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Number of Reviews: 135
Average Rating: 9.7 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $198

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Phantoms are known as the best pump guns around.
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The Component Concepts Inc. Phantom is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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HJones Monday, September 27th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
No pump gun that I've ever used compares to the phantom
Marker Setup: 2004 phantom gravity feed, Brass Eagle laser sight (it's worth the ten dollars), 45 round loader, 9 ounce co2 tank
Recommended
Upgrades:
45 grip frame, laser sight
Strengths: Auto fire, accurate, smooth pump
Weaknesses: Velocity adjustment, stock grip
Review: This gunis one of the most accurate guns i have ever used. If you are a semi-auto player, and want to get better, just buy a phantom and play with that for a couple of months. When you go back to playing semi, you'll be better than ever. If you want to become a pump player and you have a budget between $200-$300 you should get the phantom.
Conclusion: Once you start playing with this gun you won't believe its accuracy. If you buy it, you won't be dissapointed.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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toast181 Saturday, March 6th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
First pump I've ever used...
Marker Setup: CCI Phantom w/ Bottom Line & 14 inch CCI barrel

GameFace BoneDaddy (Like a crappy viewloader, but worse)
Recommended
Upgrades:
Hrm... Maybe a little red-dot sight or something?
Strengths: Accurate
Simple Construction
Not an Air Hog
Tough as nails
Weaknesses: Pump
Pain to Reassemble
Pain to Adjust Velocity
Doesn't Live up to Fairy Tales
Review: I bought my phantom off of eBay used, because I couldn't find any for sale anywhere else. I had previously decided that I needed a better marker to keep up with my friends who all use. Upon trying the marker, I found the velocity to be through the roof (somewhere in the area of 430-475FPS), so I took it back home (I live about 100 feet away from what I use as a field), took off the barrel, and tried to stick a screw driver down inside (because it didn't come with velocity adjuster), but couldn't reach, so I had to take the breech off the trigger frame and toy around with it. For the rest of the day, it shot rather inconsistently.

Basically, the phantom didn't quite live up to all of the story tales I've heard, and it chopped a hell of alot of paint... every 20th ball or so. Also, had to pull the pump all the way foreward between shots.... kinda inconvienient
Conclusion: Not a bad gun, certainly worth $200, but if you aren't able to sneak, or don't have any patience, then its not for you.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Liquidflame947 Sunday, December 14th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
6 months0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
None - Is there anything comparable out there???
Marker Setup: -- Acid Purple Phantom
-- Right Gravity Feed
-- Vertical Air - 12 gram quick change
-- Hardline
-- 4x Scope
-- 45 rd BE Hopper
Recommended
Upgrades:
If you can handle having only 10 or 15 paintballs in your gun at a time, buy a stock class breach.
Use a tank if playing against semis or electros in most cases.
This gun needs no upgrades. They are only to increase the cool factor of your Phantom.
Strengths: -- Light
-- Freakin' accurate
-- Inexpensive
-- Durability
-- Simplicity
-- Reliable
Weaknesses: -- Rate of fire compared to semis
-- Hardline leaks rarely
-- Velocity hard to adjust
Review: Okay okay okay. I must be crazy or just stupid to play with a pump against 2 semis and an Angel. No I'm not because a Phantom outperforms all of them, even the Angel. This gun is the sniper's dream weapon. That one-shot-kill fantasy can come true with the accuracy of a Phantom. Countless times I have gogged players through a 2 or 3 inch hole in a bunker from a hole in my bunker. In one or two shots!! It's really that accurate.

This marker is very simple to field strip. There are only 3 parts (including the pump handle) and 2 springs in the entire gun. It takes about 3 minutes to disassemble, clean, oil, and reassemble my Phantom.

While the rate of fire is poor compared to a semi or electro, the auto-trigger can put out around 8 balls a second using a hopper. Not bad. If you are playing against markers other than pumps, I would suggest using a hopper with a 4 oz tank or a 9 oz tank on remote. The 12 grams can't take the abuse of auto-triggering as well when you're rushed. They are nice however when you can conceal yourself in bigger games because they make you a much smaller target.

