The Black Maxx takes advantage of the latest hi tech materials. This marker is made almost entirely of a custom aerospace polymer. Although from just a few feet away you cant tell its not metal, but in your hand you can tell it is not your basic plastic. This marker comes stock with many high end features found on tournament proven markers. First it has a very comfortable .45 double trigger frame, and the trigger pull is a very light and short 2 1/2lbs. The rotary safety lock witch is conveniently located for one handed operation, actually disengages the trigger. The adjustable sight suites it purposes well, but it also comes with a standard sight rail to upgrade.The rotary switch at the back end of theTrracer s/a releases the elliptic lock that lets you field strip without tools. This allows you to pull out the bolt and hammer assembly in one piece, very handy on the field. Speaking of the bolt it has a flush cocking design, this is the hottest new feature in bolt designs.Barrel is ported at the end.
The PMI Black Maxx is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
quite light, cheap, looks ok, bolt stays inside gun ( i personaly like that)
lousy acuracy, loud, mine leaks out the top of the gas line
its a good beginners gun if you dont wana spend alot of money. i got this gun and used it for a bit (my first real gun other then the ghost talon). i then went to an outdoor place (flag raiders) and was totaly dominated by everyone there. i quicky upgraded and got my outcast which is obviously much better.
i like it much better then the marauder which some of my friends have because its smoother and the bolt stays inside. if you do decide to get it, get a new barrel. the balls fall dead after 50 ft or so. i reccommend that you don't get this if your going to be playing more then occasionally and just get the tippman 98 for a bit more.
now i have a tippmann 98c...a different kind of gun, heavier, durable, more comfortable and all around better
tippmann 98 custom, stock barrel, 90z co2, im getting a dye excel pretty soon
are there any? maybe a longer barrel
very light, cheap, ok stock barrel.
not alot of upgrades, needs a new spring, plastic...
I bought this gun as a package before i went paintballing for my first time, it comes with an xray goggle system, squeegee, and barrel plug, pretty basic... it worked really well, you have to oil it every so often...i used super lube...it holds up pretty well and its a fun gun to mess around with
if your dirt cheap like me and a beginner id reccomend this gun, its better than raptors and marauders...but if you wanna stick in the sport save up and buy an xtra or a tippman 98 c
Low cost, rate of fire, light weight, good balance.
Bolt breakage, poor inside finish on barrels.
Bought 5 for use as loaners for our paintball club, general operation good but would break paint unless fed with some of the costlier brands. After 2 seasons of play, 4 of the 5 have broken bolts. I haven't tried to get parts from PMI yet, but I suspect they will be available.
If you do buy or have one of these you MUST keep it cleaned and lubed to ensure that it will last past the 6 month warranty period.
Given the low cost of metal markers (Spyder Victor and Aggressor) I would steer clear of the Black Maxx unless you need to use them for a week or so.
PMI Black Maxx
12" 32 Degrees Quiet Riot
20 oz CO2
Red Dot sight
-New barrel (not too long or the velocity will be close to nothing)
-Good for plastic
- Stock Barrel OK
-Doesn't chop many balls
- needs frequent repairs
-hard to find replacement parts
-CO2 usage is bad
Overall, a decent first marker. I had my gun for a year and it needed about 3 repairs. I recommend to spend a little more than $50 and buy a spyder xtra for $75. It has great velocity and is very upgradeable (and it is made of metal).BBBBBBBBB LLLLLLL AAAAAAAAA CCCCC KKKKKKKK MMMMMMMMMM AAAAAAAA XXXXXXXXXX
Like I said above, spend $25 more and buy a better beginner gun.
The PMI Black Maxx is a very good beginner gun in my eyes. The gun is spuer light and has a very nice trigger pull. Also like piranahs u can easily take apart the gun easily without tools or pins. Another cool feature of this gun is the flush cocking system. This means no moving parts on the outside of your gun. The bad things about this gun is that it is made of plastic and the stock barrel isnt too hot. Some people say the internals fall apart but i have never had this problem and the plastic seems very strong. The stock barrel isnt horrible but I would recommend that you get a new one.
Overall this gun is a great product from PMI. this is a great cheap gun to start off with and i would recommend it. It gets an 8 due to the fact that it is still plastic and its not very upgradable
Replace O-rings on bolt cause the stock ones tore up fast even with Lube.
Ummmm...Accurate, Good speed, Decent Gun For Its Price
Stock o-rings suck on the bolt they tare quick. Get stiffer spring
Over all this gun is a decent gun for new players getting into the sport like myself. Its sturdy look is great made of some realy good plastic Aerospace polymer is the material. This is a pretty good gun for the field. I strongly recommend chaging the o-rings on the bolt and lubricating it the most..I would also recommend getting a stirdier spring for more velocity if you want!
Overall its a decent gun for a first time player its overall performance is good! I would recomend this gun to anyone that has a budget limit and only wants to have fun in the field..
Its range sucks,accuracy sucks,its plastic,and it overall pretty much just sucks.
I got this gun as my first paintball gun and right away i didn't like it because compared to other guns on the field,this gun was too bad of range to reach and too bad of accuracy.Its cheap but i would suggest other entry level markers for beginners.The only real good thing about it is that it hardly ever chops balls and it dose'nt jam either.
Don't buy it unless you are short for money.It has a good price but thats about it.
2 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, August 19th, 2003 at 1:38 pm PST
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It is a good beginner gun
The sear always has problems..
This gun is OK for a beginner, the sear always has problems the bolt sticks the trigger on mine is just stupid it get stuck, It looks bad but that doesnt really matter the barrel is louder than a donkey, yes a donkey. I dont really like the feel to it, Its impossible to add a drop forward, I dont know if you could add a reg, If you did, it would be a waste, All the allen wrench screws all strip with the slightest turn of the allen wrench, there is nothin you can upgrade except the barrel, the springs and the orings, and those are more accessories over upgrades, I might have gotten a bad lemon, But i doubt it seeing as how my friends has the excact same problems...
Good gun for someone just gettin in the sport, but its just not reliable enough for my likings, get a talon, they never have problems and you can upgrade talons...Ok gun, not my favorite, but not my least favori..wait yea it is..
its really hard to find upgrades for and its ok the way it is
its very light cause its plastic but its a tough kind of plastic
velocity and distence
i dont have one my friend does we were playing in the woods one time, he was shooting at me and i noticed it didnt really get good distence but again great beginer gun im sur you can BUY A NEW BARREL FOR IT it has a built in 2x trigger though which is good
if you have the money buy a 98 custom heavier but better but still the black maxx is a good gun
8 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, August 10th, 2003 at 10:24 am PST
Got one in a trade. Played with it in the yard, sold for $40
Good beginners gun, won't shoot over 250 fps on stock spring. I made a spacer (5/16 inch) to go behind the spring, pushed it up to 285 fps. Barrel is spyder threaded so there are a lot of barrels new and used to choose from. This a much better gun than a BE Marauder or Eradicator (I have worked on too many of these). PMI has much better quality control. Much smother trigger pull and a better grip frame, less recoil. This is a good choice for the casual non competetion player. The asa is molded into the grip and the hinged body will not alow a reg or expasion chamber.
better than average for it's price .... who ever got mine for $40 got a good deal.
Not upgradeable .... good BAsic gun.