VSC Green/Black Acid Wash Phantom with 14" CCI barrel and detent ring set. Running on CO2 12 grams and a 15 round feed tube.
Detent ring set, parts kit, trigger shoe.
Hardline removal, detent ring loss
I purchased this marker in October and had a great time at a game with it. It was light and easy to use and the pump was pretty smooth for not being truly broken in. I was a little disappointed since the barrel I received with the gun (11") had markings and scratches on the inside. A quick e-mail to Mike at CCI got me a FREE 14" barrel to match my gun within a week. Great customer service. On to my poor experiences. The hardline is difficult to remove if you need to do it quickly. Macroline with push fittings are a must for super fast dis-assembly. Removing a barrel mid-game to clean a break with the detent ring set can yield lost detent rings as well as bent cocking rods. Barrel removal was more difficult than most under fire. My phantom in it's later life had issues with not keeping a consistent velocity, I removed the nylon set screw and replaced it from my parts kit. Still wasn't holding the velocity adjuster properly. Strange issue where pump would 'catch' when closing the chamber halfway, required some extra force. This problem seemed to resolve itself with a couple assemblies and disassembles. A trigger shoe is a necessity since the stock trigger can be a little rough. Overall a very sturdy gun and easy to yield on the field.
Great pump overall even though I got rid of mine. A little pricey $349 for my total kit just for a pump. Was able to hold my own with it in the game though. Customer service was great but when receiving my Phantom I noticed several scratches/dings and 'ruts' in metal pieces. Feed tube has 'skip' marks across it as well from a machine tool but was covered by the anodizing.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, November 26th, 2006 at 12:20 pm PST
new sight, diff barrel possibly if you want it, thats all i can think of.
easy to use
Hard to bunker 2 guys at the same time.
i bought this gun awhile back as a back up or if i got bored and wanted to play some stock paintball. Well to my suprise i thought i was just gonna get an average everyday pump. I was killing with this gun. I loved long balling people so much i kept this gun and used it regularly with my cocker. If your going to buy a stock class marker, go phantom baby.
TEAM AGS pump
black ULE body
32 degree drop
old school metal AGD trigger frame with AGD grips
SC phantom with dropout valve
others....but the top two are what I usually use..
its all preference....detent rings...
Accuracy, SC is cool! No hopper hits on you! pump play saves paint.
Ummm....nothing really. Kind of expensive ($200ish)
I'm now a big fan of CCI products. I have a stockclass phantom almost 100% like the sc they show but i have the dropout valve and an 8 inch barrel. The accuracy is great! reloading is super fast and easy too, just jam a 10 rd in the back and it loads it. 10 shots seems like a big handicap at first, but its not really, you just have to aim. If you dislike the thought of getting only 10 shots, go for the longer feedtube and youll have 15 shots.
Great gun, at least 35 shots per 12 gram depending on velocity, good accuracy, sc helps build skills, good pump stroke. Detent rings allow u to use many types of paint without roll outs. Plus customizable, you can get any setup you want, and always change it later if you change your mind.
Great product, great quality. good accuracy and fun, lightweight as well. customizable, reliable, consistant, geez that took too long to list, basically, theres nothing really bad about the phantom, except kinda the price.
most all pumps. pgp, king cobra, nel-spot 007, sl-68, sterling, hammer etc...
strictly stock setup.
NONE. it needs no improvement
Almost none. No anti-dbl feed but who cares?
i have never once been let down by the CCI phantom. i bought my stock class, woodland camo annodized with the ten inch barrel from a friend and it has been the best purchase i have made to date.
if you're gonna go stock, get a phantom. they are not pricey and you save TONS of cash playing stock. remember, it only takes one shot to put someone out, so make that shot count. people need to stop being afriad of stock and get a phantom. i ahve taken down some great payers with it. it is on an equal ground as any semi marker
Detent rings are nice to have. Other than that it's all preference and comfort.
Light, small profile, as accurate as any good marker.
None. It's stock class, not a semi so ROF is not a weakness!
Took this out for it's first go the other day. She worked beautifully! So nice and small, agile and shot beautifully! I need to get a bit more used to the pump action and making sure to pump back fully, but that is me and not the marker. Excellent 12gram efficiency.
Cleaning was easy and swapping bodies and gas source is fast and easy in the thumbscrew/modular design.
I'll put some more in after using it out a bit longer.
If you want to try Stock Class or pump, then this is the marker for you. So many customizable pieces to set it up exactly how you want. Don't expect to be able to go out and conquer all the semi players out there. Against the newest electros the Phantom is outgunned and requires different tactics but you can still be competitive. But it can be very fun and rewarding to take out an electro toter with one well placed shot!