This gun will improve your skills from spray-and-pray to wait and aim in no time. If you ever choose to use a semi again (I couldn't see why) this restraint will help your game and your wallet.
Conclusion: See the light. SO WHAT if you can shoot 18 bps but can't hit me. I only need ONE that hits to tag you out. And if I aim, it'll hit. At the fields, I have gone from being "the guy with the pump" to "That Pump Guy Who Got Out Me Last Game. " Look past the pump and consider the possibility of being able to hit what you aim for!!
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Micewheelz72 Friday, April 19th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
3 months0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Kingman hammer (in the ballpark) BE Blade (what a joke)
Marker Setup: A plain black phantom
Recommended
Upgrades:
th 45 grip, vert. air, altho its mainly preference. I like it the way it is.
Strengths: When i fist got this gun in my hands, It felt like it conformed to them. It just felt good to hold. The stock barrel is great! Its large bore, so you gotta use large paint (duh). The trigger pull is good, although it doesnt matter that much. Its a sturdy marker. This gun wll stand up to anything you give it, but you should still take good care of it. The price was right for such a high performance marker. I got it for 175. Customer Service. CCI's service is unbeatable!!
Weaknesses: The range could be a bit better, but thats ok. The pump takes a while to get used to, but thats also ok.
Conclusion: This is a great marker, but dont expect to own if youre going from semi to pump. It takes practice. Nothings perfect, so I give it a 9
Rating:
9 out of 10
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pastor-a Monday, November 30th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
tiberius T9-with 1st strike upgrade & Lapco 16"-with HPA-a very good rig, but cant compare with the Phantom.
Tiberius T9 with hammerhead 14"mofo barrel-with HPA-a great rig, was the most accurate standard paintball rig on our field,but not even close.
Tippman A5 with E-trigger & with numerous barrels- Very reliable, but doesn't compare at all to any of these rigs in accuracy!
Marker Setup: CCI phantom VSC-11" stock barrel
sideline palmers stabilizer
silencer-legal in South Africa
4x32 tasco scope & ghost ring(for fast shooting)
homemade stock
3.5Oz HPA bottle
marballizer paintballs
Recommended
Upgrades:
it is so good as it comes, but if you want ultra consistency HPA with reg definitely gives an edge!
Strengths: Simple,light,ridiculously accurate, very quiet,very reliable!
Weaknesses: Difficult to mount a sling on the rig.
Review: This rig is ridiculous! I can't believe the accuracy. If you use the Phantom it as it comes I was getting incredible consistency, even on Co2. But with the Palmers regulator and HPA I am getting ultra-consistency-283-284fps!I am measuring my paintballs with a sizer , which is giving me unbelievable accuracy-at 150 ft I am consistently getting a 30x30 cm spread.My best so far is 8/8 balls in 10cm circle.-This is more accurate than my Tiberius 1st strike setup, at a fraction of the price! for some reason my phantom is more accurate with a silencer, and is so quiet that my opposing players often don't even realize that I am lobbing shots at them. I can consistently gog-shoot at 150feet! I am using a "Ghillie" , which enables me to set up myself comfortably for a slow, aimed shot. I am the only guy on my field playing with the pump marker-most are using "pimped"A5's with E-triggers, so I try to avoid open shootouts! the barrel does self-clean after a few shots to reasonable accuracy, but it is very easy to unscrew the barrel, swab, to get back pinpoint accuracy. I am surprised at how fast the marker cycles if needed, the only weakness here is that because gravity fed, I must tip the marker slightly forward from my 3rd shot .Reloading with 10 round tubes is fast & easy , & i'm using a dump pouch for empty tubes!
It is also unbelievable how few balls you use in a whole day of play-once purchased this is definitely the cheapest way to play paintball!
if you want to play a sniper type game this is the marker you've always wanted- & it is worthwhile fitting a low power-(wide field of view) scope to the rig! the marker is unbelievably simple & easy to maintain-& is worth every cent I have spent on it!I honestly cannot believe that there is a more accurate marker out there!
Conclusion: If you want to play a sniper type game with 1 shot kills-go buy 1 now!
Rating:
10 out of 10
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