Incredible accuracy and range. It is almost scary how accurate it is. Can achieve semi ROF if needed with the auto trigger. Not much is needed in the way of upgrades. Comes standard with just about all you need. All I have done is put a 16" Smart Parts AA barrel on it and ran the air to the bottom of the grip. Very very quite with this barrel. Have had the gun for 5 years and it is the most reliable gun I have ever owned. Had to replace a few parts that were just wornout but it was easy to get replacements from Component Concepts. Very gun customer service there as well. Very low maintenance. Little oil here and there and it will run like clockwork.
Little loud with stock barrel but still better then most pumps.
Very possibly the best pump I have ever seen. Best I have ever shot and I have played with a few different ones. Have had quite a few different guns (pumps and semis) (Tournament and Recball) and this is one of my favorite guns. Love the action and the accuracy. Nothing like the feeling of walking on the field and having the only pump there. Then at the end of the day everyone knowing who you are and gunning/running for/from you.
The Phantom is just an all around gun, wiht mad crazy accuracy and distance. with hpa and a 18 inch boomstick with the right paint this gun can shoot 180-feet no problem
what can i say the gun is pretty much perfect. except the model I have has to be broken down to change the velocity. but once you set it stays right on.
This gun is just all around awesome. Me and some friends of mine entered a local 3-man tourney with semi's we were the only opeople there with pumps and we all three had pumps. we played a team who all had angels and got a 100!!!!This guns rocks in the newbie hands and extremely good in the hands of a pro!!!!!!
this gun is awesome. I bough one because I needed accuracy, and boy oh boy thats what I got. I can lay paint on paint at 90' away eaaasy. Dont worry about rate of fire, with the auto trigger you can get a good 4 shots off a second, but there is shootdown and its impossible to auto trigger without a stock. But I have a lapco T so who cares!!?? :)
Extremely straight flights of the paint.
Also very efficient and LIGHT...god this thing is light. Excellent gun for SC (stock class).
Velocity adjustment with the rod is a little wierd, but once you get it set in it really doesnt matter. Just something you might like to know. I seriously cant think of anything bad about this gun, its amazing how accurate and straigh it is. I have taken some insane shots from 200 feet away and the paint flies perfectly straight. Try to do that with any other gun....you can't.
This gun is a little noisy, but you can make "barrel extentions" for that. Some people say its really quiet but it isnt. this is a minor problem, because you will only need one shot to hit your target anyway.
This gun kicks right outta the box. If you wanna upgrade and such, you can buy a sniper, but pumps arent supposed to be "tricked out" you know? No upgrades is awesome.
Definetly worth the moola. When you buy a pump, you are paying more for the quality of the gun. To get a semi of the same quality as the phantom, it would cost you well over 400 bucks.
This is, in my opinion, the best pump on the market, the only thing comparable is the sniper, but I think its just a slow, cumbersome semi with a slow ROF. My 2 cents.
I cant speak highly enough of this gun. Once you get good with it, learn how to aim and such, you will find yourself blowing away many many other players out there. You CAN use this gun for speedball, not just recball. Work on your aim and you can play far back and take out the heads sticking behind the bunkers....
I love this gun, if you dont mind the slightly slower ROF, pumps are the way. Its just sad that few people realize this.
this is the best pump on the market. cci does a great job on these. they keep making them better and better. they are easily field stripped, extremely accurate, nice "after market" parts and acessories, and it comes in a lot of colors too. it has a most comfortable grip. i like the 14" barrel which i add came with the gun, and its ported. smooth action. short stroke. And i store spare o-rings and the like in the grip. auto trigger is nice.
high price (although i got a nice package deal at the field i ref at)... hmm...cant think of any more right now. the velocity adjustment is kind of annoying but its not bad.
amazing gun thats all to say. and its great when you take out some guy with, lets say, an angel with a pump like this. they get all mad because most players consider the words "pump" and "disadvantage" synonyms. Any real player knows that pumps are more accurate and get better range than semis. GET ONE. These are the best pumps in existence. if anyone agrees or disagrees write me at SENOROJ1@aol.com
The Phantom is a very accurate gun. The pumping mechanism is smooth and crisp, and the trigger has a very nice feel to it. The Phantom feels like a quality marker. The gun has an auto-trigger, just hold it in and pump for a pretty good rate of fire. The stock barrel is very good. There are some very good aftermarket parts available for the Phantom, most are not true aftermarket parts but factory accesories from CCI the makers of the Phantom. The velocity is adjusted down the barrel with a flat screwdriver, or the supplied factory velocity adjustment bar. We slapped a laser sight on mine and were surprised at its' ability to put a ball between a 4" crack in a bunker at a distance of 40' easily with your first shot, it's not an impossible test, but a somewhat difficult one. The factory field strip screws make take down easier. CCI has very good customer service, and they are quite friendly when I phoned. It comes in a wide assrtment of anodized finishes. The Nickel barrel is rumored to be the most accurate and best barrel for the money, a factory CCI barrel.
Velocity adjustment is rather difficult compared to the exterior knobs featured on most semis these days, which gives a clue to the Phantoms lengthy heritage. Overadjusting the velocity screw out will unseat it and often force you to break the gun down and reseat the screw or velocity fluctuations will abound. Using the auto-trigger creates significant shootdown, but you can compensate somewhat. The stock M-16 grip was not to my liking, and I replaced it with a 45 style grip available from CCI, the bottomline kit to fit on the 45 grip comes with a microline that would not stop hissing no matter how precise I tried to trim the end.
The gun performs very well stock, upgrades are not necessary, just help to fit the gun to its' owner. It is expensive for a pump, but it is a top of the line pump. The only pumps I have to compare it to are the SL68-II and Trracer, guns it far outshines (and outprices...). I would reccommend it to anyone who wants a high end pump, one that can also be converted to stock class with a kit available from CCI.