Amazing accuracy, great shot volume, no weight, no kick....just amazing
Not a single weakness
After shooting a friends phantom a few times and knowing I wanted a stock class marker, I had no hesitation to drop it on my VSC Phantom. For $20 more CCI has great color choices, and the overall price was fantastic.
I use far less paint than I ever did on my semi's, and I can still keep up pretty well. My shots are dead-on target and the air efficiency is unmatched. I can't imagine shooting any other pump marker.
If you want a great pump for a reasonable price, no need to look elsewhere.
trilogy pro(obviously faster)
98c(good if you want a gun that u can throw off a cliff and it will still work well)
urban camo anodized, 14in barrel or 18in barrel, backbottle 9oz or 12g's, 10rnd feed tube
whatever setup makes this gun comfortable to you (stocks, grips, sights, etc.)
i deffinatly reccomend getting a special anodizing job done, they are beatiful
only buy high quality paint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forces you to aim before shooting
Probably the best stock barrel that out there
Most people will forget your name and start reffering to you as "the pump guy"
appearance: the urban camo job is absolutely beautiful
weight: about 2.5 lbs or the weight of a full 16 oz (including paintballs and a 12g)
accuracy: im not sure about what the groupings are but i know that if you miss you weren't pointing at the target as well as you thought
consistency: this part is interesting. Because i got the back-bottle setup i frequently get liquid co2 into the gun which causes a velocity spike of about 20-35 fps higher. As a temporary solution until i can get anitsiphon i just only fill the tank to about 4ounces but the velocity will still spike if i point down a hill. If no liquid is getting into the gun it will have a consistency of about +-5fps which is very good for running co2.
customer service: cci has the best customer service, if you don't believe me call them, i bet you'll end up talking to the ceo, mike cassidy.
efficiency: i can get about 25-30 good shots with the 14 inch barrel
other : a nice feature for this gun is the fact that it can autotrigger
this gun is very easy to field strip due to 2 thumb screws with orings to keep , . them from coming loose
it will take you a while to get used to properly pumping and not double feeding
you will use less than half the paint you would with a semi which means more . playing and more playing means more fun
you feel VERY satisfied when you gog someone with an electro when he just . shot 200+ rounds at you hit him first try
if you want to sit back and "light people up" don't bother reading any more reviews. On the other hand if you are looking for a far more challenging and satisfying type of play and want to save money on paint i would HIGHLY recommend the phantom.
mavrick, hornet,thunder pig, pmi 1 & the list goes on.
Ule automag with all the goodies.
stock class phantom.......
none, maybe barrel length to your taste. After market barrel not required
durable, great air usage. can drive tacks. coolness factor. Great customer service.
can't think of any. Really can't. Rock solid
I have used phantoms for over 10 years & my stock class has never let me down any more I prefer it over any of my other markers. In all the time that I have owned it I have never had to repair it . I replaced the bolt oring for giggles once & the front thumb screw (son lost it messing around with it) they are a bit spendy when compared to a low end pump but are worth every penny. Remember you get what you pay for.
I cant recommend this marker any higher. I believe everyone should have one. It will steal your heart.
a ball detent and a harness to hold the 10 round tubes Pancho villa style
Its a pump you can only shoot as fast as you can pump
first off let me say that it is defiantly not like playing with a semi in any way other than that the same rules still apply
the gun is very simple yet effective which when on the field means less moving parts and less stuff to break
other than the Carter pumps(which are around $700) this is the most accurate gun on the market due to how well the ball is cupped by the bolt
you tend not to use more than 500 balls in a whole day of play and just one or two fills depending on the size of tank or if you use the little 12 grams no more than 15 or 20 of them
easy to clean and maintain and minimal parts to ever replace
If your looking for the challenge of using a pump because of the phenomenal amount of skill it takes to use one proficiently and how little you expenses will be than this is for you
and maybe the joy you will have when you one ball people all day
Accuracy, Reliability, Overall it feels like an actual pistol, A VERY SEXY marker.
The only problem is adjusting the velocity of the gun (fps).
This marker shoot like a dream. The marker is extremely accurate and NEVER chops paint. OVer time the gun pays for its self through the very low paint usage. The stock barrel is awesome and the overall look of the gun with acid wash is phenominal. This gun is quite possibly the most simplest and greatest marker I have ever used.
This marker is not only a great gun for pros, it is also suitable for beginners. This gun fully grasps the concept of paintball, actual skill rather than 20+++ bps markers that take no skill to use.