The Black Knight uses an economical, light weight composite body with precision machined Stainless Steel internal components like many expensive tournament guns. The gun is matched to a simplified, reinforced trigger, tough new valve seal and threaded metal inserts for triple strength.
The Burgfield International Black Knight is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
brass eagle stingray.... various spyders...... < they compare with this gun because they are all along the lines of "beginner guns"
14" progressive barrel
spee t cocker
Richochet AK electronic hopper
barrel adapter for spyder threaded barrels (very rare to find these days) ...ear plugs...
Tough..Played in cold weather (new york winter) and in the heat (puerto rico summer)
Upgrades are almost nonexistent.
This was my very first semi-automatic paintball marker that was given to me by a friend of mine when i was about 13 or so. It was a big move since i was going from the classic "talon" and "blade" pump guns...<----which are indeed horrible... but the guns in which the majority of people begin their paintballing lifestyle...
So yea, i liked it and it worked exactly how it was supposed to ..even in cold weather (when i played during the fall and winter time in upstate new york) and in hot weather (when i played during the summer months in the island of Puerto Rico).
I guess the only main drawbacks to the gun are that:
#1: its plastic ...which most people do not like (there is a possibility of cracking the frame....which had never happened to me)
#2: its unbelievably loud... i mean.. really really loud...
#3: its not very upgradable...
i do know that they used to make an adapter for the blacknight so it could except spyder threaded barrels...but i believe that that was discontinued and finding it nowadays is a very rare occasion........
For those who are just getting into the sport and want to pick up a cheap semi auto marker that shoots well in all types of weather... the blacknight is a pretty good choice.....
however.... nowadays that the paintball market is massive, it is much easier to find better guns at a cheap price that allow a person to upgrade as their experiance builds.....
not a bad starter gun... but due to a huge market... you can find better......
i definately had fun with it... and i dont ever regret owning it which i guess is really what counts
8 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, December 16th, 2007 at 2:08 pm PST
easy to field strip
feels like real gun
I bought this gun when I first started playing.Haven't had any problems with it so far. I really like the way this gun feels when you play. It seems like you are packing the real thing without the weight. Its loud and it has a bit of recoil which adds to the realism.Its really not very accurate at range but I like to sneak up on people or ambush them so it doesn't really matter too much to me . They made an adapter so you could use spyder barrels which would solve the accuracy problem but good luck finding one.
It really sucks not being able to upgrade.
I have always had fun with this marker which is the main thing and it hasn't given me any trouble but if it does I won't be able to get any parts.
If you can pick one of these up really cheap then I say go for it as long as you are just playing woods ball . For speedball or competition forget it.
Shocker w/Delrin Bolt, vertical reg, Freak Kit, Nitroduck 91/4500 X-baord Revvy
Automag RT w/Foamie bolt, Freak, ACI 68/3000, X-board Revvy, Inteill grip
Black Knight (not any more) Biggest POS on the market
Throw it out and buy a spider, they are cheap Ill give them that but they are built that way as well. There were no upgrades
Only 1 good thing to say about it, its cheap, that is it.
I got mine played with it 3 times and cracked the frame, I sent it off to get fixed and about 2 month later got it back with a new housing. I played with it 1 more time and the cocking rod broke off. I took mine back to where I had bought it and the owner informed me that he had sold 5 and 3 had come back to him and the company wouldnt help him out, he lost money on the whole deal. He did however offer to take it back with a 50%% refund, and a sale price on a spyder compact(which by the way had just come on the market). That was a great gun at a great price.
Dont waste your time or money just spend an extra $20 and get a spyder or equivalent . Customer service sucked and they hardly spoke english, which made it harder. The bottomline is this is a toy company that tried there hand at paint markers and failed miserably.
Spyder Compact, Tippman Carbine. I also own an Expressed Cocker and an ELCD Automag P/F for backup. Of course the Black Knight can't compare to the Mag and Cocker, but it is really the player.
Can't really upgade besides getting an adapter for different barrels.
This gun truly feels like real gun. Heavy trigger pull and recoil. It feels powerful with each shoot and loud as h*ll.
Not a bad gun at this price, as long as you are having fun, that's the point. It is not a tourney gun, so don't compare it to one. Too bad the upgrade option is almost none existent.
Although it is a fun gun and not for competition use, you still can play with with the "big" boys and girls. Don't let them intimidate you with their expensive toys. Be patient and wait for them to make a mistake and make your move. I once had a fire fight with a guy shooting a Mag, I ran out of ammo. I dry fire and and then ran out of air. I rushed around to his bunker and aimed my gun at him pointblank, he surrendered (thank God). Unfortunately, I can't recommend this gun because there are many companies out there making far cheaper upgradable guns with the same performance.
This gun feels very "gunlike". In the world of paintball markers where most guns are featherlight paint-hoses, this feels like a real gun. It has weight, recoil and noise, and I have a blast playing with mine. It is not, however, for speedball or "spray and pray" play.
The stock barrel on this gun is pretty pitiful. Burgfield Int. sells a barrel adapter for it that allows you to use any spider barrel. Get one if you are going to buy one of these.
Not a terrible gun, just not a competition marker. If you are into woods games or stalking, go ahead and get one. It is pretty consistant, has less plastic in it than you might imagine, and is easy to work on.
I was in a woods/speedball game with mine after I got the barrel adapter and a lapco barrel. I took out a player with a Tippmann Carbine, and one with an Impulse (boy was he mad when he found out what I was shooting). I ran out of air then. I gave it to my "wingman" who had just chopped a ball in his cocker, and he took out two more people with it. It takes skill to run, but it can be a lot of fun.