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Old February 10th, 2009, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newbie Looking to Get into Pump Play

Well I have decided it is time for me to try pump out. I am sick of spending so much money on paintballs and CO2. Plus everyone here makes pump sound like a fricken blast. But I have a few questions.

I would like to find something relatively cheap. I just want one that gets the job done.

I would like something that is ready to use right out of the box.

Do all pump guns use 12oz? Can I get one that uses any size CO2 tank?

I have Mavericks/Hornets are pretty cheap and reliabe, is this true, would this be a good gun for me?

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Old February 10th, 2009, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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w/e u do don't buy a maverick as your first pump....

It all dependes on what kinda style of play your into

If you want stock class go Phantom (buzzards are not better)

If your looking for a open class I recommend converting a trilogy wgp....yes i like trilogys....simple to maintain and if ball is sized with good kit just as accurate as any karni, superstock, etc

If your looking to really get into pump I recommend a CCM Series 6 ... my friend has one and man those shoot awsome .....

Ask around your local field and try some peoples stock or open class and see what you think....TRY pump before you buy a one...although pumps have a really good resale so you probablly wouldn't lose more than 20bucks max

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Old February 10th, 2009, 09:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmmm, thanks for the quick reply. I will definatly try your suggestions. One quick question though. Why is a Maverick bad to buy as my first pump?
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Old February 10th, 2009, 09:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Its not a bad pump. Who told you that??

Also they arn't 12 oz, they are 12 gram.

If your getting into pump I don't recamend a CCM S6. They are really expensive and sort of over priced. Cheap cocker pumps or marvericks are good starter ones. If you like it, and want to really get into it then you can look into stock class or an open class expensive one.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 07:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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imo mavericks are just cheap phantoms... phantoms are simple, accurate, upgradable, and have one hell of customer service department behind them....i havn't found mavericks to have any of those qualitys....

just my 2 cents try em both out and see what YOU like cause thats what it all comes down too


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Old February 18th, 2009, 08:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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if you want cheap look on ebay for an old tippmann Sl-68
otherwise a phantom
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 04:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes marvricks are cheaps phantoms, hence the reason why I suggested them. The phantoms are a bit over priced as well.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 09:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Phantoms aren't overpriced they are made by a still active company with quality components and as far as I can recall they are the only pump that is modular enough that you can swap between openclass and stockclass in seconds. Of the basic configurations the cheapest Phantom is under $200 and the most expensive is still under $300 hardly prices to break the bank by paintball standards. Mavericks aren't cheap Phantoms either they are just another marker based on the Nelson system and they just happen to be one of the more common ones floating around so if you are looking for a Phantom buy a Phantom but if you are just looking for a Nelson pump there are dozens to choose from.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 03:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have got a few pumps that I use and enjoy. So here is a quick rundown on some of my pumps

PGP

Pros
  • Small Size
  • Cheap
  • Light weight
  • Sheridan Valve Design (Like what is in the Spyders)
  • about 40 to 50 rounds off a single 12 gram
  • Easy to field strip
  • Good secondary gun
Cons
  • Pistol style mean you have no tank or stock to help you aim.
  • Short barrel, about 7 inches
  • you have to rock the gun back when to load when pumping
  • Strictly a Stock Class gun
  • Large paint is needed to avoid roll outs
  • Barrel is part of the gun
  • No auto-triger

Mavricks / PMI Traccers

Pros
  • Nelson Valve system (Single tube design)
  • Light weight
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to maintain
  • Barrels can be replaced
  • Has a ball dedent in the breach to help stop double feeding.
  • Bolt locks forward when cocked
  • Can be stock class or open class
  • Has a Auto Trigger
Cons
  • Only about 20 to 30 shots off a 12gram (Large valve chamber to blame for this)
  • Replacement barrels are hard to find and use an odd threading (Old tracers mostly)
  • 4 screw to strip the gun down (2 on the grip frame, 2 on the pump handle)

Phantoms

Pros
  • Nelson Valve system
  • Barrels can be replaced
  • Mid range pricing
  • Some what Customizable
  • 20 to 40 shots off a 12 gram depending on the setup.
  • 2 screw to field strip
  • Auto-trigger
Cons
  • A little more finicky about maintenance then the mavericks
  • Can be a pain to put back together
  • Can be double fed.

Snipers/Cocker conversions

Pros
  • Sheridan Valving
  • Most customizable of any pump.
  • Pricing ranges from $50 to $1200
  • Parts are easy to find and plentiful
Cons
  • Only 10 to 40 rounds off a 12 gram (Depending on setup)
  • Can be hard to maintain or fix


I hop that this helps you out some
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