion with the set up (mini, halo b, 45/45), its unbalanced with a carbon fiber tank. Invert did make some really good ideas but some they could have left out (hint: eyes part of board ), some of the things they did a bigger company should have used not a new company. I don't hate the invert, i actually wanted the mini first but i loved the feel of the proto, and would recommend the proto rail over the mini. The concepts on the mini are still in progress and was released to quickly, and over the long run i have feeling the gun wont hold up electronically. I would Wait until invert comes out with a new and improved gun, my PMR is the same price but to me is a lot better. Edit: On saturday i sa a kid with a mini (he was like 11 years old) and becides the part that he sucked it wasn't a terrible gun but the for grip seemed like it kept getting in the way. With the for grip the way it is, it was to weired for me and getting used to the feel is always part of the "break in periode" but my proto i picked it up the first time it felt perfect, and still does.
EDIT: my local store recently got in 2 minis silver and blue, and compared them to a stock proto they felt the same the sales person the the invert was heaver, weighed them on a scale and the proto was .009 onces heavyer.
Over all not very impressed with the mini and is still a work in progress, and some of the concepts can be problematic, and overall wouldn't trust it to hold up to long. The Proto rail isn't perfect either but i think it is better and for the amount of problems, and the "work in progress" the the mini has i would have to rate it a 6.
6 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, February 27th, 2007 at 4:53 pm PST
Invert Mini, 48/3000 psi Guerilla Air Myth tank, Vlocity Select Force hopper
Very accurate and fast, if on Auto shoot in bursts..much more accurate
I recently got the new Mini, it is a VERY good gun..a lot better than I expected for a $300 gun. It is great for woodsball, havent played speedball with it yet. Shooting in bursts on full auto is more accurate than holding the trigger. Going on semi is where u get MROF (max rate of fire) at 20 bps, it is an insane gun and shoots great.
Deadlywind fibur barrel
Halo too hopper
Empire on/off asa
68/4500 Ninja Grey Ghost Carbon Fiber Air Tank w/ Ultralite Regulator
no macro line
easy to take apart
This gun is fast easily shoots 20 bps. Extremely easy to clean and field strip in seconds. In the right hands this can keep up with egos pmr any high end marker. If any of you guys are thinking of buying the mini invert I know there are some bad reviews out there but they have worked out all the bad bugs, so dont worry.
I would reccomend this marker to any one
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, March 6th, 2011 at 9:15 am PST
Cp Black Autococker Thread
Invert Reloader 2
With Silver it Scratches Easily
This is the best gun i have ever used. It's compact, quiet, and it's accuracy is phenomenal. If anyone says it is bad, don't listen to them. This is the best gun for its price. The only thing I have against the gun is the changing of modes and speeds. To change the speeds you have to unscrew a piece and then manually change it. But overall it is the best gun out there.
If you have the money get the gun hands down. Don't listen to anyone that says it sucks.
High ROF, light weight, small, easy to maintain/ operate board, reliable, long battery life,
Inaccurate at long distances, inconsistant fps,
The Invert Mini is great beginner/ intermediate gun. This gun can be used for woodsball, speedball, airball, and hyperball. The Invert mini rarely jams, and always fires whenever you pull the trigger. The whole time i had my Invert Mini, I only replaced the battery one time. It was easy to clean, simply take out 1 bolt to access the bolt and clean. This gun is lightweight, and small to help stay behind cover better. However, if you play a back bunker, prepare for inaccuracy unless you get a new barrrel. Also, this marker has gone from 283 fps, to 302 within two shots!
For the money, I definately recommend the Invert Mini. The simplicity and overall feel of the Mini is great for a recreational player.
I got the Invert Mini on my birthday this year, and man what a great gun is it! You see, everyone complains about the gin being too small. I'm a fat man; forget about it. The mini has given me no problems except for a few loose screws, but that's typical. Too much kick? I'll kick you in the face and you tell me which has too much kick. Forget about it. On a serious note, the mini really is above par in todays sub- $300 gun price range. You can't go wrong with the Invert mini.
Love this thing. Just get a new trigger, Board if ya got the cash, and a decent CP barrel, and ya good.
titianium invert mini,vlocity with speedfeed,DXS 48/45,freak jr.,virtue board
the barrel,board and i guess grips
Fast,light,durable,good, looking, reviloutinary
Barrel could be better
the invert mini is great for those who have been playing paintball and want to stick with the sport. its not well.......an ego but if you put enough cash into it it can be you really dont have to upgrade this gun but thats just me when i get a gun i up the hell outta it :D but you really dont need to because it shoots 20bps stock great gun!!!!!!
If you are looking for the best bang for the buck the invert mini is your type of gun very upgradable light and very fast